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About 4 months ago I had a routine blood test, discovered I was type 2 diabetic. I followed the recommendations by my nutritionist, it was pretty easy too.

July 30 Dec 1

Sugar 414 112, mediacation aided

A1c 13.8% 6.1%

Chloestrol 246 157 no medication

Triglycerides 174 81

B/P 130/80 117/70

Could not be happier with my progress, still a ways to go.

Prior to being 65 my numbers were always in the accepted range.

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The blood glucose # will vary, but the HbA1C of 6.1 is outstanding.  Anything 6 or below is normal.   You probably feel like you have more energy as well.  I know I did, once I got things under control.

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I'm a Type 1 diabetic.  I occasionally drink the low carb version of Monster.  Its just 12 grams of carb in a can.  Compared to about 70 in a Pepsi or Coke.

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I drink 5 hour energy but only when I go out for the day on the ocean and not every time I go.  Supposedly it has no sugar and no carbs, safe for a diabetic and I have zero adverse reactions to it.  Question is, is it really any better than a good strong cup of coffee.....I don't know, but it works.

You are absolutely correct about blood sugar varying thruout the day and it's different for everyone, the a1c is the main concern.  My diabetic specialist was very pleased but said coming down slow is better than too fast, your system needs time to adjust.  My only negative is that I'm hungry quite often and not satisfied, my nutritionist said my body is fooled because my water intake is less than it was so drink more water to reduce the hunger feeling..........I prefer food, lol.

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Yup, in the past month I have cut out red meat, limited carbs and sugar, and eliminated any artificial sweeteners, citric acids, and any HFCS and my Crohns symptoms have just about disappeared. It seems like what of most we eat is poisoning us. Just look at the projections of early onset diabetes for people born after 1995.  :o

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My diabetic specialist was very pleased but said coming down slow is better than too fast, your system needs time to adjust.

Very true.  You definitely want to avoid frequent hypoglycemia, but when I was finally taking insulin, I suffered from temporary blindness for about a month, until my lens adjusted to the new density of the gel in my eyes.  Crazy stuff.

I drink 5 hour energy but only when I go out for the day on the ocean and not every time I go.  Supposedly it has no sugar and no carbs, safe for a diabetic and I have zero adverse reactions to it.  Question is, is it really any better than a good strong cup of coffee.....I don't know, but it works.

I do a 5 hour energy for tournaments, but mostly for the last couple hours and drive home.  Not sure if its any better, but there are less stops to the bathroom afterward.  Coffee just kills me, LOL.

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Yup, in the past month I have cut out red meat, limited carbs and sugar, and eliminated any artificial sweeteners, citric acids, and any HFCS and my Crohns symptoms have just about disappeared. It seems like what of most we eat is poisoning us. Just look at the projections of early onset diabetes for people born after 1995. :o

Good to hear you are doing well.  Here's something weird, once I had my sugar under control, all my colitis like symptoms disappeared.  I have no doubt it was related to elevated blood glucose.

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Congrats to all of you. Diabetes runs in my wife's side of the family, so we are very aware about what we eat, especially our daughters.

Add this to the strange column: About 5 years ago I developed psoriasis on my hands and forearms. The dermatologist gave me the same old same old about it being hereditary (no one in my family ever had it :-?) and there is no cure. Basically I would have to be on a lifetime regimen of medications that would at best control it. No other alternative. My neighbor's wife gave me a copy of a book written by a real doctor (not some new age bead shaker) that said the root cause of psoriasis is a buildup of toxins in the body caused by the food we eat. In my case eggs were a big culprit. Since cutting out eggs and all foods with egg as an ingredient, my outbreaks have dropped sharply.

I admit to laughing at the whole and organic food type people in the past. Not any more. Our food supply is in bad shape.

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I'll add this ~

I had a Well known Gastroenterologist (GI Doc) recently told me and I quote, "that if people stopped eating white flour and white sugar, I would be out of a job".

Previously I understood that these commonly ingested substances were not something to over indulge in, but this statement has initiated a whole menu for my wife and I. The reason we went to see this man in the first place has Vanished.

;)

A-Jay

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