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Tough with flu symptoms

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Staying on track.

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2/3/20 9:50 P

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Yesterday (Sunday) was nice, though. Did it actually get to 32 today? The weather channel predicted 25. With the ice under that snow I might not be able to get to pickleball tomorrow.



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Not today. It snowed. Went from 73 to 32. Brrr.

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Those seem to be going around, don't they. I am sneezing and my friend has one in her throat.

Were you able to get out in the sun today?



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Not having a head cold

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Going on my evening walk soon.

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Walking after dinner.

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I'm an avid label reader. Try to keep most foods I eat at 8 grams of sugar or less. 15-22 grams net carbs per serving. Still have 60 lbs to lose (have lost, and kept off, over 100 lbs), but this seems to work well for my blood sugar. Last A1C was 5.9. I do take Metformin twice daily.

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Drinking my fluids

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Trail walk yesterday worked wonders.

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Yesterday, tried a walk after dinner. My FBS was much improved. However it was chilly.

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Eating meals around the same time everyday

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Trying to eat 3 meals without snacks

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Lean meat. 93% ground beef.

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Small meals throughout the day. Lower carbs but still eating healthy carbs. But I need to get exercising.

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3 healthy spaced meals

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exercise and moving throughout the day

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tried to watch it last night , but number went up 30.

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12/25/19 4:51 P

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I usually can't eat enough meals to get the spacing the way they want. Usually end up with just 2 meals a day. Crazy, isn't it. I have gotten in trouble for that before because they say my blood sugar doesn't stay fairly level then. My stomach just doesn't handle enough to eat more usually. Of course, today it says it's hungry.



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Spacing my meals throughout the day.

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12/23/19 8:57 P

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Linda, I think the nausea came from the apple cider and vinegar. It just gave me too much gas. That was a try to minimize gall stones. I am just a mess.



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Water, seltzer water or not water with a tsp of Apple cider vinegar. This always help me, for nausea! . Also, try not to cook until you feel well!!!

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I am not having much luck eating. Last night I had a hot turkey sandwich (couple slices bread, turkey, gravy) and got sick. I don't know if it was the turkey or not. Today I had some toast for breakfast, a banana (at first) for lunch but got sick so I added toast and jello. Rather high on the carbs, so not good. I don't know if I should try the turkey again or not. I did stop and get soup to have for a couple meals to see if that will help. I also need to make my roast (which I definitely hope is good).

Anyway, I am not ending up with much to eat and I don't think what I can handle is helping with managing diabetes. I was trying to stick with what a friend said. She is a DO.



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We had pizza tonight. Sometimes its mean to my numbers and sometimes it is not.

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I got stuffed flounder for supper, but it isn't any good. Hope I don't get sick from it. I tried to do pork chops last night, but they were too tough to eat. Couldn't cut them with a knife. So I ended up with potato again. I added some ham to it and some sour cream. I don't know that I will have anything in place of the flounder tonight. The other one is going in the trash.



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Salmon for lunch

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12/18/19 11:39 P

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That's for sure. Lots of sweets everywhere you go.



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Tough time of year to count carbs. Just trying to do my best.

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12/17/19 10:48 P

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Yeah, I was told 45-60 for meals, 15-20 for snacks. Of course, I never ate that many before Dx, so I still couldn't figure it out.

I am still trying to cut down, but not doing too well right now.



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Wonder why they suggested so many carbs while under hospital care? All of my Diabetic contacts say 40 carbs per meal and 15 carbs for 2 snacks if needed daily. I got some advice not to eat hardly any carbs for breakfast, a little more for lunch, and about 30 for dinner. My scores were kinda sorta okay with this. Its tough though. Not eating as much as I would like, and not usually eating what I want.

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12/16/19 11:23 P

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That is all I have been able to do. Lower the carbs as far as I dare and I can get it back in control, I think. At least I hope so.

When I finally got to have a meal at the hospital I ordered a hot turkey sandwich. I thought that would give me a good carb count. Not. I had to get a sweet potato and a Jello as well. They wouldn't allow less than at least 60 carbs. That for just one meal. They said between 60 and 100 grams per meal. I couldn't believe it.

Of course, I didn't do too great today, but wasn't eating a lot anyway. I had some hash browns for lunch. Breakfast was egg, ham and cheese, so that one was good. Had a few broken crackers with cheese spread, but very few. That was all I had.

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I carb count a lot. Low carb days usually provide better numbers. The health field encourage a normal person's carb intake. Often I have to break away from this philosophy.

