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Old 03-04-2019, 05:16   #1
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Hi all,

I am a 68 year old male which was just told 3 days ago that I have type 2, idiot doctor just simply told me when my blood was analyzed that some number was like 310 !

He told me nothing else and simply prescribed some pill with just1 refill of Metformin 500 MG 2 times a day.

I guess as soon as I told him I am on medical and social security. he sees no large profits and treats me as a lowlife ?


I am 5" 10" tall, weigh about 200 pounds. I live alone so this is over my head to wrap around as I went to hospital to be told I also have bronchitis and pneumonia !

I am still in shock about this and totally dummy where to even start other then I just ordered some books from Amazon, no clue if they are useful or not and some meter to stab myself for blood like a vampire


I read somewhere a clue to type 2 is when taking a leak that there is foamy bubbles.

heck I have seen this like for 2-3 years and just thought it was the cleaner for toilet, just how dumb I am

I never drank any type of booze including beer or wine. All I drank is like 6 bottles of water a day, maybe V8 or grapefruit juice in AM.

3 times a day I drink water with some fiber product

OK maybe boring you but if you could is start me off, tell me how to know by how I feel is low or high values,

where is some info to tell me what all I can or cannot eat.?

Maybe what off the self products I should use like drinks for type 2 people ?

Clueless and need your experience !

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Old 03-04-2019, 11:47   #2
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Hi JR, you can eat and drink anything at all, but with moderation.
Of course, things with a high glycemic index (sugary stuff) is less good than things with low glycemix index (like e.g. lettuce, cucumber).
It's not just sugar that makes your blood sugar levels rise, but also alcohol and starch, everything that breaks down into sugar in your body.
Lots of members on this forum advertise that they benefit from a low carb / high fat diet. You might want to look into that.
But don't let the diagnosis "type 2 DB" keep you from eating or drinking your favorite foods / drinks completely, just be aware of their effect on your body and be careful with portion size or plan in excercise to get rid of the higher blood sugar levels from food.

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Old 03-04-2019, 13:23   #3
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Welcome to the forum, JR!

First, a bit of housekeeping: As a moderator here, I've removed your essentially-duplicate post in the Diabetes Symptoms subforum. Doing this will let more people respond to you in one place and, hopefully, make it easier to get the information you're looking for (there's lots of information here!).

Silinde is correct in that no food or beverage is totally off-limits, but I'll add the phrase within the limits of what works for your body. Everyone's diabetes is a little different, and what works best for one person in food, medication, or exercise, may not work best for another. We can help you find out what works best for you.

What works best for many of us here is a way of eating that includes a very low amount of carbohydrates. Since diabetes at its simplest is a condition in which the body cannot properly regulate blood glucose and insulin levels in response to eating carbohydrates, to many of us it makes sense to not eat so many grams of carbohydrates that medication is required. You can find more information on low-carb eating at this site: Diet Doctor . Some folks also have success with "intermittent fasting" -- eating only at specific times of the day. I'm still too into food to want to try that myself right now , but it certainly works for some.

You're off to a good start by wanting to learn more about diabetes and getting a meter to test your blood glucose. You'll find lots of information here, too. Take a look around and then ask the questions for which you haven't found an answer and I'm sure you'll get answers. And maybe find another doctor; this one does not seem well-engaged with your health.

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Old 03-04-2019, 13:45   #4
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I second dietdoctor.com. Lots of free info there on low carb, videos to watch etc. I would also google Dr. Sarah Halberg's Ted Talk on diabetes. It is very, very informative. I also do intermittent fasting. You will find videos from Dr. Jason Fung on dietdoctor.com that may help introduce the subject to you. There is lots to learn and I would venture to say, most of us learned it ourselves and not so much from our physicians.

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Old 03-04-2019, 14:25   #5
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teamzr1...welcome aboard!

I too am a 68 year old male with type 2 diabetes. Although, I was diagnosed over 12 years ago. I found this website in 2015 and I feel it saved my life. At that time I was on a daily dose of slow acting insulin, 2000mg of metformin, and a drug called Januvia! Even with all of that my average blood sugar (A1c) was approaching 8, which is a dangerous level if it stays at that level or higher for a long while. I get very concerned and started searching for a better way to control my diabetes. This website and the associated information taught me how to control this disease.

Within a few months I learned to eat low carb foods, yet supplementing the lack of carbs, by increasing my fat intake (butter, heavy cream, bacon, eggs, etc.). Doing this kept me from feeling hungry or craving sweets. When I got hungry, I ate! That was the "Magic" for me, I knew right away, if I had a 'diet' that allowed me to eat if I felt hungry or was craving a snack, yet still kept my blood sugar on track.....I knew I could do that...and I have!

It really did save my life! Below is the website links you need to review and understand. Then do your own research including this website and learn all you can. Your own knowledge is what will save you...

