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My mother lives with diabetes every day. It is a scary thing when someone you love has extreme highs or lows in their sugar. One thing I learned, is to keep a sugar pack on hand everywhere you go. If your blood sugar drops, and your teeth lock, a family member or friend can take the sugar and pour it around the inside of the bottom lip to bring the blood sugar levels up quickly.
If you were to check your glucose levels every hour and graph the results your should see gentle waves on the graph not high peaks and lows. The easiest way for me to achieve this is to eat 4 small meals and 1-2 snacks at equal distant times. I make sure to have fibrous carbs and low fat proteins in all of them. One of my fav snacks is tart apple with the skin on, sliced, spread with real peanut peanut butter. Eating a small amount every 3-4 hours keeps the tranquil flow.
Hi I went to the Giant Eagle Nutrition Class. Here's How To Eat and What to Eat to Keep Your BS #'s Level. Here's the link to my blog that explains it...
Yes, there is a safe blood sugar level. It is the optimum range that safely provides the body with adequate amounts of energy. For the average person, it is 70 to 105 mg/dl in a fasting state. (Diabetes is diagnosed when the fasting blood glucose level is at or above 126 mg/dl.)
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I found that no matter how focussed I was on my eating my blood glucose levels were too high. Once I started eating a vegetarian diet I saw dramatic decreases over the next few weeks.
I'm Finding that what my Dr. said isn't True for Me...I was told to eat 45 carbs at each of my 3 meals and 15 for my 3 snacks. My numbers did come down but not where they should be. I dropped my carb count to under 100 per day and now my numbers are much lower. Everyone is Different I guess...