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Type 2 Controlling Blood Sugars

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Julie27318, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. Julie27318

    Julie27318 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    When i was Borderline 5 years ago someone told me it changes and you won't always behable to keep good control.....so is this controlling it only temporary then....is there going to come a time when nothing will work and the sugars will just rise and rise and destroy us!!!
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No one knows the future. With good control and a low carb diet, anything good is possible. It will, at the very least, delay any progress or complications.

    what is your HbA1c and what sort of diet do you have?
     
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  3. Julie27318

    Julie27318 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't know my HbA1c but most of what i eat as zero carbs
     
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  4. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    so, what do you eat? whats a typical days or weeks diet for you?

    did the doctor not tell you what your result was at your last blood test?
     
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    archersuz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Someone with T2 who is now on metformin described himself as 'more diabetic' than me. I like to think that I am just as diabetic but better controlled!
     
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  6. Julie27318

    Julie27318 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah but i forgot.I eat things like Mackerel,Salmon,Vegetables and minced beef,Chicken,
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I see that you had a HbA1c of 55 in March this year, so may be due another test in September?

    what else do you eat?
     
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  8. Julie27318

    Julie27318 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah it was now u mention it that was when i was told i was Diabetic no longer Borderline!!!I also eat cauliflour and cabbage to be honest i always get stuck for ideas what to keep having!!
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    no carbs at all? no milk? just those two veg and the fish and meat?
     
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  10. Julie27318

    Julie27318 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No i have Milk in my Tea and i like boiled eggs too in the morning but i used to enjoy them on toast now i can't!!
     
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    Julie27318 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Why am i supposed to eat some carbs only i thought it was good to avoid them with this!!!
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I didnt say you were supposed to eat carbs. I asked if you have any carbs at all.
     
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    Geoffno6 · Well-Known Member

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    There’s definitely carbs in veg and I see you have milk too which contains carbs. I’m not saying that a tiny amount of carbs are terrible and for a vaguely normal diet they’re pretty much unavoidable.
     
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  14. Julie27318

    Julie27318 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah but i think it's only certain veg isn't it?
     
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  15. Moggely

    Moggely · Guest

    Seems like your diet is quite good julie but you do sound a little like what i was or maybe still am at certain times. Always worried about what goes into your mouth. It' can be really stressful. But the thing is we do have to eat don't we and just about everything has carbs in it. Nice to see your questions, i enjoy the answers, as i take them on board for myself.
     
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    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Do you test your BS? That way you will be able to find out what foods you can eat or need to avoid/have smaller portions and enable you to vary your diet
     
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  17. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    Please read the forum ..... this time, carefully. The help is here for you, but you also need to put in a lot of effort with research
     
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    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Most vegetables have some carbs in them, even eggs and cheese do, not a lot but they all add up. As stated above have a good look through the forum as it's a great resource. It can be hard to find a balance between trying to reduce carbs but still eating in a sustainable way. If you are too restrictive you may find that you aren't enjoying your meals which in turn makes it easier to fall back into old habits.
     
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