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Pulak

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Hello,

34 year Male.. Recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Work in IT sector.
 
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Pulak

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Type 2
Hi,

GP requested routine blood test (HbA1c). My results showed I was in diabetes range and i got letter from GP.
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Welcome to the forum @Pulak

Have you been given any medication to start with? Or are you trying to manage with diet and exercise to begin with?

One of the biggest questions when newly diagnosed is often ‘what can I eat’ and while there are obvious things like cakes, biscuits, sweets and sugary drinks that you will be wanting to cut out straight away, you might be surprised how much *all* carbohydrate affects your BG levels, including rice, pasta, bread, pastry, grains, cereals and many fruits.

The really tricky thing is that blood glucose responses to various foods are highly individual, and it can be impossible to say which types and amounts of carbohydrate will ‘spike’ your BG without checking for yourself.

You can use a BG meter, taking a reading before and again 2hrs after eating, to see what the differences are, to identify any carbs that seem to be spiking BG (initially in a way the numbers themselves matter less than the differences between them). Once you can see how you respond to different meals, and slecifically the carbohydrate element, you can begin experimenting with reducing amounts of carbs and experimenting different types or swapping for alternatives - sometimes just having things at a different time of day makes a difference.

You can go through a process of experimentation, gradually tweaking, adjusting and tailoring your menu to your individual needs, so that yli can find one that suits your tastebuds, your waistline and your BG levels :)

If you are interested in this approach you may find test-review-adjust by Alan S a helpful framework.

If you need to self fund your BG meter, the most affordable meters members here have found are the SD Gluco Navii or the Spirit Tee2which both have test strips at around £8 for 50

Let is know how you get on, and keep asking questions :)
 

SB2015

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Welcome to the forum @Pulak
You have already had lots of information so I Weill just encourage you to ask any questions that you have. Nothing is considered silly on here. Ask away.
 

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Pulak

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Welcome to the forum @Pulak

Have you been given any medication to start with? Or are you trying to manage with diet and exercise to begin with?

One of the biggest questions when newly diagnosed is often ‘what can I eat’ and while there are obvious things like cakes, biscuits, sweets and sugary drinks that you will be wanting to cut out straight away, you might be surprised how much *all* carbohydrate affects your BG levels, including rice, pasta, bread, pastry, grains, cereals and many fruits.

The really tricky thing is that blood glucose responses to various foods are highly individual, and it can be impossible to say which types and amounts of carbohydrate will ‘spike’ your BG without checking for yourself.

You can use a BG meter, taking a reading before and again 2hrs after eating, to see what the differences are, to identify any carbs that seem to be spiking BG (initially in a way the numbers themselves matter less than the differences between them). Once you can see how you respond to different meals, and slecifically the carbohydrate element, you can begin experimenting with reducing amounts of carbs and experimenting different types or swapping for alternatives - sometimes just having things at a different time of day makes a difference.

You can go through a process of experimentation, gradually tweaking, adjusting and tailoring your menu to your individual needs, so that yli can find one that suits your tastebuds, your waistline and your BG levels :)

If you are interested in this approach you may find test-review-adjust by Alan S a helpful framework.

If you need to self fund your BG meter, the most affordable meters members here have found are the SD Gluco Navii or the Spirit Tee2which both have test strips at around £8 for 50

Let is know how you get on, and keep asking questions :)
Thanks for your comment... I am taking following medicine
Sitagliptin(100mg) + Metformin(1000mg)

You have provided really useful link and information... I will read through test review adjust approach...
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Thanks for your comment... I am taking following medicine
Sitagliptin(100mg) + Metformin(1000mg)

You have provided really useful link and information... I will read through test review adjust approach...

Sitagliptin works by stmulating the body to secrete more insulin, so you should be cautious with any carbohydrate reduction you are considering to avoid the risk of hypos.

This page has more information
 

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