Under 100 Happy Dance

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2016-04-15 11:12:27 -0500
Started 2016-04-11 11:12:46 -0500

I think the diet and exercise routine that I have been doing since October is finally sticking. I have actually had morning fasting numbers under 100 more often now and I have even had a day or two so far where I have stayed below 100 all day. For me, this is simply amazing and I am so excited.

With all of the stresses of the last few weeks, I have been even more amazed that this is happening. It is truly a blessing of one less thing to worry about. I should have labs in the next month or so (depending on my new doctors thoughts) and it will be my true bench mark.

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cmr55 2016-04-14 19:42:22 -0500 Report

Gabby so proud of you! With your diet and exercise I am sure you will be like me off insulin and all meds. Been off all meds now for 3 months and BS are running in the 80-90's. I hope when I have my next AlC in June it will be in Washed outs range. Big Hug Carol

Kalisiin 2016-04-13 07:30:39 -0500 Report

Way to go! I normally pull in the 80's and 90's in the morning and am usually below 100 all day.

This morning, though, my body decided to remind me I am diabetic, and I got a 113…almost never happens.

GabbyPA 2016-04-13 09:51:36 -0500 Report

Yeah, today broke the string...bummer. But at least I know I can do it. That part is really exciting. It was always so illusive.

WASHED OUT 2016-04-13 10:00:59 -0500 Report

You can do it and it will become your normal. I was at 93 this morning and yesterday I stayed below 100 all day.

Sleblue 2016-04-12 15:58:00 -0500 Report

What have you been doing to get there? Are you on any meds? They want me to try Tanzeum.

GabbyPA 2016-04-12 18:44:45 -0500 Report

I am working to get off meds. I changed my diet and no longer follow the ADA recommendations. I exercise specifically to increase my insulin sensitivity and I fast during the week. I do still take insulin, but I am off all my oral meds.

Grandmama16 2016-04-12 12:41:50 -0500 Report

Thank you. Someone finally has explained my numbers. All my Dr said was that she's thrilled with my A1c, 6.9, down from 7.4. My problem with eating more veggies is what it does to my insides. I don't eat much bread and I check the carbs on what I buy. I know that rice and pasta isn't good. No Birthday cake yesterday but I did have one chocolate of what hubby gave me. Night BG was just 168 tho. My addiction is popcorn at night but didn't last night. What I need is exercise but the Fibro makes it difficult so I must must start walking. Did planting yesterday and it hurt after. My shoulder was sooooo sore. Bye for now.

Paige9smom 2016-04-12 07:58:56 -0500 Report

Awesome! you are already at a bench mark when you can say I did it, I am happy. Keep that euphoric feeling forefront in your mind and you will see great things

zodatz 2016-04-12 07:07:26 -0500 Report

Yay, you! Give yourself a high five. I know how you feel.

I had a 99 fasting this morning for the first time in a long time, and my meter is consistently 10 points higher than lab results - so it could be 89. I made a few tweaks to my supplements last week, and that may be the reason. If this holds for another week, I'll write a post about it.

Pegsy 2016-04-11 19:12:49 -0500 Report

Gabby, I am so happy for your progress. You've found what works for you! I occasionally have readings under 100 and I do a happy dance every time. It doesn't usually happen with morning fasting though. That's quite an accomplishment.

The fact that you have these numbers under such times of stress is amazing and a strong indicator that your plan is working. Congratulations!

GabbyPA 2016-04-12 10:58:36 -0500 Report

It has been 4 days in a row now, and I have been having them on and off for a little while. I think I have finally found my stride. The one thing is to never give up. Keep on trying new things if what you are doing is not getting you what you want. The answer is out there....I just had to keep looking.

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Scared ****less 2016-04-11 18:26:18 -0500 Report

Woo-hoo oo you go girl .You deserve allthe happiness in the world. Next step 94 . Great job

GabbyPA 2016-04-12 11:00:07 -0500 Report

Today I was a 101 fasting and a 79 after breakfast. I am ecstatic. So now if this keeps up for a month or so, I will look at starting to reduce my insulin again. I have dropped 10 units a day...so I can only hope to keep going that direction.

Sleblue 2016-04-11 15:38:14 -0500 Report

What are you taking or doing to get there?

GabbyPA 2016-04-11 16:30:56 -0500 Report

I have changed my diet to a low carb high fat diet.You can read about my journey beginning here: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discussions/general/36480-as-promised-banting-month-1 .
All of my carbs come from non starchy veggies now. No grains, no sweeteners except stevia on occasion and lots of good healthy fats like coconut oil, real butter and avocados.

