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What is your ideal...?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Brunneria, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    We are all different - heights, weights, type 1,1.5, 2, ages, interests, ideas about what diet works...

    So what do you consider to be the best diabetic management YOU can achieve?

    I'll start:

    • I'm not interested in weight loss (been there, done that, and the t shirt exploded)
    • I'd like an HbA1c of 5.999% because, for me, that is the optimum compromise between health benefits and enjoyable food.
    • A fun, daily dog walk approx 7,000 human steps and 70,000 doggy steps (he has short legs)
    • Helpful support from my GP and DN, rather than misinformation and obfuscation.
    • 70% cocoa solid choc on repeat prescription.
    • Daily foot massages by a Brad Pitt lookalike.

    What about you?
     
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  2. annelise

    annelise Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ha! – and again a bit Ha – Brunneria! Where would I find a Brad Pitt look-alike at my age to fondle my feet. I guess that my usual foot theurapeut will need to do the service – and lovely it is.

    - Like you, I am not into weight loss, am comfortable with being slightly padded just a bit above recommended BMI. (Older women have less mortality with a slightly higher BMI, I read).

    But I am constaintly aiming at keeping my HbA1C below 6% - and am daily fighting to keep it there. Trying to avoid meds as long as I can. (Not easy though).

    And now with spring coming up, I will aim for more exercise (long walks)
    annelise.
     
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  3. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Still 2 stone to go for me and then plan to stay under 12 stone for the rest of my life. Up my carb intake a little more to about 200-250g per day and get my HbA1c down to about 34 and finally of course suffer no ill effects from complications of the disease. Don't care about foot massage - a head massage now that is different.
     
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  4. this is too difficult

    this is too difficult Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I just want to live.
     
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  5. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Hello, just like to keep my hba1c levels at 43% 6.1 I understand the old money :)

    I love my green and blacks chocolate as well...70%

    I do some baking at times ....low sugar ....stevia 50%
    A bit of homemade cake after a walk ...

    I already like my diet , I have always been a veggie ...for over 50 years now ...

    I do a four mile walk at least 4 times a week , some times more .....

    Yes I am happy with all of the above :)
     
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  6. Sarah69

    Sarah69 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My ideal would be to lose more weight, be able to low carb and have constantly good bs nd hba1c. I would also like to not be addicted to chocolate and to like and enjoy more food!
     
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  7. Karen.G.

    Karen.G. Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    To carry on being able to walk as much as I want.
    To lose another 3 st.
    To get my hba1c around 40.
     
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  8. this is too difficult

    this is too difficult Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I used to be very hard to please with food. Since I have been starving myself for two months I now find everything I eat to be extremely delicious.
     
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  9. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Yup, that'll do it!

    Sorry, shouldn't laugh, but I have been there, and the simplest things start tasting like the ambrosia of the gods, don't they?
     
  10. this is too difficult

    this is too difficult Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    glad its not just me
     
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  11. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    I went without coffee for over a year, once. I have a teensy little sensitivity to caffeine (think bouncing off the walls at 3am to the detriment of my job, my marriage and the interior decor).

    Then I thought 'hold on, I can have decaf, and cream, and agave nectar, so why am I denying myself?'

    And that first cup was... words simply cannot express it.

    Oh, and then there was the time I drank nothing but green smoothies for a month. They are delicious, and my blood sugar was ROCK SOLID for 4 weeks, but Oh My, the taste of that first piece of bacon... mmm!
     
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  12. this is too difficult

    this is too difficult Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    forget me not
     
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  13. Spiker

    Spiker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I suppose I would like a lifestyle where low carb was an integrated part, not a "diet" I keep breaking. I would like the stable non diabetic blood sugars that I know from experience I can achieve with this - permanently. I want this to be mostly based around normal whole foods, not unusual diet foods. A regime that is slightly forgiving of an occassional departure (a la Jenny Ruhl). Where I feel unstressed about the diet / lifestyle. Incorporating regular strength training for better insulin resistance, and some regular mild cardio such as long walks.

    That would suit me fine. It must happen.

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  14. Gappy

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    I'd like free time to get to the gym 3 times a week like I used to & an Angelina Jolie lookalike to give the foot massages to!

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