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Old 03-18-2017, 02:49   #1
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Hi all, I'm Mike, I am a 52 year old guy living in SW Florida. I was diagnosed with Type 2 in 2016. I currently take Metformin and Invokana daily to keep my bloods under control.
When diagnosed, my bloods were around 450 mid afternoon.
Now, my blood usually tests at around 140 in the morning and late afternoons is around 115-120.

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Old 03-18-2017, 03:38   #2
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Hi Mike!!!

Welcome to my nightmare... ummm no thats not right

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Welcome to the jungle...... hmmmm not right either.....


anyway, until I figure it out , make yourself comfortable here. Everyone here has a story to share and want to help and be helped... Join the party!

You were diagnosed the same year as me (last year) and we are the same age... Maybe you're my long lost twin brother??

ok, seriously... Im glad you are getting help and it seems to be helping but if you feel comfortable, why not share some of the things your eating every day. There is a direct link to what you eat and potentially getting your numbers down

do you have a meter? if so, are you testing before and after meals? this helps you determine what foods will hurt you and which foods wont.

So whats your typical daily food choices?

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Hi all, I'm Mike, I am a 52 year old guy living in SW Florida. I was diagnosed with Type 2 in 2016. I currently take Metformin and Invokana daily to keep my bloods under control.
When diagnosed, my bloods were around 450 mid afternoon.
Now, my blood usually tests at around 140 in the morning and late afternoons is around 115-120.
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Hi Mike, welcome to the forum.

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Hi, Sorry for the delay in answering your posts, I am not a huge computer person so don't go online as often as most people. My A1c was up in the high 8's and is now holding at 7.6 for the last eight months or so.
I haven't really changed my foods that drastically, we have the usual chicken, whole wheat breads etc. and loads of veggies. I have noticed however, that my usual glass of 2% milk at night raises my blood sugar by morning, whereas a nice bourbon and Coke ZERO has no effect! I have done many eating and drinking various things, and had some interesting results; Like eating a few Ritz crackers at night (around 9pm) helps my body lower my sugar level by around 15-20 points. I was told to do this by one of my clients, she also said that she even has some cheese with hers and that brings it down too.

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Hey Mike...

dont worry about the computer stuff... lots of people have computer fears.

If you are looking to lower your numbers more, consider removing the carbs from your diet even more. Removing the whole wheat bread and the crackers (you can have the cheese ) might work better . I know you said eating the crackers lowers you for the morning but if you at fat at night and no carbs , it might lower you more consistently.

eat to your meter, see what works. if your looking to lower it more, look for the trail of breadcrumbs (literally)... reducing the carbs could assist you.

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Hey Mike...

dont worry about the computer stuff... lots of people have computer fears.

If you are looking to lower your numbers more, consider removing the carbs from your diet even more. Removing the whole wheat bread and the crackers (you can have the cheese ) might work better . I know you said eating the crackers lowers you for the morning but if you at fat at night and no carbs , it might lower you more consistently.

eat to your meter, see what works. if your looking to lower it more, look for the trail of breadcrumbs (literally)... reducing the carbs could assist you.
I'll give that a try, with the cheese and no crackers.
My Dr. said she wasn't too worried that my A1c had not gone down since my last blood works. I have had some trauma to my body the last couple of months. I had a slight disagreement with my table saw and just nipped the tip off my finger, and then I've had a twisted knee, which is very painful. she said the body raises glucose levels quite a lot when it is fighting an infection or healing a trauma.

I'm going to try and get a hold of the low carb thing, I guess I've got a lot to learn!

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I'm going to try and get a hold of the low carb thing, I guess I've got a lot to learn!
It can sound way more complicated that it really is.
The LCHF Lifestyle Doesn't Need To Be Complicated or Boring!

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I'll give that a try, with the cheese and no crackers.
My Dr. said she wasn't too worried that my A1c had not gone down since my last blood works. I have had some trauma to my body the last couple of months. I had a slight disagreement with my table saw and just nipped the tip off my finger, and then I've had a twisted knee, which is very painful. she said the body raises glucose levels quite a lot when it is fighting an infection or healing a trauma.

I'm going to try and get a hold of the low carb thing, I guess I've got a lot to learn!
Yes it does, but that doesn't mean its a good thing. Actually higher BG slows down the healing process.

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