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.
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