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JILLYMAUI's Photo JILLYMAUI Posts: 1,048
9/9/13 10:39 P

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If I want good blood sugar control I have to eliminate all starchy foods, all grains, all dairy, all sugar and all artificial sweeteners too. What's left to dine upon? I eat produce (NON starchy) and protein and thats it.
All I have to workout regularly too. It helps me to go to support group meetings and to have friends I can talk to about all of this. This is NOT easy for me at all, but I got sooooo tired of feeling so sick and tired all the time, and being ill.
I don't know how it has worked, it just happened.


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9/8/13 10:15 P

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Potatoes are really lethal for me. Rice is high in carbs, but not as bad. I find I need some carb heavy foods but don't drop them completely from my diet. I do track my food everyday.
I do substitute some of your mentions. I select Sara lee's 45 calorie bread, sugar is subbed with equal and sugar free syrups with my coffee.

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9/8/13 10:07 P

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I gave up flour, sugar, bread, potatoes & rice. I try to exercise every day, either water aerobics or walking. Slowly I'm bringing my BG down to normal levels.

Kate, in Citrus Heights California

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
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The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year.
~ John Foster Dulles

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Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made. ~ Wayne Dyer



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GEORGE815's Photo GEORGE815 Posts: 229,727
9/8/13 9:53 P

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Wow what a transformation. You have strived to control many components. The exercise and eating right are major ones.
I am maintaining my blood sugar levels after 1 year of diagnosis. I find tension from work does not work in my favor.

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JILLYMAUI's Photo JILLYMAUI Posts: 1,048
9/6/13 1:58 A

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When I changed what I was eating and started exercising my blood sugars normalized.

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JILLYMAUI's Photo JILLYMAUI Posts: 1,048
9/4/13 3:12 P

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Well until a little more than 4 months ago I could never get real good blood sugar control,
and I was on insulin 4 shots, 40 m 4 times a day.

It was so frustrating to feel sick all the time and feel like damage was happening, because it was. My kidney function began to fail.

So I changed my food plan and began intense exercise, 136 days ago. I eat only real food now, and no sugar or sugar subs. I do not eat grains or dairy anymore. I only eat protein and
fresh fruit and vegetables, no starchy ones. I eat walnuts for a snack.

And I began swimming about 4-5 days a week, at least 90 minutes but usually 2 hours.
Now I am off insulin, and my glipizide is dramatically reduced also, I do not take any other diabetes meds, such a huge change after 20 years with this disease.

I used to take 2 glips 2x a day and now have 1/2 twice a day instead, so about 1/4 of my previous dose of this med. I am also taking less blood pressure meds.

I was wondering how other people here control their blood sugar?

Jill

Edited by: JILLYMAUI at: 9/4/2013 (15:15)
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