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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: 06-17-2019 02:56
  • Join Date: 01-01-2012
  • Referrals: 4

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05-08-2017
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04-28-2017
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04-16-2017
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04-08-2017
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04-03-2017
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03-25-2017
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03-17-2017
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03-15-2017
23:21 - VeeJay mentioned Annageckos in post What Are You Having For Dinner?
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02-25-2017
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02-07-2017
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02-01-2017
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01-26-2017
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12-29-2018
23:57 - PhoenixFire quoted VeeJay in post Splenda
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12-28-2018
22:47 - PhoenixFire quoted VeeJay in post Who Wants To Learn More About The KETO Lifestyle?
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15:27 - PhoenixFire quoted VeeJay in post The Paradox of Diabetes Treatment
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12-26-2018
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12-07-2018
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12-05-2018
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12-03-2018
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11-05-2018
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10-08-2018
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10-06-2018
23:51 - Chaidragonfire quoted VeeJay in post So what are your hobbies?
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10-04-2018
21:14 - itissteve quoted VeeJay in post Diabetic Type2- Need Help
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09-29-2018
21:59 - Lily B quoted VeeJay in post Type 1 diet only
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09-28-2018
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09-25-2018
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09-08-2018
00:24 - Chaidragonfire quoted VeeJay in post Diabetes rants 'n' raves
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