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  • At least now you know...
    in Dexcom G6 Comment by 2t9nty May 6
  • I say get back on keto if that worked for you. It is a struggle, and we can all relate I think.
  • I have not tried anything like this but I have always been curious.
    in Dexcom G6 Comment by 2t9nty April 20
  • It sounds to me as if you are on the right track! Let us know how things are going. You can do it...
    in Newbie Type 2 Comment by 2t9nty March 31
  • I thought THIS was a diabetic support group. Lowering and monitoring carbs was the thing that got my BG under control.
  • Welcome!
  • I can't help much here. I hope someone has some insight. Back when I was running and doing the distance cycling, it was pre-diabetic (T2) days. If I were to take it up again, I would do some monitoring during training to see what is going on. Presumably there are sports nutritionists who have recommendations.
    in Sport Comment by 2t9nty March 26
  • I have found it fairly easy to follow. I am just a famously a "very picky" eater at social events. You almost have to be cooking for yourself at home.
  • Are you checking glucose levels? That gives really good feedback. I would set a limit in MFP of 50 maybe to start to see how workable it is for you. I have a hard limit of 20 and I am usually under 10 a day. This has all worked very well for me, and I find it an easy and satisfying way to eat. I log everything, and you are…
  • Just checking in to see how things are going...
    in Hello! Comment by 2t9nty February 8
  • I will say that I think monitoring the BG is pretty critical while the diet (and your responses to it) get sorted.
    in Hello! Comment by 2t9nty February 2
  • I am a meatatarian, so my menus are not going to help much. I had an A1C of 13 something when I was diagnosed and managed to bring it down - got off meds even. My last A1C was 5.3. You can do it!
    in Hello! Comment by 2t9nty February 1
  • You are on the right track. Props to you! Do you keep a food diary on MFP. If you do, send me a friend invitation. The logging helps a lot of people with the accountability.
  • Mine got off to a good start. I had an A1C as part of a blood draw on the 7th. I had a 5.3. As one of those "things," my fasting glucose was 126. I suspect that is correct, because when I get up, it is often the highest reading of the day - 120 or a little over. My theory is that it is dreams that have the liver dump…
  • Welcome! Are you on meds? Do they seem to be working? Do you check glucose?
  • It was probably a month or so for me, when I went off metformin before they settled down and got stable. I am not sure about insulin, but there has to be some period of adjustment.
  • I have every expectation that the day will come when diet is not enough, but for now it is working. I want to maintain things as long as possible this way. The trick for me with the diet is totally staying on program with the carbs. For things like Thanksgiving, I still keep net carbs under 20, but I let calories slide.
  • Basically you have to figure out the combo you can live with. 20 net is "doable" for me. Some people find it helpful to log a food diary just for the sake of accountability. I have noticed a lot of them drop off the radar between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so maybe the accountability there does not always work well. Good…
  • Welcome! You got the wakeup call. No time like the present to get started!
  • I have personally found the forums to be a big help to me. When I was just diagnosed, I was really in a bad place. The Diabetes Association diet with metformin did not seem to be helping. I really did not understand how to check my BG. Welcome!
  • I know I don't want to end up on dialysis either.
  • Pretty much every time I check BG, it is between 100 and 120. My morning fasting reading will be 118 or something and is sometimes it will be the highest reading of the day. Certain things like green beans will give me a 145 an hour after eating, but it is back at 110 after another hour. Anything like gravy thickened with…
  • My last A1C was 5.9 with no meds. You can do it. Do you log menus through MFP? Many people find that a good way to stay accountable with friends.
    in Noob Comment by 2t9nty November 2021
  • I am also keto, but this is where the numbers led me. Not everyone can find enough variety in keto to satisfy, and different people respond in different ways, so I am not saying keto is the answer. I will say it has worked very well for me to control the BG and help me lose/maintain weight.
  • You are doing good things. Monitor your BG to see how you are responding to the carbs. Not everyone is the same, and you may find that certain carbs do not cause the spikes. You can also change the carb macro to match your own goals.
  • I consider myself a diabetic who is able to control BG with diet (for the time being at least). I do not pretend (even in weak moments) to have cured it...
  • I have never experienced a measured low. There have been times when I have gotten fuzzy headed and a little shaky. I usually have a cheese stick or a spoonful of all-natural peanut butter, and that seems to take care of it. I suspect these have been lows for me.
  • FWIW, my cheat(ish) days are days like Thanksgiving. I only count carbs those days and calories go out the window. Every now and then, I think how good a bean burrito (or Snickers bar) might be, but then there is the slippery slope. I just haven't. I have been keto for 5 years. The last really stupid thing I did with the…