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Old 02-18-2016, 04:44   #41
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I'm not like the majority of folks and I'm not a tourist.My primary concern wasn't to lower my sugar levels and move on.It's been my experience in life that what is good for one is not good for all.Diabetes is a personal thing and what spikes me might not even effect you.You have to treat the individual.

I joined the forum because I thought maybe I wasn't the only one experiencing Retinopathy.I read a lot and researched so many different articles and discovered that even people with strict diets and optimal control over their BG levels still were affected by it.I just wanted to speak with others that had a problem with it.Dealing with it was terrifying and I thought maybe others could help me understand it better and maybe I was blowing things out of proportion.
It really sucks when your back is against the wall and your fighting a battle that seems like you cant win,especially alone.

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I'm not like the majority of folks and I'm not a tourist.My primary concern wasn't to lower my sugar levels and move on.It's been my experience in life that what is good for one is not good for all.Diabetes is a personal thing and what spikes me might not even effect you.You have to treat the individual.
John, my comment about others moving on wasn't directed to you in any way other than to explain why it seems most of the members here have good control. A good read through the intro threads will show how people struggle at first. And I do agree that diabetes management is very much a personal thing - YMMV (your mileage may vary) is often mentioned.

While your primary concern wasn't to lower your blood sugar, you'll find that this is what the members of the forum focus on, so comments about that will come up often. You'll just need to take what applies to you and leave the rest.

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Old 02-21-2016, 04:57   #43
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I dont know what to eat,its lie everything will raise my sugar beyond what is permible.
I was reading an article that said anything above 7.0mmol causes damage.
Its no wonder I find myself in the predictament.I thout i was ok as long as I stayed away from pizza,sweets and alcohole but all of it was damaging me.
It can be simple if you look after it but complicated if you dont.
I just want to keep working but to ignore it like before would be foolish.



Its been 2 decades since I was diagnosed and yet this desease can be frustrating.

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Old 02-21-2016, 14:09   #44
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John, my sympathies go out to you. As a T2 and not on insulin, I can't fully comprehend what it is like to be tethered to the need for insulin, every day, all the time. I am always in admiration for those who work at this and do it well, but I know that it's a difficult thing at best.

I would again recommend Dr. Bernstein's book (there's been a couple links given to his on-line resource). Many who were struggling report that following his protocol helped them immensely. Sometimes all one needs is a bit more information and all the pieces will fall into place. Dr. B does recommend a very low-carb way of eating, which isn't far from what most of the members here are doing.

I hope you are able to sort through this and make a plan for yourself. If the forum members can help, please ask questions.

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Old 02-21-2016, 16:39   #45
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John I have type 2 and am not currently on insulin. However one of the first things I did when I gave up on glipizide, invokana and such was to read Dr. Bernstein's book. He has had Type 1 since he was 12 years old and is now around 80. He has outlived most of his peers who were diagnosed when he was. His numbers for lipids are outstanding. I couldn't recommend his work any more highly. While he was following standard medical advice he suffered many complications of diabetes. Following his own N=1 testing he has come up with the "Law of Small Numbers" which gives him the best blood sugar control with the least amount of insulin. This makes the best sense to me. If and when I need to use insulin I will certainly follow his protocol. In the meantime his way of eating is my guide and coincides with the LCHF and eat-to-your-meter ways we generally recommend here. By the way while some of his complications became permanent he has had dramatic improvement and totally eliminated some. If you haven't already, please read his work. Most of the info is on his website. And he has a monthly live Q&A session.

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My BG level was critically high this morning, 27.2mmol.
This result is discouraging.
At times I feel like a small quantity of peanut butter spread too thinnly over a large piece of toast when it comes to management of all the various different facets of my desease.

This discouraging result is an indication to me that I'm doing something wrong and I need to work harder at developing better control of my desease. I really shouldn't underestimate the effort,patience and time it will take to correct and achieve my goals of lowering and stabilizing my BGlevels and living healthier.

It would be nice if it happened overnight with very little effort.(Joking)-lol

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Read Online - Diabetes Solution - Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. A Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars. Official Web Site
Seriously this can help you.

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The first key to diabetes management is what we eat, whether T1 or T2. While T1 can theoretically "cover" carbs with insulin, reducing them down to less than 50g a day will go a long way toward gaining control.

And the second key is to test, test, test. If your testing shows that X food raises your BG and you have difficulty getting it down even with insulin, then it makes sense to stop eating that food. And the worst foods for a diabetic are those that are mostly carbohydrates (grains, potatoes, bread and pasta - you know, the "white foods").

Please don't be discouraged. There have been many on this forum over the years I have been here who were where you are now and who were able to turn things around by a major change in their diet (to LCHF) that made their insulin regimen more effective. They were able to do this thing, and I know you can, too.

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Old 02-25-2016, 06:33   #49
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I have been doing some research on lowering my amount of carb intake and utilizing more insulin to cover the increase BG fluctuations.

I'm just kind of curious what some alternatives might be.

Could anyone be so kind to show me a regular breakfast example.
I can't fill up on carbs my bgs are highest in the morning.

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Could anyone be so kind to show me a regular breakfast example.
I can't fill up on carbs my bgs are highest in the morning.
How much cooking do you do?

First, once we get out of the box of thinking about breakfast in high-carb but classic terms (bread, muffins, oatmeal, cereal, jams) and consider any food can be eaten at any time, then the world opens up. I'm fond of dinner leftovers for breakfast!

I eat a lot of eggs: omelets and frittatas are excellent because they're never the same. I can make a quick omelet with vegetables, avocado, cheese - in a few minutes and have a hot, carb-friendly meal. I also will make a big pan of frittata with spinach and various meats/veggies, cut into large squares, and freeze. Breakfast becomes a quick heat-'n-eat.

If you do cook, check out the recipe section here. There are amazing recipes and ideas.

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