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Borderline diabetes

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A blood sugar level less than 140 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L ) is considered normal.

I did a blood test a few years ago and the reading was 140, I did another blood test last year and the result was a reading of 141.
I am having another test next week. I do have soft spot for sweet things, but I have tried to alter my diet, it worked last year. Fingers crossed.
I always eat granary bread, but bread itself is high in carbs. One of my thoughts is that if I eat more meat(protein), then that means I will be consuming fewer carbs. I have never been a big meat-eater.
We do have a growing problem with diabetes, we should all moderate what we eat.

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  • luvchocolateluvchocolate Forumite
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    I get good advice from the Diabetic  UK forum 
    Really solid information 
  • MurphybearMurphybear Forumite
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    I get good advice from the Diabetic  UK forum 
    Really solid information 
    I get good advice from the Diabetic  UK forum 
    Really solid information 
    I use diabetes.co.uk.  They have masses of helpful advice and have a big low carb section.  I found when I followed low carb my blood sugar plummeted from fairly high to just above normal (sorry I don’t have the figures).

    There’s mountains of low carb recipes online these days including pizza, apparently it’s one of the things that people miss the most when going low carb.  
  • luvchocolateluvchocolate Forumite
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    I've done low carb this year and got blood sugars down from 49 to 40 
    Really pleased 
  • sevenhillssevenhills Forumite
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    My reading in 2019 was 42 and 41 in 2020, lets see what this one says.

  • BriaMBriaM Forumite
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    I suggest visiting diabetes co uk (sorry, I can't insert links). This is a good source, and its members are ready to help. 
  • MrsStepfordMrsStepford Forumite
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    I second diabetes.co.uk NOT Diabetes UK and also dietdoctor.com A low carb diet will do wonders. It's possible to make low carb breads. Hovis used to make a lower carb seeded bread but there were other breads around which had fewer carbs per slice. 
    Australia DOESN'T have a deal with the EU. 
  • luvchocolateluvchocolate Forumite
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    I have a book  Carbs and cals. 
    Really useful for counting carbs 
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