I have been exercising with resistance training 2-3 times a week and swimming two times a week. I also walk every day. These two things have allowed me to start loosing weight again and I have lost about 40 pounds since I started. That is also a contributing factor. I am not at my goal weight, but weight loss does help.

Intermittent fasting is helping my morning numbers the most I am sure. At first it didn't seem to be working. In fact, at the start they would go up, but I kept doing it and saw steady improvement.

I have dropped all meds except insulin. I am still taking long lasting insulin two times a day and working to get that reduced some more.

When I followed the ADA and my doctor's recommended diet and was on two oral medications as well as insulin, I could rarely get in the mid 100's and fasting numbers were almost always upper 100's and 200's. My diet change and eating times along with the added resistance training are what I attribute my improvements to.

What I do may not work for everyone, but I do suggest if you are struggling, as I did for years, see about trying this out. Do it the right way or it will bite you back. (high carb and high fat will just make you gain weight and won't work) It is also not high protein.

Grandmama16 2016-04-11 15:30:31 -0500 Report

Under 100!? Good for you! I didn't even have that during lenten fasting, even tho at my age it's not required but I like to try. I've wondered if it's just normal for me to be over 130 in the AM. At that time I haven't started my meds yet…4, 500 mg tablets of Metformin a day. At bedtime it's from 160 to over 200. I've found that if I eat more, and regularly, during the day it's better. Usually my hubby and I are sleepy in the afternoon due to meds, so I don't care about eating. I have toast and coffee in the AM.

WASHED OUT 2016-04-11 18:55:24 -0500 Report

Chuck the Toast and breads, pastas, grain products, sugars and potatoes, they are slowly killing you. Any time you go over 140-150 you are causing your body and organs damage. If you drink pop , quit, drink no calories at all. 130 in the AM shows there is a problem that more than likely could be made better with simple diet changes. Sugar coating the truth would make your blood sugars go up so I just said it straight.

jigsaw 2016-04-11 12:32:06 -0500 Report

Congratulations Gabby! I know from experience, that it's a tough one. I'm quite proud of you, for doing an excellent job!!! Keep up the good work!

Paulsue 2016-04-11 12:18:01 -0500 Report

Good for you Gabby. I hope I can get to this someday. I know it takes work but woohoo that you are feeling better.

GabbyPA 2016-04-11 12:31:34 -0500 Report

You can. It has taken me almost 9 years to get here. I am glad I didn't give up until I found something that really works for me.

WASHED OUT 2016-04-11 11:53:59 -0500 Report

I just got a call today to come in and get a new hbA1c it has been since Dec. since the last one. I will go tomorrow morning, keep your fingers crossed. I hope it has improved again my last one was a 6.

WASHED OUT 2016-04-11 11:49:16 -0500 Report

Congratulations so proud of you. I knew you could do it , I still remember when you thought those reserve glucose levels would never leave. It took a while for them to get glucose built up and it takes a while to use them. Even fasting they say it takes three months just to use the fat from fatty liver but when you have you become healthier and your numbers lower. It changes your glucose chemistry and you become more insulin sensitive making it easier to maintain good numbers.

GabbyPA 2016-04-11 12:29:22 -0500 Report

Yep, that might just be it. I really started in November, but December I didn't do so hot. So I did kind of start over in January...but it has been a good journey and I am not turning back.

WASHED OUT 2016-04-11 12:51:15 -0500 Report

I just posted a video of Dr. Jason Fung for those who don't know where we got this diet and fasting. I expect many of our members who have followed his recommendation to show our group the proof of his treatment. So proud for you Gabby, you have got this covered now.

GabbyPA 2016-04-11 13:39:06 -0500 Report

Love Dr. Fung and Prof Noakes. Along with you guys and Butter Bob...I am on the path that is right for me, finally. It's not for everyone, but it works the best for me, that is for sure.

haoleboy 2016-04-11 11:14:57 -0500 Report

you go girl!

GabbyPA 2016-04-11 12:30:17 -0500 Report

You guys really gave me the insight and courage to try things that everyone else said I shouldn't do. I can't wait to see what the rest of the year holds for me.

pjd67 2016-04-11 14:18:38 -0500 Report

I guess I missed Dr. Fung and Prof Noakes' video. It sounds fantastic. Hooray for you.

GabbyPA 2016-04-11 14:41:06 -0500 Report

Just look them up on YouTube or Google. You will find a lot about them. Washed Out has posted quite a bit on Dr. Fung here

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