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Old 10-13-2016, 15:16   #1
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Hello.

I asked my doctor to diagnose me as diabetic when my pre-diabetes numbers became: A1c 6.4 and fasting 121. (He wanted me to "lose some weight and watch what I eat" until my next annual exam. I need to lose around 60 pounds.) As soon as I got access to blood sugar testing I found I was indeed too high (first morning bs was 157).

That was in July. Since then by going LCHF I have dramatically changed my readings by diet alone. Dawn Phenomenon consistently gave me readings of 130 at first but this has dropped. (I love working with my tester; what stories it tells!) I am managing by diet and exercise alone right now. I try to keep carbs to 10 grams per meal, essentially the Trim Healthy Mama "S meal" idea.

But I am craving carbs. (Always have, since I was little and would sneak into the kitchen at night to steal cookies.) I think it has something to do with this incredibly painful election; the news makes me want to self-medicate. I regularly abuse roasted almonds. 85% chocolate is another. But I would love to get my hands on a pile of gluten free cookies.

I have the book Thriving on Diabetes which I have skimmed and into which will dig deeper. But what I really need is some live community. I hope I can be an encouragement to others as well.

Thanks,
Ruth

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Hello.

I asked my doctor to diagnose me as diabetic when my pre-diabetes numbers became: A1c 6.4 and fasting 121. (He wanted me to "lose some weight and watch what I eat" until my next annual exam. I need to lose around 60 pounds.) As soon as I got access to blood sugar testing I found I was indeed too high (first morning bs was 157).

That was in July. Since then by going LCHF I have dramatically changed my readings by diet alone. Dawn Phenomenon consistently gave me readings of 130 at first but this has dropped. (I love working with my tester; what stories it tells!) I am managing by diet and exercise alone right now. I try to keep carbs to 10 grams per meal, essentially the Trim Healthy Mama "S meal" idea.

But I am craving carbs. (Always have, since I was little and would sneak into the kitchen at night to steal cookies.) I think it has something to do with this incredibly painful election; the news makes me want to self-medicate. I regularly abuse roasted almonds. 85% chocolate is another. But I would love to get my hands on a pile of gluten free cookies.

I have the book Thriving on Diabetes which I have skimmed and into which will dig deeper. But what I really need is some live community. I hope I can be an encouragement to others as well.

Thanks,
Ruth
there are plenty here that can help and encourage. I recommend that you look at the recipe area for sweet fat bombs. that might help you with the cravings.

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Here are some good starting points to read

Blood Sugar 101 - VERY informative and accurate
http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...ng-method.html a tried and true testing method
https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb lists foods for LCHF

""You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever the doctors want you to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." "
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Thank you. Will check it out.
Very impressed by your stats! You must be feeling pretty good about them. )

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Hi aunt grace, welcome to the forum. There is nothing better than being able to interact, books just don't seem to do that. This is a very good forum for asking questions, seeking support, sharing tips, venting, etc.

Congrats on wanting to be proactive and do something "now" instead of waiting a year. Testing does let us know what we can and cannot do or eat (maybe better put as should or should not). One of the best guides we have found to go by is Bloodsugar101 by Jenny Ruhl. It is loaded with lots of information about diabetes and its management, citing to the studies the info is based upon. It is well worth the time to read thru it. It is on line or can be found in book form.

I've been fortunate in not having cravings for carbs, or maybe I just do not remember them since its been over 4 1/2 years since starting LCHF. The suggestion of fat bombs is good. It may be setting off a small craving for them in me. Also the low carb snacking, if potions become large enough, may bump up your carbs high enough to set off cravings. Mixed nuts would be my overindulgence if I let it.

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Supplemental vitamins and electrolytes
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Thank you. Will check it out.
Very impressed by your stats! You must be feeling pretty good about them. )
I do feel great and I know my journey is just beginning. I have a lot more goals and will check them off one by one. This site has helped tremendously to get me where I am today.

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Blood Sugar 101 - VERY informative and accurate
http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...ng-method.html a tried and true testing method
https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb lists foods for LCHF

""You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever the doctors want you to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." "
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One of the best guides we have found to go by is Bloodsugar101 by Jenny Ruhl. It is loaded with lots of information about diabetes and its management, citing to the studies the info is based upon. It is well worth the time to read thru it. It is on line or can be found in book form.
Thanks. This book looks solid.

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