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Old 10-12-2016, 06:51   #1
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Hello all doing my intro. My name is Phoenix was diagnosed on July 26, 2016. Managing with Xigduo 10/1000, Tresiba 18 units, low carb diet. At the time of discovery A1c was 11% haven't been tested for again yet. Fasting numbers have been in the 90's on average for one hour after eating under 140 and two hours after under 120. I am 39 years old with both maternal and paternal diabetes going back for at least 3 generations.
My experiences with diabetes has been as a family member to someone that had it until my diagnosis. I have been overloaded with information in the last couple months. Came here to connect with others and help when I can.

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Old 10-12-2016, 13:16   #2
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Welcome phoenix

You've come to a good place to hang out with other diabetics, and especially those who are committed to gaining and maintaining good control of their blood sugars.

You seem to have gone a long ways already in managing your diabetes. I'm sure your next A1C is going to be much lower now. Kudos to you.

Blood Sugar 101 is a good website that we have learned to trust for its accuracy and overall good information about diabetes. We recommend it for anyone with diabetes, and especially someone new to it.

Do come often, read the threads, and ask any questions you may have. We're glad you joined us.

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70 yrs. Dx May 2010
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Old 10-12-2016, 16:02   #3
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Hi phoenix, welcome to the forum.

Sounds like your BG numbers have made a turn for the better. I agree your next A1c should be much better as you maintain good control.

Did you get any dietary advice that went into any detail? Many of us didn't get anything and those that did, got little of any substance or they got the standard America Diabetes Association recommendation that most, if not all, of us here found not to work. Many people diagnosed are unaware that the ADA recommendations don't work because they are told there is no need to test. I would read all you can in Bloodsugar 101, VeeJay gave you the link to it. Pay particular attention to the section about "How to Lower Your Bloodsugar"

Reducing carbohydrates dramatically for many of us has allowed us to control our BG and dump our meds. Some of us found it took a little exercise along with the change in what we eat to get control. Others have to have some meds to help get and keep us in good control. I am an advocate for taking meds as necessary, but we should be aware of the risk of many of them and try to take the safest ones possible. We can learn more about the meds in the Diabetes Drugs summary that is also in Bloodsugar101.

Thank you for joining the forum, I think it is one of the most beneficial places to get direction to prevent diabetes from being progressive. I know it has for me.

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Think I've had this since 2003. Told I was Type 2 lean on 2/13/12.
a1c 8.8 (8/2011) 5.2 (07/2019)
TC 183 LDL 102 HDL 65 TG 52 (02/20/2020)
Supplemental vitamins and electrolytes
64 YY Love the LCHF diet. The cheese goes well with my whine

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Old 10-12-2016, 16:47   #4
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I actually found this site through Blood Sugar 101. I have gathered a lot of new info from that exquisite site. I did get a referral to a diabetes educator whose diet recommendations was pretty much in line with the ADA. I had this one day course a week after diagnosis. I had already decided to cut the carbs down before the course which recommended 45g per meal and 15g per snack. This truly did not make sense to me from observing the effects high carbs had on my family members. I thank everyone for the warm welcomes and info especially to Blood Sugar 101.

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Old 10-12-2016, 17:56   #5
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Apologies to the choir.

Many people tend to believe that the medical community advice is sacred and never dispute it. That is how it should be, but unfortunately not true in all cases. Even the things that sound illogical to many is never questioned. I work with several people that I never knew were diabetic and would never guess it watching what they eat.

Good for you for seeing through or past the bad advice. Many of the ADA's corporate sponsors will not reap benefits off of you.

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Think I've had this since 2003. Told I was Type 2 lean on 2/13/12.
a1c 8.8 (8/2011) 5.2 (07/2019)
TC 183 LDL 102 HDL 65 TG 52 (02/20/2020)
Supplemental vitamins and electrolytes
64 YY Love the LCHF diet. The cheese goes well with my whine

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Old 10-12-2016, 18:27   #6
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mbuster You are very correct in regards to ADA. I had thought about following their set guidelines but with a little research decided to dump them completely. My endo has been very happy with my numbers though he said only test in the a.m. I don't understand that at all as I tend to test at least before meals, 1 & 2 hours after. Got big surprise testing pasta low spike 1 &2 hours later with bigger spike at 4 hours. I think at least with my family members they know what should and should not eat just don't care. Been trying to get both parents on low carb just suggesting small changes here and there with no nagging but it is in one ear out the other. My mom has good control as she has been diabetic since early eighties but still like sugar, biscuits, bread and other crap. My dad is the big problem he thinks if his levels drop below 150 he is hypo so his diet is total crap. He is having kidney problems now was diagnosed 10 years ago. Any suggestions on how to help without nagging him would be welcome. The last I talked to him he said he was going to try to cut carbs but my sister said he hasn't yet that was weeks ago. As for the medical community and how people view them I agree they tend to forget that the professionals are also human with very busy schedules and not enough time to research, interact with patients, and have a life.

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