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8/13/10 3:04 P

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It is possible to manage with just diet alone. I am doing it (so far so good) and my fasting stays in the 88-95 range.

I find that drinking more water (around 15 glasses), exercise, and keeping consistently to my diabetic exchanges help me the most.

I actually don't eat whole wheat emoticon and still stay off meds. Have been off for a few months now. Of course the weight I lost helped a whole lot too.

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7/25/10 2:47 P

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DH was diagonsed last month as all this is new to us

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7/25/10 10:29 A

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Thank you for your reply. It did help.

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7/24/10 12:24 P

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I am no doc and can only tell you what has worked for me... No sugar, only carbs from fruits/veg. No starches or breads or pastas. I might treat myself with whole grain bread once a week but really not more often than that. I am kind of militant. That alone took me from 161 to low 100s in about 4-5 weeks with no meds. I am still not taking meds. Regular exercise drops it down further... I routinely get well under the rec level of carbs based on the nutrition page. My personal experience has been that I can not spend my carbs on. Pastan bread or starches and expect my glucose to be in range

I also eat every 3-4 hours and never miss breakfast. Hope that is helpful.

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7/24/10 8:47 A

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Ok, like I said in my intro I found out that I had type 2 over a year ago but was put on metforman and left it at that. Now I really want to change all this. I started taking 2 500 mg metforman in the morning over a year ago. My fasting range would be in the 130-140 range. And I have to admit I wasn't taking my pills every day. Well 6 months ago my dr wanted me to go on 3 pills a day. If I take 3 pills a day and take them faithfully I can get my blood sugar below 120. The problem is now that I have cut my calorie intake by at least 1/3 the effects of the metforman tears up my digestion. I have on my own cut back to the two pills a day and that seems to help. But now my blood sugar is never below 120 although today it was 124. I wish I was more educated on this to know what I can do. I am eating whole grain breads and pastas. I try to keep my carbs in the range they suggest. No sugar drinks. Are there foods out there that can actually lower blood sugar. Do most people drop in numbers as they lose weight? My ideal goal would be to lose all this weight and be able to manage my blood sugar levels with just diet alone. Is that obtainable? emoticon

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