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Old 06-06-2019, 15:39   #1
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Hello, I am Julia and am 70 years old. After two months in the hospital 6 years ago, I came out almost 100 lbs lighter with type 2 diabetes. I struggle with weight gain but have managed to keep my A1C around 6.9 to 7.5. I have learned much from this forum and appreciate those who share their experiences.

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Old 06-06-2019, 16:20   #2
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Welcome out of lurkerville, Julia

It's a real bummer developing diabetes later in life. I was 63 when diagnosed, and, according to my record of A1Cs, it happened within only one year.

I was fortunate in that I already knew about low-carb eating as it relates to diabetes, so I went back to that way and brought my blood glucose (BG) level down rather quickly. I find that as long as I keep my carb consumption at 30g or less a day, along with plenty of healthy fats, my weight isn't an issue. But when I let carbs creep into my meals is when I struggle.

Have you been on a diabetes treatment plan? are you taking any meds? have you made changes to your diet? Hopefully, as you continue to visit this forum and interact with us here, you will be able to get your A1C below 6%.

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My low-carb recipe collection on Pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com/VRStudio1/...light-recipes/
70 yrs. Dx May 2010
Diet controlled: VLC/HF
BG steady with no highs or lows.
A1C in the 5% range.
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Gluten intolerant, sensitive to dairy & eggs.
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:41   #3
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Hi Julia, welcome to the forum.

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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) 5.4 (10/2018)
TC 206 LDL 102 HDL 85 TG 96 (10/2018)
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63 YY Love the LCHF diet. The cheese goes well with my whine

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Old 06-07-2019, 04:58   #4
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Hello lurkerville,
Yes I am on insulin, Novolog and Lantus. I am aware of limiting my carbs and beginning to put this into practice. I have a terrible sweet tooth which I try to sooth with limited fruits and vegies. I am working on it and recently started using the Freestyle Libre. Thank you for the Welcome and I will check out your low-carb recipe collection on Pinterest. Have a great day.

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Hi mbuster thank you for the welcome, have a good day.

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Yes, VeeJay it was me who did a follow on your Pinterest site. Figured I would start using an experienced suggestion. Food looks good.

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Hey Julia, Welcome to the forum. I was diagnosed in 2017. I can't believe it's been 2 years. I have learned a lot from everyone here. I follow a low carb high fat diet. When I was diagnosed, my A1C was at 10.5. Now, I'm in the 5% club. I hope to stay in that category forever. I know it's hard. I miss bread most of all.

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Hello Alamogirl, I am so impressed with your A1C of 5.8. I really would like to achieve this. Yes bread has always been a downfall for me but I have been doing without. But you wow how do you do it? My doctor told me I was doing good control with a 6.9, the more I read the more I feel this is not true. Thank you for the post. Julia

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Hi Julia....welcome aboard! As you have already noticed by joining with us on this website you have surrounded yourself with a very large group of fellow diabetics. Many of us have walked down the roads you are now on. We can share our experiences and learn from each other. One key to doing this well is for you to review the information on our Blood Sugar 101 website, which I will provide below. By doing that you will have the same understanding of terms and basic information about diabetes that most of us follow.

I am a male, 69 years young! I was diagnosed with type 2 over 13 years ago. I struggled with controlling my blood sugars and my weight until 2015 when I found this website. After reviewing many of the posts on this website and also studying the recipes on this website, I decided "I can do this"! We really do not diet, what we do is change our carb intake and replace the lack of carbs by increasing our fat intake. So when I started I gave up most all carbs, and increased my fat intake... In less than 12 months I lost 70 lbs. (I did not increase my activity or work out) and my A1c dropped to 5.8 (from 6.9)! On top of that my blood pressure normalized and my doctor had to cut my dosage to 1/2, as my BP was getting to low. I had to get off of my water pill also. My cholesterol actually dropped into the normal goal level for diabetics, even when I was consuming lots of fats. This change in lifestyle saved my life...and it can do the same for you!

So check out these websites and start your journey to take control of your diabetes....

http://www.bloodsugar101.com/
https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb lists foods for Low Carb High Fat (LCHF)

PS: I have some tricks I use if I get starved for 'Sweets'! I have a recipe for low carb cheese cake...it is in the recipe section of our website or PM me and I will send it to you..it is yummy! I also keep some really good chocolate bars that have 72% chocolate. Most food stores carry these. You can eat 2-3 squares and stay low carb (At first they taste a bit bitter, but quickly they will become your best sweet snack) I can go on and on....but point is, you can still deal with your sweet tooth and also even have potato salad, if you do what we can retrograding the potatoes....the trick is search for ideas and recipes in time you will have a complete menu with all the foods you love...!

That's why I day this is not a DIET it is a change in what you eat!

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That avocado egg salad looks delicious.

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