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2/24/18 12:08 P

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I changed my diet completely (as of a week ago). I was on the Mediterranean diet with an emphasis on whole grains and very little fat. I was hungry all the time and ate big portions. I am now eating less and counting my carbs. Just one whole wheat toast and the rest with low carb veggies and fruits. I lost 4 pounds. My morning fasting glucose has gone down slightly, but it is still too high.

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2/1/18 6:08 A

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Metformin need to be taken with a fatty food...did your doctor tell you that.

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11/8/17 9:23 A

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Okay, so I've been taking metformin, and it hasn't been reducing my am blood sugar enough. Doctor upped the dose and it made me violently ill. What other meds do you guys try?

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9/24/17 12:21 A

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I found out at the end of last year that I had been pre-diabetic for at least 3 years. I started very low carb on March 4. I do not loose weight fast. I decided my main goal was not have pre-diabetes for my next physical. I just had my physical and here are my results:

Here are my recorded A1C readings from my doctor: 9/12/2017: 5.3; 2016:6.8; 2015:6.3; 2013:6.1; 2008:5.7; 2007: 5.7. Estimated Average Glucose: 9/12/2017:108; 2016:148; 2015:134; 2013:128.

They accidentally gave me the fasting glucose test. I was supposed to come back after fasting. All my my tests were normal. Doc said I don't need to come back until next year.

Estimated Average Glucose: 9/12/2017:105; 2016:148; 2015:134; 2013:128.

Glucose: (was supposed to fast, but did not}: 9/12/2017: 90; with fast: 2016:121; 2013:118; 2012:106; 2011:93; 2008: 111.

Doc said my cholesterol was also normal and improved from previous normal.

So, guess I will stick with low carb.

I'm down 70 pounds since 2001. I'm down 31 of those pounds since March 4, 2017.


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7/30/17 9:01 P

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I have reduced junk food such as chips and sweets. Now it is time to eliminate junk food from my diet. I have increased exercise at the gym 4-5 times a week. My weight loss effort has been a yo-yo of losing and gaining back the same 5 pounds. It has been a challenge for me to be consistent in my diet, weight loss and fitness efforts. I am going to press on and keep going in spite of temptations and obstacles. My A1C was 6.4 at my last doctor's appointment. I really need to get that number down as I don't want to take medication.
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6/30/17 4:53 P

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1) I replaced processed carbs (sugar, flour, rice, pasta, etc.) with leafy green veggies, legumes (peas, beans), and other vegetables. I replaced sugary drinks with water.

2) I drastically reduced my intake of meat. I had already removed red meat from my diet, but I have greatly reduced my intake of poultry as well. I have eggs and small quantities of meat (mostly poultry), but the majority of my nutritional needs are now met through veggies.

3) I started daily blood sugar testing. There is nothing that keeps me aware of what I'm doing and eating as much as those numbers. I stopped doing it after a while, and found myself gaining weight again.

4) I've been exercising more consistently. I find that strength training at night really seems to help me regulate blood sugar.

5) I've also been experimenting with different supplements, of which the most helpful seems to be bitter melon.

6) I've used SparkPeople to monitor my blood sugar, nutrition, exercise, and other health activities. I stopped doing this for a while and re-gained weight, and when started again, I discovered that I was consuming much more carbs and calories than I needed, my blood sugar was elevated, and my fitness and other wellness activities were inconsistent and insufficient. Tracking may get tiresome, but it is essential if I am to maintain my health.

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6/23/17 10:11 P

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I stopped having a pity party since losing my mom. Went on a week long vacation. While on vacation, I made up in my mind to changed my attitude and eating habits, and started back exercising. Now, no sweets except the occasional sugar free candy, more salads, exercise 6 to 7 days week of some form, and staying motivated to be successful during my spiritual and physical lifestyle change.

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DIETER27 Posts: 10,227
6/19/17 4:29 P

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Watching my carb intake has helped me to lose nine pounds since I last saw My doctor.
Doing some cardio classes to help lose the weight. I don't lose fast so every effort counts.

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6/19/17 1:36 P

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DH got the pre-D diagnosis June 1st. Since then, he quit drinking pop (which had been a 3-5 can a day habit, for as long as I've known him.....several years now...) We've been changing our diet (no obvious sugars, no desserts, etc.) I'd asked for a suggestion for a healthy cookbook. It's taking a lil while to stock the kitchen with healthier food staples & getting things like a healthy sugar substitute (very expensive.)

This week, I will be baking a healthier recipe for blueberry muffins that is low in sugar & has bran flakes in it. (Not the usual fluffy kind I've always made, but, I'm sure will be good.) We've just had salmon; cooked for 5 min in the microwave; required no oil or butter for cooking! Anyway, its a gradual thing, but we are doing our best to make all the right improvements. He's lost 6# so far.

