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Old 09-04-2018, 19:35   #11
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Welcome back Tina.....as noted above, we all fall of the wagon sometimes. And be assured we all get the "Attitude" as my wife calls it! I tell her it is the way we prove we are human....!

The important thing is that when we get knocked down we get up and fight again. You are now in fighting again, instead of dwelling on the past failures focus on the successful path you have put yourself back on....

You have already gained the knowledge that you can do this! You also understand the risks associated with not doing it. For me, sometimes I think about the way diabetes kills folks. Usually, it is not fast, it is slow...sometimes it take a limb or two, then maybe blindness, or a debilitating heart attack...these realities usually help me get refocused!

I lost my older (4yrs) Type 2, sister in March of this year. She died a slow and painful death. She just could not stay with the LCHF model, she kind of did her own thing...it was not fun to watch, but she would not listen to anyone. Watching this has helped me stay focused, along with having a 'Red Headed' wife. She can be down right tough, if I am not taking care of myself....

So, we all just continue the fight and if we fall, we get back up and go back into the front line of battle.....

Good Luck to you.....

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Welcome to the boards Tina. You are on your way to a healthier you.

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I lost my older (4yrs) Type 2, sister in March of this year. She died a slow and painful death. She just could not stay with the LCHF model, she kind of did her own thing...it was not fun to watch, but she would not listen to anyone. Watching this has helped me stay focused, along with having a 'Red Headed' wife. She can be down right tough, if I am not taking care of myself....

So, we all just continue the fight and if we fall, we get back up and go back into the front line of battle.....

Good Luck to you.....
My condolences to you and your family. I watched my Dad die a slow and painful death as well. He's my inspiration for watching what I eat. After my Mom died, he didn't watch what he ate. It didn't take long for complications to start. A lot of people don't take diabetes seriously, and it could be because they didn't watch a loved one die a slow and painful death from complications

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My condolences to you and your family. I watched my Dad die a slow and painful death as well. He's my inspiration for watching what I eat.(
Amen! My mom (recently passed) is my inspiration. She couldn't be a good role model, but did make me try so much harder!

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Amen! My mom (recently passed) is my inspiration. She couldn't be a good role model, but did make me try so much harder!
I'm very sorry for your loss.

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Please can I get some advice. Just got HbA1c back and it’s 89, how bad is this? I’m already taking metformin gliclazide and another pink tablet, I’m worried I’m going to have to have insulin. I thought it would be bad but not this bad

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Tina, 89?? You must mean 8.9. I don't think the charts go to 90%. An A1c above 8% generally means diabetes is in poor control. Don't forget, however, that A1c covers a three-month period. If you've recently made even dramatic changes to your diet and exercise routines, you may not see that reflected in your A1c for a couple of months yet.

I apologize for missing a couple of days of postings, but I don't know as we've discussed the role of what you eat in your blood glucose numbers. I know you have been frustrated about no longer being able to eat as you have in the past.

But if you really want to avoid insulin injections (for whatever reasons) you may need to reconsider your approach to diet and exercise. The lower the number of grams of carbohydrates entering your body, the less medicine you need to keep blood glucose at healthy levels. Exercise helps boost your metabolism, too.

This may be the "good kick up the backside" you said you needed to make some big changes in what you eat and how much you exercise. We can help. Let's discuss some options. You may not be able to avoid taking insulin forever, but, hopefully, you'll be able to postpone when you might need it, maybe for forever.

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Old 09-10-2018, 19:44   #19
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Tina,
Many of us have been where you are now....my first A1c was 11.1....really bad it was. We all have tried dieting especially the Low Carb/ Low Fat starve yourself type diets. If you stop eating Carbs and Fats all that's left is Protein and veggies...and for most of us going around hungry 24/7 is not my idea of how to get better.

That was always my 'truth' until I tried eating a different mix of foods...NOT LESS FOOD!

When I went on the Low Carb High Fat model, I ate all I wanted until I was full. I kept my daily carb intake below 100 basically giving up all sugar, bread, pastas, most root crops and legumes. To offset this I ate more cheese, meats, eggs, Heavy Whipping Cream, etc. my blood sugars immediately improved and my first A1c was 5.8...Wow, I could not believe it. Check out the site below and learn more...you do not have to starve, you just substitute and keep eating....Good Luck!

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An 89 IFCC HbA1c (newer form of measurement) is in mmol/mol vs NGSP HBA1C (what we know) is in percent. An 89 IFCC is a 10.3% which equates to an average daily BG of 249 mg/dL or 13.8 mmol/L. Here is a conversion site.

Tina, look at eliminating/minimizing from your diet the major cause of high BG. That would be carbohydrates.

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