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I hope the new meds work better than that soon.

I shopped yesterday for healthy foods. I am hoping I can manage to eat a few of those things. I have been wanting some broccoli with sour cream or butter and lemon on it or else some cheese melted or sauced. I have problems with broccoli and the IBS, though, so am trying Beano so I can try to eat it. I got all my test results and looking at them there are certain things that I want to take care of, so was getting foods to work with that. Also want to get some special protein powder. I really don't know how to get things to work better. Dietitians all want me to increase carbs and I don't think that will help since the BS is going high, so it doesn't work to go see them. Trying more to follow my doctor's list, but that is really hard for me.



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Very strange. Hope you are doing better. I am on new meds and ate very healthy last 2 days. Numbers were 20 to 40 higher than expected.

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12/13/19 10:43 P

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Even being in the hospital a couple days (different problem) not allowed to eat or drink anything wouldn't bring my numbers down. It got down to 143 one time only. Others were between 160 and 237.



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Trying a new oral med. Hope it works

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12/5/19 12:43 P

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Its a challenge for sure. Something may alter my readings for the good, then my numbers usually go upward. I am battling trying to be concerned by it all. then realize as the years go by, I have limited affect. I am now using some different meds with a new medical provider. Somethings are working out that the other provider were not open to. You need to have hope.

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So far nothing has helped me get off the bread and sweets, but I keep trying. Maybe the hot, hot weather will help me. I didn't have the money to go to my doctor's appointment yet, so it may be next month or September. Since she called in my BP prescription I will not be running out.

What do you do when you cannot afford the food to eat low carb? I cannot afford meat and vegetables I like go bad before I can eat them, so it is hard to get them. I go to the food pantry and sometimes they have meat that is still good. The produce they get donated is all rotten and moldy. Maybe they will get better since it is growing season, but usually not. I end up with canned food from one (where they do get meat) and the one from church is usually cereal and mac and cheese, peanut butter (got 4 of them last time). They cannot do anything perishable. I did get some ground beef that was on sale from the store and have gotten a couple vegetables and peaches. Tomatoes all went bad in less than 2 days.



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Have you tried vegan carrot hot dog? It made the 4th bearable!... emoticon

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Commit to strict portion and sugar control... emoticon

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My A1C went to 8.1a few months ago. Most of our due to dress and self soothing with food. I am now find to 7.5 and still learning.

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Snuzyq2...KeEp being careful, you will get better... emoticon

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Giving up artificial sugars!!!

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Such great sharing of experiences and info. Everybody!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!

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SnuzyQ2, Thanks for that information. I was doing well with a fairly low carb (50-70 grams), but when the holidays hit I had some sweets. Now I just can't stop them. Right now I have cut down on the sweet end, but still eat toast and potatoes. I am trying to cut down on those (especially the cinnamon toast), but have been eating them to try to control my IBS. It's either that or Imodium just about daily. I need to get my A1c down in a hurry. Have an appointment mid-May for something else and I am going to be really in trouble.



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I'm back in this chat group after my A1c's sky rocked to 9. I was on Keto and doing well. Trying not to eat too much fat, but I had a hard time sustaining the lifestyle. You have to cook all the time to make it work.

I stopped dieting for two months because I needed to get my head wrapped around eating right for me and no one else (family issues)!

Thank you for the advice about Keto... I can't do it. The stress level of my job makes me want carbs. Restricting them made me want them more and then BAM!!! I'm off down a bad road.

I'm going to check out this book you suggested....

Thank you for the advice!!

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ISome great info 1crazydog! Thank you..I was wondering how important is it to use a control solution for checking test strips.

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4Rosemary - so very glad for your good news about your A1C coming down like that.

Please be careful with the KETO. While I know that it's super for getting blood sugar levels down, it also tends to set us up for carb cravings that eventually become irresistible. Our brains are actually programmed to do this...for survival. However, there's a problem with this for all we Type 2s. When we finally allow ourselves a little carb, it turns out to be not just a little, but a whole big bunch - and unstoppable besides. Again, our brains are running the show. In addition, consuming a diet very low in carbs seems to make we Type 2s become extra sensitive to carbs overall - much more so than when we were first diagnosed with diabetes. So, when we go off KETO, this extra-sensitivity produces some very high post meal BG levels along with a sudden worsening of diabetes, which can and has persisted permanently for some. It's a perfect storm.

My brother, who tried KETO, found this out the hard way and is now in end-stage chronic kidney disease and nearly completely blind from diabetic retinopathy because of his high blood sugars. He's just 2 years older than me - age 69.

