I have to say that the blood glucose readings you are getting really do need sorting out with your GP as diabetes has a knock on effect to so many other conditions and can cause further complications with the conditions you are already dealing with.
I speak from experience as I also have chronic arthritus and have had many an operation for cancer and radiotherapy.
With regards to the greens the main problem lies with the fibre they contain, the majority of which is in the stalks, however the leaves do contain the trace elements and vitamins which are needed. I cut as much hard stalk away when cooking greens.
The diet for diabetes requires a high fibre low carbohydrate diet, sugar is also a carbohydrate, in the purest form, other carbohydrates like potatoes, flour, rice etc are converted to sugar by the body's digestive process.
Let me know how it goes I might be able to offer you some tips
Love and peace
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
BSc RGN RM FPCert
Not sure if you were replying to me???
Personally I inject exenatide twice a day, found that because it slows down the release of the nutrients/food that I have been able to increase my fibre content, though still cannot cope with oats, spelt, wholemeal. Ok with sweet potato but not pumkin and squash.
As for metformin, I cannot tolerate it, including slow release. It just causes
and the more I take the less effective it is.
I was a member of Diabetes UK but no one responded to my post for people with stomas and diabetes. and not seen much here either.
So just pop in now and again to see whats occuring
Good luck and don't be worried about seeing the doctor a lot because that's what they are there for to help you.
Also I think you can get obsessed about food and what you can and can't have but in time you'll be surprised what you can eat, I now eat my food a lot more slowly and chew a lot more and this seems to have a good effect also you feel fuller and more satisfied. Also eat small amounts but more often. All these tips seem to stop me feeling hungry. So good luck and concentrate on enjoying life and not just food.