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Hi my name is jose i live in Houston, Texas. Im 26 years old. And this sort of a rant post. First i wanna thank all the people in this forum, this forum has changed my life. i have i havent completely been thru the diabetes 101 website im still in shock and havent completely accepted my condition but i do check my self thru out the day and seen the affect of food on my body. Thank every one. we may never get rid of it but we will never up. A quote that i have found inspirational its by a mexican general during the mexican revolution. Its better to die your feet, than to live on your knees. Emiliano Zapata.
 

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Hi Jose,

Welcome to the forum, or out of lurkdom as the case may be! :) Glad you took the time to introduce yourself. Tell us a little more about yourself ie numbers at diagnosis, what meds, if any you are taking and what you are doing to bring things under control. The more we know, the more we can help in offering suggestions.

Yes, better to be on your feet instead of knees, but for myself, I want to go peacefully in my sleep at say 105 years or more of age!! ;)
 

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When i diagnosed i was at 512 now im at 87 90's 100 sometimes 130 i dont know i that my feelings affect my sugar i have levimir and novolog. Since my number have been down i havent used them i hope im doing the right thing every doctor says im t1 but i havent got any studies done. Im scrared i have a daughter and i really dont want her to be diabetic i had one wish it would be for her not be ever be diabetic or a cure for diabetes. I was told by my doctor stay away from white bread pasta tortillas and fruits and of course fruit. So that what i have been doing. And then i found book called reversing diabetes and a bible cure for diabetes which informed me about nitrition and supplement. I dont know if there a cure as some people have claimed. My number are crazy i try to check as much as possible sometimes 30 min later sometimes 1hour 2hours before meals and ill see 80, 70, 90 100s and i feel like this just a dream but i realize its not because i feel the affects lite neurties fuzzy vision i feel the a guess fake hypos. I hate it before i never noticed anything. I wish i knew more diabetics my age.
 

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Good to meet you, Jose. You are taking charge of your diabetis and that's always a good thing.

To get a better idea of how foods affect your blood sugar levels, you might want to be a bit more systematic in your testing.

Before a meal tells you where you are at that point in time.

1 hr after first bite tells you how high the food you ate spikes (or doesn't spike) your blood sugar.

2 hr after first bite tells you if your BG is coming back down to where it was before you ate.

One word about your daughter. The best thing you can do is to get good control, and to relax about the fact that you have diabetes. It's not the worst thing that can happen to a person. If she sees you dealing with this condition in a calm manner, then if she does develop it in the future it will not be a scarry thing for her. Just something for you to think about.
 

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Yeah i know i also think there are good thing and i look around and realize there is some stuff i wont have control over and even if the chances of complications were less i might somehow still loose in the long run i a have a friend who was in a car accident and lost his hand and his dad. Only time can tell. I have to calm down and count my blessings.
 

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Good to meet you, Jose. You are taking charge of your diabetis and that's always a good thing.

To get a better idea of how foods affect your blood sugar levels, you might want to be a bit more systematic in your testing.

Before a meal tells you where you are at that point in time.

1 hr after first bite tells you how high the food you ate spikes (or doesn't spike) your blood sugar.

2 hr after first bite tells you if your BG is coming back down to where it was before you ate.
TY I didnt know this. I have been testing 1 hour after LAST bite. Always good to know info.
 

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Yeah i try to check a much as possible but the are expensive but i feel better everytime i low numbers i almost feel normal. I see some people can tell when they spike up i guess it come with time
 

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I saw my doctor today and he performed a1c test and found me at 7.8 he told me i was a weird one because as i stated before i was dx at 512 about a month ago he told me your doing better than i tought u were going to be. he took me of insulin and told me to write down fasting and 2hour after eating and take baby asprin. Im happy still diabetic but a simple happy. I asked about ketosis he wasnt to happy about that.
 
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