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I am new to this site, I am hoping to share information with others that are type II. I am still learning on how to handle this disease. I have had some great success lately, off all medications, and I want to maintain that. I am looking forward to learning more about what works and what to try. Thank you all in advance for sharing.
 

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I am new to this site, I am hoping to share information with others that are type II. I am still learning on how to handle this disease. I have had some great success lately, off all medications, and I want to maintain that. I am looking forward to learning more about what works and what to try. Thank you all in advance for sharing.
Hello and welcome :) We are always glad to hear about success stories. Tell us a bit more about yourself. Are you using low carb to help control your blood glucose? Thats the great thing about this forum, we all learn so much by sharing :)
 

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I am new to this site, I am hoping to share information with others that are type II. I am still learning on how to handle this disease. I have had some great success lately, off all medications, and I want to maintain that. I am looking forward to learning more about what works and what to try. Thank you all in advance for sharing.
Well good morning over there in Lees Summit! I'm about an hour south of Jeff City . . . really nice to meet you, Miclinks!

There's a wealth of experience, knowledge & wisdom on this forum . . . thank you for joining us and participating in our exchange of advice, understanding & support! Make yourself at home here!
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Hello and welcome :) We are always glad to hear about success stories. Tell us a bit more about yourself. Are you using low carb to help control your blood glucose? Thats the great thing about this forum, we all learn so much by sharing :)
Yes, I am eating low carb, I learned a lot about that when I did the Protein Power Diet about 10 years ago, so I am used to eating low carb. I was diagnosed about a year ago and I really don't like the medications so I have found a way to control my blood glucose with nutritional supplements and eating at regular intervals. If I could lose a few pounds that would help also. I am 60 years old, retired.
 

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Yes, I am eating low carb, I learned a lot about that when I did the Protein Power Diet about 10 years ago, so I am used to eating low carb. I was diagnosed about a year ago and I really don't like the medications so I have found a way to control my blood glucose with nutritional supplements and eating at regular intervals. If I could lose a few pounds that would help also. I am 60 years old, retired.
Thats awesome :) I am so glad you have been able to control your blood sugar with diet changes. Losing a few pounds is always hard but easier when you know you arent alone with that!
 

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Well good morning over there in Lees Summit! I'm about an hour south of Jeff City . . . really nice to meet you, Miclinks!

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I see you are taking lovastatin, I assume for cholesterol. Do you take it at night? Has it had an effect on you glucose levels? I am supposed to take Lipitor but when I do my glucose is about 20 to 40 points higher in the morning than when I don't take it. I am wondering if you see the same with lovastatin.
 

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I was started on the statin when I got my diabetes diagnosis, and at first it was Lipitor (started by a doc at a free clinic where I went because I was uninsured at that time). When my regular doc discovered it, he, knowing our dire financial straits, switched me to the generic lovastatin. I didn't notice any difference at all - I was on Lipitor for about three months. What it HAS done is yank my lipids levels in line - and I DO take it at night.

Whether or not it was having an effect on BG, is more than I can determine, because when I wasn't able to get those levels in line even with increasing dosage of metformin, I started eliminating carbs from my diet until I was seeing the BG numbers I wanted.

That's where I am now - taking lovastatin & metformin both, with 50g-60g of carbs per day, and trying to keep BG between 80 and 130.
 

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I was started on the statin when I got my diabetes diagnosis, and at first it was Lipitor (started by a doc at a free clinic where I went because I was uninsured at that time). When my regular doc discovered it, he, knowing our dire financial straits, switched me to the generic lovastatin. I didn't notice any difference at all - I was on Lipitor for about three months. What it HAS done is yank my lipids levels in line - and I DO take it at night.

Whether or not it was having an effect on BG, is more than I can determine, because when I wasn't able to get those levels in line even with increasing dosage of metformin, I started eliminating carbs from my diet until I was seeing the BG numbers I wanted.

That's where I am now - taking lovastatin & metformin both, with 50g-60g of carbs per day, and trying to keep BG between 80 and 130.
Thank you for the information, I didn't realize lovastatin was a generic form. I need to check this out further. I could save a lot of money by switching.
 
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