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Old 04-27-2014, 16:07   #1
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Just wanted to introduce myself to the group. I've been reading the posts as a guest for a few months now and decided to join.

I have Type II diabetes, 58 years old, 260 # 5'7". My last A1c was 10.2 so my PA decided to start me on NovoLog Mix 70/30. Was diagnosed in 2009. Have been taking Metformin 1000 mg twice a day and Glippizide 10 MG tabs twice a day.

Still working to get my fasting BG to 140 and under.

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Old 04-27-2014, 16:27   #2
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Welcome, Tibby. So, tell us more. What's your diet like? Do you watch carbs or control through some other method?

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I don't eat potato chips, white bread, or drink soda pop anymore. I drink green tea or 2% milk now. It took some time to getting used to eating smaller proportions but it works for me. I eat fish on Wednesdays and I eat a bowl of Life cereal every morning after I take my first reading. Today was my first reading of 129, it usually is around 175-200.

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Welcome Tibby. A lot of us here eat as many carbs in a day as you do for breakfast. The trouble with healthy diet as described by most nutritionists, even the diabetes educator nutritionist, is that they recommend things not so good for diabetics. The 2% milk still has milk sugars (lactose) and the fats taken out are usually replaced with carby things.

Carbs are converted to glucose, the stuff you're measuring with your meter. Our objective is to keep the glucose down, so to me that means keeping the carbs down. It is a little more complex than that, but its a good place to start. As a diabetic, controlling our BG is our foremost concern.

Others will be a long to add more tidbits about what works to keep the glucose in control. If you have any question or any arise as you learn more, just ask away.

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OK Thanks! I really do appreciate all that ya'll do on this site.

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Thanks for finally joining! I'm sure if you've been lurking for a few months you're well aware that a lot of us have/are having great success cutting out the carbs and replacing them with fat (myself included). Have you read any threads with advice on this topic?

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Since you've been reading posts for some time, you should be aware of the effect carbs have on blood sugar. To bring your BS down to where you want it, you're going to have to eliminate foods with carbs, like ANYTHING with grain in it (bye-bye cereal), lactose (ANYTHING ending in ???tose - bye-bye 2% milk) and start adding anything with lots of fat in it. Breakfast for me this morning was thinly sliced salami wrapped around cream cheese, coffee with heavy whipping cream!

All very flavorful! Most mornings I have an avocado with some sour cream for breakfast, with my coffee of course!

Work on eliminating carbs in your diet and increasing the fat! You'll find your numbers going down!

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Hello & welcome, Tibby. Just a note about your meds: When your PA put you on insulin, he should have taken away the glipizide. Glipizide stimulates your pancreas to produce more insulin even if there's no glucose in your bloodstream - this will eventually kill all your beta cells. Since you're now injecting insulin, there's no excuse to be hammering your already-weakened pancreas like that. If I were you and wanted to keep my pancreas as healthy as possible, I'd ditch the glipizide.

As others have said, the milk & cereal aren't helping lower your blood sugar . . . would be better to have a nice breakfast of bacon & eggs.

Anything made with grains (grains being corn, wheat, oats, rice, barley, etc.) raises blood sugar, and milk is loaded with lactose (milk sugar), so even if you were using skim milk, it's a poor choice for diabetics. You have a great head start already ditching the chips, bread, etc., so keep on keepin' on!




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Welcome Tibby. I'm a newbie too, so we're in the same boat.

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