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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: 07-09-2020 14:59
  • Join Date: 01-01-2012
  • Referrals: 4

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05-23-2016
14:02 - VeeJay mentioned SteakSauceCharlie in post re: morning blood sugar
SteakSauceCharlie I'm thinking that so...
05-16-2016
00:57 - VeeJay mentioned moon in post
05-05-2016
18:08 - VeeJay mentioned Bunjee in post Testing Guidelines?
Bunjee You'll find the mos...
04-26-2016
15:58 - VeeJay mentioned Cricket in post
04-25-2016
17:56 - VeeJay mentioned CRICKET2 in post Diabetes Forum Tools
CRICKET when I click on "too...
04-21-2016
16:00 - VeeJay mentioned DanteNXS in post Deleted Posts
13:55 - VeeJay mentioned Carbaholic in post My latest Dr. visit
Carbaholic I have found couple...
04-18-2016
00:10 - VeeJay mentioned Patdart in post How do you treat a cold?
...know about this? Patdart Can I ask what your...
04-14-2016
16:59 - sumitrocks2009 mentioned VeeJay in post Hi new member... Hba1c 4.6
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04-06-2016
16:57 - Santosh mentioned VeeJay in post LCHF and Meds
VeeJay, MaJoie, Thanks a lo...

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04-26-2017
16:12 - sbrobertson quoted VeeJay in post diabetes symptoms yet normal tests
Can you tell us what you ty...
04-25-2017
08:50 - kyteflyer quoted VeeJay in post What Was Your Fasting Blood Sugar This Morning?
...ry soon. Thanks, Veejay. Its early days yet...
04-18-2017
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04-17-2017
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04-12-2017
19:05 - hftmrock quoted VeeJay in post Fats
Fats can slow digestion and...
13:17 - gmlandis quoted VeeJay in post Cruciferous Crunch vegetable mix - yummy
I discovered this wonderful...
04-09-2017
03:11 - o5oyo quoted VeeJay in post 21, undiagnosed. Terrified.
I want you to know that dia...
04-08-2017
10:31 - knarfny quoted VeeJay in post Confused...
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04-06-2017
15:45 - drummerboy04 quoted VeeJay in post Introduction
...s. Good morning, VeeJay! Ok, I promise I'll...
04:47 - drummerboy04 quoted VeeJay in post Introduction
...to the consumer. Veejay, Thanks again for...
04-05-2017
23:26 - drummerboy04 quoted VeeJay in post Introduction
I was diagnosed as diabetic...
22:12 - drummerboy04 quoted VeeJay in post Introduction
...ce test). Thanks VeeJay! So I looks like, ju...
04-04-2017
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12:13 - ajshroff quoted VeeJay in post Prediabetic looking for help
Thanks Veejay. My wife follows a L...
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04-02-2017
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03-29-2017
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03-28-2017
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03-27-2017
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03-26-2017
17:48 - mikael quoted VeeJay in post Move to the U.S. for a foreigner with diabetes: how to deal with an insurance?
There are no silly question...

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