Dear all, I need some advice on fcholesterol earntrol of diabetes. I was recently diagnosed with diabetes. I am 45 yrs old. My FBS was 270. I was taking metformin 500mg . It has come down to FBS 180 to 190. hba1c was 9.1 yesterday. Dr prescribed kombiglyze XR which has 2.5mg saxagliptin and 1000mg metformin. I have been experiencing pain in my forearms and occasional pain in pelvic area. Dr suggested to go with this tablet to bring down hba1c to 8 at least and to stop the pain.
I am a south indian from tamil nadu. Have a family history of diabetes. I am a vegetarian. After having been diagnosed I changed my diet and cut down rice/pasta/bread almost completely. Break fast 1 chappatti or ragi dosa or broken wheat pouridge with a cup of chick pea brown boiled or two slices of processed chees slices. Sometimes drink 1 tumbler of milk tea with no sugar.
lunch switched to salad with mix of vegetables with lemon and pepper. Sometimes mix them with sambar. Dinner 1 chappatti or dosai with chutney or sambar. 1 cup milk tea n no sugar.
Dr also mentioned that though my cholesteral is ok it needs to be brought down. I was eating two omelets a day in the morning deviating from my full veg routine but have stopped as due to its gastric implications.
If I want to follow LCHF diet I am stuck with limited options. My wife is stuck as well.
I used glucometer to measure everyday for sometime. But my FPS hovers around 160 to 190 mostly. The only time it came to 103 post meal after i jogged for 10kms. I lost 4 kgs in 3 months after cutting down bread and rice.
I request the forum to provide some suggestions on how to control and bring down the FPS. Is walking or running a must ?
Any veg diet suggestions. I found some from this forum. Some others would be helpful. I am struggling with hunger in 2 to 3 hours after having salad during lunch. Nuts fill some but taste buds long for better something. I am a non smoker and I do not drink.
To sum up need some advice on,
Control of BS (it sounds like bullshit)
Some veg meal suggestions
cholesterol control suggestions.
Appreciate your kind and valuable suggestions. Apologies for such a long post.