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hi everyone

im new here; not sure about much right now. i know that my blood sugar is way too high. the doc wanted me to go in for a glucose tolerance test but i prefered not too since i know i will never be drinking a bottle of glucose ever in my life so i prefer a more common sense approach like a high carbohydrate meal. i did a two week test at home for him including the bagel test (blood sugar 101) which put my sugar at 162. he told me that was way to high for eating a bagel. since i have not done the glucose tolerance test i have not officially been categorized as a diabetic. I also ate some pancakes with maple syrup and sugar shot up to 180.

i have cut out all sugar and all refined carbs and i am managing to keep it down to under 115....boy its a lot of work. i have been reading blood sugar 101 and it has helped me so much! dr bernstein's book has also been a great help.

i guess my question is .... if you eat to keep the sugar down to around 120 (at the highest after eating) will it keep diabetes from progressing or will it progress eventually regardless of how you eat? i know thats a big if but i am hoping for some input from experienced people.

thanks everyone
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hi richard

thank you so much for responding to my post. I appreciate your input more than you know!

i have a question. how will taking the glucose tolerance test tell me if I am type 1 or type 2? also my doc has suggested that i am pre-diabetic? what do you think? you have so much more experience. Also i am pretty old (52) to be type 1 all of a sudden dont you think?

I am not over weight at all. I am 5 feet 4 inches and when i was told that my sugar ws too high i was about 107 pounds now that i have been following the low carb diet i have lots almost 10 pounds and am now 97 but have stablized at that weight. i am eating very well not hungry at all and i am very active. in the gym 5 days a week.

thanks again
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hi richard

i was testing 1 hour and 2 hours after eating like it said in the blood sugar 101 book. i did this for a month to see where i was at and then put it all on a chart and took it to the doc and he circled a few numbers and said that in his opinion i am not diabetic but glucose intolerant. he based it on my fasting blood sugar since it was normal. but if i eat poorly (lots of carbs like cookies etc then my fasting will be much higher)

for example last night 1 hour after eating it was 4.7 then 2 hours it was 4.6 (about 84.5 mg/dl we use mmol/l here ). i ate fish and vegetables and the bran crisp crackers (recommended by dr bernstein in his book) and cheese. if i eat fruit then it will go up to 6.5(117 mg/dl)

my fasting BG this morning was 4.3 (77.3 mg/dl)

it seems if i eat protein and vegetables then i can keep it under 5.5 (99mg/dl).

thanks again for all the input
 

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hi richard

i was testing 1 hour and 2 hours after eating like it said in the blood sugar 101 book. i did this for a month to see where i was at and then put it all on a chart and took it to the doc and he circled a few numbers and said that in his opinion i am not diabetic but glucose intolerant. he based it on my fasting blood sugar since it was normal. but if i eat poorly (lots of carbs like cookies etc then my fasting will be much higher)

for example last night 1 hour after eating it was 4.7 then 2 hours it was 4.6 (about 84.5 mg/dl we use mmol/l here ). i ate fish and vegetables and the bran crisp crackers (recommended by dr bernstein in his book) and cheese. if i eat fruit then it will go up to 6.5(117 mg/dl)

my fasting BG this morning was 4.3 (77.3 mg/dl)

it seems if i eat protein and vegetables then i can keep it under 5.5 (99mg/dl).

thanks again for all the input
 
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