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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: 11-23-2019 00:55
  • 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
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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
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04-06-2016
17:57 - Santosh mentioned VeeJay in post LCHF and Meds
VeeJay, MaJoie, Thanks a lo...

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02-28-2017
02:50 - Cricket quoted VeeJay in post Is ringworm a complication?
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02:33 - Bunjee quoted VeeJay in post Is ringworm a complication?
No confusion on my part. I ...
00:50 - Bunjee quoted VeeJay in post Is ringworm a complication?
I've never heard of ringwor...
02-26-2017
03:10 - Bunjee quoted VeeJay in post What Is Your Biggest Challenge With Diabetes?
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02-25-2017
19:51 - Bounty quoted VeeJay in post Are You Sure You Want To Log Out?
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19:27 - Bounty quoted VeeJay in post Are You Sure You Want To Log Out?
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02-07-2017
23:15 - Sholleman quoted VeeJay in post What is the deal with "net" carbs?
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02-02-2017
18:04 - Cricket quoted VeeJay in post New Posts not working right
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02-01-2017
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00:11 - hftmrock quoted VeeJay in post Reversed vs. Cured ??
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01-29-2017
20:56 - Jennifer12345 quoted VeeJay in post Another hello...overwhelmed by the nutritionist
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01-28-2017
11:04 - smorgan quoted VeeJay in post Reversed vs. Cured ??
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01-27-2017
03:43 - KelseyRay quoted VeeJay in post Might I have diabetes?
The ER doctor gave you good...
01-26-2017
18:27 - pd101 quoted VeeJay in post Fasting on meter: 121/104/114/111 5 mins apart
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16:31 - Cricket quoted VeeJay in post How do you handle temptations?
Well, I blew it last night....

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