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Old 04-26-2016, 13:42   #1
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Had my first one yesterday, which I was absolutely dreading. This was an individual session, the next 4 will be group sessions. I was afraid she was going to jump all over me about not eating carbs, but she didn't. I played down the HF part of LCHF and told her exactly what I was eating and not eating. Explained that I knew myself well enough to know that carbs for me trigger cravings for yet more carbs, and that I am better off just leaving them. She was ok with that just said if I got to a point where I wanted to add carbs start with fruit/berries and showed me what portions would be etc. Dr has switched me to just Metformin now, with no insulin. This morning my fasting was 109, my one hour was 122 which is a little higher than what I had been doing with the janumet. The Dr and counselor both told me my goal is to stay below 140 so according to them that is good, but if I am not mistaken, did I read some where that damage to our organs and system start at 120, and the goal is to stay under that? I do know that sometimes you can have a hinky number with no reason, but just want to make sure I have my facts straight

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How long have you been eating low carb? It takes time for the numbers to start dropping consistently. But keep at it, you're doing great 140 is usually the number to stay below, most of us aim for under 120 to take into account for the percentage the meter can be off.

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I am so happy for you that your educator is not going to fight with you. Surely she is one of the special few. (She probably knows that what you are doing is the best way, but is most likely not allowed to actually say that - sad, isn't it?)

And good news that your BG isn't raising very far with having gone off Janumet. Most here report a bit of a rise at first when going off that drug, but that it does go down again after a bit.

You are doing GREAT!

The prevailing thought is that organ and nerve damage begin happening with BG over 140 (7.8). This is a worthy goal in the beginning as one begins to manage their diabetes.

As one's BG drops and stabilizes, many choose to keep their BG lower than that, and 120 becomes a new goal. It not only takes into consideration the meter variances, but also puts a safety hedge between the maximum that is safe, and where one is more sure their BG levels are minimizing the possibility of diabetes complications.

It's an individual choice.

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I started the LCHF a couple of days after diagnoses so a little over 2 weeks. I have done Atkins a few times over the years and had no problem, til I slipped up then started eating carbs again. Now I have extra motivation to stick with it. I am an old woman with a young daughter (I was 40 when she was born, and she will be 10 this year) and I want to make sure I am here for her as long as I can be

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If you are 50 or so, trust me, you ain't an old lady! You are just a kid by my standards!

You are doing great so far, keep it up. 140 is my max and 120 is more to my liking.




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Katie...you are off to a great start! Stay the course and you will find little to no cravings and all the good health you are looking for will follow!

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