Hi Faith, I try to be careful of how much fruit I eat because it raises my blood sugars, but I manage about 2 pieces a day. As far as vegetables I get some carrots in with my sandwich at lunch, then I try for a salad at dinner as well as some sort of side. Usually my veggie is cooked into whatever I am eating, I like mushrooms, onions, kale, carrots, peas, and corn. I know some of those are not the best for blood sugar, but they are better than none. I have tried to make myself like broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, by putting cheese on them but still can't stomach them. I can handle most leafy green if they are raw so I usually put them in my salad. My doctor did say the low b12 was because of the meds keeping me from absorbing it and the low vitamin d is from where I live, in Washington state. I am currently taking 10,000 mg of vitamin d for now. Not sure how long she will keep me on that dose. But I go back again in three months for more labs. The b12 shots are every day for a week then every week for a month then once a month till my next blood test. My husband has to give me the shot, I just can't seem to do it to myself. I had my sister n law who is a nurse show us how to do it properly, but I still can't do it. What am I going to do when I have to give myself insulin shots someday? With this being a progressive diesese I know I will get there. I am not afraid of needles and can take the shots fine, my dog is diabetic and I have to give him insulin shots twice a day which I have been doing for years just fine, but itsjust too hard to do it to myself. Just a mental block. I had a real hard time testing my blood sugars for a while too. I had to have other people push the button for me. Guess I wouldn't make a good IV drug user :).
Thanks for the support guys, I hope to be able to take supplements in the future and what would be even better would be to have my blood sugar under control with diet and exercise that I can get off all the meds. I hate having to take one med to counteract what another is doing and would prefer not to have to take them at all. Maybe I can keep making progress with my A1c that my doctor will consider it. She did mention cutting back on them at this appt because I was doing so well and she didn't want my blood sugar to go too low. I told her my lowest so far was 79 and that was a morning number. She thought that was pretty low. I thought that was pretty good. She was impressed at how fast I lowered my A1c. But I guess age, I'm only 41, and the 20lbs I have lost played a big part in it also. Plus being in the start of my journey, not in the middle. Ok sorry for the novel if you actually read all of this. Merry Christmas and my all your blood sugars stay low and you get everything you wish for!