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hazy

811d

Hi. I've got to keep my glucose levels in check everyday. you too?

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    • Eeyorespal

      805d

      Morphed, I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes in 1995. In the past year I have lost 45 pounds. Within the past 2 months my insulin requirements have gone way down. I'm now needing to take about half of the insulin that I used to need. Losing weight definitely helps. I would encourage you to try to lose the 30 pounds you've recently gained. But as you do so, you might continue to see your health care professional. And check your A1C as often as he or she recommends. Good luck on your continued journey. I wish you well!!

    • Eeyorespal

      805d

      Morphed, I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes in 1995. In the past year I have lost 45 pounds. Within the past 2 months my insulin requirements have gone way down. I'm now needing to take about half of the insulin that I used to need. Losing weight definitely helps. I would encourage you to try to lose the 30 pounds you've recently gained. But as you do so, you might continue to see your health care professional. And check your A1C as often as he or she recommends. Good luck on your continued journey. I wish you well!!

    • Morphed

      805d

      I’ve been ‘pre diabetic’ the last 20 years but full on diabetic since I had COVID. I packed on 30 lbs since COVID too. I am not sure if the weight came on first or not but no matter what I don’t eat the lbs won’t come off. I feel I need to lose the weight to get my A1c in check.

    • Eeyorespal

      807d

      AnMc you are so right!! My fingers are no longer sore and bruised. I really would like to see the day when newly diagnosed Diabetics are allowed to use CGM's. It would be so much easier for these diabetics to learn the relationship between different types of foods and blood sugar. Plus, I also feel that compliance with eating, exercise, etc, for the newly diagnosed diabetic would make more sense and would be easier to understand.

    • AnMc

      807d

      I use the libre continuous glucose monitor. I check my sugar often I love it. So much better than finger sticking

    • Eeyorespal

      807d

      Because I take several injections of insulin daily, I switched from finger sticks to a Continuous Glucose Monitor. It checks my sugar every 5 minutes and sends the result to an app on my smartphone. If my glucose becomes too high or too low, the monitor sets off an alarm so you are able to react immediately and either drink juice if too low or stop eating or make other changes to decrease your glucose. My monitor is from Dexcom. I've been using it for two years, and I love it!!! I've kept my A1C at 6.8 for well over a year. It allows you to ✅ see how different foods affect your hlicose. However, to have your insurance to pay for it, you need to be taking numerous insulin injections daily. I'm on Medicare and it is nearly completely covered.

    • ThatRAchic

      807d

      I watched a talk that Dr Barnard gave, it’s on YouTube, about food and hormones. Anyway, the gist of it is, meat is what causes diabetes. I did some research after that and everything I read said the same thing. So, I changed my diet. I eat complex carbs like, quinoa, brown rice, lentils and beans and follow a strict plant based diet. I no longer have to take insulin every day. My A1C was 4.5 last time we checked.

    • kieftrk1

      808d

      I'm one who's chronically low blood sugar. I was taught 20+ years ago to eat 5-6 snacks/small meals throughput the day. Helps if your M.D. can get insurance to let you test breakfast and lunch and bedtime. Not all doctors do! I rarely cheat and don't use meds. Diet and exercise(moderate).

    • AnMc

      808d

      I find it hard to keep my glucose level under 160 two hours after I eat. Seems like any carb I eat sends it soaring. Especially crackers or anything bread. I try not to eat anything like that but my willpower isn’t so great all the time

    • Mimi3

      809d

      I check 4 times a day and my sugar doesn’t be out of control I always keep my sugar in the 90-100 but my A1C check last month was crazy it was 14 but I eat healthy everyday and I’m a strict diet

    • Ehhhh

      811d

      I brought my A1C down (and my cholesterol into the good range) by doing the keto diet 6 months.

    • Sylvia

      811d

      My doctor doesn’t want me to test my blood

    • hazy

      811d

      Thanks Jolly green. It's like a science experimeny

    • Jollygreen

      811d

      Sounds like you’re doing what you need to do ….that’s great🙂

    • hazy

      811d

      That's great diet helps it helps me too

    • hazy

      811d

      I have out of control diabetes and check it 3 to 5 times a day

    • Jollygreen

      811d

      Hi Hazy, I control my diabetes type 2 by diet..I have my blood drawn every 3 months for my A1C level.

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