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Blood sugar is high, need to try and change my diet to prevent diabetes

By June 29, 2010 - 4:38pm
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my Trig. were very high back in Aug. Made some changes and brought them down alot but not enough. Would like to know how to adjust my diet to help bring it down more, trying to stay away from meds.

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You're quite welcome. Diabetes and Cancer are my two hot topics!

My goal is to help make people as empowered as patients and as healthy as possible!
Best wishes.

July 29, 2010 - 5:07am

It may be completely unrelated to your diet.
One thing to try is to infuse more fiber into your diet and possibly cinnamon supplements. Having more than 5 g of fiber/serving (hard to find in most foods) will help block the absorption of that many grams of carbs.
ex: 1 cup of cereal has 27g carbs but 7g of fiber = net 20g carbs.

The one thing most patients with Diabetes never learn about is how their liver works to produce glucose when the cells aren't properly using it.

Your liver stores glycogen as well as going through gluconeogenesis (fancy terms for releasing glucose into circulation). Even when you're controlling glucose intake via your diet, the only way to stop hepatic (liver) glucose production is with a few medications.

Unfortunately, your physician can't run any tests to find out if you're using your liver to make more glucose. Even if your blood sugars are high, if the glucose in circulation isn't able to get into the cell to become energy, the liver will continue to produce it.

What is your concern with medications? I spent 8 years in the field of Diabetes treatment, am very familiar with each and would be happy to help share some benefits and concerns with current therapies. Or, a pharmacist would also be an excellent resource in conjunction with your physician.

If you haven't seen a Registered Dietician yet, I'd really recommend it as well. Most insurance covers the cost for people with Diabetes, and they'll really be able to help you use your diet to manage your diabetes as best as possible (with or without medication)

July 28, 2010 - 5:30am
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Thanks for your comments, this is excellent information!

July 28, 2010 - 5:33pm
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Bbigs - Good for you in wanting to find ways to manage your diabetes! The American Diabetes Association offers a lot of information on diet plans, meal planning and other aspects of developing a healthy diet that will meet your needs. You can find more information here: http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/planning-meals/diabetes-meal-plans-and-a-healthy-diet.html
Good luck! Hope this goes well for you.

June 29, 2010 - 6:57pm
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