Few months ago around the Christmas holidays I needed to go to the bathroom a lot and was very thirsty. A week went by and I thought I was going through one of them pee and thirst phases. It didn't stop. Since my whole family, just about, has diabetes, I pretty much knew that is what it was. Went to the DR. in early January for a physical and my fasting blood sugar was 225 and A1C was 8.8. I was diagnosed with diabetes.
20 years before, I watched my dad have many eye surgeries, nerve issues with fingers and feet, congestive heart failure and he finally passed in his sleep at the age of 54 with a heart attack.
I am just 39, 6 1 height, 170 pounds, and in great health otherwise and I will not tolerate deterioration of my health due to diabetes. I will not be my dad. I was put on Metformin and not told a damn thing about diet. I had to research this myself. I started with the ADA suggestions. Their suggestions still has way too many carbs. My blood sugar was in the 140 to 180 range. My dad followed their suggestions and he is in the grave.
I further reduced the carbs. I eat no more than 15 per meal. I cut out all and I mean all grains. I cut out all starches. I cut out milk. It has lactose which is sugar. I eat lean meats, tons of low carb veggies, and some cheese. With 3 weeks eating like this my blood sugar is 90 to 110 consistently. I also exercise a lot. I weight lift every other day and the other days I speed walk 2 to 3 miles.
On my second visit to the DR, my A1C dropped to 7.2. I see him in a month and I expect it to be even lower. Diabetes will not beat me.
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