Gonna brag a minute, so get ready!!
Today is Day 40 since my diagnosis with a BG of 612 (at that time). I e-mail my BG readings to my doctor every 2 weeks and today was the day to send them. I have been impressed that he always responds to them - on a Friday afternoon, but he does. And today's reply was . . .
"The numbers look very good…I want you to stop the night time Lantus entirely."
I have worked real hard at this. I am a very picky eater and it has not been easy to accommodate my picky-ness, but I am working around it as best I can. I eliminated all sugars - all my Little Debbie Snack Cakes, all my regular soda's, all my Jolly Rancher Hard Candies - all of it. I switched to sugar-free snacks and diet drinks. I also reduced my carb foods to a minimum - limiying my carbs to 50-55g per meal. I also added breakfast, which I use to skip. And I have added exercise to 4 days of my week. I have really worked on this and I am very very happy to be off the insulin - I plan to keep to my new program and hopefully these next 2 weeks my numbers will remain good and I will not have to go back on the needle.
I will still be on Metformin also, but I can handle that a lot better than the needle, although I still have to do my BG sticks, but even that is better than the injections since my doctor preferred I inject in the stomach - and that hurts!
My goal all along was to reach a point of managing my Diabetes with diet & exercise and, to me, being taken off the insulin on Day 40 is WONDERFUL!!!
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