How do you know when you have got it right?

RosalieM
By RosalieM Latest Reply 2015-01-09 13:13:09 -0600
Started 2014-12-14 08:03:56 -0600

Like all newly diagnosed diabetics, I was confused about what to do. I am curious, I can't help myself so I set out to find the answer to preserving my health with diabetes. I refined my diet until I lost 55 #. I exercise daily. At normal weight with daily exercise, my blood sugar was still too high. I learned that taking diabetes drugs would not preserve my health, so I ask for insulin. At this time after 30 years, my blood sugar is controlled with 20 units of Insulin and a no starch foods, high protein and fat diet. I had my physical this week.

My A1c is 7.5 which is right for me. My triglycerides are 63 (normal -150) Cholesterol/HDL ratio 2.5 (normal -4.5). I am in perfect health at 76 years old and 30 years diabetic.

Watch these numbers for yourself . Abnormally high triglycerides indicate a diet too high in starch for you. Total carbohydrate means nothing only the cholesterol/HDL ratio counts.

Grandma Rose


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Pegsy
Pegsy 2014-12-14 16:13:43 -0600 Report

Thank you for sharing your experiences. You are an encouragement to me! I was not aware of the link between too much starch and high triglycerides. I would like to learn more about this. Can you suggest some resources? While my triglycerides are much lower, they need to go lower still. I'm almost there with my A1c. My doctor wants it at 6. My last A1c was 6.3. At this time I estimate it to be between 5.8 and 6.0. My personal goal is 5.7 or lower. I hope I am as healthy as you are when I get to 76!

RosalieM
RosalieM 2014-12-24 10:38:56 -0600 Report

Peg,
It is carbohydrates that raise triglycerides. My doctor never told me that or anything about diet. I had to learn it all on my own. Your triglycerides are a measure of the carbohydrates in your diet.. I can't tell you where to go to learn what I am telling you, as I discovered it on my own in many different places and by my own experiments.
My daughter sent me an investigative report in the Milwaukee Sentinel Journal about diabetes drugs. That will give you a good place to start.
That is not about diet, but it will give you the overall picture of what is going on in the diabetic treatment world. It will help you make decisions for your self. I want to help you more if I can. Grandma Rose

Pegsy
Pegsy 2015-01-07 19:39:02 -0600 Report

I would be interested in reading that report about diabetes drugs. I take Metformin and would very much like to get off of it.

RosalieM
RosalieM 2015-01-08 14:24:08 -0600 Report

Hi peg,
I tired to send a link to the article, but it apparently didn't work. If you google "Milwaukee Sentinel journal" and diabetes drug report, you should get it.
Let me know if you get it.

RosalieM
RosalieM 2015-01-09 13:13:09 -0600 Report

Is that article an eye opener or what?
I have known that for sometime as I research a lot. I tired to get my local paper to investigate, they never did.

RosalieM
RosalieM 2015-01-09 13:12:58 -0600 Report

Is that article an eye opener or what?
I have known that for sometime as I research a lot. I tired to get my local paper to investigate, they never did.

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