I was diagnosed on Thursday. I'd suspected that there was a problem for months
and had even posted a thread on excessive thirst here, a while back. I started showing some other symptoms and finally decided to go to the doctor for some blood work. After having not eaten anything all day long, my blood sugar was at 303 (a normal, healthy person's blood sugar is supposed to be somewhere between 70-110).
Anyway, my doctors have me testing my blood sugar before meals and before bedtime every day, for the time being. They have me on 12 units of Lantus (a basal insulin) administered in the morning before breakfast.
My problem lies in the fact that after meals, my BS is rising to more than 600. I called my doctor about it and was told to lay off of the carbs and to "eat meat or cheese or something".
I'm officially to the point in which I'm petrified to eat. Everything that I eat is laden with carbs- everything. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc- all have carbs. Yesterday I tried filling up on raw foods from a raw foods restaurant (because that seemed like the best option- fresh, low in sugar and carbs, etc). Although everything was delicious, I was left hungry in an hour, $20 poorer, and ended up gorging on a big bowl of my favorite cold cereal with milk before dinnertime which sent my BS to above 600, again.
Also, I'm not
a fan of tofu. After four years of trying it every possible way- I've come to accept the fact that it's simply not my thing. Tempeh, on the other hand, rocks my world.
This is all so overwhelming!