I had higher BS level with HbA1C above 10 and had gone angioplasty in Dec 11. I was advised insulin and other medications almost 15 months back..
I was afraid whether I;ll be able to get my blood sugar under control but just by following my doctor's advise point by point and REGULAR medicine helped me in improving the BS level.
The other important things other than these two were close watch, discipline in food habits and walk.
One should monitor BS regularly so preferably to get his own Glucometer. Try to balance diet with prescribed medicines. Don't change medicines at your own and without Doctor's consultation.
I monitored my BS twice a day for first 30 days. Then adjusted the food qty and food type according to the BS level by keeping the medicines constant.
I used to walk for 50 min daily in the evening which I start one hour after dinner. Then divided the food in four - five stages like
1. Biscuits(4-Britania merry-gold) with morning tea,
2. Light breakfast (any of toast/Paneer/Chapati/Dalia/Oats/egg white/fruits/milk - toned)
3. Biscuits at 12.00 noon with black tea or tea with toned milk
4. Lunch(Dal/Veg/2-Chapati) at around 2.00 PM
5. Biscuits at 4.00 PM with tea
6. Dinner(Dal/Veg/2-Chapatiati/Rice) 7.00 PM, 50-60 min walk at 8.00PM
7. Milk and biscuits at 10.00PM
No fried stuff, no oil . only a small qty of olive oil...or as advised by your physician..
By doing this the peak value of my BS level came down to 140-160 (2 hrs after B/F, Lunch/Dinner) and with the HbA1C to 6.2-6.4, for the last one year checked every quarter
Now I am really comfortable and have lost my weight to 14 kg in 6 months and now it is constant at 64 Kg(earlier it was 78kg). No sign of tiredness etc.
One more difference I noticed that walk in evening was more fruitful that in morning as we sleep after dinner so all the food is not digested whereas in the day time the condition is reverse.Try to keep a gap of min 2-3 hrs between dinner and bed time.
Please do not follow this blindly but can take as reference and must discuss with your physician before trying this. He is the only person who who can guide you. Do not in any case increase or decrease your medicines at your own. That could be dangerous.
Hope this may add some value to your efforts in keeping your BS in check...