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Old 12-08-2016, 15:27   #1
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Hi all, I've been diabetic for a while (diagnosed in 2001), been on an insulin pump since 2004, fighting the daily struggle. But the good news is, I am still above ground, still counting carbs and getting fussed at by my endo about my A1C. I am from Central Alabama, I am 44 years old, married, and glad to be here.

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Old 12-08-2016, 23:24   #2
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Above ground is good! Welcome to the forum We're glad you're here as well.

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Dx'ed Feb 2011 w/ BS > 600
A1C: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other Stuff
2/13/11 .. 14.7 . . . . . . Trig/HDL ratio .. 5.5 to 2.2 in 6 mo
5/23/11 .. 6.2 . . . . . . . Low-carb/high healthy-fat diet
9/8/11 .... 5.6 . . . . . . . No meds, No statin
2/24/16 .... basal/bolus insulin 2-3 days/wk due to steroids

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Old 12-09-2016, 05:31   #3
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Hi bassnthru, welcome to the forum.

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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 12-09-2016, 13:00   #4
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Hi and welcome! I'm sure others will chime in with more info, but to start with, check out this website:

would recommend reading Bloodsugar101 to learn more about diabetes and its management. Blood Sugar 101

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