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Old 11-09-2011, 08:42   #11
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Thank you. I like machines.

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Hello all.

My name is David. I am 36 years old and I was diagnosed T2 about a month ago. My A1C was 6.5 and my FBS was 127 I think. I currently take 500mg Metformin 1x daily before bed.

A little history about me.
Growing up, half my fathers family were diabetic. On my mothers side, my grandmother as well as 2 of my uncles were diabetic. My 2 uncles died from complications due to not taking care of themselves. They were both skinny diabetics like me. Visions of them wasting away scared the life out of me when I was diagnosed. I have come to terms now and am working hard at not letting it kill me.

Upon diagnosis, I went gung ho and completly fell into the "approved diet" rat hole. I hit the ADA site and started following the diet they recommend. That was a BAD idea. My BS started going through the roof. I became very frustrated and disgusted with this disease and couldn't figure out how I was going to control it.

Luckily, I stumbled upon this forum about a week ago through the app for android. What a god send. I immediatly cut my carbs to pretty much nothing and my BS responded wonderfully. I was once a boxer and was very strict about my carbs for making weight so I am not worried about cutting the carbs. I have found, however, that I can eat almost whatever I want if I have the time to jump rope after as it almost always keeps me within range.

Today I woke to a BS of 90. That is my lowest yet. I consider myself lucky we caught this early as I think I will have no problems controlling it with the info available on this forum.

I will quit rambling now but it is nice to have someone to say all this to. Nobody else seems to really care. I guess they just don't understand. So I would like to thank all of you for the help so far and I would also like to thank you all in advance for the help you will provide in the future. Once I get a handle on things, I plan to return the favor.
Good day to your David, I'm Nimrod from India, barely a week or so old as a member of this forum.

My fasting blood sugar was 249 after doing 1000mg metformin x2 a day when i visited the doc last Saturday, he cut me down to 500mg x2 + 1mg glymperide. I thought with medication ration cut to half how would that help. But thanks to this forum and the most valuable information i got, i was not in control mainly due to not being diet conscious or rather diabetic diet educated. From the valuable members and also from Mr Tony , I have learnt to go on Low carb and high fat/protien and vitamin diet. I just did that the 1st day an my fasting glucose went down instantly next morning to 79, a drop from 249 to 79 is more than 3times lower BG !!! Now I am seeing numbers everyday, fasting as well as after meals, that I have never seen in my 1 year of my diabetic life-time.

I hope it works out for you the same.....
I believe if i become a professional at my eating habits and recognizing what is good and bad for me, Maybe in the coming months i can live without the medications and probably just be in control with diet... That's my hope.

I'm sorry about the loss of your 2 uncles, Please dont be worried or scared at all. My grandma was diagnosed with T2 at the age of 32 and she lived all her life taking care of herself properly to live to a healthy age of 86!! She still was diabetic at 86, but I cant blame her for not being able to ride herself of T2.. as the information available and not having the knowledge of using the computer and internet for herself. I also told when i introduced myself that i was taking advice from a 90-year old man who was diabetic from youth, So if your taking care you can be sure your body can easily average to 80-90 or even 100 being diabetic!!

Have a blessed day and also wish me the same

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From the valuable members and also from Mr Tony , I have learnt to go on Low carb and high fat/protien and vitamin diet.
I never suggested high protein. While proportion of protein will increase a bit but don't go overboard on the protein. Compensate the loss of carbohydrates with fats.

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