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I have found that to and keep my diabetes under tight control and my A1C levels below 6, I must monitor my blood glucose levels fasting in the morning and 2 hrs after lunch and supper and before my bedtime snack. That way I can plan my meals and snacks to keep my blood sugar levels within range.
Thru much of my own experimentation, I have found that eating Protein 1 to 1 1/2 hrs before Bedtime, Really helps with my FBS the next morning. I usually have a lettuce leaf with turkey wrapped in it or 2 egg whites with a tsp of peanut butter.
after many years of taking meds i am now off meds; i did this by working out 30 minutes 5 out of 7 days which started out as simply walking!; increased fruits, water, veggies. really watched the carbs and protein.
Even though my husband has diabetes and I don't,we work as a team when it comes to what and when we eat. It has made his transition to low carb/sugar eating a lot easier and both of us are much healthier because of it. Together we achieve more. What affects one, affects all at our house.
Unfortunately, diabetics are prone to many diseases including gangrene.. Please, please remember to dry between your toes after bathing or swimming. If you cannot cut your toe nails properly, ask a friend or family member.