I've been warned by my docs not to do KETO because high dietary fat puts such a strain on the liver. I already have NAFLD (non-alcoholic, fatty, liver disease) so this makes a lot of sense to me.

Anyway...keep on Sparking! Check out a copy of Jenny Ruhl's "Blood Sugar 101 - What they never told you about diabetes" for more insight on how to safely bring your A1C into the 5% range permanently and avoid the complications of diabetes. This has really worked for me. I was diagnosed in June of 2013 and my current A1C is 5.4. It's very doable for most diabetics and also compliments weight loss. I'm currently on Metformin 1000 mg. extended release in two, 500 mg. doses. Did you know that Metformin also compliments weight loss?

Take care, friend.

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Drinking water before meals...☺☺

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remember to take my meds. watching what I eat - especially carbs. Certain carbs like Pizza really elevates my blood sugar so I need to stay away from that. Stress also can cause my blood sugar to rise so need to work at reducing stress.

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Testing+veggies = normal blood glucose.

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That is awesome news 4Rosemary. Great job at bringing your A1c down.

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Wanted to give an update that hopefully will encourage others. My doctor was very happy that my recent A1C was 5.6! That's in the "normal, non-diabetic" range. This is down from 6.1 three months ago (I was doing low carb then, and started keto on January 1). I've cut my metformin dose in half, and he says I can stop it entirely if my home glucose numbers remain good. I'm very happy with that news!

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Thank you 4ROSEMARY!

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If anyone is interested in some low carb recipes, I posted links in my latest blog to the fat head pizza dough, Parmesan crackers, and hash browns (using cauliflower and radishes). These are recipes I've made and really liked, and plan to make again.


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I've learned to test various foods to see how they impact my blood sugar. So I'll test before, note the time I've taken my first bite of food, and test two hours after that time. If the number goes up dramatically compared to the first reading, then it's probably not a good idea to eat that food. I found that rice in any form (white, brown, basmati) makes my blood sugar skyrocket, even if I eat just 1/4 cup, so that's on my "never" list. And I found that lentils do the same, even though they are high fiber, etc. But other people may be able to eat them and not have this problem. Things you think are healthy, like orange juice or fruit, can really raise your levels. So...test and find out good foods you can eat, and then you won't have to test each time you eat that food. So for me, chicken and salad are never a problem, an omelet is never a problem, etc., so I don't test after those meals.

On January 1, I started the keto diet, keeping my total carbs to less than 20 grams a day, and my blood sugars are dropping almost like magic! I'm so surprised at how fast they are improving. Last year I never had a number below 100...and now I'm getting numbers in the 80s and 90s. My fasting glucose used to be 130s or 140s, and this week it has been 109 and 108. Incredible! Anyway, I learned a lot by watching YouTube videos. If you search on low carb or keto and diabetes, there is a lot of info. Good luck!

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Any stress can cause higher blood sugar and what you have been through is definitely stress. I am so glad you are feeling better. I hope that your BS goes back down soon. Are you still worrying about the sinus infection?



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After having a long illness is it normal for my BS to be more in the high range than the normal range for a while?

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The infection id finally gone, I also had a cyst taking up most of my left maxillary sinus and it ruptured since then I have been getting better, I will talk to my Dr. about the echineacea and the Golden Seal for the future. Thank you for the advice, Kathy!

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About the infection... have you tried echinacea? It's an herb that feeds your immune system, and thus helps replace in the body what the antibiotics use up. It's readily available in any health food store ...and even in Walmart! I went through three antibiotics series with an ear infection. I was sent to a naturopath who gave me the echinacea, along with some goldenseal. It took about three and a half days, and the infection was gone. Do tell your doctor though if you decide to try it... You don't want to interact badly with other things... and every one's body reacts a bit differently, so it may take a different time frame, or none at all... and I know of one person who is allergic. We are all unique...
Good luck and I hope you feel better soon, so you can get your numbers back...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But I don't think you have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too!


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Great to hear Linda! I hope that your A1C continues looking good.

I had an appointment today with my Dietician and I missed it because I was still in the ER at the time of the appointment with her. I wanted to explore more options with her. Another appointment that I need to reschedule.

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Keep up the good work.. So worth it...

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Going all out with health-filled veggies. Mu AC1 looks good... emoticon

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interesting to read all the comments--helps me!

