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Type I diabetic with a first ever a1c of 5.6!!


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Old 12-13-2011, 04:44   #1
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Default Type I diabetic with a first ever a1c of 5.6!!

Low carb life style has paid off. In over 23 years my a1c's have never been below 7. Usually 8-9 or higher.

Thank god for Dr. Bernstein, low carb, and you guys.

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Old 12-13-2011, 05:36   #2
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Congrats on the good number. Are you doing low carb/high fat?

Yes, this is a very knowledgable bunch here. I hope to grow up to be just as wise as they are.

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Congratulations. Keep up the good work.

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Low carb life style has paid off. In over 23 years my a1c's have never been below 7. Usually 8-9 or higher.

Thank god for Dr. Bernstein, low carb, and you guys.
Congrats sugarfeebri. This is fantastic news. I am sure that you will maintain these numbers or even go lower over the next few months.




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You know this is music to our ears, doncha, Bri?! How wonderful!




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Congrats on your numbers.

Have you made any adjustments to your insulin requirements ?

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Why are you low carbing?

I don't think it is necessary if you are a slim type 1.

My A1c is usually between 5.1 and 6 and I just eat "normally".
Are you trying to lose weight?

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Low carbing is not just for weight loss, but it provides fantastic results for lowering the amount of insulin you need to inject as well as stabalizing your bgs throughout the day. Many of us have found great results sticking to a low carb diet. 5.6 is a great number and tells you the LC is working, keep it up.

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Why are you low carbing?

I don't think it is necessary if you are a slim type 1.
IMHO most western disease is rooted in high carb consumption: cancer feeds on sugar, and glycated LDL oxidizes and causes atherosclerosis. My primary goal for LCHF is to be healthy.

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Low carb life style has paid off. In over 23 years my a1c's have never been below 7. Usually 8-9 or higher.

Thank god for Dr. Bernstein, low carb, and you guys.
I'm going to be my anal endocrinologist for a comment: "This is a dangerous level. You are at risk of severe hypoglycemic events!"

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This is incredibly wonderful news - congratulations. Well-fought, well-deserved, well-done!

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5/23/11 .. 6.2 . . . . . . . Low-carb/high healthy-fat diet
9/8/11 .... 5.6 . . . . . . . No meds, No statin
2/24/16 .... basal/bolus insulin 2-3 days/wk due to steroids

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