Welcome bugs!I have been lurking and reading but now need to know a few things.
First some stuff about me.
68 yo F with type 2. FBS was 16.0 when diagnosed. No meds and am following a strict low GI diet regime. Have recently had first A1C - 5.3 (FBS on same day was 5.3) Eyes, feet, kidneys and BP are all fine.
I have slowly become aware that some people are keeping their BS at 1 hour below 8.0 PP - rather that below 8.0 at 2 hours PP to try to get BS to be at more non-diabetic readings. This 'seems' to be a good thing to be able to do - but is it really? Am I hitting my head against the proverbial wall and now going to achieve anything? My aim is to stay within non diabetic guidelines so when (not if!) a cure is finally available I will be in the best possible condition to make the most of it.
I actually haven't seen very many posts anywhere from people who are achieving the same thing and staying healthy for the long term. I've read through most of the info on the blog (notmedicatedyet) that someone posted and found that incredibly interesting. But he (Tom?) seems to be an isolated example.
I have a few diabetic friends who seem quite philosophical about the big D being progressive and that it can't be helped - and just go with the flow etc.
So I would really like to hear about any others out there who have long term success.
Congrats on your interest in keeping your blood sugar as close to non-diabetic as you can. I think the closer to that goal you can get, the better your long-term outcomes are. I have been diabetic for many years and have had times of good control...and times of very bad control. All we can do is tha best we can, right?
The ADA does recommend below 180 2 hours after a meal. Personally I do my best to be back down to normal by then. I dont always get there...but almost always am at least under 140 by then. Its a bit easier for me I think since I am an insulin user and its easier to correct highs. Its a bit more challenging to make sure you dont get high in the first place! Shanny is a whiz at managing a lo-carb diet and I know she is giving you great advice! DOnt forget to check out our recipe section as there are many great lo-carb recipe ideas posted there.
Look forward to getting to know you more, and welcome again!