Hello. I am new here on the DC site. I was diagnosed with Type 2 D about a year and a half ago. I went in for my annual physical and blood tests. Well, you all know the results. My A1C was over 8 and my BG was around 300. (Don't drink Pepsi before testing your BG). My Dr put me on Metformin immediately and fussed at me about my weight. I started tracking my consumption using the available program at MyFitnessPal.com which is similar to the Weight Watcher's program without the monthly cost. I managed to bring my A1C down to 5.9 or so as of last June. I will be having it checked again later this month. I've done away with most of my diet that came as prepackaged foods warmed up in the microwave and cook much more of the dietary needs for both myself and my wife.
So far sounds good right? Well, my weight is still up there where I need to lose about 50 pounds. Why? I LOVE MY CARBS !!!! I don't want to give them up. Corn, breads, spaghetti, POTATOES, and popcorn are mainstays. How do I break this "habit"?
Oh and what is this recent craving for salt that I have developed?
Just tossing some thoughts out. I'll be around now and again.
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