This is my first post. I'm a newly diagnosed diabetic (about 3 weeks). I'm on Metformin and Lisinopril (for my kidneys), but no insulin.
For some reason my fasting numbers are a bit higher than I'd like. Nothing insanely off the charts, but I'm trying very hard to manage as well as I can so I can be medication free, that's my goal for 2013 (to lose weight and be medication free)
I'll give you a quick history to give you more information:
When I was first diagnosed, I went on as close to a NO carb diet as humanly possible. I just took a diabetes education class here in Austin, and they told me I was probably eating too little carbs, and that it might be causing my liver to release more sugar overnight.
I started monitoring just this Monday (right after the class), because that's when my monitor finally came in.
I've started trying to sprinkle in about 10-16 grams of carbs per a meal. Nothing too crazy.
Here's some of my numbers:
Tuesday before Breakfast: 117
Tuesday 2 hrs after meal: 118
Wednesday before Breakfast: 116
Wednesday 2 hrs after meal: 118
Today (Thursday) before breakfast: 142
Any advice on how to bring my fasting numbers down?
Anybody have any advice?