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  • About VeeJay
    Biography
    Retired and enjoying several craft-type hobbies. Volunteer a couple days a week at a church-based thrift store.
    Your Location
    Midwest USA
    Your experiences with diabetes
    I became diabetic at age 63. Immediately went on a low-carb diet (Atkins Phase I), lost 25 pounds and by the time I saw the diabetes educator my BG was under 140 (she looked a little puzzled but said nothing). I have been eating very low carb/high fat for over 6 years, which keeps my blood sugar low and stable, and has allowed me to lose the excess weight I carried around for too many years.

    I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance over a decade ago, along with some food sensitivities, eggs and milk being the worst. I had to make some major dietary changes back then, and found the need to eliminate a lot of carbs for diabetes not too traumatic, as I had "done" the Atkins diet before to treat reactive hypoglycemia. So this latest need to go back to low carb and eliminate the starchy gluten-free stuff wasn't difficult. So I did have immediate initial success in managing my blood sugar, which I've not strayed too far since.
    Diabetes Types
    2
    Diagnosis Year
    2010
  • Signature
    My low-carb recipe collection on Pinterest
    https://www.pinterest.com/VRStudio1/...light-recipes/
    70 yrs. Dx May 2010
    Diet controlled: VLC/HF
    BG steady with no highs or lows.
    A1C in the 5% range.
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    Gluten intolerant, sensitive to dairy & eggs.
    Eat no grains

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  • Last Activity: 07-23-2019 03:58
  • Join Date: 01-01-2012
  • Referrals: 4

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07-16-2019
20:58 - VeeJay mentioned Cricket in post
07-12-2019
20:13 - VeeJay mentioned Carel in post How long to recover after bad spike? Normal?
Carel One should definit...
06-09-2019
18:28 - VeeJay mentioned Cricket in post
06-07-2019
13:40 - VeeJay mentioned Runnerguy in post I'm a Walking Mess...I Don't Know What to Do...
Runnerguy Do you follow a pla...
05-12-2019
03:33 - VeeJay mentioned mbuster in post Supplement: L-Glutamine Study
...it for a month. mbuster what dosage are you...
03-04-2019
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02-17-2019
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02-12-2019
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01-12-2019
12:53 - etherea mentioned VeeJay in post Where Are You In Your Journey To Get Better Control of Diabetes?
...ress! I agree with VeeJay that the forum is a ...
01-09-2019
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01-03-2019
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08-22-2018
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08-05-2018
23:32 - VeeJay mentioned kyteflyer in post Totally Random Chat Thread
kyteflyer Have you had your g...
07-20-2018
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07-17-2018
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07-12-2018
13:18 - VeeJay mentioned T12018 in post I go barefoot to prevent complications
T12018 Because of copyrigh...
07-10-2018
00:39 - VeeJay mentioned T-Dynamo in post New Guy
...s being closed. T-Dynamo Please start a new ...
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07-21-2019
15:57 - Nemo quoted VeeJay in post 30 Days on Keto & Gained a Pound
Here's another related arti...
07-18-2019
15:07 - alamogirl quoted VeeJay in post Weight Watchers (WW)
...nk you for the link VeeJay. I wonder what happ...
07-17-2019
23:51 - Nemo quoted VeeJay in post 30 Days on Keto & Gained a Pound
Did you mean LCHF? HCLF=hi...
07-16-2019
21:59 - itissteve quoted VeeJay in post
07-15-2019
02:06 - robertprice quoted VeeJay in post Mysterious BG rise--panic? Or what can I change? I
Oh yes, stress! Thanks! ...
07-14-2019
17:33 - itissteve quoted VeeJay in post LCHF vs VEGAN
There is certainly no need ...
07-12-2019
15:07 - rsfletcher quoted VeeJay in post I forgot to give my shot last night
Oh gosh. Good thing you rem...
07-05-2019
14:40 - suznfine quoted VeeJay in post elevated C-peptide
suznfine - that is interest...
01:55 - suznfine quoted VeeJay in post elevated C-peptide
Insulin resistance is the h...
06-27-2019
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06-20-2019
22:26 - Cricket quoted VeeJay in post
06-17-2019
01:32 - robertprice quoted VeeJay in post Has LCHF diet caused problems in other areas
I feel for you having to gi...
06-11-2019
04:25 - robertprice quoted VeeJay in post Salmon Marinade
Sounds good. And I love sal...
06-10-2019
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01:30 - robertprice quoted VeeJay in post Ouch! Horrible spike on default food
You'd do better in the morn...
01:28 - Cassie2922 quoted VeeJay in post Instapot Cabbage and Sausage
Sounds good. That seems lik...
00:06 - robertprice quoted VeeJay in post Ouch! Horrible spike on default food
To interpret that 149 level...
06-09-2019
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03:39 - robertprice quoted VeeJay in post How long before BG drops?
Don't get too hung up on th...

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    VeeJay liked post by Carel On thread : How long to recover after bad spike? Normal?
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    VeeJay liked post by mbuster On thread : A1C up
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    VeeJay liked post by Cassie2922 On thread : Outage Yesterday
    I read that as "Outrage Yesterday." I need new glasses.
    Liked On: 06-11-2019, 00:45
    Posted On: 06-10-2019, 23:34
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    VeeJay liked post by smorgan On thread : Ouch! Horrible spike on default food
    Avocados supply more potassium than bananas with minimal impact on blood sugar.
    Liked On: 06-10-2019, 12:20
    Posted On: 06-10-2019, 03:19
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    VeeJay liked post by xring On thread : The "Just Say What's on My Goofy Mind" Thread. Feel free to participate.
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    VeeJay liked post by mbuster On thread : What Are You Having For Breakfast?
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