My mother has diabetes for past 20+ years and recently also had a heart attack. Her sugar is never under control and fluctuates a lot. SOmetimes fasting BS is 140-170 and most of the other times is 220-240. PP is always above 200.
She is taking 28units of Actrapid at Breakfast, 36 of Actrapid during lunch and then 20 Actrapid and 30 HUman mixtard at dinner. She is also taking 0.3mg Voglidor in the morning . Also takes Chandraprabhvati and Madhinashinivati 2 tabs each 3 times a day and as far as I know never violates her diet.
But whats the right diet could be a subject of debate. SHe has mostly upma for bf then 2 rotis sabji/dal for lunch. SOmetimes has little rice for lunch. In the evenings has 1 cup poha and dinner is usually same as lunch. Goes for 30 min walk 3-4 times a week. But her ability to manage stress is not good. She gets stressed at the drop of a hat. Always keeps worrying about something or the other.
Doc's only response is to increase her insulin, which is not working anymore. To add to our woes she has to undergo cataract surgery pretty soon as one eye is completely damaged and the other is pretty bad and this cant be done until her sugar is 120/140.
I really don't know how to handle this situation. PLease help