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Old 09-04-2019, 04:48   #1
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This is a general question just wanting to bounce my reasoning off someone else.

I am a type 2 (10 years) using Jardiamet, exercise and diet to control. my HbA1c is usually around 7 which is the target the endo thinks is reasonable. my last HbA1c was 7.6 a rise without doubt.

My readings over the last few weeks have been higher in the morning and post meals than they were previously. My diet has never been particularly tight on carbs.

My assumption has been I have become less tolerant of carbs than previously and so have been reducing carbs at meals. The result has been a reduction back to in range levels in fingerprick tests. However I ended up eating a fairly large amount of carbs on a couple of occasions and the results were still in range.

So I was wondering was this just good luck (I doubt that) or if keeping mostly in range has given me a little resilience.

Either way after a decade, I have decided to get my carb intake down to where it should be.

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I find that giving my beta cells a little break, lets me see some lower than expected numbers occasionally if I exceed my carb limit a little. If I get a little too over confident, the meter reminds me that I can't keep eating that many carbs.

I try to keep my carbs to 30 grams or less per day. My last A1c was 5.2 and has been under 5.4 for the last 4 years and I take 1000 mg of metformin per day.

I believe if a person does all they can to not burn out their beta cells, they can keep their BG levels below the levels that are considered diabetic and pre-diabetic, they will greatly lower or eliminate risk associated with being diabetic. A 7.0 A1c is equivalent to an average BG of 154-155 and not quite below that level.

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