I just turned 70 in December. Talk about
a shock. Just saying the number is a shock. I don't feel 70. When I sort of got over that (still comes back and shocks me though...), I had to get a grip on myself and get back on track. I do have other 'things' going on, too. I have glaucoma. I use eye drops for that. I have irregular EKGs now and I have a cardiologist because of them. I've had nuclear stress tests and a heart cath to make sure there are no blockages. He says simply that the irregular EKGs are now my "normal". I take BP medication, which had to be reduced recently because he said it was too strong for me. (Losing weight and regular, sustained exercise like walking will cause a need to reduce the dosage, so the patient and the doctor need to be aware of this.) I seem to have a specialist for almost every part of my body. haha But am thankful I'm my own health advocate which is why I eat low carb.
Please read the link in my signature for more important info on blood sugar. You'll find studies, research and advice. And - I personally found that the guidelines from the ADA will keep blood sugar very high. My own family doctor gave me pamphlets from the Heart and Diabetes associations. I was sent to a RD (registered dietitian) who gave me a meal plan that I followed to two days and my blood sugar was higher than I'd ever seen it! Of course it was, because whole grain bread and potatoes were on the menu. I'm only on 1000 mg of metformin a day (500 morning and 500 night). If I ate what the ADA and that RD recommended, I'd be on stronger diabetes meds, multiple meds in fact. You'll read on the website in my signature that diabetes complications start at certain levels over time and those levels may be different for people but those levels fall within the guidelines of the ADA. THIS is why I eat low carb.
My own family: diabetes killed my grandmother and my mother. My mother was on insulin (type 2, like me) but ate whatever she wanted, did no kind of exercise. She had glaucoma and heart disease, had a heart attack, gangrene that started in a foot, that leg amputated and died at 72. My brother just had a triple bypass at 75 and my sister has kidney disease (and not sure what else) at 79. We three have diabetes. So, you see I have quite an incentive to keep my blood sugar as near normal as possible and that really starts with my eating plan. Of course I make an exception; I'm not perfect or crazy! My husband and I went out to dinner last week and I ate a piece of bread with my chicken salad meal.
What do I eat? Lots of veggies (not potatoes or carrots), meat, fish and chicken, nuts, yogurt, greens, tuna or chicken salad, cheese, some berries, dark chocolate, peanut butter.
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Laniemoderatordiabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
very low carb way of eating Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:https://www.bloodsugar101.com/