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So I have been inching my way up for a while, from fasting BS at 99 to 115, last week.
I really don't eat that poorly and I do try to eat low carb. I think all the coconut water, I have been so addicted to over the last few months kicked me over the edge. And some cheating.
Also I have a very bad back (herniated discs), sciatica down both legs,
so its very difficult for me to get the exercise I need.

But I realize now, something must change, I can't change the bad back. But I can buckle down, and stop all cheating on my food intake.

Thanks for listening!
BTW - I am a female just entering menopause, in my early fifties.
 

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So I have been inching my way up for a while, from fasting BS at 99 to 115, last week.
I really don't eat that poorly and I do try to eat low carb. I think all the coconut water, I have been so addicted to over the last few months kicked me over the edge. And some cheating.
Also I have a very bad back (herniated discs), sciatica down both legs,
so its very difficult for me to get the exercise I need.

But I realize now, something must change, I can't change the bad back. But I can buckle down, and stop all cheating on my food intake.

Thanks for listening!
BTW - I am a female just entering menopause, in my early fifties.
Cheating on food intake is tough to do this time of year. Especially when your place of work gets all kinds of junk food from vendors.
 

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Welcome aboard, Sugarfree . . . thank you for joining us. Keeping to the (relatively! :rolleyes:) straight & narrow is a little easier for me when I can come here & know everyone else is fighting the same battle - it's very encouraging to have fellow travelers on this diabetes journey! I hope you'll visit often & find good support here too.

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So I have been inching my way up for a while, from fasting BS at 99 to 115, last week.
I really don't eat that poorly and I do try to eat low carb. I think all the coconut water, I have been so addicted to over the last few months kicked me over the edge. And some cheating.
Also I have a very bad back (herniated discs), sciatica down both legs,
so its very difficult for me to get the exercise I need.

But I realize now, something must change, I can't change the bad back. But I can buckle down, and stop all cheating on my food intake.

Thanks for listening!
BTW - I am a female just entering menopause, in my early fifties.
Welcome to the forum! There is a wealth of information on this website. I have learned so much from the other members. BTW, I am a female, I just turned 51 last Friday and I am having hot flashes right now and just changed my pajama top to something cooler---I was burning up. Crazy menopause! :D
 

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Welcome aboard SugarFree! Great user name, by the way!
 

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Sounds like you caught this pretty early which is a good thing. Many of use before diagnosis were pretty healthy and not overweight. I used to spend 2-3 hours a day in the gym for 5 years before I was dx'd. I was also a vegetarian. So, boy was I surprised. But what I have found is it is not just sugar but all carbs that cause me problems. So I have to watch my intake of things like brown rice, whole grain cereals and whole grain bread. I found the only bread that will allow me to stay under 100 is Eziekel sprouted bread. I can usually manage about 15 carbs at one sitting. Much more than that and I spike way too high, for way too long. Do they make the coconut water without the added sugar? For the past few months I've added coconut oil to my diet at every meal and find it works great at regulating my bgs.
 

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Sounds like you caught this pretty early which is a good thing. Many of use before diagnosis were pretty healthy and not overweight. I used to spend 2-3 hours a day in the gym for 5 years before I was dx'd. I was also a vegetarian. So, boy was I surprised. But what I have found is it is not just sugar but all carbs that cause me problems. So I have to watch my intake of things like brown rice, whole grain cereals and whole grain bread. I found the only bread that will allow me to stay under 100 is Eziekel sprouted bread. I can usually manage about 15 carbs at one sitting. Much more than that and I spike way too high, for way too long. Do they make the coconut water without the added sugar? For the past few months I've added coconut oil to my diet at every meal and find it works great at regulating my bgs.
Ok, I'm going to buy some Eziekel bread tomorrow, thx!
But no brown rice, that makes me sad:(
 
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welcome Sugarfree :) glad you've joined us to share your experiences. I used to think brown rice was good until I discovered it's actually on the high GI carb listing. The best rice for diabetics is the long grain rices such as mahatma, doongara, basmati. I tend to eat basmati the most but it's a medium GI rice (so is doongara). Mahatma is low GI which is good. I need to eat my carbs and I don't shy away from them, but I watch my portions. Sometimes I get a different reaction each time I eat the same carb & portion. But each meal I make sure I'm getting variety of foods. I try and keep fat to a minimum too. I know what you mean by cheating though as sometimes I feel like I've done that when I'm at parties, etc. Life is to be enjoyed too.... just a case of doing your best to be healthy daily.... but don't beat yourself up with the occasional treat.... docs here tell me that's allowed anyhow.
 

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Hi, welcome aboard. A little cheating is ok once in a while but not on regular basis. combine your cheating with some activity like walking or cycling, you will burn it within no time. This is such a nice place to chat and clear your doubts, I keep wondering why I didnt join earlier!
 
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