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Old 09-21-2014, 16:39   #1
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Hi all! My name is Sergio, almost 70 years old. I was diagnosed as type 2 more or less 14 years ago. I became a type 2 due to a micro adenoma of the hypofisis; lately, about 3 years ago the micro adenoma disappeared by itself...but , my old friend, type 2, decide to keep me company. I have a sort of unusual body, 6.6 x 300 pounds, and, due to lacto acidosis can not use metformin. I was recently, 3 months ago, ordered on Victoza, it did wonders for me, even freed me from my perennial appetite; as i told to the doctor, for the 1st time in my life I am a free man. Since Victoza is very new I am very interest in sharing other people experience.
Kind regards to all my fellow diabetics.

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Old 09-21-2014, 21:46   #2
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Nice to meet you, Sergio. I have no experience with Victoza, because I can use metformin safely. But more than that, I use a low-carb/high-fat way-of-eating to maintain low blood sugar. Using this food plan with a technique called eat-to-your-meter, it is possible to keep control of diabetes with as few meds a possible.

I'm about your age and about your size, making accommodation for being about a foot shorter and 60 pounds lighter. And the LCHF way-of-eating also suppresses my perennial appetite (excellent description!). Using more fats in our meals keeps us satiated longer, and the good natural fats also regulate other medical conditions such as high cholesterol and hypertension. It's the perfect diet for diabetics, and anyone else who wants to eat healthy.

Welcome aboard!

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Old 09-21-2014, 22:02   #3
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Welcome, Sergio

You'll find this a friendly bunch of diabetics. We share our experiences and give each other encouragement and a safe place to vent our frustrations.

One of the things we have in common, besides being diabetic, is that we are determined to gain good control of our diabetes - so much so that we expect to not develop diabetic complications. The way we do that is to reduce our consumption of the very thing that raises blood sugar - carbohydrates. As we reduce the carbs, we increase healthy fats. (Protein stays moderate) This is the low-carb/high-fat LCHF way of eating that has helped many many people to control their diabetes.

I can control my BG through diet alone (I eat only 30g or less carbs a day) - but if I couldn't keep my BG below 140 I'd probably skip the metformin and use insulin. I am scared of the type of drugs like Victosa that squeeze insulin out of the pancreas and wear it out prematurely. Plus, if I'm going to have more insulin (via the drug) I'd rather inject it in the amounts that I can control.

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70 yrs. Dx May 2010
Diet controlled: VLC/HF
BG steady with no highs or lows.
A1C in the 5% range.
Gluten intolerant, sensitive to dairy & eggs.
Eat no grains
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Old 09-21-2014, 22:27   #4
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Hi Sergio and welcome to the forum! Like Shanny, I have no experience with Victoza, and like VeeJay, I would not take a drug that stresses an already damaged pancreas. I take a small dose of Metformin and even my dr said I could stop, but I like some of the anecdotes re side effects of it.

Feel free to ask any questions you may have, we are a world wide group so someone is almost always around no matter what time of day, to help you.

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Old 09-22-2014, 09:36   #5
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Welcome Sergio!

You have had a long and stressful journey. I hope this is a time of physical peace.

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- Nancy

wf, 63yo, 5'4", 110 lbs
LCHF diet-controlled T2
DXd myself with PP BG over 270
DX 12/13 with A1C 5.9
8/26/14 HbA1c 5.5
avg BG: 90 - 95 before meals, 100 - 110 one hour PP, 95 2 hours PP
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Old 09-22-2014, 14:12   #6
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Welcome to the forum, you have gotten a lot of great information, not much more that I can add just wanted to say Hi and come back often with any questions you may have, I'm sure you will find excellent answers.


A1C at DX 2002 7.2
7/14 8.8
10/14 5.2
1/15 4.8
4/15 4.8
9/15 5.2

3/16 5.4
Weight was 280 now 186, 94# lost so far
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Old 09-22-2014, 15:29   #7
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Welcome Sergio, I am new to this group as well and happy to have found it. Good luck on your journey, only you can drive this ship and with a little diligence, knowledge and determination you can conquer this.

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Old 09-22-2014, 17:36   #8
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Welcome! As a start, be sure to check out these sites:

Blood Sugar 101

LCHF for Beginners -

They contain a lot of great info about diabetes and the way to stay healthy.

Many of us here follow a low carb, high fat diet. It keeps your BG low and is heart healthy! Yes, you have been deceived all these years.

The Fat Question: Why fat doesn’t make you fat | Eat Naked Now


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