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10/19/16 12:08 P

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I have the same issues it seems, but I do know a trick or two, like cutting out salty foods~ and the others are right. We are all different, but the basics 1CrazyDog mentions do work. There are a couple things that he didn't mention, though.

The exercise helps, it warms up the muscles and helps you release physical tension, so afterward you can do some deep breathing techniques, do Tai chi or yoga, or meditation or prayer or awareness practice... just listening to soothing music or nature, even. Whatever works for you, DO it.

Happiness is a really good way to deal with these issues. I try to cultivate it, to do what makes me happy.
Good luck and let us know how it goes!
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Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 10/19/2016 (12:11)
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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10/16/16 11:28 A

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Great advice and a good reminder for all of us. We are all different but these basics apply to all of us. Thanks for sharing

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10/16/16 8:03 A

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3 part to blood sugar control.

Nutrition: Low carb. Avoid the SIMPLE carbs (white bread, white rice, white potato, processed foods) DO eat: COMPLEX Carbs (whole grains if your blood sugar tolerates it, brown rice, freggies in moderation, sweet potato, beans and legumes in moderation).

Portion control is extremely important, as well. Even healthy foods eaten in larger-than-healthy portions will cause portions.

Do you keep a food diary? It helps. Record your blood sugar, what you've eaten and use it as a guid to figure out how your body responds to foods.

DO test your blood sugar often. That is a guide again to tell you how your body is dealing with the foods you eat.

EXERCISE: It is important to do both cardio and strength training. Both help your metabolism.

MEDICATION: Yes, do be sure you take your meds as directed. Hopefully you can at least reduce the meds over time or get off of them. But it's all a process and takes time.

Love is the root of all things good in life.

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10/16/16 12:26 A

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My A1C went up from 6.4 to 6.6. My BS also went up. This quarter involved several bus trips and eating out not being able to choose what I was eating; I did try to limit the amount I ate. It was difficult when there is a small buffet with food that has cream sauces or gravy or some sort of pasta/ I did not eat dessert. We also had a death in the family. When my husband and I eat out for lunch I will order a hamburger but not eat the roll or order salmon. I have lowered my weight to 215 from 220. I take 4 units of levermire flex pen and 2 metforam pills 2x's day. My BS fluctuates in am between 90 and 137. I have found the higher the BS I usually didn't sleep well. I have found that stress causes my BS to go up. In talking to other diabetics I have come to the conclusion that everyone is different.

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