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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: 10-15-2019 00:34
  • 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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03-23-2016
02:46 - marthannie quoted VeeJay in post LCHF eating
This should give the inform...
03-22-2016
23:08 - marthannie quoted VeeJay in post LCHF eating
I found that following the ...
03-21-2016
13:54 - Daytona quoted VeeJay in post This looks expensive...
How accurate are the CGMs w...
04:09 - mbuster quoted VeeJay in post This looks expensive...
Would be a boon for insulin...
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00:03 - 3damesxoxo quoted VeeJay in post Lchf-- weight gain in first week?
..., too. Same here VeeJay! I eat very slowly....
03-19-2016
15:59 - neohdiver quoted VeeJay in post Can this be pre diabetes?
Pre-diabetes is just a labe...
01:31 - Granny Shanny quoted VeeJay in post LCHF eating
The meal threads (What's fo...
03-17-2016
16:13 - neohdiver quoted VeeJay in post Hello
The testing protocol that w...
16:01 - Steve3129 quoted VeeJay in post Trueresult
Appreciate the discussion h...
06:01 - 3damesxoxo quoted VeeJay in post Metformin
...ks for the response VeeJay, I agree that it wo...
03-16-2016
00:06 - Mare quoted VeeJay in post Hello From Mare
Welcome Mare Would you m...

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