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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: 11-21-2019 03:56
  • Join Date: 01-01-2012
  • Referrals: 4

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05-23-2016
15:02 - VeeJay mentioned SteakSauceCharlie in post re: morning blood sugar
SteakSauceCharlie I'm thinking that so...
05-16-2016
01:57 - VeeJay mentioned moon in post
05-05-2016
19:08 - VeeJay mentioned Bunjee in post Testing Guidelines?
Bunjee You'll find the mos...
04-26-2016
16:58 - VeeJay mentioned Cricket in post
04-25-2016
18:56 - VeeJay mentioned CRICKET2 in post Diabetes Forum Tools
CRICKET when I click on "too...
04-21-2016
17:00 - VeeJay mentioned DanteNXS in post Deleted Posts
14:55 - VeeJay mentioned Carbaholic in post My latest Dr. visit
Carbaholic I have found couple...
04-18-2016
01:10 - VeeJay mentioned Patdart in post How do you treat a cold?
...know about this? Patdart Can I ask what your...
04-14-2016
17:59 - sumitrocks2009 mentioned VeeJay in post Hi new member... Hba1c 4.6
Hi VeeJay thanks for ur reply....
04-06-2016
17:57 - Santosh mentioned VeeJay in post LCHF and Meds
VeeJay, MaJoie, Thanks a lo...

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09-20-2017
21:45 - alamogirl quoted VeeJay in post Will Spikes affect A1C?
As hftmrock suggested, if y...
09-19-2017
15:29 - TooSweetForMe quoted VeeJay in post What Was Your Fasting Blood Sugar This Morning?
...ntinues. Thanks, VeeJay, but that was just a...
15:24 - jpredsoxdude00 quoted VeeJay in post Insulin Response to Glucose
How low carb are you eating...
09-17-2017
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09-16-2017
15:50 - smorgan quoted VeeJay in post Artificial Sweeteners
Article on his site now has...
09-14-2017
17:01 - fatt-dad quoted VeeJay in post What Are You Having For Breakfast?
f-d Blood Sugar 101 is ...
09-11-2017
16:38 - smorgan quoted VeeJay in post Low Stomach Acid and Gastroparesis
A little over two months ag...
09-10-2017
00:55 - jillyd quoted VeeJay in post JillyD
...look at them? Hi VeeJay This was on 1st of ...
09-08-2017
22:02 - ShottleBop quoted VeeJay in post Do You Drink Diet Soda?
It's not just colas. All ca...
13:21 - smorgan quoted VeeJay in post Trying to force a statin on me
I would never take a statin...
08-29-2017
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08-23-2017
15:26 - Cricket quoted VeeJay in post
08-22-2017
21:57 - Cricket quoted VeeJay in post When Do You Consider Your Blood Sugar To Be Too Low?
Dropping below 70 mg/dL for...
08-21-2017
22:49 - itissteve quoted VeeJay in post If You Want To Get Started With LCHF But You're Overwhelmed
...s protein. Thanks, VeeJay. That's a very good ...
08-20-2017
03:49 - itissteve quoted VeeJay in post What Numbers Constitute Dawn Phenomenon
My understanding is that it...
08-18-2017
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