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Just diagnosed....

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Hi all,


Already did the introduction forum, but wanted to also stop in on this forum and do a brief intro too....(prior to just jumping into a conversation)


Had gestational Diabetes, on insulin, 25 years ago - so knew this was a possibility someday. 

Diagnosed 7 days ago  (normal A1C 6 months ago)

fasting blood test was 238

A1C was 9.5


So.....learning about changes in past 25 years, adjusting diet, joining here (HI 🖐), and participating!



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I'm thankful those times have changed.

I'm sure I'd have had my feet amputated by now if I'd followed the ADA recomendations .

Luckily I found this forum  the same day as I attended those classes.


OK I knew I had to change the way I had been eating, but to go figh fat/low carb is a regime one could actually enjoy & for many years.

I could even have bacon sausages & eggs for breakfast  if I wanted.

Vegetables swimming in butter  was much better then margarine, & I even got to eat brussel sprouts which soon became a favorite vegetable.


I'm sure your next A1c will be much lower.

Its nice  to meet you Bookworm, & exciting to know you will have a better future because you are taking control.


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