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Old 03-19-2013, 11:14   #1
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Newly diagnosed with type 2. No family history of diabetes. Taking Metformin 2x500mg in am & in the evening then 1x500mg in the afternoon. Was referred to a diabetic specialist who added another pill Januvia 100mg x 1 tab in am. My readings have been ranging from 8-10 in the beginning 8mnths ago and now ranges from 5-7 since february. I was weighing 220lb 5.6' which is referred as overweight (BMI). I have been engaged in a lot of activities since January such as going to gym & playing soccer. Now weighing 203lb. Im still not sure if my dosage is not to much. Did my fbs with results of 10 and 8 before my weight loss and drop in my range. Any advise if I am in the right direction. By faith I am hoping that one day I will be free from this type II. I am now also watching what goes down my throat since January.

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:21   #2
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Hello Faith,

Welcome to the forum. Metformin is the first line of defence against rising blood sugar levels. It has been around for decades and as such is considered a pretty safe drug. Your dosage seems adequate for your numbers and may be increased or decreased upon your control.

Most members here, rely on a low carbohydrate way of eating to regulate our BG. Do read a lot of threads especially the diet/recipe section as there is a lot of valuable advice there. For a better understanding of diabetes I'd also suggest a reading of Blood Sugar 101.

Maybe, with an improvement of your numbers, you will be able to do without any medication in the future.

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:25   #3
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Thank you vry much with ur advise. Well appreciated.

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Old 03-19-2013, 15:18   #4
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Hi, Faith, and to the forum. I hope to see you around the threads. Donít be shy about asking questions if you have any. Someone will be along to help. We have the most knowledgeable members who generously lend a hand - all you need do is ask. Again, .


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Old 03-19-2013, 15:44   #5
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Welcome!!! I am type 2 also. With the help of the people on this site and living a low carb high fat lifestyle I am able to control my sugar levels with out meds. I was on Metformin and Glipizide. I was able to get of them by lowering my carb intake. I bet you can too!

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Old 03-19-2013, 16:01   #6
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A big welcome - you have come to the right place. You will find everything you need to know here.

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Old 03-19-2013, 16:13   #7
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Welcome, Faith! We as a group have done very well by eating very low carb/ high fat. I take no meds, but am a bear about what I consume on a daily basis...in fact I may appear obsessive to a person who does not know me well.

Study Blood Sugar 101 until it is engraved on your brain! It takes testing, testing, testing but you will finally learn what affects your body...and, we are all somewhat different. Some can eat an apple, others cannot at all. It is worth it tho' as eating that way will usually get most of us able to use no or very minimal drugs and I lost 50 lbs without dieting at all. My weight has now been stable for 2 years at the weight I wanted to be at.

Hope to hear lots from you as you progress,

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Old 03-19-2013, 17:11   #8
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Hello Faith! Welcome! I second the idea of checking out the Blood Sugar 101 site.


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Old 03-19-2013, 17:28   #9
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Thank u so much. I feel like I'm not lonely on this scary roller coaster ride. Your support alone has made me stronger & kno that my target is physible. I really want to work extra hard until I'm down to either 1 or no pill. Thanks again for the encouragement. This is an awesome site to be.

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Old 03-19-2013, 20:59   #10
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Hello and welcome, Faith.

Just to get you started, we have a technique that works very well in building yourself a list of the foods which don't raise your blood sugar - it's called eating-to-your-meter. As has already been mentioned, the BS101 site is an exceptionally good reference for all things diabetic, and explained in easily understandable language. The low-carb/high-fat way-of-eating is also exceptionally well-suited for controlling diabetes.

Thank you for joining us and do visit often.

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