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Old 07-25-2014, 03:51   #31
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There are grocery lists & meal suggestions included on this site too, if that will help get you started. LCHF for Beginners




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i will save that one too

my blood sugar for bedtime is 133

my dinner one posted for the 25th and not the 24th

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Old 07-25-2014, 04:03   #33
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The major part of your lows most likely come from over-correcting the spikes (been there, done that).

We are often told (urged!) to eat far more carbs than we're actually able to absorb. Even on insulin doses -- be they pumped or shot -- and no matter how brilliantly accurate our carb counts may be, we cannot match the timing of a healthy pancreas, so we ride an endless roller-coaster of No Fun.

This is why so many of us who are on insulin have turned to LCHF. We can get numbers down, stabilize them, and get off the roller-coaster.

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ok here are the results of my c-peptide test and i have no idea what they mean.

c-peptide: 0.2 (0.9-4.3) 66pmol/L (297-1419)

i have not had a GAD test done but i did ask my doctor if we can get one done

I also went shopping the other day and got lots of fresh veggies and fruit, meat, and nothing but whole grain wheat bread and raisin bran and rolled oats and whole grain oat meal for the hubby.



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Old 07-29-2014, 20:23   #35
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May we hope that you won't be partaking of any of the fruit, whole grain wheat bread, raisin bran, rolled oats or whole grain oat meal? All of those would be bad choices for one trying to lower their blood sugar.

Grains in any way, shape or form are bad for diabetics. That means no corn, wheat, oats, rice, barley or any other cereal grains. They're pure carbs and will spike your blood sugar. I know the supposed experts insist that fruit and whole grains are necessary, but those people are wrong.




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the shopping list i printed out was a diabetic list. my mom went with me and i got the stuff i ate when i lived with her and dad back in 2004 and my sugars were better then, then they are now.

what do the results mean?

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Old 07-30-2014, 01:16   #37
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i found out that a GAD test is not called for since my c-peptide is negative

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C-peptide tells that you aren't making much insulin. It doesn't show whether or not you have antibodies. If you're happy with your doctor's educated guess, then fine, but c-peptide is not the definitive test for type 1; GAD is the definitive test.




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Shelly, your c-peptide level is 0.2, whereas the normal level in your report is 0.9-4.3. You are producing very very little insulin, so this verifies your type 1 diagnosis. I agree that a GAD test is unnecessary. My own c-peptide was 0.1 in 2009.

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i will ask my original endo doc when he comes back in jan.

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