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Old 05-23-2018, 21:49   #11
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Sometimes I even forget I have some Diabetes. Slips my mind. As I said I have been taking Metformin faithfully. The Dr said am I’m sure I’m taking and I said yes. My wife got kinda angry he thought I was just saying that. The meals you all eat.... I don’t know how you do it, I really don’t. I’ll keep trying a little but don’t like eating like a rabbit. By the way if it ever comes to needing insulin, can I take an insulin pill instead??? I dislike injections. Thanks

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Hi, Dr says I have mild Diabetes and last A1C was 7.1 and am taking Metformin twice a day. I seldom use the meter he gave me in Feb but when I do, about 7 times use for fasting glucose test, itís always 148 to 152. Too hard to change eating habits so I eat what I want hoping Metformin keeps it under control. No feet damage or eye issues at all. I take it day by day I do walk everyday. Sometimes I forget all about it because I take both meds and all pills at once.
Bottom line is Dr says itís mild, so little to worry about?? At this point?
It's a pleasure to meet you @Ratter51.

I have a feeling that you know it is something you need to be concerned about because of the fact that you decided to share your story with us. I shared my story here.

I started out pretty angry as well. Use that anger to choose to take control of your diabetes. We will be right here beside you, every step of the way.

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Sometimes I even forget I have some Diabetes. Slips my mind. As I said I have been taking Metformin faithfully. The Dr said am Iím sure Iím taking and I said yes. My wife got kinda angry he thought I was just saying that. The meals you all eat.... I donít know how you do it, I really donít. Iíll keep trying a little but donít like eating like a rabbit. By the way if it ever comes to needing insulin, can I take an insulin pill instead??? I dislike injections. Thanks
ask the questions...


I eat Steak , hamburger, porkchops, chicken, fish, cheese, bacon, Pork rinds, some vegetables, real butter, cream cheese, sour cream, low carb beer on occasion, etc...

does that sound like a salad?

you have been trained to think of a low fat diet. thats not what we do

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Did I mention BACON?

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Old 05-23-2018, 22:00   #15
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if you were allergic to peanuts.. you would not forget
if you were allergic to shellfish.. you would not forget

and while its not easy, a diabetic is allergic to carbohydrates.

once you commit that, you dont forget. its a state of mind

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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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My plan Dr never suggested seeing a specialist. Next A1C is just before the Fourth of July. I have no idea how, but all of a sudden people are trying to sell Diabetes bracelets. No way will I wear one, your telling everyone what you have!! My doctor does not seemed concerned too much...as I said he said it’s very mild. That’s were I am at now. Thanks again I’ll look at some of the things on this site.

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My plan Dr never suggested seeing a specialist. Next A1C is just before the Fourth of July. I have no idea how, but all of a sudden people are trying to sell Diabetes bracelets. No way will I wear one, your telling everyone what you have!! My doctor does not seemed concerned too much...as I said he said itís very mild. Thatís were I am at now. Thanks again Iíll look at some of the things on this site.
no one here will try to sell you anything or ask you to say anything you are unwilling to say. we are not that type of site.

Good luck.. we are here if you have any questions.

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https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb lists foods for LCHF

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My plan Dr never suggested seeing a specialist. Next A1C is just before the Fourth of July. I have no idea how, but all of a sudden people are trying to sell Diabetes bracelets. No way will I wear one, your telling everyone what you have!!
Ratter, I know you resent being called a diabetic. I don't like that either. It sounds like something that's supposed to define me. "Oh, that's Jane. She's a teacher. That's Jeff -- he's a really good golfer. And that's Steve. He's a diabetic." Not happenin'...

I hated the meter, too. Bought one for my diabetes education class -- the cheapest one I could find (why waste money on something I would never use?) and it sat in the box for months before I used it the second time. Was a little scared of it, actually, at first.

And whaddaya mean I can no longer eat my favorite breakfast (McDonald's Breakfast Burritos) or join the gang for pizza and beer?

But I saw what poor BG control did to family and friends. Poor (or no) eyesight, missing limbs, always tired and always hurting from something or another. I didn't want that for myself. Besides, I had two new granddaughters I wanted to see grow up. Wasn't likely with uncontrolled T2.

So I changed. It wasn't easy; not gonna lie. It made sense to me that, as a diabetic, I essentially was allergic to carbohydrates. I got a lot of help here to figure out what I should eat and sympathy for the ups and downs.

Sometimes still I'm really tempted by a food that's not good for me; I walk by it thinking about how bad I'll feel if I actually do eat as much of it as I think I want. Sometimes I'll have a bite or two and that's enough. I see it on my meter later and remember what I'm trying to accomplish. Sometimes I eat more of it knowing my next reading is going to be way out of my typical range. After all, we have to live with this condition for the rest of our lives. But it's easier for me not to do that at all.

I've lost weight (eating butter and sausages) and I feel better. I don't have "sugar lows" anymore and don't get "hangry" nearly as often as I used to. My BG is in very good control and my A1c now is so low that I don't worry about going blind and losing limbs as long as I stick with the plan. It's work but there's a benefit to it.

Take the time you need to figure out what you need to do for yourself in addressing your diabetes. That's the only way the change will stick. We're here to help. So many of us have been where you've been and we know it's not just a matter of saying, "Welp, that's it then, is it?" It takes time to come to grips with it and time to make the changes. But we will encourage you to make the changes. Your life will be better for them.

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Old 05-24-2018, 01:11   #20
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Also I have been putting sugar on my salads and fruit dishes. I switch from Spenda ,Walmart brand, to real sugar. I tried the other artificial sweeteners and they taste lousy. Without sugar, the fruit has no sweetness. Only a tablespoon of real sugar. I drink diet soda only. Lots of coffee. Water with different fruit flavors gets old after a few days. Am eating turkey hotdog tonight. I know thatís good. Saw a nutrionist a couple times but lost interest. I donít want spend all day thinking about diabetes either. Eyes have been checked a couple weeks ago no signs, foot dr saw no signs when I had plantar fascia, and good to go. Letís see what the next A1C says and go from there. Thanks everyone very nice people.

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