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Old 05-08-2020, 05:48   #1
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Hello everyone ,
Type 2 , diagnosed January 7,2020. Iíve been having a really hard time with all the dietary changes Iíve been forced to make. Iím eating keto/low carb and Iím not a huge fan of the diet, still my blood sugar numbers are stable now and Iím not feeling great. Iím on 1500 mg of metformin er and my tummy has been fine. Hope everyone is doing ok during the quarantine.


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Welcome to the forum, cecilia!

I'm glad to see that eating low carb/keto is keeping your blood glucose stable. It is an adjustment to eat that way after the standard American diet. Are there foods that you miss or haven't adjusted to yet?

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Old 05-08-2020, 15:25   #4
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Hello everyone ,
Type 2 , diagnosed January 7,2020. Iíve been having a really hard time with all the dietary changes Iíve been forced to make. Iím eating keto/low carb and Iím not a huge fan of the diet, still my blood sugar numbers are stable now and Iím not feeling great. Iím on 1500 mg of metformin er and my tummy has been fine. Hope everyone is doing ok during the quarantine.


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Hey there, and welcome to the forum. It's been 3 years for me. I remember thinking that I didn't think I could do this. Three years later, I'm doing it. Making healthy choices gets easier when you think of the alternatives. Diabetes is a horrible disease if you don't manage your BG. I've seen first hand the horrors of this disease, and I've also seen how healthy a life you can lead if you watch your blood sugar.

What is your A1C?

Good luck to you. Hope you continue to post. This community has been a real support system!

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Old 05-09-2020, 21:22   #5
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Welcome to the forum.

With all the different advice out there, it is very difficult to try to figure out what to eat. What we eat has the biggest impact on our blood sugars (BG). As diabetics, our major concern early on is controlling our BG. Foods that raise our BG up into damaging levels need to be cut out or greatly reduced. Several of those so called healthy foods are not diabetic friendly. If we do not manage our BG at safe levels, we will end up with complications that are brought about by high BG and insulin levels. Many things are claimed to be healthy and unhealthy, many are and many aren't. What may be healthy for some people may not be healthy for others.

Diabetes is a disease that takes our blood sugar management out of cruise control and we have to take hold of the gas pedal. We each decide what speed (BG level) we are comfortable at. I choose to do what it take my BG in as near normal numbers as I can, for me that is 30 grams of carbs or less per day. I was worried at first that I would be very limited on what I could eat. After being low carb for 10 years and keto for 8 years, I can say the variety of foods that I can and do eat has increased.

There is lots of info out there that can be helpful in managing BG and keeping the complications of diabetes away. There is also lots of info out there that can be harmful. It pays dividends to do your own research and not just take things on face value. Just because the ADA (American Diabetes Association) makes recommendations doesn't mean they will work for everybody. One thing that can help separate fact from fiction is having and using a meter to test your blood sugar.

I think you've already discovered that a low carb diet does help keep your BG down. Maybe we can help make you a bigger fan of the diet.

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Welcome to the club that no one really wants to join! However, joining this forum was the best thing that I have done.
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Old 08-13-2020, 01:49   #7
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Welcome to the forum, cecilia!

I'm glad to see that eating low carb/keto is keeping your blood glucose stable. It is an adjustment to eat that way after the standard American diet. Are there foods that you miss or haven't adjusted to yet?
I miss everything. This diet is horrible and Iím completely unhappy with it. The sugar free, low carb substitutes are not appealing other than maybe truvia for coffee and SF jello. I honestly do not see myself ever being happy with this way of eating. It feels forced, I feel like Iím dealing with an eating disorder and I canít seem to gain weight, which I absolutely need to do. I think at this point I hate eating and only take care of myself because I have a son and I donít want to leave him without me, but as far this disease, I feel itís stopped my life .

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Hey there, and welcome to the forum. It's been 3 years for me. I remember thinking that I didn't think I could do this. Three years later, I'm doing it. Making healthy choices gets easier when you think of the alternatives. Diabetes is a horrible disease if you don't manage your BG. I've seen first hand the horrors of this disease, and I've also seen how healthy a life you can lead if you watch your blood sugar.

What is your A1C?

Good luck to you. Hope you continue to post. This community has been a real support system!
Itís not that I canít do it, itís that Iím unhappy doing it . My A1C started at 9.8 in January 2020. My newest A1C as of last week is 5.6. To me , I donít see ever really being happy with the diet and lifestyle. Itís been forced in me and Iím not free to live as I want to. So to me, a healthy lifestyle , one where all Iím doing is controlling this monster is not a happy one. Itís sad but it is how I feel .

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Old 08-13-2020, 01:57   #9
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Welcome to the forum.

With all the different advice out there, it is very difficult to try to figure out what to eat. What we eat has the biggest impact on our blood sugars (BG). As diabetics, our major concern early on is controlling our BG. Foods that raise our BG up into damaging levels need to be cut out or greatly reduced. Several of those so called healthy foods are not diabetic friendly. If we do not manage our BG at safe levels, we will end up with complications that are brought about by high BG and insulin levels. Many things are claimed to be healthy and unhealthy, many are and many aren't. What may be healthy for some people may not be healthy for others.

Diabetes is a disease that takes our blood sugar management out of cruise control and we have to take hold of the gas pedal. We each decide what speed (BG level) we are comfortable at. I choose to do what it take my BG in as near normal numbers as I can, for me that is 30 grams of carbs or less per day. I was worried at first that I would be very limited on what I could eat. After being low carb for 10 years and keto for 8 years, I can say the variety of foods that I can and do eat has increased.

There is lots of info out there that can be helpful in managing BG and keeping the complications of diabetes away. There is also lots of info out there that can be harmful. It pays dividends to do your own research and not just take things on face value. Just because the ADA (American Diabetes Association) makes recommendations doesn't mean they will work for everybody. One thing that can help separate fact from fiction is having and using a meter to test your blood sugar.

I think you've already discovered that a low carb diet does help keep your BG down. Maybe we can help make you a bigger fan of the diet.
Thank you. Honestly I donít see myself ever being ok or happy with this diet. Also I didnít see myself ever 100% giving up everything I used to eat. Itís just not realistic for me to say I will never have pasta, a donut, cereal, bread etc. I mean I do it about 95% of the time but if I try and cut everything out forever, I know it will lead to binging and then nit caring anymore . I used to be a foodie, I loved trying new things , but this disease has made me HATE meat, cheese, eggs, cauliflower, yogurt and such. I used to ,love those things, not anymore.

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Old 08-13-2020, 01:59   #10
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Welcome to the club that no one really wants to join! However, joining this forum was the best thing that I have done.
Hope you stick around and interact with us!
Thank you , sorta . Trust me , this is one club I would happily not be part of. Iím on a lot of different forums and discovered this in Tapatalk. I am nit as active in it yet, but I have my whole life to do so I guess .

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