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You need to get your hemoglobin A1c checked
This will give you an average of 3 months blood sugar
The normal value should be below 6.5
Random blood sugar may fluctuate but does not give better idea.
This should be 3 mos from now. or the past 3 mos?
past 3 months
for example if your A1c is 7, that means your average blood sugar for past 6 months is around 130
sory past 3 months
I am afraid the past 3 mos. will be high. If the next 3 mos. may be able to bring it down some.
Yes that can be controlled with proper diet and exercise.
I am going to post a general idea on diabetic diet here.
You should also see a nutritionist for individual diet plan.
Healthy carbohydrates. During digestion, sugars (simple carbohydrates) and starches (complex carbohydrates) break down into blood glucose. Focus on the healthiest carbohydrates, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes (beans, peas and lentils) and low-fat dairy products.
Fiber-rich foods. Dietary fiber includes all parts of plant foods that your body can't digest or absorb. Fiber can decrease the risk of heart disease and help control blood sugar levels. Foods high in fiber include vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes (beans, peas and lentils), whole-wheat flour and wheat bran.
Heart-healthy fish. Eat heart-healthy fish at least twice a week. Fish can be a good alternative to high-fat meats. Cod, tuna and halibut, for example, have less total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol than do meat and poultry. Fish such as salmon, mackerel and herring are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which promote heart health by lowering blood fats called triglycerides. However, avoid fried fish and fish with high levels of mercury, such as tilefish, swordfish and king mackerel.
'Good' fats. Foods containing monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats — such as avocados, almonds, pecans, walnuts, olives, and canola, olive and peanut oils — can help lower your cholesterol levels. Eat them sparingly, however, as all fats are high in calories.
So I wouldn't be a diabetic? The weight is coming off pretty fast. I would like to continue to monitor the diet but not as strict as a reg. diabetic. Thank you for posting the food list. I will print out. Is there a portion size?
Yes probably not.
in many cases, you can avoid diabetes by controlling your diet, weight and exercise.
yes there is portion size.
Small portion size is preferred.
I appreciate the info. That should ans. my question. thanks again.
your daily caloric intake should not exceed 1200 kcal .
And you should also count carbs.
Total carb intake should be within 130 grams daily.
These are the basics.
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