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THE LOW CARB DIABETIC

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    Post by Paul1976 Tue Aug 26 2014, 16:22

    @Jilly wrote: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

    Hi Jilly!

    As you've only recently been placed on to a daily basal insulin injection regime and are at risk of Hypo's and also still learning which foods that according to your meter,are safe or not for your blood glucose levels-then 50 strips a month,less than 2 a day isn't really enough at this stage sadly-although,do you still drive a car regularly? If so and to comply with DVLA regulations for insulin users and to stay safe and legal-you could use that as a bargaining tool with your diabetes team to obtain more strips perhaps? If that approach doesn't work then I would agree with some of the earlier members in this thread who recommended and linked to the Codefree meter which although isn't 'Dirt cheap' for strips-Is far cheaper than some of the other meters and strips on the market-now you've gone ahead and ordered that-hopefully it will serve you well and at least in the interim.

    If you haven't done so already,why not have a read of the 'Low carb success stories' section of the forum. Smile Most of us started off where you are now with some pretty high blood sugar readings but in time we learned to control our condition and not let it control us! Smile

    Best wishes

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    Post by mo1905 Wed Aug 27 2014, 10:24

    I agree with Paul. 50 strips a month is not enough if on insulin, especially when still learning how certain foods/diet etc affects you. Also, if you do still drive, you are required by law to test every time you get behind the wheel.


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    Post by Jilly Wed Aug 27 2014, 16:37

    Hi to everyone and thank you for your welcome and advice.
    My B/G level seem to be settling a little now at 6-6.9 which is much better. I've started the food diary and testing, testing and testing some more and now beginning to understand just a little about the different foods and the impact they have upon B/G.
    Early days and the beginning of a long journey but there is a little light at the end of the tunnel now.
    Thanks Guys
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    Post by Paul1976 Wed Aug 27 2014, 16:39

    @Jilly wrote:Hi to everyone and thank you for your welcome and advice.
    My B/G level seem to be settling a little now at 6-6.9 which is much better. I've started the food diary and testing, testing and testing some more and now beginning to understand just a little about the different foods and the impact they have upon B/G.
    Early days and the beginning of a long journey but there is a little light at the end of the tunnel now.
    Thanks Guys

    That's great news! cheers
    Really glad things are heading in the right direction for you and do keep us posted! Smile

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    Post by Jan1 Wed Aug 27 2014, 17:22

    @paul1976 wrote:
    @Jilly wrote:Hi to everyone and thank you for your welcome and advice.
    My B/G level seem to be settling a little now at 6-6.9 which is much better. I've started the food diary and testing, testing and testing some more and now beginning to understand just a little about the different foods and the impact they have upon B/G.
    Early days and the beginning of a long journey but there is a little light at the end of the tunnel now.
    Thanks Guys

    That's great news! cheers
    Really glad things are heading in the right direction for you and do keep us posted! Smile

    Best wishes

    Paul

    Hi Jilly - that is really good news  Very Happy  and as Paul says do keep us posted ........

    All the best Jan
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    Post by mo1905 Wed Aug 27 2014, 18:46

    6-6.9 is great progress Jilly ! With more recording and experimenting, you'll reduce this even further :-)


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    Post by Andy12345 Wed Aug 27 2014, 20:05

    brilliant, brilliant and....brilliant

    keep it up Smile your doing great! knowledge is definatly power

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