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My Type 2 journey thus far

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  • My Type 2 journey thus far

    So, I had my first A1C test in December. 6.8 was the reading, but my cholesterol readings were pretty high in some categories. Doc wanted me to start taking a statin, but the research shows some pretty common and serious side effects, so I am not going to take it. I am going to start exercising to see how it does on the next round of tests in 3 months. Blood sugar has been consistently in the 130 to 150 range without medication, and I have been doing pretty well on the diet front, but haven't lost any weight, being unable to exercise up until now. I've had a few episodes where I broke out in a sweat and felt dizzy, but drinking water helped. It's been a tough adjustment, but I know it's a marathon, not a race.
    That's what
    - She

    Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
    - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

    I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
    Stephen R. Donaldson

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    Try Fish oil I hear it works. High doses though and it needs to be toxin free
    A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
    George Bernard Shaw

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    • #3
      I have had type 2 Diabetes for six years. I take Metformin but no insulin. I have controlled my Diabetes by diet and exercise. No sugar, white flour, white rice, corn nor potatoes. Sea Fish, some chicken and turkey, no red meet. High in vegetables and nuts, moderate whole grains, fruit, but not much fruit juice. Important herbs are Turmeric, echinacia, coffee and rationed chocolate.
      Last edited by shunyadragon; 01-26-2014, 09:59 PM.
      Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
      Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
      But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

      go with the flow the river knows . . .

      Frank

      I do not know, therefore everything is in pencil.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Catholicity View Post
        Try Fish oil I hear it works. High doses though and it needs to be toxin free
        I've been considering krill oil. I hear it is just as high in betas but no fish smell.
        That's what
        - She

        Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
        - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

        I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
        Stephen R. Donaldson

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        • #5
          Originally posted by shunyadragon View Post
          I have had type 2 Diabetes for six years. I take Metformin but no insulin.
          The metformin made me vomit. I ended up taking Nesina for 3 months, and now the doc is seeing how I am doing off of it. I may have to go back on, depending on how I do this next 3 month checkup.

          I have controlled my Diabetes by diet and exercise. No sugar, white flour, white rice, corn nor potatoes.
          I'm the same way with my diet. I try to limit my carbohydrate intake too. I've been pretty stable with my sugar counts. No real wild swings in either direction, unless I either 1) miss a meal, or 2) work out real hard and don't drink enough water.

          Sea Fish, some chicken and turkey, no red meet.
          I eat at least 1 meal per day with fish, turkey, or chicken. Often it's 2. My snacks are usually white cheeses or lower sugar fruits and nuts.

          High in vegetables and nuts, moderate whole grains, fruit, but not much fruit juice. Important herbs are Turmeric, echinacia, coffee and rationed chocolate.
          I hate coffee :), but tumeric is a good suggestion. I will try to incorporate that into my diet a bit more. Thanks Frank.
          That's what
          - She

          Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
          - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

          I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
          Stephen R. Donaldson

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
            The metformin made me vomit. I ended up taking Nesina for 3 months, and now the doc is seeing how I am doing off of it. I may have to go back on, depending on how I do this next 3 month checkup.



            I'm the same way with my diet. I try to limit my carbohydrate intake too. I've been pretty stable with my sugar counts. No real wild swings in either direction, unless I either 1) miss a meal, or 2) work out real hard and don't drink enough water.



            I eat at least 1 meal per day with fish, turkey, or chicken. Often it's 2. My snacks are usually white cheeses or lower sugar fruits and nuts.



            I hate coffee :), but tumeric is a good suggestion. I will try to incorporate that into my diet a bit more. Thanks Frank.
            I hear that if you can do it with diet, that's the best possible way to control it. Some people can and do quite well for almost all of there entire lives. Krill is excellent btw. So is a combo of krill and flax
            A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
            George Bernard Shaw

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            • #7
              no, flax oil is not good. At least for guys. It contains estrogens. stick to fish oil (never tried krill).

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              • #8
                Did not know that Sparko. Had heard about that for soy, but not for flax. Is that just flax oil, or flax in general?

                I've been using myfitness pal to track my calories. It worked well last year, at least for a few months where I lost a bunch of weight. I'm working on getting back the drive to lose more weight. Might not be the best app for diabetes, but for general use it seems adequate.
                No Silicon Heaven? Preposterous! Where would all the calculators go?

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                • #9
                  Hey ya Bill. just started reading this thread. But not much, beyond the OP. Both my parents had type 2 diabetes. To me it always seemed like the type 2 thing was like calling alcoholism a disease. Type 2, to me (I know this will bring me new enemies), is like talking about someone who had a bad diet and probably didn't exercise and so they developed insulin resistance as a result. They are insulin resistant and all they need to do is eat right and exercise. The alcoholic needs to quit abusing alcohol.

                  There, GoBahnsen has conducted another lecture on how to lose friends and not influence people. Thank you.

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                  • #10
                    Hang in there, Bill... I'll keep you in my prayers.
                    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GoBahnsen View Post
                      Hey ya Bill. just started reading this thread. But not much, beyond the OP. Both my parents had type 2 diabetes. To me it always seemed like the type 2 thing was like calling alcoholism a disease. Type 2, to me (I know this will bring me new enemies), is like talking about someone who had a bad diet and probably didn't exercise and so they developed insulin resistance as a result. They are insulin resistant and all they need to do is eat right and exercise. The alcoholic needs to quit abusing alcohol.

                      There, GoBahnsen has conducted another lecture on how to lose friends and not influence people. Thank you.
                      Mine is a hereditary pancreas defect. Both of my parents are diabetic, and my dad's is a pancreas problem that causes delayed insulin excretion, which is what the doctor says is wrong with mine too.
                      That's what
                      - She

                      Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                      - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                      I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                      Stephen R. Donaldson

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                        Hang in there, Bill... I'll keep you in my prayers.
                        Uh oh...has Bill taken a turn for the worse? And I just posted a blunt un-sympathetic post

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
                          Mine is a hereditary pancreas defect. Both of my parents are diabetic, and my dad's is a pancreas problem that causes delayed insulin excretion, which is what the doctor says is wrong with mine too.
                          Oh, ok...well that is not typical then. You do indeed have a medical problem, not just the kind of problem my parents had and probably most of America has. My apologies Bill, for steamrolling in here. I'm in a cynical mood this morning.

                          I think it was brought on by apologia's happy marriage

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                          • #14
                            I think being on a diet and knowing that it has to also be more than a temporary diet, but a lifestyle change...well sometimes it gets me upset, agitated. A lot of us are like this big ball of desires and we know we can't gratify them the way we'd like...it's hard. The Super Bowl is coming up and I'd like to be like those who can nail the Doritos and sandwiches and some beer too. I want to gratify those desires! And it makes me mad, that even if I did...I would feel like crap the next day. Not just physically, but emotionally, because I would know I screwed up. Was it worth it? That will be the question that dogs me on Monday and Tuesday.

                            End of vent

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
                              but tumeric is a good suggestion. I will try to incorporate that into my diet a bit more. Thanks Frank.
                              I put turmeric high on the list of helpful herbs, and well researched with few side effects. If you are not allergic, nor kidney or liver problems it should be no problem. I take the equivalent of 6 to 10 capsules a day. It increases periferal circulation and reduces inflammation. The result is it reduces arthritic, improves skin tone and condition, reduces cramps, helps your immune system and has anti cancer properties. I may post my research on Turmeric some time if tweb has a place to put articles.
                              Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
                              Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
                              But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

                              go with the flow the river knows . . .

                              Frank

                              I do not know, therefore everything is in pencil.

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