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Old 04-25-2016, 16:33   #1
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PLEASE HOLD ME ACCOUNTABLE> is there a part of this forum where I make a daily record of my BG. I am Ronnie's wife and usually post for him. I am posting for me this time. I have suspected that I am diabetic for sometime. Over a year ago I had my a1c checked and it was 1 point less than what the doctor would call diabetic, 5.6 I think. I know that he is stuck in what the ADA or AMA sets for the standard. I have felt so lethargic and like %&# for many weeks and have called it depression. This morning I decided to check my BG. fasting at 9:42 AM 1.5 hours after waking, my BG is 130mg/dl. I need some help with accountability. I am going to record my BG as soon as I rise in the morning this week, and immediately before meals. 1 hr. and
2hrs. after meals and anytime I feel low or not quiet right. I work 2nd shift so. I try to keep my meals around 10:30, 1:00, and whenever I can get the evening meal worked in between patients. Usually between 6:00 And 7:00 PM. I work in a very busy radiology department.
I have done LCHF before starting out with Atkins diet years ago. I'll get my weight to a reasonable amount and the get to wanting carbs and fall off the wagon. I am heavier than I have ever been and have tried and tried to get back in gear. I am not particularly interested in a medical record of diabetes in the national files so if I can get this thing under control with LCHF I must. Insurances etc are cruel once something chronic is on the record especially if they deem it something I caused to myself.

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Sorry about your blood glucose, but man you come into this knowing so much! You're way ahead of the game.

Here's the tool that will do exactly what you want: http://www.diabetesforum.com/getting...ml#post1115850

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1 reading below 100 and that was 99. Ate low carb all day till bed time ;(.
My worst time is the very late hours and It is so hard to deny myself. I sit here with a carb count popsicle at 13 grams of carb, I had a hand full of salted almonds and 1 fig newton cookie. I am going to bed. I had a supper of 1 fried chicken breast and leg. a green salad with orange sections and apple slices and pistachios laced with low carb ranch dressing Ill estimate 20 grahams of carb for all that.
I'll go to sleep now??

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So sorry you're leaning into diabetic territory. But I sense determination in your posts, so, with a little guidance here, I'm sure you're going to get a handle on it.

You know about LCHF and how well it has helped others on this forum, and if you've done Atkins before, you know what it entails. I did Atkins when I was first diagnosed. The difference between that and what I do now is the addition of a lot of fats. That's the key. Once one gets over the initial adjustment/withdrawal period (a few days to a week), with extra fats in the diet, one no longer has the carb cravings that tempt one to just grab and eat.

With your busy work schedule, it might be good to do a little advance planning so that you have available at work a number of foods you can eat within the LCHF parameters. Do take a look at what those of us on LCHF are eating in the meal and snack threads here Diet Forum.

I'd say "good luck" but we all know it has nothing to do with luck. It's all about determination and making changes. We're here to help you in any way we can.

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Thank You Veejay, My friend found some cheese chips that are delicious. They are nothing but cheese and salt and yummy.
Darn, left my meter at work.
I guess I need to sign up with a sign on name of my own so my record is mine? Hmm. can I do that using the same e-mail that I use for Ronnie?

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Hi Ronnies Wife...Welcome to our Fraternity! Not glad you have a diabetic issue showing up, but as you already know you are among friends...

Please share your "chips" brand name, we all are always looking for new treats...

For me eating 'Fig Newton' before bed or really anytime is a no no....just a 'carb'ie' snack...why would we? Sorry had to say that!

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As I was leaving work this package of Fig Newton's called my name. I knew it was way too carbie but I justified it by saying I was just feeling a little sluggish. Bad! One of those lies we tell ourselves. I knew up front. It is often difficult at work because some of the dear ladies at work bring high carb snacks and share them. They are always sitting out and the service people who service our equipment bring donuts. I do ok most of the time but this last year I have not even tried to resist. Even the student graduation parties and baby showers are so tempting.
I will have to get the brand name of the Cheese chips. They are very expensive.
A homemade cheese chip is to break cheese squares in 4's and lay them on parchment paper lined cookie sheet, then bake in the oven till just beginning to brown or turn light golden colored. I forgot the first pan I made and the browner they get the less to my liking.

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As I was leaving work this package of Fig Newton's called my name. I knew it was way too carbie but I justified it by saying I was just feeling a little sluggish. Bad! One of those lies we tell ourselves. I knew up front. It is often difficult at work because some of the dear ladies at work bring high carb snacks and share them. They are always sitting out and the service people who service our equipment bring donuts. I do ok most of the time but this last year I have not even tried to resist. Even the student graduation parties and baby showers are so tempting.
I will have to get the brand name of the Cheese chips. They are very expensive.
A homemade cheese chip is to break cheese squares in 4's and lay them on parchment paper lined cookie sheet, then bake in the oven till just beginning to brown or turn light golden colored. I forgot the first pan I made and the browner they get the less to my liking.
Thanks for the comments....I too suffered for years with those 'Carb gotta have it' craves! Then I found and tried changing my eating habits by following the Low Carb High Fat model as discussed in www.Bloodsugar101. Amazingly, after about 10-14 days of following this lifestyle, my cravings just stopped! I cannot explain it, but they just stopped. All my life I had tried at times, to follow a diet or better routine, but always the darn cravings would break me down. But with LCHF, that stopped....and that was 50lbs ago and 11 months ago... and my A1c has been around 5.8-6.2 since! What's not to like?

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Dr. Bernstein has something similar in his book. I think he calls them cheese puffs. They are slices of cheese done in the microwave. He used American. I made a containerful with cheddar, Swiss, colby, and another I'm forgetting to take to the hospital when I had my knee replaced last fall. I didn't feel like eating them in the hospital, but we certainly enjoyed them after I got home. Dr. B uses them to make "sandwiches." I've used them instead of toast with eggs, etc. I had forgotten all about it until recently. Need to make more. I'll try the oven method so I can do more at a time.

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Is that recipe in his book??
I have the big thick book and forget the name.

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