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  • I was given a good tip by a nutritionist years ago to treat very low blood sugar with a candy pack that has no protein or fat. I found the individual packs of Welch's Fruit snacks work well for me, easy to carry, and have 19 carbs each. I can easily go down to 40 without feeling it..
  • I have had the same issue this month, after opening a new vial of Apidra. I need to refigure my ratios every time I open a new vial, so frustrating! This is a more baffling week as sometimes the injections work to lower the high BG, and other times not. Could it be the injection site I am using in my stomach? I took 6…
  • There are quite a few good food blogs online, and some have great recipes. Vegetarian cooking is infinitely cheaper than eating meat and dairy, especially if you are cooking with "in season" fresh produce. The biggest investment up front is all the spices and herbs that make it all taste so good. And maybe some cooking…
  • Hi, just joined. My name is Peggy, age 57.
  • I wasn't having any success at losing lbs. until a year ago when I made a 3 month commitment to cut out all dairy and animal products. 35 lbs later...and still eating this way. I won't say "vegan", that gets a little political, but "plant-based". Worked for me, everyone is different.
  • I am a Type 1 diabetic, both husband and I are self employed and had to give up our health insurance 2 years ago, when it became prohibitively expensive. Logically, it seemed if you are healthier you would need less medication and interventions that cost big $ for the uninsured middle class. We decided we are too "poor" to…
  • Ann, you can accept friend requests at the top of the page, there is a silhouette of a head and shoulders. You need to add friends, positive support is a huge key to getting healthy and feeling better overall! My husband lost the weight he needed along with me when we gave up all dairy 15 months ago, and he is now off both…
  • I actually did the math last year and figured I had saved 34% feeding my family of 4, after giving up all animal products! Stay away from convenience/prepared foods like frozen dinners, etc. They are expensive and not especially nutritious. I am not sure what the microwave does to nutrients, but I try to avoid it except…
  • I think it may just be your body adjusting to lower food intake, nothing to do with the insulin. I have been Type 1 for 14 years, got it as an adult, and having dieted before the same thing happens. The first few weeks you lose all the water weight and then level off to lose the fat. You WILL need less insulin, though, as…
  • I have lost ~34 lbs in the last year by going Vegan. I initially did it for 3 months . My endo had given me orders for outside blood tests, so I held off on them until my 3 month experiment was up, I thought that would give me a good snapshot of what effect it would have. I was very diligent about recording every meal and…
  • You look like a different person! Do people walk by and not recognize you?! Good job.
  • I just finished 3 months as a vegan, totally worth it! My husband did it with me and my 2 teens, reluctantly, since I am the shopper and cook. I will never go back, it is a lifestyle now. I was always a cook, trying out new things, some of the cookbooks out there are great. I would think it is hard to do if you have no…
  • I am new here, but have tried every diet, exercise, whatever program over a few decades. I looked at a few days of your diary and wow, you are eating the wrong foods. You won't lose weight with fast food, fried food, even if it adds up to 1800 calories. You need healthy, fresh, and..uh oh she's going there..home cooked…
  • I have been using MFP for 3 months, but this is the first time I have looked at the posts. Yay for all of us! I have lost ~20 lbs, with 50 more to go. This has been the first program where I haven't been even TEMPTED to cheat. The trick for me is to be vigilant about recording everything I put in my mouth, no one else can…
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