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Old 05-15-2011, 22:16   #21
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I have severe arthritis, so little real exercise, but I've been successful now for 10 months using a combination of Atkins and Bernstein high fat/low carb diet and lost 45 lbs and am now eating about 30+ carbs a day and maintaining weight. My last A1C was 5.2 and Lipid panel is very good. So, in some cases it can be done at least for me now.

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my exercise was walking today .

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i was diagnose 2009. my readings at the start were in the 20s fbs my insulin to start at 19 on my lantus pen. i also taken half glyberide morning and at night. half way throuth 2009 i was off the lantus. the glyberide down to a half in a day. in 2010 i went off the glyberide. i portion size what i eat. i have lost 20 pounds this way. my AC1 5.0 in 2009. my up date .I have been of meds since 2010 . my AC1 in 2010 was a 5.0 fbg . now 2014 I am at 7.0 fbg . iam having highs and lows going on .
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my BG readings have averaged 76.3 over the last 90 days
That's awesome, as is your A1C of 5.3, but I'm wondering - are those the averages one has to get that A1C? Mine is coming up and I'm curious what averages people have on their meters to get into the 5 percent club.

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My A1C is 5.3 and my 30 day average reading is 110. I have only seen numbers in the 70's about 10 times in 6 months, even numbers in the 80's are fairly unusual (except late afternoon). Granted, I usually only test when I think I might be higher - I don't do a pre-meal test, only the one hour after and of course fasting in the mornings and a few randoms just so I know what's going on. My numbers normally range from the 90's to 120's with 120 - 125 about the average at 1 hour after eating and back down totally by 2 hours. I get into the 130's maybe once a week when I push the limit of what I allow myself to eat. I've been over 140 maybe once a month when I'm testing a new food. I figure most of every day I'm between 90 and 110.

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its been 30 days since i was told i had type2. i am trying to see what i can do with my numbers in 90 days with diet and exersize. i have taken the news kinda hard and when i get on this forum to try to get info it freaks me out and i stay away. most of what i read here is greek to me. the hardest thing is trying to get reliable info about my situation. when i see post that list all the meds some take it really scares me. i see here people talk about a low carb diet but i have a dietition that says no. very confusing.

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its been 30 days since i was told i had type2. i am trying to see what i can do with my numbers in 90 days with diet and exersize. i have taken the news kinda hard and when i get on this forum to try to get info it freaks me out and i stay away. most of what i read here is greek to me. the hardest thing is trying to get reliable info about my situation. when i see post that list all the meds some take it really scares me. i see here people talk about a low carb diet but i have a dietition that says no. very confusing.
Well I'm really sorry you're freaked at us . . . if there are references you don't know or don't understand, stop & ask right there - we're happy to explain everything, because none of us knew this stuff either, until we got blasted with diabetes same as you did.

Now the meds we list: a lot of us aren't on any prescription meds for diabetes but do use other supplements. And even those of us who need prescription meds are using them carefully - many of them aren't necessarily for diabetes either. Some of us are getting older & have other medical issues, and need other prescribed medications.

As for the discrepancy between what your dietitian teaches & the low carb method, we've each taken our meters & tested our foods to find out what we can eat & what we have to avoid. If it plays out to be low-carb (and yes, it often does), then that's how we eat. Some more and some less, due to the meds we take and whether we use insulin or not, but we basically let our meter be our guide, and you can do that too, if you wish. It's a very effective method of controlling your diabetes. Your dietitian is teaching what s/he was told to teach - what s/he learned from textbooks. If s/he were diabetic too, s/he would know better, but barring that happening, you may have to take responsibility for your own care & feeding, by learning to "eat to your meter". If you'd like to learn more about eating-to-your-meter, you can do a search of our threads for eat to your meter - or just ask to have it explained again.




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its been 30 days since i was told i had type2. i am trying to see what i can do with my numbers in 90 days with diet and exersize. i have taken the news kinda hard and when i get on this forum to try to get info it freaks me out and i stay away. most of what i read here is greek to me. the hardest thing is trying to get reliable info about my situation. when i see post that list all the meds some take it really scares me. i see here people talk about a low carb diet but i have a dietition that says no. very confusing.
Hi Tracker. Your a little like me except I did not catch mine in time to do it by diet and exercise only. I am on Metformin 1/2 tablet 3 times a day. I try to keep my diet balanced and no white bread and I love bread so it's tough. When I was told 4 months ago it scared me also, now I am adjusting slowly. They should really create a section for type 2 because it is a little different I think but I am still learning. Well in the time since I found out I totally stopped the sugar. Nothing and check the sugar count in everything and with this change I have lost 12 lbs and feel like I am wasting away at 172 lbs and 6'1.5" I am still dropping and not sure of the bottom. I eat a lot of tuna salad, fish, turkey, chicken with lots of greens. I also cut back on milk and drink Almond milk but you have to watch the sugar - I found unsweetened once and just use a little Stevia to sweeten it a little. I also have yogurt every morning with blueberries a little granola and iso whey protien and add a little Stevia as I get the lowest sugar content in the yogurt possible usually 6grams but I have found some with only with only 3. Do you check your blood often. I do and if I think I am high I hit the bike or go for a good walk. Definitely in better shape now. I find a half hour on the bike and I can drop from 180 to 100. I hope this helps a little.

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thats what i am doing now is useing my meter to show me what and how much i can eat and what effects do certain exesizes at different times have.
i have cut my bg about in half and lost 10lbs in 30 days. i just wish that i could find out what is happening in my body. what is known for sure seperated from speculation. my next meeting with the Dr. in 60 days i am going to push for more answers.

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its been 30 days since i was told i had type2. i am trying to see what i can do with my numbers in 90 days with diet and exersize. i have taken the news kinda hard and when i get on this forum to try to get info it freaks me out and i stay away. most of what i read here is greek to me. the hardest thing is trying to get reliable info about my situation. when i see post that list all the meds some take it really scares me. i see here people talk about a low carb diet but i have a dietition that says no. very confusing.
Just to add I think you can get a lot of good information here. There is nothing like experience and I think there is a lot of it here and a lot of caring people willing to help. One other thing I eat a lot of is Almonds if I could live on them - I would. I still make pizza but watch the crust thickness and avoid eating a entire one by myself. :P

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