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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: 08-09-2020 14:50
  • 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
Hi VeeJay thanks for ur reply....
04-06-2016
16:57 - Santosh mentioned VeeJay in post LCHF and Meds
VeeJay, MaJoie, Thanks a lo...

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01-27-2017
02:43 - KelseyRay quoted VeeJay in post Might I have diabetes?
The ER doctor gave you good...
01-26-2017
17:27 - pd101 quoted VeeJay in post Fasting on meter: 121/104/114/111 5 mins apart
Sometimes is the result of ...
15:31 - Cricket quoted VeeJay in post How do you handle temptations?
Well, I blew it last night....
01-25-2017
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00:42 - Cricket quoted VeeJay in post Do You Count Your Daily Calories?
I don't count calories, eit...
01-24-2017
17:41 - Jennifer12345 quoted VeeJay in post Another hello...overwhelmed by the nutritionist
Give yourself a few weeks o...
01-23-2017
19:10 - judyp quoted VeeJay in post Medicare and the Pump
Hi, Judy. Welcome back on t...
01-22-2017
17:57 - Jennifer12345 quoted VeeJay in post Another hello...overwhelmed by the nutritionist
That's it in a nutshell. Mo...
01-21-2017
23:39 - pctm quoted VeeJay in post why the increase?
I have no expertise with in...
16:09 - pctm quoted VeeJay in post why the increase?
Are you taking any meds, su...
01-19-2017
07:05 - Vishwa Malla quoted VeeJay in post Hello !
Welcome to the forum. I w...
01-07-2017
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01-03-2017
16:01 - Cricket quoted VeeJay in post How's the Activity Here?
I've been giving some thoug...
12-20-2016
04:30 - IamSweet quoted VeeJay in post Insulin not bringing down my sugar
...arb load. Thanks VeeJay. Yes, what I read wa...
11-29-2016
20:39 - diabetes86 quoted VeeJay in post High BG before eating, what's good?
What I said: While 76 is no...
11-28-2016
20:08 - PhilippaJT-B quoted VeeJay in post Walking alongside others
If you were to test 1hr and...
19:24 - PhilippaJT-B quoted VeeJay in post Walking alongside others
Phillipa, I'm afraid my poo...
11-25-2016
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11-23-2016
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11-22-2016
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