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Old 05-25-2016, 13:55   #1
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Just wanted to say hi to the community. I was diagnosed with type 2 in 2014 with off the chart blood sugar levels. Biggest factor to reversing it was weight loss.

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Old 05-25-2016, 14:42   #2
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Welcome to the forum, Peter

Can you share with us what your blood sugar management is now. Are you testing your blood glucose (BG) - what are your readings these days?

The better we know you the more relevant our comments to you will be.

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Old 05-25-2016, 20:50   #3
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Hi, Peter! The answer for me was diet. I jumped on the LC/HF way of eating and it dropped immediately. You may want to read Blood Sugar 101 to learn an amazing amount of info.

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Old 05-26-2016, 04:32   #4
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Hi Peter, welcome to the forum. Congrats on the turn around on BG.

Like Pat, diet change is what helped me, and weight loss just came with it. I've lost about 60 pounds in the almost 4 years I've been on low carb high fat eating. Looking forward to hearing more about you.

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Old 05-26-2016, 13:37   #5
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I'm also new and I feel the same way. But I'm willing to learn. Off to read those links.

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Old 05-26-2016, 18:11   #6
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Hey Peter....welcome to the forum....

As already said....please share more details!

I too lost weight, 50 lbs. from May 2015 to Aug. 2015 simply by following the lifestyle we all use to control our diabetes. My goal was to control my disease and a benefit of that was weight loss!

I will tell you more if you tell us more.....

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Old 05-28-2016, 05:16   #7
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Hi Guys

Thanks for the welcome. I am currently at 38 and 4.7 with things under control. But you can't be complacent.

Thanks for the links and advice.

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I am currently at 38 and 4.7 with things under control. But you can't be complacent.
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Boy, that bit about not becoming complacent is right on the mark. It's so easy to let control slide 'just this once' and then wake up a couple months later to realize you're in trouble. Diabetes means working at control every single day.

Oh, and congrats on achieving such excellent control! I'd guess you're one who works at it every single day.

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Old 05-30-2016, 16:20   #9
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Hi Fangirl,

Thanks for your comments. Yes -it is by being consist that I find works best.

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