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  • I take Metformin, 1000 a day, and it seems to work well for me, but everyone's situation is very different, and what works for me ma not work for you. Some people will experience high BG in the morning if they have gone too long since eating the night before. I get that sometimes. Seems to me it was something about your…
  • How late are you eating in the evening? I have heard quite a few times that if there is too much time between when you ate last and when you get up in the morning, your body will go into overproduction of sugars. Supposedly having a small snack before bed that has both a small amount of carbs and some protein (like…
  • Great video! Thanks for posting it.
  • I couldn't agree with your first statement more!! You will find a huge difference with the DE. They are amazing. They will do everything, and they give a lot of great information. I have taken part in two education classes, met with the nurse twice and the dietician once. They may only tell you to test once a week if you…
  • I had a bit of a crappy situation when I was diagnosed too, but mine was almost the other end of the spectrum. She had me going way too far in the other direction. She walked in and said "So, you're diabetic. Type 2" and then went on to tell me that I had to eat less than 90g of carbs a day, no apples, no oranges, no…
  • Is your morning number high before or after breakfast? Some people will experience a higher number before a meal if they have gone a really long time between supper or their snack the night before, and the reading in the morning. There is a name for it, but I forget what it is called. I try to have a snack with protein…
  • You can also enjoy it and just go for an extra walk afterwards :) Happy early birthday! I hope you do enjoy the three special events. Everyone has them, everyone splurges once in a while. Give yourself permission to do the same
  • Cabs and FIbre are going to go hand in hand… I know here in Canada we are told to subtract all of the fibre from the carb count. Fibre does not raise blood glucose levels, so it does not "count"' as a carb. Does that mean my carbs look like I am over every day? Yup. Do I let that bother me? Not any more. You have to…
  • Everything in moderation, including moderation. You do need to treat yourself once in a while, you just have to be smart about it. My aunt made an amazing carrot spice cake with cream cheese icing for a dinner party I had. Did I have some? Of course! But I tried to watch the other things I ate when I knew I was going to…
  • I like Glucose Companion. I think I did have to pay $1.99 for it once I got past 30 entries, but I feel like it is worth it. It has a lot of possible tags for when you took your reading, plus it lets you put in notes for every reading, gives a lot of great charting ideas, and I like being able to email my results to my…
  • It was actually one of the first things I adjusted. Although I have to say I found it annoying that I could only adjust my carbs in terms of a percentage. I wanted to set a specific number, but it would not allow me to. I would really like the ability to be able to automatically subtract the Fibre from the Carb count. Here…
  • cwrig - I think that is an awesome goal. I am not a runner (my knees and I do not agree on whether or not I should run) but I am a walker. I am signed up to walk my third annual half marathon in October. The first time two times I did it, I had not been diagnosed as being T2. This will be the first time I do it since the…
  • Thanks I just got the call from the Diabetes Association and they were calling to suggest I get a new meter. The acceptable range is 20%, and they said that the Verio was testing high enough that they don't feel it is giving proper readings. Not a huge fan of the batteries (rather than a charger) or the case, but i can…
  • I just came back from a doctor's appointment and my nurse, who is also diabetic, has said she found the Verio One Touch to be very unpredictable. She said she has tested on 10 fingers and gotten 10 different results, and some of them were wildly different. They gave me the Bayer Contour to try. She says she finds that one…
  • I try to eat cheese or another protein when I have my other meals, or at least save my fruit until I am eating a full meal with lots of protein, but I am looking for a bit of a quick fix for the mornings. A lot of days I will do cereal and skim milk, making sure it is not a massively high carb cereal, but I am looking for…
  • Thanks for that advice on when to add it. I don't want a foamy drink. I will be keeping the fruit frozen, so I am hoping that will help. I don't know if I can do the spinach and kale just yet. I am sure it tastes fabulous, but the thought of drinking something green just freaks me out a bit :)
  • I am probably more likely to try the greek yogurt than anything else. I was looking at the protein powder as an alternative because I don't like the artificially sweetened yogurts. I find that they give me a bad aftertaste, so I was hoping for something that could add the protein without too much of the sugar. I will…
  • I use the Verio One Touch. I am getting blood work done this month and they are going to test it to see how accurate it is. I have had a couple of times where it seems way out of whack though. I did one test one day that had me at 10.0 mmol/L, which seemed high for me, so I washed my hands and tested again. It went down to…
  • Congratulations! This makes me feel a lot more positive about being able to make a change. I am recently diagnosed and am just getting out if an initial "my life is over and this will never get better" phase. I know it sounds kind of melodramatic, but that was how I felt at first. Your post actually makes me look forward…
  • Hi, I am Lauriena, I am 40 years old, and I was diagnosed as T2 on Jan 15th, 2014. Currently taking Metformin and may have to go on a statin if my cholesterol does not come down after 3-6 months of the diet change. Since my diagnosis, I have lost 10 pounds, and am trying to keep that momentum going. Loosing it at a slow…
  • I use one called Glucose Companion. The free version only allows you to have 30 entries, but I think it was only $1.99, so I do think it is worth it. https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/glucose-companion/id456218638?mt=8 My meter comes with software, but it will only run on a PC, and I am a Mac user. All of my computers,…
  • Is there any type of Diabetic Association where you live? 70 carbs a day seems way too low, and it might be worth seeing if there is someone who specializes in it that can help. Doctors have a lot of high level information about a lot of things, but can sometimes give incorrect information. My doctor had me on 90 per day…
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