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Old 03-27-2010, 17:08   #11
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We feel the same way . . . most of us got educated here too! So as you go about learning what works for you, be sure to pass along all the suggestions you have for the rest of us. It's amazing when we start talking with others who know exactly what we're talking ABOUT!

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I have learnt more on this condition and in reaching my goals in the past 2-3 days from this forum and thread than the past few months of self research

Please any tips, advice and help given will and is gratefully recieved.

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Me again.

If you dont mind, i have a few more questions. I know these may seem basic to people on here, but when you cant get a straight answer though the normal channels it all helps.

1. How long on average do it take to lower blood sugars though diet and exercise and what is the average reading you see the difference. Example from 7.9 to 6.3 weekly, monthly? Basicly what is the normal loss pattern in a week and how long will it take to get to a healthy test?

2. What is the fastest way to lower blood sugar?

3. If i skipped my evening meal, which is usually around 7pm
(19:00) from a meal to a whey protein drink with very low or no carbs will this help?

thanks again.

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Me again.

If you dont mind, i have a few more questions. I know these may seem basic to people on here, but when you cant get a straight answer though the normal channels it all helps.

1. How long on average do it take to lower blood sugars though diet and exercise and what is the average reading you see the difference. Example from 7.9 to 6.3 weekly, monthly? Basicly what is the normal loss pattern in a week and how long will it take to get to a healthy test?

2. What is the fastest way to lower blood sugar?

3. If i skipped my evening meal, which is usually around 7pm
(19:00) from a meal to a whey protein drink with very low or no carbs will this help?

thanks again.
If at 4 months since diagnosis, you are still at 7.0 which is not a bad number, you may need to increase your medication. Talk to your doctor about increasing your medication. With diet and exercise, I don't think that there is a set pace for lowering your blood sugar overall. You may need to exercise more and eat less carbs. The fastest way to lower your blood sugar would be to take insulin. You may not need insulin yet, only you and your doctor can determine this. You can try a protein drink that is low carb and see how it affects your morning BS, but eating a meal high in protein would probably make you feel fuller. A good size chicken breast and some veggies and a low carb dessert would be more calories but I think would be a better choice than a protein drink. You have a good attitude and seem diligent which will help you in your quest to get your BS down. Hang in there!

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I totally agree with Breeze. And she gets it said so much more concisely than I ever do!




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Brilliant thanks.

Really appreciate all your help. I'm still trying to understand the condition, but more importantly. Trying to learn what works for me and at present, where i'm going wrong.

thanks Lee.

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Maybe just a slow metabolism... anyway good luck to you!

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Old 04-06-2010, 00:45   #17
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Brilliant thanks.

Really appreciate all your help. I'm still trying to understand the condition, but more importantly. Trying to learn what works for me and at present, where i'm going wrong.

thanks Lee.
Maybe not necessarily doing anything wrong. Sometimes it takes your body a little longer to get under control. One other factor that could be affecting you is what degree of insulin resistance you have. Type 2's all have varying degrees of insulin resistance. The higher your resistance...the harder it is to get those numbers down. Insulin resistance is frustrating because sometimes it seems no matter what you do those numbers just wont go down...then all of sudden your body decides it is going to give a little and you end up low. Makes it challenging sometimes for the t2's on insulin to calculate their needs because they can fluctuate so much.

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