I just got my A1C tested last Friday. I went from 7.4 to 5.5 in 3 1/2 months. My significant other said he couldn't eat what I do...he is also diabetic. I basically cut out potatoes, rice, pasta and bread from my diet. I eat meat and vegetables and salads and fruit with my meals. I also take a supplement called Level Right and that also seems to help. I am managing my diabetes strictly with diet. I have also lost 20 pounds in that 3 1/2 months. I didn't think I could lose weight as I also have thyroid issues, but it is slowly coming off. Keep up the good work.
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I know it can be frustrating to keep the diabetes in check when you don't really eat breakfast, I didn't either. I don't keep a food log it was just to much work for me. What I found that works for me is to eat some fruit and nuts for breakfast and eat every two hours. I do eat other things for breakfast, maybe a hard boiled egg, piece of toast fruit( the sara lee 45 cal bread is the best) When I eat every two hours it just seems t work, and I am not starving before I eat again.You can also find meal planners on the web or this site,( I am someone who needs to know what I am going to eat each day) Also when you go out to dinner, eat the salad first and a glass of water or Ice tea. I went to a buffet a few times, what I did was my first plate was salad, next plate was fruit then I had one plate of anything I wanted, then I choose1 dessert. I didn't feel that I missed out on anything I wanted. The carb thing is very hard for recipes because a lot of them don't show a serving size, I just figure if its not vegetables, then a per serving is about a 1/2 cup, most things you buy in the store have a serving size, I dont know if you like popcorn but you can have between 1-2 cups depending on what it is. Hope this helps if you have any other questions, I would be happy to help. Take care!!
Thank you very much for your post. It really encouraged me to stick with it and lose more weight as well as get the diabetes under control. I am trying. I find it really difficult to keep a food log. In the first place I am having a lot of trouble developing healthy eating habits. For instance, I have never really wanted breakfast. I don't mind grabbing a piece of fruit, or some cherry tomatoes, but the idea of sitting down and eating a meal just doesn't appeal.
I am still at a loss about how to count carbs in dishes that are mixed. If I make them up to serve several How do I know what are the values of one serving? Obviously you've conquered these problems. Would you mind sharing with this newbie how you accomplished your goals?
current weight: 248.0
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I have posted on here before as a newly diagnosed diabetic in April, I just had my a1 c level checked as well as the cholesterol, I am happy to say my A1 C went from 9.6 to 6.2, and my cholesterol went from 197 to 110.I am happy to get it under control, have also lost 11 pounds since April 20th. My vision was blurry from the middle of April un til the middle of May, now can see just as I did before the diabetes. If I can do it you can do it.
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