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6/18/17 12:55 A

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I have had no sugars or grains or starches since March 4. I have lost 21 pounds. I make bread from flax meal and almond flour and coconut flour occasionally, but I eat a lot of salads. I wear a pedometer. I have my scale in the kitchen and I log my miles and weight every morning. I do not loose weight fast, but was stalled entirely for months before I switched to low carb. I am down 65 pounds from what I weighed in 2001.

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DIETER27 Posts: 10,227
6/17/17 10:50 A

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Did a chair pilates class.

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6/14/17 5:17 P

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Watching my carbs and calories along with my sodium. I also decided to incorporate some cardio classes in. I did a thirty minute zumba gold class at Curves this morning. I will increase my cardio classes. Taking more walks with my dog around our neighborhood. Also doing my Curves circuit workouts.

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6/11/17 8:11 P

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Right away, DH quit drinking pop. That was the worst culprit & most important change. We also are now more diligent about eating within our calorie ranges. (I had previously lost 46 lbs 6 yrs ago with using the SP trackers, so we know that SP has worked for us.) The diagnosis is just a week old, so we are still adjusting with figuring out what to eat.



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6/11/17 4:52 P

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Lifestyle changes such as 1,400 calorie diet, exercising more, healthier eating. Just purchased a book on Saturday on Amazon on prediabetes so will learn more about helping myself conquer this.

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6/11/17 1:14 P

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Working on healthier eating...

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1/6/16 12:44 P

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It is amazing how much that little Vitamin D does for us - bone health and all sort of things!

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1/6/16 10:44 A

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I've been watching carbs eating better and working out more. I have not been able to lose any weight yet but I just started a few weeks ago so I'm hopeful. I did have some more labs done and found out my Vit D is super low so that hasn't been helping.

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1/5/16 4:26 P

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1/5/16 3:05 P

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I have started eating a High fat low carb diet. It has been working great and I don't have those carb cravings any more. I have dropped 16 lbs in a month and my cholesterol and blood sugars have been much better.

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1/5/16 2:17 P

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Lifestyle changes included more fitness, more healthy eating and a determination to beat this thing!

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9/7/15 9:53 A

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The main things I've done (which are baby steps) are to be sure to drink my 15c a day of water. My diabetes class instructor said .5 oz per pound of body weight minimum. And, I bought a FitBit after my Sparktracker died for the third time. I wear it whenever I'm awake and am very aware of needing to hit that 10k steps daily.

Today I rejoined the 8 wk diabetes challenge here to try to jumpstart my lazy butt again. LOL. I go through spurts of using the site faithfully then forgetting to use it at all for months.

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9/7/15 7:53 A

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So i've been told, just won't give up the grains (whole grains) like brown rice, oatmeal. I've lowered the carbs though. Reply is to Rose

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I love your mantra! Reserved. I didn't know the replies don't attach to the message you are replying to. hmmm

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8/10/15 12:53 P

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I have been prediabetic over a dozen years. During that time, I monitor my food. Sometimes, I am really sloppy with my food plan but then I get back on track. I recently had 2 bouts of food poisoning and came to the realization that I can eat a lot less than I am used to when my digestion is off. I would like to continue trying to eat smaller meals, monitor the carbs, reduce sweets. My A1c test was 6.0 up from 5.9 last year. I think I need to take this seriously because I am squeemish and would never want to give myself insulin shots!

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7/5/15 9:24 P

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Joining Spark People was the first thing after googling what pre-diabetes meant. Now I'm motivated to really kick start my healthier lifestyle.

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7/4/15 9:08 A

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I workout 5 - 6 days per week, I have lost 16 pounds, I have changed my eating habits and my numbers and improving.

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6/14/15 11:30 A

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Low carb, high healthy fat and exercise. No grains. It works.

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6/13/15 10:42 A

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Every meal is 95% vegetables and I always have a piece of fruit with each meal. I only drink water.

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5/24/15 4:18 A

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I came back to Spark People after a 2.5 year hiatus. In this first week I have hiked, done yoga, or walked for over an hour each day, as well as tracking calories daily and staying within my range!

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5/20/15 11:23 P

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I've returned to a flexitarian (mostly vegetarian) diet which I adopted years ago. I didn't know it then, but it's exactly what I need to be at my healthiest.

And I test my fasting blood sugar religiously.


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5/7/15 11:25 A

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I was first diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes back in 2012. At the time I was so scared and quickly made healthy life style changes. Within 6 months January 2013...my numbers went from 5.9 to 5.6. I was so proud of myself for I was working our hard and exercising like crazy. I was no longer Pre-Diabetic. Now just recently I went back to the Doctor and my numbers are back at 5.9! Here we go again; however I know within the last year I made some bad choices and I'm now ready to hit the reset button and shake this things up again! I look forward to hearing from you guys and so excited to be part of this team!!



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