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Type2 Tommy

Wish I’d have done this sooner…

diagnosed type 2 in 2011.  Progressively got worse.  2 x 1000 Met daily, Glipizide, Onglyza, lisinipril, staten drug(s), and Prilosec.  After reading here, I thought I was doing everything correctly according to the dr and ADA.  My a1c has been between 7 and 11 this whole time.

 

last 4 months I cut out pasta, rice, potatoes, and all breads completely.  No apples or bananas, oatmeal, or milk.

 

  My a1c last week was 5.8, and I haven’t taken a single pill for 3 months.  My stomach issues went away as well, no need for Prilosec or Tums anymore.  Also dropped 27#, without exercising any more than I had been.

 

Is the reason the dr and ADA, etc don’t tell you this…..so they can make $$$$$ on pills and dr visits?

 

still drinking beer…..but it is only Keystone, Coke’s Light, or Ultra.  Doesn’t seem to effect my blood sugars much at all?

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keenast

I remember well when I first, out of the blue, got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I listened to all the information I got from my doctor and then my 'diet specialist' - I also spent a week at the beginning in a hospital and was fed a special diet. At the time I thought those people gotten know what they're doing! Looking back I think what they were telling me, and what they were feeding me is.....no words for that.

 

In addition of course I got a ship-load of medication. Out of the hospital, and because I lived my whole life trying to do without medications I started searching for alternatives and this very group here offered me lots of information and support. Needless to say, I dropped all medication after 2 weeks. I changed my (prescribed diet) radically and never veered off, I started measuring my blood glucose religiously in the first two years, my a1c of course dropped substantially and the doctors who first almost yelled at me when I was telling them what I'm going to do were left scratching their heads. And of course I lost plenty of unnecessary pounds without trying: great side effect 😉

So, you're on the right road, stay on it religiously, and live happily never after!

 

PS - I gave up trying to wrap my brain around why every person has to figure out all that by him/herself in spite of paying senseless health insurance amounts. Shouganai - one says in Japan - can't be helped 😉

 

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Dowling

Congrats Tommy you are on the right track. I'll tell you my story to show you that the medical community is in the dark ages when it comes to diabetes and that it can be controlled

 

First you have to know that I don't trust doctors. I've been let down or given wrong advice too often so when I'm told something is wrong with me I do research and find out what I can do to help myself

 

When I was diagnosed 10+ years ago the doctor offered a prescription and no advice. I started my research and made an appointment with a dietician at the diabetic association. The advice given by the dietician was so far off with what I had read that I got up and left. I found this site and it coincided with what info I had found out and never looked back. My blood glucose was 12 (216 US) in a random test when diagnosed. 2 months later I asked for an hbA1C test and it was 5.9 and I had lost 40 pounds. My hbA1C 's since then have always been below 6.

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Hammer

The reason that the doctors and nutritionists give you the wrong information, is because that's what they are taught in medical school.  Also, the American Diabetes Association offers up the same bad information.

 

My previous doctor suggested that I take a diabetes nutrition class at the local hospital (it would have cost me $565).  Out of curiosity, I called them and asked them one question...how many carbs do you recommend that diabetics eat per day.  They said, you should eat 5 small meals a day, and each meal should contain 60 carbs...that's 300 carbs a day!  I told them they are teaching diabetics how to kill themselves, because 300 carbs a day is way too many carbs.  They should teach the diabetics to eat under 100 carbs a day, preferably less.

 

You will get excellent information here in this forum, because all of us have lived with diabetes for years, and we all know what works best for us.  Most doctors don't know that much about treating diabetes, other than telling you to stay away from sweets.

 

Oh, and if want to lower your cholesterol, try taking an omega-3 supplement every day.  When I started taking my Mega Red Omega-3 Krill Oil supplement, in three months, it lowered my cholesterol by 48 points.

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adiantum

I was very lucky when finally diagnosed almost 14 years ago to have found a new doctor & she gave me 3 months to reduce carbs or she would have to prescribe meds. Not all doctors or nutritionists look outside the square. Maybe  theyre afraid of law suits  or they just followed the book.

 

Congratulations on your recent A1c Type2 Tommy:congrats:

 

Thanks to @keenast  for that wonderful  new word to me

8 hours ago, keenast said:

Shouganai - one says in Japan - can't be helped

 

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meyery2k

Welcome and congratulations!  This site helped me greatly.  My first PCP thought I was using meth because I dropped weight so quickly.  Then he thought I was starving myself.  I was logging what I ate as I figured it all out so I could show that I was eating well.  He finally conceded that in my case low carb worked and he would suggest it to other patients as something they could try.

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