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Old 05-12-2017, 16:13   #1
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Hello, I am 42 was told I have pre-diabetes then diabetes - numbers not crazy at the time of blood work fasting was 106 but A1C was 6.7 - we are going to retest again next week - those #'s were from November, I gained weight from medicine (depression) and know my #'s have gone up - fasting is now 126-146- so I am sure I will be put on meds now. When I check #'s in afternoon before lunch they are 90-105 - so just fasting #'s are high.

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Old 05-12-2017, 17:50   #2
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welcome Karenneal

We are all here to help and to share our stories. Yours in a very common one.

depending on when you have to be retested and what changes you make to your diet, I will say that you might not need medication. If you are prescribed medication then of course you should take it but depending on when you see the doctor next, you might reverse it.

Please share with us the foods your eating. I personally reversed my diabetes from a BG of 396 to 75 in 5 weeks. Its possible to manage diabetes without medications if your condition is not too far along and if you make the right food choices.

Tell us what your diet is. Also - please read the links I have in my signature to learn more about diabetes and what you can do.

Welcome to our campsite... grab a branch and we can toast some broccoli together (we aren't allowed marshmallows)

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Blood Sugar 101 - VERY informative and accurate
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https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb lists foods for LCHF

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Old 05-22-2017, 18:38   #3
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Hi ! Embarrassed to say my diet is bad - I am vegetarian, while I love veggies, I eat alot of breads - all different kinds My next blood test for the A1C is Saturday and then an app't with an endo isn't until July. My afternoon evening #'s BEFORE meals are ok, so just mornings are tough. Funny thing - I am getting braces this week too - so I will HAVE to limit my breads - they are hard and will rip the braces out...LOL

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Old 05-23-2017, 00:59   #4
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you will need to think about lowering your carbs.

Here is video you should watch


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Here are some good starting points to read

Blood Sugar 101 - VERY informative and accurate
http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...ng-method.html a tried and true testing method
https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb lists foods for LCHF

""You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever the doctors want you to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." "
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Karenneal,

We just missed tea time but I saved you some herbal tea ...



please let us know how you are doing. Hopefully you have had a chance to see some of the documentation here and if you have any questions , please let us know


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Here are some good starting points to read

Blood Sugar 101 - VERY informative and accurate
http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...ng-method.html a tried and true testing method
https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb lists foods for LCHF

""You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever the doctors want you to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." "
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Old 06-16-2017, 21:59   #6
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Hi Karen welcome aboard....! You have just joined with a very large group of fellow diabetics. We have many on here that have had similar experiences that you are now having. It is fairly common for people to get a diagnosis of 'prediabetic' and then find out later that their blood sugars are not good!

What they frequently fail to tell us is that anytime your blood sugar goes above 140 your blood sugar is damaging cells in your body. Over time, this will cause diabetic complications.....that is the bad news.....the good news is that you can control this with diet (although some of us have to take some meds to stay on track).

But, the one thing most of us on this website will tell you is..... we have control of our blood sugars and diet (not eating less but eating low carb, supported by an increase in fat intake) is the primary way we keep control!

We have other vegetarians on this website that have accomplished this lifestyle including increasing fat intake! It is harder for vegetarians, but can be done...I will let others who are doing it tell you how.....

Getting used to very low carbs...nothing with sugar, honey, or syrps...no bread, no rice, no potatoes (including sweet), no fruit, no carrots, etc. etc. It sounds impossible....I recall thinking that and I am not a vegetarian. But actually, once I jumped in it was not that terrible as once I increased my fat intake properly, my cravings stopped, I felt really full after eating....

The first and most important thing I can say from my experience is to listen to the tape above and below that read the websites...that knowledge will help you sort though the many options available. Do the research and stay with our group....we can take you down a very good road....

Good Luck


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