This evening I was chatting with my colleague, Lao Lu, about blood sugar, and as a diabetic of 10 years, he gave me a supplementary lesson on blood sugar control. I felt the need to record it, just as a cloud note.
Because my daughter-in-law also has high blood sugar, she is more concerned about this. I told him my daughter-in-law was on an empty stomach around 7:00. Lao Lv said that fasting blood sugar of more than 7 is okay, not high, can be controlled by diet and exercise to achieve the purpose of blood sugar control. The old Lübian smoked and said, “On this diet, eat more green vegetables, similar to spinach, cabbage, shoulders, pipe enough, just eat. As for staple foods, don’t eat more than 2 taels at a time for carbohydrates like rice buns, or tomatoes and cucumbers, which can be eaten as fruit, but in moderation. Isn’t it true that green vegetables don’t go through hunger, at nine or ten like this, and if you’re hungry, you eat a slice or two of whole wheat bread or a small biscuit or something, and then you’re waiting for your noon meal.”
In addition, he went on to say, “exercise is also one aspect, after eating, go downstairs, walk around, walk two laps, walk to what extent, not much, walk until the body is slightly sweaty, a little damp, it’s okay, come back to take a bath, quite good. That’s basically enough.”
Old Lv opened the box and continued, “This diabetes, the most destructive of people’s feet, kidneys, and eyes. You know why?” Me: “I don’t know.” “Because this diabetes for a long time, less sensitive to the pain, such as walking, grinding feet and so on, broken skin and so on no feeling, and diabetic feet are more likely to breed bacteria, wounds are more prone to rotten feet, blood sugar is also high, not good for healing, why people are saying that diabetics cut nails can not see blood ah, it is not good. If it’s a rotten foot, it’s going to be a lot of trouble, or it’s going to be amputated.”
And then there’s the kidneys, you know, old Lv went on to say, “This medication generally takes the kidneys, filters them and excretes them through the urine, which is not good for the kidneys either.” I’m a little curious, “You’re not taking insulin, but you’re taking oral insulin?” “Not insulin, metformin.” “You still take metformin?” I was even more puzzled. Old Lv went on to say, “Eat, the market of metformin I have basically eaten, what Gwaltz, St. Bonjour, what enteric solution of slow release, have eaten, not the same. Too much of this stuff is bad for the kidneys, you might as well get your daughter-in-law to quit as much as possible and control it more through diet.”
“Oh, yes. What does that do to your eyes?” I felt like a curious baby. “Diabetes this eye, you know, it has capillaries kind of microvasculature, it is easy to rupture, and then congestion, you see, we normal people eyes are not black and white, diabetic he is red, look at people also blurred, also heavy shadow, although the distance is very close, but look at you like a blurry object. That thing wants to be treated with a laser, I’m not sure exactly. I guess my illness has something to do with my love of drinking. Ugh!”
Afterwards, I talked to Lv about him, such as how many units of insulin he takes a day, how many types of insulin he has to take, and how much he knows.
I would like to record this conversation and post it, maybe it will help others, this is also my first time writing a Zhihu article, it doesn’t matter if it is slightly off-topic or not written, it will be better in the future. I hope the person reading this is in good health, mama-da!