Mike immediately started a three step plan outlined in “The Diabetes Solution Kit”. He eats 20 grams of carbs each day at Step One. Just seven weeks after beginning this plan, Mike is maintaining his blood sugar between 76 and 110. His goal is for his fasting blood sugar and his evening blood sugar to be in the 80’s. He recently met that with fasting at 87 and evening reading at 84. The trick is to hold it there.
Eating only 20 carbs a day is tuff to do! There are carbs and sugar in almost everything that is canned or processed in some way. Mike eats salads, most any fish and seafood, spinach, broccoli, fresh tomatoes, cabbage, brussel sprouts, lean boneless, skinless chicken, turkey bacon, sunflower seeds, almonds, and peanuts.
We literally check the label of every container of food we buy at the grocery store. He eats nothing with sugar in it and we have to keep his carbs at 20 (for the entire day). One thing we have learned is that we can subtract the fiber from the carbs to reduce that number.
It’s been tough but I’m proud of him. He’s been able to follow the plan, lower his blood sugar, lose 20 pounds, and (we hope) give his pancreas and his liver time to heal.