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Old 01-02-2018, 02:34   #1
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Im new to this forum. I am reading Dr. Bernstein's books and am learning so many new things. I had a really bad scare the other night. My bg was 519. I didn't go to ER now realize I should have. But today, I have it down to 137 give or take a few points. I am on Metformin 1000mg twice a day. The reason my bg was so high was because I went on a food binge. I have been eating like crazy the last two months. Its like I'm not in touch with reality and cannot control what I eat and dont really care. It is scary because I cant stop. Well, the reading scared me enough. I immediately went back to low carb eating and it has been two days. I lost 6 pounds and feel better. I know how to do this. I know I can. Keep me in your prayers. Thank you.

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Old 01-02-2018, 03:24   #2
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you are in my prayers and it sounds like your scare will put you on a better path. When I went to the doctor and my reading was almost 400 , it scared me too and eating Low Carb is the solution.

Stay with us... tell us your successes and failures. we dont judge. we want to help and be there to support you!

no one is perfect. you got a wake up call... you are back to doing what you need to. its ok to fall off the wagon.

hang in there and talk to us. we are hear to help you and maybe posting will be a way to keep yourself grounded in low carb

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Old 01-02-2018, 03:49   #3
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Hi magician, welcome to the forum.

Yes 519 is scary high. Sorry about the food binge, but good for you to realize it before it gets more serious. Foods are addictive and there are some serious cravings to get through, but you can do it. Going low carb will definitely help, and since you've low carbed before, you know that you may have to increase your sodium intake. It helps with the sluggish feeling you get as you eliminate many processed foods that you ate before. You may think that you didn't use that much salt, well, it didn't come out of your salt shaker but it was in those foods and eliminating them messes with your electrolyte balance.

Another good read is Bloodsugar101 as far telling many things a type 2 needs to know.

It doesn't take magic to get to where you have good control of your BG, it takes knowledge and willpower. Of course, the prayers don't hurt.

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Welcome, magician. It took a "scare" this summer to get my attention with my diabetes, though I'm guessing my BG number wasn't as high as yours. But the scare was enough. I've been on the straight and narrow for months.

You can do this. You know what's at stake. And you have the folks on this site, which have been a tremendous source of information and support. As hftmrock said, there is no judgement here. We've all had our -- umm -- episodes and "oopses". People here can offer tips and let you know you're not alone in this.

But, magician, if the bingeing makes another appearance, you might want to consider having a chat with someone you trust -- doctor, clergyperson, even a friend who you know "tells it like it is" -- to help you understand why you binge despite its personal cost to you.

My prayers are with you.

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Im new to this forum. I am reading Dr. Bernstein's books and am learning so many new things. I had a really bad scare the other night. My bg was 519. I didn't go to ER now realize I should have ...
Yikes, but not surprising. I've been living with type 1 for many many years and I still screw up occasionally. Not sure if I have ever hit 519 but I did hit 400 twice over the Christmas break from abandoning my normal eating habits and instead indulged in eating chocolates, Turkey Dressing, Mashed Potatoes and drinking lots of alcohol beverages.

At least as a Type 1 I can give myself another shot to get it down quickly - as I know how one feels once you hit 400 or greater you must of felt pretty bad.

Like yourself - back to better habits for 2018 - best not to do that sort of thing too often

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Its been a few days now since my SCARE. Lol. It was definitely a wake up call for me. I have been on lowcarb/Bernstein for several days now. I am slowly normalizing. Sugars are coming down. I still cant get under 120 but staying under 160. Following the food program to a T. Thank you for your help and support. I really need you guys in my life now.

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Stick with it magician, be patient, under 120 will come and will be oh so worth it. Looking back at when you got there from where you started, it won't look nearly as far away as it does when looking from now until it you get there.

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Hi magician, welcome to the forum.

Congrats, you have landed at correct forum. You will find lot of valuable information here.
I was swinging around 400 when I was diagnosis with Diabetes, and my Ha1c was almost 12.6 , I strictly follow LCHF and after three months it came down to the range of 5 .

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Welcome to the family,
Just venting the truth is empowerment, self examination is key to destroying denial. I am a newbie here yet I find this forum an indispensable part of my Blood Glucose Battle.

I will be praying in agreement with you, and ask that you add me to your prayers also. We can conquer this thing together! Let's fight the good fight.


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Great to hear this, magician! I wish you continued success. You know everyone here is pulling for you.

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