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KAIMAGUS22 you can also subscribe to topics at the top of the page (where the comments start). It took me until this year to find that out and I have been on here since 2009. (Not behaving all that time, unfortunately)

My Dad's family also had diabetes. He and his younger brother didn't, but his mother, older brother, and I think his sister had it. Dad was borderline. My problem has been actually sticking to what I am supposed to do, so I have picked up some cook books from the library to find things I have a yearning for but aren't full of sugar and carbs.

Do they have classes where you are? I did go to some private training with an educator and also a class at the hospital. My only problem was I ate less carbs than their recommended, so I keep trying to stick with the low carb (for me about 50--80 grams). Now if I would just stick to it, thus the reason for the cook books. They are keto, so for those things I usually end up eating too many carbs of I can fix with really low.



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Commenting so I can follow too! I’m also newly diagnosed type 2. You’d think with a good chunk of my family having diabetes I would know better what to do, but I’m just a nervous person by nature and a little worried.

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Thank you.. I'm hoping to get back on track....

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Welcome back!

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I'm back to login in every day. I took a break due to medical reasons. I miss the support.

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Kathy....It sure does go haywire when you are sick. Mentioned it to the Dr. and she was not concerned about my high numbers right now, I have a nasty sinus infection that refuses to go away.

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Thanks, 1CRAZYDOG. I hope so too!

"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But I don't think you have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too!


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Kathy: Wise advice. Sorry you're are dealing w/the shingles. Painful! Hope it heals quickly.

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It is doable mostly...
When you get sick it goes haywire, so be sure to talk to your endocrinologist or diabetes doctor about a protocol to follow when you are not well.
I'm still in the recovery phase of having shingles... ugh! LOL
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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But I don't think you have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too!


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Thanks everyone! I love the tips! You all make it sound doable.

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This team is a wealth of information as well as reading the articles on Spark people. They really give you some very informative info.

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You guys are a wealth of knowledge. Thanks. Keep any tips or advice coming!



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Amy: Good advice from you as well. Yes, the sides of the finger have fewer nerves than the finger tips, so hurts less. And many of the glucometers allow you to test places other than the finger tips as well.



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Excellent and important advice CrazyDog!

As far as pricking your finger I was taught to poke on the side of the finger tip, That way it won't hurt to type, etc. I am sort of lucky with my neuropathy I can't feel the finger prick.

Record your blood sugar readings in a journal. I was also told to check my sugars in the morning and before dinner and the next day before lunch and before bed repeat this alternation.
The reason for keeping the journal is to show the Dr. your numbers for each day. Oh and all the finger pricking is to be done preferably before dinner.


I am also working with a dietician and strongly advise doing this.


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For me, it's all about diet and exercise. Measure and weigh, as portion distortion is a huge problem. If you eat too much of the good foods, you'll gain weight just as much as if you eat the wrong foods.

One big thing I avoid is processed foods. If the food I am looking at has more than 3 ingredients or has things that I can't pronounce, it's not good for my body.

Just some tips I've learned along the way.

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Thanks for asking this question. I'm dealing with the same issues. I've seen a dietitian, and working on it. I dislike checking my blood. I hate pricking my fingers. I know I have to do it tho. I wasn't given much guidance in all of this and need all the suggestions I can get.



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it is hard to control yourself . we all think I did all of this before I was told I am diabetic. at times I miss that cookie or piece of cake but you can have a sweet once in while . just not every day.

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It is a lifestyle change that helps keep type 2 under control.

Low carbs: Realize that type 2 is really a carb intolerance. So, get the whites out of your nutrition -- white flour, white bread, white potatoes, white rice, white sugar and aim to get most of your carbs from COMPLEX carbs (whole foods, whole grain flour, brown rice, beans, veggies and fruit. Of course these foods have to be eaten in moderation -- weigh and measure).

Fats: be sure to get a source of healthy fats in your diet, as this helps with carb metabolism. Olive oil, abocado, cold water fatty fish like salmon are good sources.

Definitely keep a food journal as it will help you see if/when you're overeating or eating the wrong foods.

Have you seen a dietitian? Diabetic educator? That would also help.

Are you on any blood sugar medications? Be sure to follow your health care providers guidance.

And check your blood sugar often! Start wiht your fasting level in the morning. Then prior to your meal and 2 hrs. afterwards. That will be a guide for you as to which foods work for you -- or not.

Last, but not least get your exercise daily. That is very important to keep your blood sugar steady.


Good luck.

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I'm newly diagnosed (type 2), and see a lot of different approaches to managing diabetes. What have you found to be the best approach for you, for managing diabetes? What are some lessons you've learned?

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