Rick's blood sugar is doing very good - with little to no medication - on this new diet program.
Which is great cause for rejoicing and praising the Lord!!!
It has been a challenge to cook without potatoes and tomatoes - especially for this East Texas Irish girl! But, God has given counsel and wisdom - and creativity. :-)
Most mornings, Rick's blood sugar is between 90 - 140 ... occasionally a bit higher - depending on what he ate for supper, or after supper.
The dietician told us that as long as we can keep his blood sugar below 200 - mostly below 150 - to "play around" with the food ... what he eats, when he eats, and how much he eats. That is the only way that we will know for sure what has a positive or negative effect on his blood sugar.
<Surprisingly we have found that a candy bar will make his blood sugar be around 164 the next morning ... but saltine crackers will make it be over 200!>
The blood pressure? Well, that is another story!
Before his medication it is averaging 170/90 - too high.
And after his medication it is averaging 150/85 - still too high.
There have been times it has been higher both before and after medication.
And times it has been near "normal".
He is going to finish this prescription, then talk with Dr. Arneke.
Rick has cut out all salt - I don't even cook with it anymore. His sodium level in his blood is normal.
His potassium is now normal.
He has also cut out 95% of all snack foods - corn chips of any kind, crackers, and such. His snacks now are fresh baby carrots - raw, apples, plums, peaches ... all within moderation
according to the diet.
Hopefully we will be able to add an exercise program to all this soon!!! That should help more than anything.
Still praying ...
So why "Scattered Feathers" ? ? ?
You can read it here