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Hi. I've never participated in any forum before but have been reading the forum on this site since my diagnosis back in February. I am Type 2 and at diagnosis had an A1c of 12.9 and fasting at 250. My last lab in early June was A1c 6.5 and 95 fasting. I am on Metformin 500 mg twice daily and was initially following ADA guidelines on diet but changed after a relatively short period of time to a low carb diet. After I read Dr. Bernstein's book and Blood Sugar 101 - I decided to test a breakfast of 1/2 C of oatmeal after 1 hour (not my GP's recommended 2 hr) and was horrified to find my BG near 200. I immediately started on a low carb diet. I feel like I have things under control but also know I have a lot more to learn. Also, since February I have increased my exercise to daily and have lost about 12 lbs. My goal is to get my numbers to 'normal'. I have found the discussions on this board very helpful - thank you.
 

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Happy to make your acquaintance, kenoxla! Welcome to Diabetes Forum, and congratulations on taking control of your diabetes the way you have. I hope you'll begin participating in the conversations here, now that you've "de-lurked" . . . we're always looking for new perspectives & experiences - so tell us more of yours. :)

Take care and do hurry back!

 

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Hi. I've never participated in any forum before but have been reading the forum on this site since my diagnosis back in February. I am Type 2 and at diagnosis had an A1c of 12.9 and fasting at 250. My last lab in early June was A1c 6.5 and 95 fasting. I am on Metformin 500 mg twice daily and was initially following ADA guidelines on diet but changed after a relatively short period of time to a low carb diet. After I read Dr. Bernstein's book and Blood Sugar 101 - I decided to test a breakfast of 1/2 C of oatmeal after 1 hour (not my GP's recommended 2 hr) and was horrified to find my BG near 200. I immediately started on a low carb diet. I feel like I have things under control but also know I have a lot more to learn. Also, since February I have increased my exercise to daily and have lost about 12 lbs. My goal is to get my numbers to 'normal'. I have found the discussions on this board very helpful - thank you.
Welcome to the forum! We are glad to have you as a member. There is a wealth of information on here. Looks like you do have things under control, your numbers look good. I hope you can find the time to visit often.
 

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Welcome
Glad to see some one that seems to understand how it all fits. (drugs, carbs and exercise) Keep it up
 
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