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Old 12-11-2017, 17:41   #1
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I am 57 year old grandma and was diagnosed 2 years ago. I have received a lot of help from my daughters Australian Shepard puppy Gus. I walked him for miles (well at first I walked 1/4 mile and threw up) and went to many classes at the kennel club. I became quite strict with the carbs and had A1C levels of 5.4-5.6. Now it is creeping up to 6.0. Instead of simply avoiding what I shouldn't eat I am now looking for low carb sweets and flour substitutes. Excuses now creeping into my thoughts when I eat or skip exercise. So, I am rebooting with you nice people...

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Old 12-11-2017, 18:22   #2
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Originally Posted by Obrien60 View Post
I am 57 year old grandma and was diagnosed 2 years ago. ... Excuses now creeping into my thoughts when I eat or skip exercise. So, I am rebooting with you nice people...
I can relate to that and I've been Type 1 for over 51 years. It's so easy to fall in to bad habits or old habits. I find myself doing that all the time, usually when BG Trends reveal themselves over a couple of weeks I have to then say, okay what am I doing to cause that and it usually comes down to inactivity coupled with tasty carb snacks that I don't really need.

I suspect most of us can relate to that as I have yet to meet a perfect person

Back on snacking with Pistachios instead of those evil Ginger cookies where one bite drives my BGs way up - LOL

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Old 12-11-2017, 18:36   #3
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Welcome, Obrien! I'm about your age and a grandpa and was diagnosed a few years earler than I took my diabetes seriously. Your story sounds kind of familiar -- except that we have a part-Bichon part-cat that doesn't like to get her feet wet when she walks, so I have to work around Her Royal Finickiness.

This is the Web site that helped me get serious about managing my diabetes. I'm sure it can do the same for you. Dive in, read a lot, and ask questions!

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Old 12-11-2017, 19:12   #4
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Welcome to the forum. You will find lots of great success stories and plenty of support here.

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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 (02/2020)
TC 183 LDL 102 HDL 65 TG 52 (02/20/2020)
Supplemental vitamins and electrolytes
65 YY Love the LCHF diet. The cheese goes well with my whine

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Old 12-12-2017, 21:52   #5
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Welcome to the forum! Support is crucial and the support here is good.

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Old 12-13-2017, 23:31   #6
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Welcome Obrien60

This is my support group, it works well. I come here to maintain a journal, continually learn and be reminded of those things I should be mindful of. It works.


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Old 12-20-2017, 14:51   #7
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Old 12-20-2017, 17:38   #8
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Hi and welcome....I am a 67 year old that was diagnosed with Type 2 over 12 years ago. I found this website in April of 2015. I jumped in full bore beginning May 1,2015. I have followed LCHF fairly well until this Christmas. My last A1c was 5.9, so I guess I had it under control. But, alas, I now am refocused after falling off the wagon for a few weeks...

Everyone on this website that have been following LCHF protocols, have fallen off the wagon. Some briefly, some not so 'briefly'! It is human nature, but what we all have to learn is that after you fall off the wagon, you have to pick yourselves up and get right back on that wagon.

Honestly, LCHF as changed my health for the better, including weight loss over 55lbs....I find it easy to get refocused....!

I wish I knew more about what you eat and don't eat and what you are craving...you ask about substitute flour, many of us use almond flour and others sub's, but you are very limited in what you can do with these.....below is my favorite bred like snack. It is really good, but does have a hint of bitterness from the sub flour.

Tell us more about your eating and I may have more suggestions.....

Low Carb Blueberry (Pecan) Scones
Preheat oven to 375

In a large bowl sift together:

1 cup of Almond Flour
2 Tablespoons of Coconut Flour
teaspoon Sea salt
cup of granulated sweetener (We use swerve if you use your favorite one be sure to adjust measurement based on the sweetener used)

In a Separate bowl beat together:

2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Then add to the dry ingredients stirring until a batter is formed.
Fold in cup of Blueberries (or Pecans)

Drop 6 equal mounds on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and back for 18 minutes until nicely browned. Cover with melted butter when served…

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Old 12-22-2017, 20:39   #9
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Well back after a few years. I do miss the Apple App. Well its been a few years. Looks like all newbies - which is good. The reality and transition can be tough. Also can be hard to stay on track. Few treats around the house having a tough time avoiding - been having some small portions - sure its impacting my levels. I have given up monitoring all the time - just no purpose in it.

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Old 12-22-2017, 21:54   #10
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Looks like all newbies - which is good.
There's still some "oldtimers" here. Good to see you posting again.

Diagnosed 2010
Eat LCHF to control BG
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