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    A website for the newly diagnosed or long time out of control diabetic.

    Post by Eddie on Thu Aug 14 2014, 13:35

    We will be adding information to this forum for newbies. In the meantime please click on the link to The Low Carb Diabetic website to get yourself started on the road to safely controlling your diabetes. thank you.

    http://www.lowcarbdiabetic.co.uk/index.htm

    The very best of luck to you and yours.

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    Post by Loobles on Fri Aug 15 2014, 18:14

    Looks good, lots of useful information there Smile

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    Post by Xyz on Fri Aug 15 2014, 18:20

    Lovely recipes.

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    Post by Jilly on Sun Aug 24 2014, 20:52

    I've just been diagnosed about a month ago. The advice was carry on with what you have been eating but less. Take your insulin every day without fail and test your blood every morning. Make sure its not above 8. That just does not make sense to me so decided to do some research and found you guys.
    Any help would be great
    Thanks Jilly
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    Post by Andy12345 on Sun Aug 24 2014, 21:01

    hi, welcome Smile sure we can help, what type are you?

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    Post by Jilly on Sun Aug 24 2014, 21:12

    Hi Andy Thanks for answering.
    Am type two, they think because of my age, but say I need insulin which doesn't make sense, because my mother was a late onset type 1 on insulin.
    I asked if perhaps I should be on a diet or tablets first if I am a type 2 but say no, because of my age I need to have insulin because of my sugar levels. Don't suppose it makes much difference.
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    Post by Andy12345 on Sun Aug 24 2014, 21:18

    what were your numbers on diagnosis? what your age has to do with it i dont know, sorry for the questions, maybe give us a run down, your story, diet any other problems? sorry for all the questions, feel free not to answer Smile

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    Post by Jilly on Sun Aug 24 2014, 21:27

    No Problem and thanks.
    Age 70 yrs Weight 13stone Fasting Blood sugar levels Very high ( that's all I was told).
    over night blood sugar levels have been swinging between 20 and 5.7 over the last month.
    After a meal they go up between 10.2 and 23.9.
    Over the last two days I have cut some bread out and got a levels of 8.5 before a meal and 10.1 after which I think looks a little better.
    I also have a slipped disc which restricts my ability for exercise but I do try to walk as much as possible.
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    Post by Andy12345 on Sun Aug 24 2014, 21:37

    ok great...well not great but theres a lesson in your story, when you eat bread, rice, pasta, potatoes and any other carbohydrate, you are eating sugar or to put it another way sugar is just another carb, as a diabetic cant deal with the sugar= carbs= glucose its a great idea not to put them in, many of us find reducing these foods to a much lower level has a dramatic effect on our bgs, its beyond me why you are taking insulin without trying to control it with diet first but im not a doctor and would be irresponsible to tell you what meds to or not to take, but reduce your carbs and you will find a dramatic improvement, to both your general health and insulin doses, its great your trying to walk especially with the issues with your back, this is a great method of getting down those numbers, once you have seen some better numbers and have reduced your insulin you could maybe go back to the doc and reevaluate the meds, you will need to correct your doses which is a good thing but you must be careful not to go too low, if youve been running high numbers for a while you should be able to tell when your going low but you must test ALOT until things settle down, its not unusual to be given zero help from your doctor or other health care professionals and sent away to get on with it, but youve done the right thing looking for help, there are some very clever people here (much more than me) and we can help you fix yourself
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    Post by Andy12345 on Sun Aug 24 2014, 21:43

    you will have to become label reader at the supermarket, you can almost tell the diabetics in the supermrket, they spend an hour down the cracker isle desperately trying to find a cracker they can eat then leave empty handed lol how many carbs you can tolerate will depend on you, which is a pain because it would be alot easier if i could say eat 75g a day and all will be well, but we all have different tolerances to carbs so you will have to trial and error things for a while, its a great idea to keep a food diary too, i found this much easier using an app called "myfitnesspal" if you have a smart phone you can do this by zapping bar codes and see exactly what your eating, it break down your intake and keeps trck for you, there is an online version too if you dont have a smart phone...
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    Re: A website for the newly diagnosed or long time out of control diabetic.

    Post by Eddie on Sun Aug 24 2014, 21:44

    Hi Jilly and a very warm welcome.

    I am 65 next birthday and over six years ago I was running very high BG numbers. I have never had to use insulin and hold safe BG numbers on two metformin pills per day. Insulin is not to be feared but I believe if we can avoid it and run safe BG numbers it is the way to go. The correct diet can make a massive diet for all diabetics.

