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  • About VeeJay
    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
    Diagnosis Year
  • Signature
    My low-carb recipe collection on Pinterest
    70 yrs. Dx May 2010
    Diet controlled: VLC/HF
    BG steady with no highs or lows.
    A1C in the 5% range.
    Gluten intolerant, sensitive to dairy & eggs.
    Eat no grains


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  • Last Activity: 07-08-2020 02:27
  • Join Date: 01-01-2012
  • Referrals: 4


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14:02 - VeeJay mentioned SteakSauceCharlie in post re: morning blood sugar
SteakSauceCharlie I'm thinking that so...
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18:08 - VeeJay mentioned Bunjee in post Testing Guidelines?
Bunjee You'll find the mos...
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17:56 - VeeJay mentioned CRICKET2 in post Diabetes Forum Tools
CRICKET when I click on "too...
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13:55 - VeeJay mentioned Carbaholic in post My latest Dr. visit
Carbaholic I have found couple...
00:10 - VeeJay mentioned Patdart in post How do you treat a cold?
...know about this? Patdart Can I ask what your...
16:59 - sumitrocks2009 mentioned VeeJay in post Hi new member... Hba1c 4.6
Hi VeeJay thanks for ur reply....
16:57 - Santosh mentioned VeeJay in post LCHF and Meds
VeeJay, MaJoie, Thanks a lo...


20:15 - alamogirl quoted VeeJay in post Wish I could sleep!~!!
Trouble sleeping is nothing...
02:49 - beaver425 quoted VeeJay in post New Numbers ... New Meds! easy). Thanks VeeJay! I think the statin...
00:56 - Cricket quoted VeeJay in post New to Diabetes
...on, too. Dang it, VeeJay now I have to get of...
20:45 - alamogirl quoted VeeJay in post Will Spikes affect A1C?
As hftmrock suggested, if y...
14:29 - TooSweetForMe quoted VeeJay in post What Was Your Fasting Blood Sugar This Morning?
...ntinues. Thanks, VeeJay, but that was just a...
14:24 - jpredsoxdude00 quoted VeeJay in post Insulin Response to Glucose
How low carb are you eating...
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14:50 - smorgan quoted VeeJay in post Artificial Sweeteners
Article on his site now has...
16:01 - fatt-dad quoted VeeJay in post What Are You Having For Breakfast?
f-d Blood Sugar 101 is ...
15:38 - smorgan quoted VeeJay in post Low Stomach Acid and Gastroparesis
A little over two months ag...
23:55 - jillyd quoted VeeJay in post JillyD
...look at them? Hi VeeJay This was on 1st of ...
21:02 - ShottleBop quoted VeeJay in post Do You Drink Diet Soda?
It's not just colas. All ca...
12:21 - smorgan quoted VeeJay in post Trying to force a statin on me
I would never take a statin...
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20:57 - Cricket quoted VeeJay in post When Do You Consider Your Blood Sugar To Be Too Low?
Dropping below 70 mg/dL for...
21:49 - 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 ...
02:49 - itissteve quoted VeeJay in post What Numbers Constitute Dawn Phenomenon
My understanding is that it...
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