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  • About fjk2013
    Biography
    I guess you can say I am a little of everything... I am a 57 year old male living in Central NJ we own a small gentleman's farm. I was a Software Development Project Manager for 20 years. I worked in the following industries: telecom, healthcare insurance; banking and brokerage. For the past two years I have been working with medical writers on a contract basis auditing their Protocols, and Clinical Study Reports before they are submitted to FDA for consideration as a new drug or an amendment.

    My days start early when you live on a farm; I am up fairly early in the morning to feed our animals (livestock). We have 4 horses; 2 Hereford beef cows; 8 chickens (egg layers); dog and of course a barn cat.

    Hobbies/Interests: Carriage Driving; participating in some carriage driving shows along the east coast; auctions; searching for antiques; repair and restoration of antique carriage lamps.
    Your Location
    Central, NJ USA
    Your experiences with diabetes
    Diagnosis of Type 2 was an eye opener for me; at first shock then what to do. I could not say it was a negative experience; maybe disappointing knowing that I could not indulge in "fun things" to eat anymore. A positive aspect is that I look and feel real good. I have always been independent and sought to solve my problems on my own. It does help if you have friends in the same situation. I am a data driven individual; I process my thoughts through analysis and quantification. Tracking my blood sugar, meds, weight, A1C via a spreadsheet on my laptop has worked for me since I was diagnosed in 2013. I have been on metformin 1000mg 2X day since diagnosis. Lately placed on a statin for risk reduction. Any advice if I can offer... be careful of which statin you are on; most statins will raise your Fasting glucose, increase insulin resistance and raise your A1C. There are only a couple that do not; do your research if you need to control your cholesterol.

    I really starting following LCHF for the last three months. Prior approach to managing my diabetes was through reduced carb and ADA guidelines; it worked somewhat but I do not think it was as effective as the LCHF. I have tried different supplements; some were good and some I saw no effect. In my online searches I was directed to join this forum; I decided to join. No regrets.

    Good luck to everyone on their journey.
    Diabetes Types
    2
    Diagnosis Year
    2013
    Age
    57
    Height
    5 ft 10 inches
    Weight
    195 lbs
    Gender
    Male

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  • Last Activity: 08-22-2019 16:42
  • Join Date: 09-22-2017
  • Referrals: 0

Mentions

08-18-2018
23:48 - etherea mentioned fjk2013 in post What Was Your Fasting Blood Sugar This Morning?
...ng anniversary;Best,fjk2013 Happy anniversary ...
04-11-2018
14:21 - fjk2013 mentioned etherea in post What Was Your Fasting Blood Sugar This Morning?
etherea Congratulations on ...
04-10-2018
13:51 - fjk2013 mentioned etherea in post What Was Your Fasting Blood Sugar This Morning?
Best of luck etherea I am keeping my fing...
12:27 - etherea mentioned fjk2013 in post What Was Your Fasting Blood Sugar This Morning?
fjk2013 I'm your twin this m...
09-22-2017
18:02 - Cricket mentioned fjk2013 in post New to the forum
... to the community, fjk2013. I look forward t...

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06-24-2018
11:06 - smorgan quoted fjk2013 in post Let's talk about cholesterol.
Back in June of 2017 at my a...
05-27-2018
17:57 - mbuster quoted fjk2013 in post What Was Your Fasting Blood Sugar This Morning?
88 this morning; kind of sur...
04-25-2018
13:34 - etherea quoted fjk2013 in post What Was Your Fasting Blood Sugar This Morning?
124 this morning; however I ...
03-30-2018
17:38 - NSDad126 quoted fjk2013 in post Keto successes and patience
Hello all, Just wanted to...
03-18-2018
19:19 - Cricket quoted fjk2013 in post Dear Metformin: I'm Breaking Up With You!
...od sugar. Best, fjk2013 PS on Weds this w...
03-09-2018
23:59 - Cricket quoted fjk2013 in post Dear Metformin: I'm Breaking Up With You!
... for you! Best, fjk2013 Thank you for fig...
03-08-2018
15:00 - rsfletcher quoted fjk2013 in post What was your exercise today?
Shoveling heavy wet snow fro...
12:57 - itissteve quoted fjk2013 in post What was your exercise today?
Does sitting on a tractor an...
02-21-2018
15:07 - div2live quoted fjk2013 in post Pork Rinds
...y matter? Best, fjk2013 I read an article...
02-10-2018
19:36 - mbuster quoted fjk2013 in post What Was Your Fasting Blood Sugar This Morning?
...I am 109. Best, fjk2013Your opinion on today...
02-08-2018
19:20 - rsfletcher quoted fjk2013 in post What Was Your Fasting Blood Sugar This Morning?
...er today. Best, fjk2013 You're by no mean...
01-23-2018
02:02 - itissteve quoted fjk2013 in post This Is Seriously Terrifying
Prior to going keto I was th...
01-05-2018
12:03 - smorgan quoted fjk2013 in post Keto ranked last as best diet for 2018 .... REALLY?
...l in place. Best, fjk2013 They weren't talkin...
09-23-2017
17:39 - itissteve quoted fjk2013 in post New to the forum
...done your research, fjk2013. I tip my hat in you...

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