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Old 05-22-2013, 02:41   #1
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Hello! I am a type II non insulin diabetic. I have been a diabetic for about 5 years. My entire family has diabetes -yes some of it is lifestyle but it is definitely in the family genes! I take a number of medications including Gliclazide, Metformin, Victoza, Avalide, low dose aspirin and a variety of prescribed vitamins. I am five feet tall and weigh 176 pounds. I have recently made some great strides is managing my blood sugar levels and I am exercising regularly which makes me feel strong. Morning reading for me is always high but regulates through the day! Eating at bedtime does not alter my results! I am comforted by the number of people and interesting posts in this site and hope to learn and share with everyone here

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Welcome, Kimarks! Yes, it is in the genes as well as lifestyle, but primarily in the genes. I contacted all my paternal first cousins and it seemed that my paternal ones have it or have been warned and my father,altho' slim, had a high blood sugar had it too. Your diet is the most important part of this fight, so check out Blood Sugar 101 about it. It's the most important site about it on the web. The research is valid, and the author is a good researcher.

Your morning number will drop as you change your diet.




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Thanks for the welcome! I am tracking all my food and exercise on my iPhone using Mynetdiary. It has really got me on track with being accountable for my eating and keeping my exercise commitments. I am still confused about food combinations and I dislike almost everything that isn't a carb so I am struggling with finding foods to satisfy me. My recent 3 month bs result was 6.3,cholesterol is also in range. I will definitely check out the link you suggested -there is soooo much info on this site . Note I have also added meditation which I use to deflect a craving and it helps to relax me before bed!

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Hi. I see you are taking a few drugs for diabetes. When you check out the BS101 website, be sure to read the section on diabetes drugs, as some can take quite a toll on the body and/or pancreas. Many of our members have been able to reduce or eliminate their meds and/or insulin by eating low carb/high fat.

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I am still confused about food combinations and I dislike almost everything that isn't a carb so I am struggling with finding foods to satisfy me.
The good news is, there is a low carb substitute for just about every high carb food out there. Also, many of the recipes you used before diabetes can be converted to low carb. We have a fine recipe section here.

Welcome to the forum.

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Thanks. I just read the drug section and I am encouraged there is hope to reduce/eliminate some of the meds! I am especially concerned about the Victoza! I am definitely going to spend time in the recipe section next!

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Welcome aboard! I am one of 16 people in my family that has diabetes, so you don't have to convince me about it being in your genes! Are you currently controlled due to your meds, after meals? What are your readings like?

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Welcome aboard! I am one of 16 people in my family that has diabetes, so you don't have to convince me about it being in your genes! Are you currently controlled due to your meds, after meals? What are your readings like?
Wow! 16 people is a lot! thanks for sharing that. My meds are working and my readings are between 8-10 in the morning regardless of a snack at bedtime. My pre and post lunch and dinner readings are between 5 -8. My 3 month average is in the 6 range. I am hoping with weight loss and diet changes the morning reading will improve.

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A belated welcome from another member of the Genetically Blessed Club!

Sounds like you're on the right path. Glad you've joined us!

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