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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: 12-07-2019 16:20
  • 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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11-19-2016
19:23 - hftmrock quoted VeeJay in post
11-18-2016
02:12 - Bounty quoted VeeJay in post Diabetes prevention
EDIT: Not a valid suggestio...
01:21 - mbuster quoted VeeJay in post Diabetes prevention
You know, they COULD have b...
00:38 - DDave quoted VeeJay in post Diabetes prevention
I pity the poor newly diagn...
11-14-2016
22:51 - Cricket quoted VeeJay in post
11-11-2016
17:48 - gailbuf quoted VeeJay in post Could someone look at my latest bloodwork readings?
Way to go!!! "not too ba...
11-07-2016
14:40 - smorgan quoted VeeJay in post Arthritis and controlled BG
I have some arthritis in a ...
11-06-2016
18:10 - Papa Diva quoted VeeJay in post Metformin issues
If you are having more "dig...
11-03-2016
15:57 - gmlandis quoted VeeJay in post What kind of food to eat that's high in fat?
I don't need to fear my blo...
03:07 - gmlandis quoted VeeJay in post Psyllium Husk Powder Question
If you do, be sure you don'...
11-02-2016
15:38 - gmlandis quoted VeeJay in post Psyllium Husk Powder Question
Those are Whole Psyllium H...
06:09 - gmlandis quoted VeeJay in post How do you handle temptations?
Me too! And, for something...
10-30-2016
07:00 - JDeprey669 quoted VeeJay in post Hello ya'll
It's NutnCology Ox Bile. ...
05:51 - JDeprey669 quoted VeeJay in post Hello ya'll
I would suggest that you ge...
10-23-2016
00:31 - Kimmers1969 quoted VeeJay in post Testing after a 0 carb meal?
Time you could be using tes...
10-22-2016
21:20 - Kimmers1969 quoted VeeJay in post Testing after a 0 carb meal?
Zero carb meal would be dif...
10-20-2016
01:27 - mbuster quoted VeeJay in post Exercise
No problem, Sam A couple...
10-18-2016
23:27 - Kimmers1969 quoted VeeJay in post LCHF or VLCHG or Keto and macros, oh my!
...hat made me giggle, Veejay. It's from a Faceboo...
12:46 - DeMaistre quoted VeeJay in post Two Things
A challenge, indeed. You ha...
10-12-2016
20:25 - Kimmers1969 quoted VeeJay in post Meal question
There's one more part to th...

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