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Old 02-20-2014, 15:28   #1
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The end of Sept 2013 I went to my Dr to get my blood pressure meds refilled. The Dr was concerned because I had not gotten any blood tests done to check for diabetes so she talked me into just doing a BG meter stick in her office. My numbers were 421 ..... I've brought my numbers down to 160 with the help of Metformin and a new way of eating. .

Monday morning I finally went in and had my blood drawn to I guess check the AC1 or something. I think check my kidneys and other diabetes related stuff. I keep getting butterflies in my stomach fearing the results of my kidneys or liver or a failing organ. Need prayers please.... I mean i feel fine, my feet and ankles never looked better, lost a ton of water weight. No swelling, no real pains.... I feel a coldness in my feet when I go barefooted on my kitchen floor, but the floor is SO cold. .....anyways.... just glad you all are here.
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Hi Maryalice,

I took some time to look at your posts from when you joined this forum last month. It seems you have lowered carbs, some. But probably not enough.

You don't need to be nervous about the doctor visit. You SHOULD be nervous about your BG numbers being above 140. Diabetes is a disease that improves only if the person takes charge of their life, and drastically changes the way they eat. (metformin isn't that great that you can indulge in carbs while taking it). It's good you haven't experienced any neuropathy - yet. I sure hope you can get motivated to get your BG levels down into safe levels and never have to experience neuropathy.

Were you given the link to Blood Sugar 101 when you first joined this forum. If you read the sections, How To Lower Your Blood Sugar, and do what is recommended there, you will see your BG getting lower and lower. You can do it.
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We have much confidence in LCHF (much lower carbs than the ADA recommended LC) The lower the better, but if your lower than 50 grams per day you should not have much to worry about as far as organ damage. Need to test BG and make sure you stay below 140 at all times. Even with BG, lower is better above 60.

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I will pray for you.

But please read what VeeJay and mbuster said. Please read BS101 and ask us questions. You need to take care of you.

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Its great you brought it down, not sure what exact foods you are eating but look at how many grams your eating. I do commend you on working at it, this does work ask the many that are here.

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Don't put yourself through it, Mary Alice. I've had four different blood tests since the 10th (last Monday), and have had to wait for the results of each one. I came to the conclusion years ago that dreading the blood test results doesn't do any good, so I try my hardest not to. The results are the results - period.

And no matter what the results are, we'll be right here with you, every step of the way.

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Mary Alice, blood tests are a good thing because they give us the information we need to see what's going on in our bodies. Test results are a motivating factor to get our diabetes under control and be assured that we here will do all we can to help you achieve your goals.

Sending positive thoughts out into the universe for you.

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Thank you Veejay for your reply. I think I have better control of my carbs. I am reading my BG meter constantly and I do find it hard to get my numbers below 140 until late in the day. I keep a good eye on my meter though and because of this website I;ve learned a lot more then I did. Actually this is the first time since I've been diagnosed that Ive had readings that have been 130 for sustained time. I keep making mistakes.... I ate eggs and sausage for breakfast and my reading went up to 190.... then I read the indgredients on sausage and it had corn syrup and maple syrup in the ingredients. I was using vitamin d milk in my coffee and half and half until someone told me about HWC. Right now I just did a reading and Im 130. I spent all night trying to make that 70 second bread and I used that today instead of the sprouted grain bread that Ive been using. So it's been hard, and I so appreciate you all and your wisdom, Thank you so much.

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Good for you for taking care of yourself! Those ingredients can indeed be very sneaky and hidden.

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Mary Alice if you like sausage you can eat them but it sounds like you are eating the sausage with the extra stuff in them. I eat regular pork sausage and have no BS spikes. I also eat regular bacon cause sometimes some bacon may have added ingredients too. Once you get the hang of diabetes and learn to read labels and read the information suggested to you, you will be okay.

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