By the way I have never heard that 'bubbles in urine' is a sign of diabetes? There is a lot of misinformation out about our disease, so having knowledge is important! A common sign of diabetes is being excessively thirsty all the time and sudden weight loss. But, so people have no symptoms…this disease is very tricky, so be guarded in what you believe...

http://www.bloodsugar101.com/

http://www.dietdoctor.com/lchf


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Welcome to the forum, Jr

You've joined a good place and are now among a group of folks who are dedicated to gaining good control of their diabetes. Do stick around, read the threads (especially others intro threads) and join in the discussions - ask any questions you have.

I was 63 when I was diagnosed with diabetes. Having some experience of low-carb eating before for weight loss, I immediately went low carb and saw immediate results in much lower BG.

I have learned a lot from the information and experiences shared here by other diabetics. Another good resource is www.bloodsugar101.com We have come to trust what is written there because the author, Jenny Ruhl, does the research and cites her resources.

There's a lot to know about diabetes, but as you will find as you read through the threads here, it isn't all that difficult to manage T2 diabetes. Your meter is your friend. It will tell you the truth about what you can and cannot eat. (I never trust anyone who says "this food is good for diabetics" without checking if it is good for me. I follow the "Eat to your meter" method and so I actually KNOW what foods I can and cannot eat.
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Hi Silinde for the reply and information

Being single I rarely buy cakes, cookies candy, etc as it gets stale

I do eat lots of white and Jewish rye bread a lot as I stink in cooking so my best is like grilled American cheese sandwiches
Is rye OK to eat.
Also lots of frozen dinners :-(
Is it OK if the dinner says like 7 grams ?

I had a real bad day on 2/27 (last week) and you gave a clue as I eat frozen dinner of spaghetti the night before

I drunk no types of booze, never have

I am dumb on all this, do not even know what low or high carb means :-(
I ordered some book via Amazon, not sure if they are helpful or not or confuse me more
The drug doctor gave me for type 2 ( take 2 times a day) has not done anything for me yet though been about 6 days
Exercise will be tough as my spine is bent up and 4 dics screwed up and at this time weather has been in 20s and had to shovel 4 feet od snow/ice long sidewall and driveway was no help as also have pneumonia since early Feb and only getting about 4 hours max sleep per night

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Hi JR, you can eat and drink anything at all, but with moderation.
Of course, things with a high glycemic index (sugary stuff) is less good than things with low glycemix index (like e.g. lettuce, cucumber).
It's not just sugar that makes your blood sugar levels rise, but also alcohol and starch, everything that breaks down into sugar in your body.
Lots of members on this forum advertise that they benefit from a low carb / high fat diet. You might want to look into that.
But don't let the diagnosis "type 2 DB" keep you from eating or drinking your favorite foods / drinks completely, just be aware of their effect on your body and be careful with portion size or plan in excercise to get rid of the higher blood sugar levels from food.

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Thanks itissteve for all the help and info
and all the others who have responded
I will reply to each as I can as this is all over my head

Yes the doctor I saw was via so sick I had to call a ambulance to the hospital. emergency ward, seems doctors there are part time as they also have their own business and office
In any case cannot even contact him as to meds issues as hospital does not give out his phone number.

Yes I have owned, wrenched and race Corvettes since 1974, all type of racing and at one time owned the famous Snake Skinner ZR1
Owned 10 Covettes since '74

I custom tune the controllers or older ECM to make them go lots faster

This forum is not allowing me to post a link to my Corvette forum so you can see lot of techie content, also went I replied to you went I clicked to reply it kicked back and said no links allowed but it was the links you had in your reply :-(


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Thanks Rhall
I will search cyberspace for info you mention

Thanks

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Thanks div2live for the good information

Doctor only gave me Metformin 500mg, 2 times a day
Does that hinder me getting better as no help over 6 days ?
What does A1c mean ?

Problem for me at this time is I do not know what all these terms means, how to make use of what I read and not further get confused

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teamzr1...welcome aboard!

I too am a 68 year old male with type 2 diabetes. Although, I was diagnosed over 12 years ago. I found this website in 2015 and I feel it saved my life. At that time I was on a daily dose of slow acting insulin, 2000mg of metformin, and a drug called Januvia! Even with all of that my average blood sugar (A1c) was approaching 8, which is a dangerous level if it stays at that level or higher for a long while. I get very concerned and started searching for a better way to control my diabetes. This website and the associated information taught me how to control this disease.

Within a few months I learned to eat low carb foods, yet supplementing the lack of carbs, by increasing my fat intake (butter, heavy cream, bacon, eggs, etc.). Doing this kept me from feeling hungry or craving sweets. When I got hungry, I ate! That was the "Magic" for me, I knew right away, if I had a 'diet' that allowed me to eat if I felt hungry or was craving a snack, yet still kept my blood sugar on track.....I knew I could do that...and I have!

It really did save my life! Below is the website links you need to review and understand. Then do your own research including this website and learn all you can. Your own knowledge is what will save you...

By the way I have never heard that 'bubbles in urine' is a sign of diabetes? There is a lot of misinformation out about our disease, so having knowledge is important! A common sign of diabetes is being excessively thirsty all the time and sudden weight loss. But, so people have no symptoms…this disease is very tricky, so be guarded in what you believe...



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