Big Lou is not as big........

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    Big Lou

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    About four or so months ago I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. At that time my A1C level was much, much too high. My dear family GP sat with me and outlined a new diet while also perscribing the latest type 2 med. The max A1C level for me was set at 7. Within one month it had dropped to 6.4 due to my med and new diet I was also losing weight. Another month saw my A1C drop even lower with more weight loss. Doc was soo proud as was Cathy and family. Fast forward to today. A1C still great and.........I've lost 48 pounds thanks to my dedication to a healthy diet. No fade diets simply did what doc told me to do.

    I'm still Big Lou cause there's more weight to be lost. One day though I'll be just plain ol' Lou. Thank you Lord for always watching over me. :smug:
     
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    ZmanArt007 Fish Keeper and Filmmaker

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    Sorry about the health issues but congrats about the weight loss!
     
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    JohnHuff Friends call me Dr. Sir John Huff

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    Congrats! What is your new diet like?
     
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    CONGRATULATIONS, LOU! Proud of you!
     
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    Great job Lou- keep up the good work!
     
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    great job and keep it up .That healthier life style will make you feel lots better
     
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    bettasngoldfish Maria

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    That's great to hear your losing weight Lou! (y)

    Besides changing your diet are you getting more exercise?
     
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    Way to go (y)
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    [​IMG][​IMG] Yeah Lou!
     
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    Good work! Better able to enjoy your family and favorite pastimes!
     
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    The diet is based on type 2 diabetes. No - bread, potatoes, rice, carrots, root veggies, deserts (I get one a month), sweets (sugar free chocolate okay), nothing containing sugar (sweet n low okay), pasta, others that I probably forgot.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    We use the diabetic plate method, brought my honey's sugars down to almost normal. A balanced diet of carbs, protein, veggies, fruits.
    Still have sweets, breads etc, but he is just borderline.

    Glad it is working for you Lou
     
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    Congrats!

    It is a life changing experience.

    In 9 days it will be my oldest daughters (13) year anniversary of being diagnosed with type 1. It changes your life style a bit to say the least.
     
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    Congratz Lou! It's a very hard road, wait loss. Great job!
    @TgM, it most certainly does change your lifestyle alot :)
    My oldest boy was 15 when he started taking insulin, does your daughter do carb to insulin ratio? Jon (my son) has found it has been much easier to keep tighter control of his blood sugar. I am so proud of him, because he could have rebelled and it just could have been a disaster. It's very hard for children to deal with the changes, Hell its hard for adults lol. He will be 19 in November, he has owned his disease and lost 80 lbs by doing Muay Thai and eating right.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Good work Lou and hope you can continue on this good eating path. I don't have diabetes but I am trying to eat healthier.
     
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    4 shots a day and counting carbs, she's done well but had a few small bumps in the road. It's all about diet and structure. Whole family eats better, not saying it's a good thing it happened but it's change our eating habits for the better.
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    lou...brown rice is o.k...white rice is the culprit. pasta, breads, anything with white flour is bad. sweet potatoes are fine, white potatoes are bad.
    carbs are to be watched...slow carbs are what you want...they're slowly
    metabolized, so no blood sugar spikes.
     
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    use stevia instead of those fake sugars .It is a plant and does not cause all the stomach problems those fake sugars loose .Not sure if it is OK with what your doctor has mapped out for you ,but you could ask to make sure .Those fake sugars can cause stomach cancers
     
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    Stevia and monk fruit, both are great sweeteners, both plant based. We eat a bunch of freeka, guinoa, brown rice, I make the breads with a lot of grains, minimal flour.
     
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    If you want to change your user name to little Lou or lost Lou
    Just let me know
     
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