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Old 03-15-2017, 02:22   #1
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Hello, I am a member, but have been inactive since 2014. I fell off the wagon big time, and my have numbers have steadily increased. Here are my stats:

Age: 52 female
Diagnosed: Type 2- 2013 (A1C 6.5%) Strong family history of Type 2-I have 3 other siblings, father (deceased-heart disease), and aunts with Type 2

2016: A1C 6.9%
3/2017: A1C 8.2%; fasting BG 196
Metformin 1000 x 2 per day
I am on other meds such as Lisinopril (BP), Nature-throid (thyroid), and Atorvastatin (cholesterol).

When I was low-carbing and checking blood sugars, and using this forum, my A1C had dropped to 6.0%. I know it works! When I returned to work, I just didn't take the time to make good lower carb choices. My problem is I eat on the run or eat out at restaurants, work late and too tired to make better choices, blah, blah, blah. My doctor wants me to follow up with him every 3 months now (instead of once per year), so I have work to do!

I want to re-dedicate to taking better care of myself including monitoring and proper nutrition. Thanks for being here!!

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We're all driven by failure. Welcome back. Stay as long as you can this time!

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Welcome back !!!

you are always welcome to come and go as you please. we will be here if you need help or want to help others.

I eat out for breakfast and lunch most days and I live a ketogenic lifestyle so it can be done.

Eggs, bacon, cheese, spinach are all good in the morning and Salads and bunless burgers (some fast foods will do that) and chicken or steak with cheese and veggies are good for lunches.

Hang in there and take that first step to get yourself where you want to be

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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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Old 03-15-2017, 12:52   #4
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Hello, I am a member, but have been inactive since 2014. I fell off the wagon big time, and my have numbers have steadily increased. Here are my stats:

Age: 52 female
Diagnosed: Type 2- 2013 (A1C 6.5%) Strong family history of Type 2-I have 3 other siblings, father (deceased-heart disease), and aunts with Type 2

2016: A1C 6.9%
3/2017: A1C 8.2%; fasting BG 196
Metformin 1000 x 2 per day
I am on other meds such as Lisinopril (BP), Nature-throid (thyroid), and Atorvastatin (cholesterol).

When I was low-carbing and checking blood sugars, and using this forum, my A1C had dropped to 6.0%. I know it works! When I returned to work, I just didn't take the time to make good lower carb choices. My problem is I eat on the run or eat out at restaurants, work late and too tired to make better choices, blah, blah, blah. My doctor wants me to follow up with him every 3 months now (instead of once per year), so I have work to do!

I want to re-dedicate to taking better care of myself including monitoring and proper nutrition. Thanks for being here!!
I had to start taking a cholesterol drug after my arteries got blocked of the newest one that is not a statin drug. We found out stress and infections raises my blood glucose levels.

We suggest to inquire about the Lisinopril with your Doctor if you are still having high sugars. If you are taking cholesterol statin drugs discuss it with your Doctor. The cholesterol statin drugs raised my blood glucose levels the most.

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