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Old 10-07-2013, 00:09   #21
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I didn't get 'banned' like Salim or 'banged' like Shanny, but I was 'roughed up' a bit on another forum. I followed Salim to this forum, when he quit posting there, or was not allowed to.

A1c ~ 5.4
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Old 10-07-2013, 00:32   #22
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This forum has truly changed the way I treat my diabetes. Luckily I found this forum before finding any of those other diabetes forums. This forum turned me onto Dr Bernstein's book which I believe is one of the best books on how to treat diabetes. This forum has helped me tremendously.

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Old 10-07-2013, 06:06   #23
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i was on a few others before finding this one. couldnt even tell you which they were anymore.

this place is the best. its just like Cheers
DxT2: 1/26/2010: 6'2" 268lbs. A1C 7.8, FBG 266
A1C: 1/2010: 7.8 ; 6/2010: 4.7 ; 9/2010: 5.1 ; 12/2010: 5.2 ; 4/2011: 5.3 ; 9/2011: 5.3

Completely Off Medication December, 2010.

9/2011 Lab Work Results (4/2011 in parenthesis)
A1C: 5.3 (5.3)
Cholesterol: HDL 134 (133) LDL: 53 (53)
Triglycerides: 29 (30)
Current Weight: 195

I am sometimes too "harsh". I feel that sometimes one must be "harsh" to get the point across.
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Old 10-07-2013, 21:42   #24
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The first couple hours after getting my diagnosis I was looking at my "diabetic meal plan" provided by my doctor. I kept wondering why they would want me to eat so many carbs when carbs were what drove my blood sugar up? It just didn't make any sense. Fortunately I found this place and the blood sugar 101 site right after that and you guys confirmed for me that I wasn't going crazy and that the provided high carb diet plan was stupid.

Since then I've lost 50 pounds with low carb dieting and lots of exercise and I feel about 10 years younger. Six months ago I was pretty much at the edge of a cliff and the fall was going to involve a prolonged decline and early death. Now I'm getting stronger and healthier every day instead of weaker and sicker and a lot of that has to do with this place and you people. Thanks.

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Old 10-07-2013, 23:28   #25
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It was almost 6 months from dx before I 'stumbled' upon this site whilst net trawling for information. Wish it hadn't taken so long.

Although lucky enough to have a great medical care team I have learned so much more about controlling my D from members here than I have from them (the care team).

My initial post was answered almost immediately by Gizmo who recommended several readings. Light Bulb Moment. Wish this information was given to all newly diagnosed by their medical team.

I love the fact that any topic can be raised and that members respond quickly with advice and support. Humour (often black) lightens the load and often puts things into perspective.

Many members are extremely knowledgeable about the 'science' of our bodies and D and this is invaluable in understanding 'why is it so'.

I love that we are like a big extended family that we can 'visit' with everyday.

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Old 10-08-2013, 00:37   #26
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I don't know that this forum has changed my life but it has made it possible for me to change my life. I had decided to try and take control of my diabetes after my last Drs. appointment when my A1c was 7.4 and had been over 7 for the last year. My Dr. just said to " watch your diet " and come back in 6 months. I never really knew what bg levels I was supposed to be under, all of my doctors have told me that I was great as long as I was under 7.0 A1c.
The first place I went was to the ADA website and soon found out that their recommendations were worthless for me.
I found Jenny Ruhls website and bought her book and then Dr. Bernsteins book and started to reduce my carbs to get my bg under 140.
It's possible that I may have been successful on my own but I kind of doubt it. The information and help here have smoothed out what can be a bumpy road to try and tame this beast. I am somewhat amazed to see that I have made over 500 posts in the three months I have been a member. I belong to several forums and groups, mainly technical not for D, and usually find answers to my questions without posting so I rarely do. Here I feel welcome and this can be a lonely journey without understanding company.
I urge anyone who is following this forum to introduce yourself and join the crowd.

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Old 10-09-2013, 01:45   #27
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I, too, came from another forum where I got very tired of the infighting that seemed to be encouraged by the moderators. Over here, none of that stuff is allowed, and it's so much nicer.

Visiting the forum every day has helped keep me motivated and on track. I have learned so much during my time here - not only about my own diabetes, but also how others are affected by it, and how T1s and T1.5s deal with their diabetes.

It's invaluable to be in contact with other diabetics - and so many of them - when I would have been so isolated otherwise. I've only met one person in these past three years who controls her diabetes by diet and doesn't have any neuropathy. On this forum I have met dozens.

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Gluten intolerant, sensitive to dairy & eggs.
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