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Old 03-14-2014, 16:40   #11
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I am just going to welcome you to this forum as you have already been given great advice by all the previous posts.

I personally have found this forum and eating LC/HF very beneficial as have many others here.

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Old 03-14-2014, 16:47   #12
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Welcome knarfny. I think everything has already been said. I think you need another primary care doc and maybe endo too. It seems that you were brushed off by your primary care doc. With an a1c of 9.0 and only 500mg of metformin, what's that for? Also maybe after you read the links given to you and start to get this under control, you can also help your father out as well because his a1c is high too and have been for a long time. Please read the links and adapt a better way of eating now for you and your father. And by all means, find out what type you have.

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Welcome! I wouldn't worry too much about seeing your endo, because frankly they might not give you the info you need anyway. They tend to toe the party line, which is eat tons of carbs and just use meds to squeeze your pancreas until it completely gives up, at which point you go on insulin.

It is possible to have a normal A1C. If you stop eating carbs you'll stop craving them. You do need to find out what type you have though, because if you are eating LCHF and still getting BG over 400, there's a chance you're Type 1. Please keep us posted!

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Being thirty-five, healthy, constantly exercising and being active only to find this out; kind of made me wonder what the point of all that was.
A 'healthy diet' of whole grains, a few servings of fruit per day and low fat are actually very unhealthy, even more so for a diabetic. Keep reading and asking questions. It takes a while to wrap one's brain around all this because it is so contradictory to what we have been taught all these years.

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And, as others have noted, the information you get from your "Health Care Team" (primary dr, endo, dietician, even diabetes educator) may be NOT what we have found to work for us.

You have links to help you on your way to research what will work for you, and your trusty meter to guide you to good decisionmaking (or at least telling you to not try that again). Decide where you want to get, and start navigating how to get there.

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Old 03-14-2014, 18:11   #16
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That was not my "diet".

On training days, I was taking in about 2,000 daily calories and the macros consisted of 200 grams of protein, 200 grams of carbohydrates and 45 grams of fat. On recovery days, I was taking in about 1,900 daily calories and the macros consisted of 225 grams of protein, 100 grams of carbohydrates and 55 grams of fat.

Carbohydrates were never white for me, always brown.

This was all prior to discovering that my blood sugar was so high.

It came out of no where. All of a sudden, I started waking up at night to use the restroom so that's how this all came about.

Naturally I had cheat days here and there to "reset" myself, but I nearly stuck with that "diet" for years. Physically and mentally, I felt great when I stuck with the program.

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Diabetes isn't something that hits us all in one day, it takes quite a while, sometimes years for blood sugar to reach the heights yours did, so feeling physically fit isn't always an indication of good health. But that was then and this is now.

A non-diabetic can predetermine how many carbs they will eat per day, but a diabetic is wise if they eat to their meter and let their pancreas determine how many carbs they can eat and still control their blood sugar (we are all different). The second link that carbcrazydog gave you, tells you how to eat to your meter. Many of us can eat only 30 carbs per day or our blood sugar hits 140 and above.

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That was not my "diet". On training days, I was taking in about 2,000 daily calories and the macros consisted of 200 grams of protein, 200 grams of carbohydrates and 45 grams of fat. On recovery days, I was taking in about 1,900 daily calories and the macros consisted of 225 grams of protein, 100 grams of carbohydrates and 55 grams of fat. Carbohydrates were never white for me, always brown. This was all prior to discovering that my blood sugar was so high. It came out of no where. All of a sudden, I started waking up at night to use the restroom so that's how this all came about. Naturally I had cheat days here and there to "reset" myself, but I nearly stuck with that "diet" for years. Physically and mentally, I felt great when I stuck with the program.
Unless your going for body building competitions, your protein levels were probably twice what your body needs. Then throw in your carb intake, brown or white is irrelevant as it is all carbs, which is probably 5-10 times what you need. Then figure your fat is about 1/3 of what you need for energy.

The so called "healthy diets" thrown out there by the establishment are anything but healthy. Try going with 70-20-10 f-p-c for a few weeks and see how you do

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I'm just going to say 'welcome' and let you know that you've been given more than enough information to set your foot on the path to good health and long life! Keep sharing with us how you are doing and ask any question you may have and 'cause we are an international group, someone should be around to answer…

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Old 03-14-2014, 20:11   #20
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I can't tell you what to do, but what I would do would be to get the GAD and c-peptide tests done to find out if I were not type 2. I would drop the Kombiglyze like a hot rock in either case (I was on Janumet, same type of mechanism).

If type 2 get the endo to put me just on the metformin that is the "not bad" component in the Kombiglyze. You could try the regular, and if you get digestive upsets for more than a week, request the extended release (ER or XR) version.

I said you may have to give up more than you thought on foods to keep the BG under control. I failed to mention that there would be a lot more foods to take their place, that you probably didn't eat before and some very near the real thing substitutes. I don't feel like I gave up anything, it was just a change.

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