I'm a Newby to this forum, but have been diagnosed Type 2 for almost ten years. My former Dr. had me just do a fasting test every day, and my AIC's were tickety boo: according to him I was a model patient. I've been going to a new Dr. since relocating, this one claims to be a diabetes specialist. Again just daily fasting test, and this fellow told me not to worry as long as numbers are less than 180. He has not been happy with my last two AIC's.
Started testing six times per day, and found that my levels soared after meals, and didn't come down till next morning. Tried high Glycemic diet, and this seemed to make things worse! Read here about the low carb regime; began having meals with as close to 0 carbs as I can. The spiking settled down immediately, but my fasting numbers started coming as high as 220! It seems that two hrs. after my evening meal and a 40 minute walk I'm about 150; somtimes it is still in that range when I go 'jammies & nppies', and sometimes much higher; with one exception it has been very high every morning for the last two weeks that I've been doing the low carb routine.
Not sure what is going on here, nor what to do about it. Any and all advice would be appreciated.
Congrats James. Good to hear you are doing well.
BTW Supersally is the mom.
Sorry about the mistaken identity; I've read so many screen names & discussions, that I have trouble keeping my name & circumstances straight.
I've been back working, and my shedule is a little more hectic lately. On my last vist to my dentist she suggested that I should really get a different Dr. for my DII!
Well done James! Don't be too frustrated - unfortunately all of this diet/med/exercise balance takes a lot of experimentation. Sounds as if you're well on the road to getting those am numbers under control. Battle on!