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Old 12-07-2014, 04:56   #1
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Hi everyone

I was diagnosed in 2004. Since then, for the most part, my BG has been well managed with oral meds. For the best part of this past year, I'd been able to reduce my meds, eliminating one of the diabetes meds altogether, then having to go back on a half dose of that medication later in the summer.

Recently I've really been struggling with eating all the wrong foods, resulting in some ugly numbers even ON my medications. I have an appointment with the doc on Monday to talk about my options (possibly adjusting the medications to what they were a year or so ago)

I had started a LCHF diet in November 2013, and it was working really well... then I think I lost my mind or something because I totally fell off the wagon.

I'm hoping to find a support group, and some way to be accountable. I don't have a strong support system at home, as my husband is a tall, skinny person that can eat everything, including all those foods I really don't need. BUT... once they're in the house, then they're fair game.

So anyway... that's where I'm at. I'm not expecting a miracle here, but I need "someone"... or many "someones" that understand.

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Old 12-07-2014, 19:26   #2
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Hi and welcome, Curio. You've come to the right place for support for sure! One thing that will help you a bit is the conviction that carbs call for more carbs. Once you've really learned that is to cut them out and then cheat a bit after a while and see what happens to you. Then you've got the whole painful thing to do over.

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Old 12-07-2014, 23:02   #3
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Hi Curio . . . more than a few members here have experienced what could well be called a miracle. Just getting with others who understand where we're at and having to cope with the same problems. You'll find scads of support here!

When you adopt the low-carb way of eating, it's of vital importance to get the high-fat part well established. Carbs are what had been providing glucose energy in our former lives, and when carbs must be eliminated, another source of energy must replace them, and that source is fats. Fats provide energy through ketone bodies instead of glucose, which is why this is such an amazing way-of-eating for diabetics - it provides more energy than ever without raising our blood sugar.

LCHF for Beginners is a good site for getting started, and when used in conjunction with the Eat-to-Your-Meter method, you can gain a lot of success quickly.

And for a true wealth of knowledge of diabetes in general, spend a few days at BloodSugar101. You'll find yourself returning over and over to this comprehensive resource, written in straightforward layman's language, and citing all the studies that support the truths she pubishes.

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Old 12-08-2014, 13:16   #4
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Hi and welcome I'm in the same boat, hubby can and does eat ice cream, cookies, cake, whatever so they're in the house. However, I have finally gotten the determination to be held accountable for what I put in my mouth, if I "cheat" the only person I hurt is myself. It took awhile for the cravings to go away but I am no longer tempted to eat what hubby does. There are so many wonderful foods I can eat that are keeping my numbers down and loosing weight that I have no feelings of being deprived.

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7/14 8.8
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3/16 5.4
Weight was 280 now 186, 94# lost so far
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Old 12-08-2014, 15:07   #5
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Hi there! Welcome!

I fell off the wagon about a year ago when stressed at work. It is completely understandable because carbs act like cocaine in the brain. They are very soothing.

That said, you probably felt worse after eating carbs. Your body will have more inflammation and you'll have less energy.

The true self care for your body is to avoid carbs. Ban them from your house. And try to find other ways to self-care. Allow yourself a longer shower, go to a movie, make some of the low-carb treats from the Recipes forum here.

You deserve to feel better.

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