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Old 03-17-2011, 00:13   #1
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Hello all.
Diagnosed with diabetes two weeks before x-mas with a BG of
20 and a week later with metformin down to 14.

Now I have been trying to control it with a low carb diet since
and since my average BG is about 6.2 with fasting numbers below
6.5. I think I am off to a good start and hopping to gain
more knowledge.

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Old 03-17-2011, 00:36   #2
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I agree you're off to a good start!

Welcome to our support forum and I hope you'll be visiting us often!




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Old 03-17-2011, 01:32   #3
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Hello all.
Diagnosed with diabetes two weeks before x-mas with a BG of
20 and a week later with metformin down to 14.

Now I have been trying to control it with a low carb diet since
and since my average BG is about 6.2 with fasting numbers below
6.5. I think I am off to a good start and hopping to gain
more knowledge.
to the forum. The web has made this a small world, and your post is an example ot that. I am your neighbor, just a few thousand miles South of you, and I extend to you my cyber-hand of friendship, and hope that you find the support, resources, and friendship on this forum that I've found.

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Old 03-17-2011, 06:38   #4
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from this Albertan

... wait ... Gatineau isn't the capital of Canada! You're on the wrong side of the river!

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... wait ... Gatineau isn't the capital of Canada! You're on the wrong side of the river!
(I decided to keep still about that & let you Canadians sort it out among yourselves . . .
But I'll admit I was doin' some head-scratchin' . . . )





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Welcome AcadianFury that's some christmas present you got! It sounds to me that you have a good handle on controlling your BGLs. Well done! I'm type 2 also and now on full time insulin. Keep us posted on how you're doing.

 
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Thanks, for the welcome ad yes I know where Ottawa and Gatineau are situated, just thought it was easier that way.

I am trying the low card way and for the most part keeping my readings below 7.5 but still having some issues with my fasting. I am on 3 500mg of metformin daily and my mornings vary from 5.4 to 7.1.

I have done my bloodwork yesterday to see my doc in a couple of weeks. Very interested to see what my A1C will be

Such an informative place thank you for a great community

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Hello all.
Diagnosed with diabetes two weeks before x-mas with a BG of
20 and a week later with metformin down to 14.

Now I have been trying to control it with a low carb diet since
and since my average BG is about 6.2 with fasting numbers below
6.5. I think I am off to a good start and hopping to gain
more knowledge.
Hello AcadianFury and to Diabetes Forum! There is a wealth of information on here so read what interests you and if you can't find something, just do a search. I hope that you will feel comfortable here. Please visit often and take care.

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Welcome to the forum. I've never heard of someone on 3500 mg of metformin. I am on 2550 mg and I was told that was the maximum. Do you get any side effects with that amount of met?

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Old 03-17-2011, 19:06   #10
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I don't know what math scale she is using but I only see 1500 mg a day. Keep up the good work.

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