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Well, I registered on this site just after my Dx at the end of March but have been spending most of my time on another forum. I do, however, like the good international mix on this forum so I thought I'd get myself going here. Some of you may already know me from that other forum but for those that don't…

Hi! I'm a Type 2 (diagnosed after a heart attack on March 23rd of this year). I'm following a low carb diet but not a high fat one as well. I put the care of my heart before my diabetes care and don't want to subject it to high amounts of fat and cholesterol at this stage in the game when it is still weak.

I hope to meet you all over the course of my diabetic journey on this forum!
 

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Thanks for all the wonderful greetings!

@Moon - My initial numbers marked me as pre-D but once I began testing and seeing the reaction of certain foods to my levels, I soon realized that I was actually Type 2. My first A1C was a 6.3 and I just recently had my second which I managed to bring down to 5.8 through a combination of diet and exercise. I take heart meds but nothing for my BG levels. I had asked my doc about Metformin during my last meeting and he said I was showing good control and didn't see a need for me to be taking Metformin.

I'm ok with coconut oil and use it in my morning coffee and also use it in cooking. However, with that said, I come to a huge problem. I simply detest the taste of both avocado and olives (the same holds for many cheeses and yoghurts). It makes my dietary choices much more limited at a time when they are already severely limited.

@jwags - I really value your advice from "the other forum" and I think I've managed to start getting myself back to healthy levels. You may have seen my numbers before but here they are again for everyone else here as well:

My new numbers as of 11/5/2011.

Triglycerides Old - 329, New - 151

LDL Old - 199, New - 97

HDL Old - 27, New - 30

BP 100/65

Fasting BG Old - 113, New - 92

Cholesterol Old - 293, New - 158

HbA1c Old - 6.3, New - 5.8

Old weight - 213 lbs
New weight - 187 lbs

@d33na- I love some of your recipes! I will have to try them soon.
 
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