    Check out our basic website it should give you a good idea how many of us control our diabetes. Have a look and come back with any questions you may have. Remember there are no stupid questions, we all started out knowing next to nothing about diabetes control.

    Good luck and stay cool you are amongst friends here.

    http://www.lowcarbdiabetic.co.uk/index.htm

    Kind regards Eddie


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    Post by Andy12345 on Sun Aug 24 2014, 21:46

    you can do your pre meal tests and 2 hour tests and see what effect that food has had on your bg and therefore know what to avoid and what is fine, fat! fat dosent make you fat, it also dosent have hardly any effect on bg dont dont avoid it, in fact avoid low fat products, they tend to be higher in sugar as they are trying to conpensate for the reduce fat and therefore reduced taste, i should say that this is all just my opinion, im not medically trained, im speaking only from mine and others experiences

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    Post by Jilly on Sun Aug 24 2014, 21:52

    Thank you so much. I feel so much better now I know I can get some advice from you guys. I will reduce the foods you suggest and I think perhaps keep an eye on how much insulin I am taking I have been reading your basic info and saw the reference to Dr Bernstein who said insulin should be in small numbers. I am taking 48 units Lantus daily. I am restricted on test strips as well so I will need to purchase some more.
    Great help and what I have read as well great site.
    Thank you so much
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    Post by Andy12345 on Sun Aug 24 2014, 21:55

    lots of folks buy an sd code free meter from amazon, the test strips are much cheaper than the ones in the chemists, but still not cheap, its very frustrating that they restrict strips grrr, ill find a link...
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    Post by Andy12345 on Sun Aug 24 2014, 21:58

    i was told at diagnosis, you have 5 years until major organ failure, dont eat any mcdonalds or drink coke, goodbye

    everything ive learnt has been from the net, so well done for finding us Smile
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    Post by sanguine on Sun Aug 24 2014, 23:02

    Hi Jilly, welcome.
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    Post by graham64 on Sun Aug 24 2014, 23:18

    Hi Jilly welcome from another seventy year old diabetic  Cool 


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    Post by Indy51 on Sun Aug 24 2014, 23:46

    Hi Jilly and welcome from another Jill,

    Whenever I see the name Jilly I'm reminded of my dad - he was the only one who called me that  Smile

    You've had some great advice so far, but please come back and ask questions as you go along.

    Do you have any weight to lose?

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    Post by Paul1976 on Mon Aug 25 2014, 12:02

    @Jilly wrote:Thank you so much. I feel so much better now I know I can get some advice from you guys. I will reduce the foods you suggest and I think perhaps keep an eye on how much insulin I am taking I have been reading your basic info and saw the reference to Dr Bernstein who said insulin should be in small numbers. I am taking 48 units Lantus daily. I am restricted on test strips as well so I will need to purchase some more.
    Great help and what I have read as well great site.
    Thank you so much

    Hi there! Smile How many test strips a month are you being prescribed by the doctors?


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    Post by mo1905 on Mon Aug 25 2014, 12:33

    Sorry I'm late Jilly, welcome to the forum. Follow the advice here and I'm pretty certain you'll see BG levels reducing and meds/insulin too !


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    Post by Jilly on Mon Aug 25 2014, 22:17

    Thanks for the link. Code Free on its way. Down loaded a Dr Bernstein book. Deep but great information. Been checking out the web site its great, so much info.
    Cut out most of the high carb today B/G levels have been more stable.
    Feel much more positive now.
    Thanks for all your help.
    50 strips monthly.
    I have about 35 lbs to loose Exclamation
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    Post by Jan1 on Mon Aug 25 2014, 22:31

    Hi Jilly

    So pleased to hear you found the information that the guys and gals gave you useful.
    I'm sure if you still have any questions - are not sure of anything they'd be only to pleased to help out.

    Take Care and ..........

    All the best Jan
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    Post by Andy12345 on Tue Aug 26 2014, 00:29

    awesome Smile you can get where you want to be, this is just the beggining of your journey, as jan said please ask questions when they pop up or just a status update on how its going Smile
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    Post by Jan1 on Tue Aug 26 2014, 12:58

    @Andy12345 wrote:awesome Smile you can get where you want to be, this is just the beggining of your journey, as jan said please ask questions when they pop up or just a status update on how its going Smile

    Yes it may well be the beginning of a new journey and many here have been down that path. Sharing knowledge, sharing ideas, sharing questions ......that is good.

    Take Care and ............

    All the best Jan

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