Been there, done that - my blood glucose was over 500! Doc put me on Metformin and Januvia. I went on the Glycemic Index Diet first, then I read The Paleo Solution and The Primal Blueprint. These books changed my life. I was on 9 differenet meds - gout, blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes and cholesterol. My triglycerides were 1100! I only take one med now - still an't get that last bit of blood pressure to disappear. As Annie said, the best thing you can do is cut out as many carbs as you can. Shoot for less than 35 grams at first. Eat 2 eggs for breakfast, a big-ass salad with lots of blue cheese dressing and bacon for lunch and then a nice hunk of meat for dinner with some green veggies. I used to eat a lot of almonds as a snack too - but watch the carbs in them!
Did your doc do an A1c test on you? This measures the amount of glucose that's stuck to your red blood cells and gives a good indication of a three-month average of you blood sugar level. Anything under 6.0 is considered okay, but i like to shoot for lower than that - like between 5 and 5.5. If you do this, there is a good chance your cholesterol will go up - but so will your HDL and your triglycerides will go down. Then you will fight your doc about statins!
Last edited by Go Tribe; 03-26-2013 at 02:27 PM.
Started 9/15/11 at 323 pounds
2/16/13 at 241 pounds
Goal is 223 pounds or less