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Old 10-02-2019, 07:03   #1
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Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Canada
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Diagnosed in 2012

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Hello fellow diabetics and non diabetics,
I'm Jimmy,

I joined this community to see how other diabetics are handling their diabetes.

I believe in a healthy lifestyle and that is how I manage my type 2 diabetes.
My last 4 A1c tests have been steady at 5.4. I notice I am still a bit high on the fasting insulin and hence my insulin resistance is a bit on the high side.

My fasting blood sugar during the week ranges anywhere from 4.9 to 5.7 mmol/L ( 88 - 102 mg/dl).

I have quit eating sugar and processed foods, I am a strict low carber and eat 2 meals and fast everyday.

I am looking forward to chatting and helping out where I can.

See you in the community.


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Old 10-02-2019, 13:38   #2
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Location: Minnesota, USA
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Hello, jimmy!

You're going to find a bunch of like-minded people here, many of whom are eating low-carb (or ketogenic), fasting, exercising, etc., to control their blood glucose -- and others who are interested in or using at least some of these methods. Your contributions of experience and support are welcome!

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Now with less sugar!

A1c 09-15-2020: 5.6; no meds. Thank you LCHF!
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Old 10-02-2019, 21:42   #3
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SW Arkansas
Posts: 9,428

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Diagnosed in Feb. 2012

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Hi Jimmy, welcome to the forum.

I'm type 2 and manage my BG with diet and exercise. I try to stay below 30g of carbs per day on a keto diet. I was doing a very strict OMAD (one meal a day) from last September into March or April of this year but have strayed from it a little. Intend to get back to either OMAD or at least get to where I am eating in a 8 or less hour window again.

I was working rotating shift work until September this year, so getting a lot of steps and stairs was not an issue. I also ride a road bike and like to get on it when I can. Went from working a 14 of 28 twelve hour days rotation to working 20 of 28 8-10 hour straight days. Most of my riding was done on the off days before, but now I should be able to make up for fewer off days by having more off hours most work days. Not having to get up at 3:30 AM when working days will let me have more time in the evenings.

Looking forward to seeing your posts.

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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) 5.2 (02/2020)
TC 183 LDL 102 HDL 65 TG 52 (02/20/2020)
Supplemental vitamins and electrolytes
65 YY Love the LCHF diet. The cheese goes well with my whine

updated 10/12/2020
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Old 10-12-2019, 04:20   #4
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Join Date: May 2017
Location: TX
Posts: 1,160

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Diagnosed in 2017

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Hi Jimmy,

Welcome to the forum. Looks like you are maintaining your diabetes well. I was diagnosed in 2017. Thanks to everyone here, I've learned to maintain my diabetes by eating LCHF.

I hope you continue to post.

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13 Oct 20:
A1C: 6.2%
Cholesterol: 175
Crestor 5mg
Metformin 1000mg
BP: Cozaar 50mg

Hoping to work myself back to the 5% Club.

Wishing y'all Peace & Love!
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