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Old 09-27-2017, 10:37   #1
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Hello, I'm obviously new to this forum and I guess I'm supposed to introduce myself. After years of denial, I was diagnosed with type 2 in June and started to try to get it under control. I am 47 years old and at the time of diagnosis, I weighed 220 lbs, I am 5'10".My initial A1C was 9.7. My family history is very bad, basically everyone has a various degree of diabetes. I have, in the last 3 months, done very good, cutting carbs and sweets. The doctor has me on 1000 mg of metformin, 2x per day. I have been able to get my weight down to 185. Yesterday, I had my 2nd A1C and it was down to 5.7, so, I feel like I have done very good. I know that this is just one victory, and the battle will last the rest of my life, I just hope I can remain deligent. I have a few questions, I just need to explore this forum a bit more to make sure I post them in the correct places. I ask for your patients with me as I learn more about this forum and this disease, thank you.

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Old 09-27-2017, 13:15   #2
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Welcome to the forum

You have done well, indeed, in gaining control of your diabetes. As far as motivation to keep it up and stick to the low-carb way of eating, visiting this forum is, for me, essential. Staying in contact with diabetics who are being successful in managing their diabetes keeps one from feeling "different" and isolated.

Do visit here often, and join in the discussions. I'm sure you have experiences that will help and encourage others who are just starting out on their diabetes journey.

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Old 09-27-2017, 14:55   #3
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Hello, I'm obviously new to this forum and I guess I'm supposed to introduce myself. After years of denial, I was diagnosed with type 2 in June and started to try to get it under control. I am 47 years old and at the time of diagnosis, I weighed 220 lbs, I am 5'10".My initial A1C was 9.7. My family history is very bad, basically everyone has a various degree of diabetes. I have, in the last 3 months, done very good, cutting carbs and sweets. The doctor has me on 1000 mg of metformin, 2x per day. I have been able to get my weight down to 185. Yesterday, I had my 2nd A1C and it was down to 5.7, so, I feel like I have done very good. I know that this is just one victory, and the battle will last the rest of my life, I just hope I can remain deligent. I have a few questions, I just need to explore this forum a bit more to make sure I post them in the correct places. I ask for your patients with me as I learn more about this forum and this disease, thank you.
Hi ObiJon, love your nic.

Welcome to the forum. I'm also a newbie. I was diagnosed in May. You have come to the right place. There is a wealth of knowledgeable people here ready and willing to help.

Ask a lot of questions. I have learned so much. My parents were diabetics, so I came in here knowing a little about the disease. But back then, there weren't glucose meters, so a lot has changed.

Good luck to you, and I hope to see you around .

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Old 09-27-2017, 14:58   #4
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Obijon...Welcome to the forum! You have just surrounded yourself with a very large group of fellow diabetics. We can share our experiences with you and give our opinions on any questions you may have.

From your introduction you have actually got off to an amazing start in taking control of your diabetes. Cutting carbs, driving your weight down and improving your A1C is exactly what we all do here on this website....but we have a little trick we use to make the low carb eating, much easier! A very basic explanation is that we replace the lack of carbs with an increase in the fats we eat. In short your body needs something to fuel your body with. Fats do the trick giving you energy and magically erasing any hunger or cravings for carbs....!

Of course we all are trained to fear fats! Understanding how this all works requires a little reading or watching videos. Gaining this knowledge is important so that you have a complete grasp of how this all works. Below I have provided links to help you get started on learning how we all do Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) living, taking control of our diabetes for life!

Blood Sugar 101 Blood Sugar 101

Ketogenic Diet Resource https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb

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Old 09-28-2017, 12:47   #5
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Hello, ObiJon, and welcome to the forums!

Love your nickname - I take it you're a Star Wars fan?

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Old 09-28-2017, 13:15   #6
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Hello! Welcome!

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Old 09-28-2017, 15:54   #7
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You are doing a great job ! Keep it up .you will be off the metformin before you know it ! Bob

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Old 09-29-2017, 22:39   #8
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Hello ObiJon. Welcome to the forum.

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