I wonder if anyone can advise me. I’m 27 (soon to be 28) and was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic in 2010. When I lived in South Africa, my average blood glucose would read between 5-7 and I would have occasional episodes of hypoglycemia.
Since I moved to South Korea, I have had the opposite problem. My reading first thing in the morning before breakfast is 10-14! I eat special K cereal with skimmed milk diluted with water for breakfast, a garden salad with no dressing for lunch and an average meal for dinner (I try to keep it low fat as I had my gallbladder removed recently and low carb for my diabetes). Dinner is usually something like a salad, curry, pasta (about 100 g), etc. I take Type 2 diabetes medication (pills) 500mg twice a day (I’ve been on that dose since I was diagnosed) and exercise regularly but I can’t seem to drop my blood glucose to within healthy levels.
The climate in South Korea is very different to the climate in South Africa, with the winter temperatures dropping as low as -20’C. There was also a lot of snow and I was pretty much sick constantly from late November 2012 through to March this year.
At first I thought my machine was broken but when I got a new one, my readings are still high. I can’t really seek medical help because with my job, I can be deported if they find out I’m diabetic.
How can I get my blood sugar down?