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  • About VeeJay
    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
    Diagnosis Year
  • Signature
    My low-carb recipe collection on Pinterest
    70 yrs. Dx May 2010
    Diet controlled: VLC/HF
    BG steady with no highs or lows.
    A1C in the 5% range.
    Gluten intolerant, sensitive to dairy & eggs.
    Eat no grains


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  • Last Activity: 07-07-2020 19:10
  • Join Date: 01-01-2012
  • Referrals: 4


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14:02 - VeeJay mentioned SteakSauceCharlie in post re: morning blood sugar
SteakSauceCharlie I'm thinking that so...
00:57 - VeeJay mentioned moon in post
18:08 - VeeJay mentioned Bunjee in post Testing Guidelines?
Bunjee You'll find the mos...
15:58 - VeeJay mentioned Cricket in post
17:56 - VeeJay mentioned CRICKET2 in post Diabetes Forum Tools
CRICKET when I click on "too...
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...
00:10 - VeeJay mentioned Patdart in post How do you treat a cold?
...know about this? Patdart Can I ask what your...
16:59 - sumitrocks2009 mentioned VeeJay in post Hi new member... Hba1c 4.6
Hi VeeJay thanks for ur reply....
16:57 - Santosh mentioned VeeJay in post LCHF and Meds
VeeJay, MaJoie, Thanks a lo...


12:58 - WyattHud quoted VeeJay in post Error messages
There's a learning curve to...
12:37 - Resqjuan quoted VeeJay in post From a fasting newbie the evening? Hi Veejay. Thnaks for the repl...
23:00 - Know quoted VeeJay in post Thirst in diabetes
I assume since you joined t...
00:01 - itissteve quoted VeeJay in post
21:57 - Bunjee quoted VeeJay in post Artificial Sweeteners
That would be most of the s...
00:27 - NSDad126 quoted VeeJay in post Dehydrated Cauliflower Rice
Did you check the carb gram...
15:48 - itissteve quoted VeeJay in post Confusion , and concern
You meter's "average" is ju...
17:53 - rsfletcher quoted VeeJay in post iThrive video series - turning diabetes around
I think your be happy with ...
16:46 - NSDad126 quoted VeeJay in post Ketone Breathalyser Monitor
I have a technical question...
14:16 - Shall I worry? quoted VeeJay in post Hmm should I be worried? Does this seem like prediabetes?
One more bit of information...
16:51 - itissteve quoted VeeJay in post No carb pizza crust - using chicken!
True, without real eggs pro...
15:57 - itissteve quoted VeeJay in post Physiology of weight loss
...ngestion of carbs. VeeJay, I agree with everyt...
20:35 - NSDad126 quoted VeeJay in post caffiene nap
How interesting. I think I...
15:03 - mystic quoted VeeJay in post Good GF and DF Dessert options?
If you find a suitable on-l...
14:53 - mystic quoted VeeJay in post Good GF and DF Dessert options?
They are not very forthcomi...
23:50 - _bowen54 quoted VeeJay in post In the throes of migraine right now
...uch for your advice VeeJay. I slept straight th...
02:56 - NSDad126 quoted VeeJay in post What Are You Having For Lunch?
Hamburger patty, melted che...
16:31 - alamogirl quoted VeeJay in post is there an alternative to metformin?
...v/ndb/ Thank you VeeJay!
05:06 - DieOfBetes quoted VeeJay in post Might this be diabetes?
You might want to do some r...
23:47 - Nele quoted VeeJay in post Pasta
It's a fairly good substitu...

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