I am a 54 year old Japanese male. I took a blood test at the beginning of September. My fasting glucose level was 225mg/dl and I was diagnosed with diabetes.
I didn’t check my A1C. Then by dieting I lost 10 pounds in 6 weeks. I am going on a carbohydrate-free diet. My fasting glucose level is around 100 and my glucose level 2 hours after meals is around 120-130. However, my blood glucose level increases to 160-170 after a meal that includes only a small amount of rice. Could you estimate my pancreas function or insulin secretory capacity?
In addition, I would like to find a meal plan that is right for me. I cannot continue on a carbohydrate-free diet forever; it is too difficult for me.
As far as medication is concerned, I prefer thiazolidinediones to sulfonylureas. Can I go with thiazolidinediones in my condition?
Also, I exercise by walking and working out on a rowing machine for about a half hour each day, always within one hour of eating lunch and/or dinner.