My mom is 71 and has no health issues. She is slim hand was a vegetarian for about 30 years. She does have our “family triglycerides,” however, always high her whole adult life. She is not diabetic but her last a1c, in June, was a 5.8. So she decided to do this woe with me for the last two months.
Although she eats very little meat, she added whole fat cheeses, sour cream, butter, olive oil and almond flour. She ate a bit more protein than usual. She cut out her carbs which for her is mostly granola, apples, “bars,” whole wheat bread, potatoes and low fat ice cream.
In 50 days her a1c went from 5.8 to 5.3. But the amazing part? Her triglycerides fell 95 points!! and her LdL went from unhealthy to healthy. First time in her life! She is so excited. (She also lost 6 pounds of course).
Piper Pack-Smith Matthew Sheehan Yeah thats why she decided to do the woe. If you are older and your numbers are in the 5s it would be rare for a doctor to recommend treatment. Thats what docs have said to me, that their goals vary depending on age and other issues of the patient.
Maxine Clarke Piper Pack-Smith: My primary care Doc., does thorough blood work on me because of all the meds I take for HBP, CHD, cholesterol. 3 months before I was diagnosed with diabetes, my A1C was 5.3 then after my hospital stint and he checked my A1C it was 10.3 my Doc it is sudden onset. Who knows
Denise Parker It’s sad that so many people think meat and fat causes high cholesterol and high triglycerides. She’s proof that it doesn’t! She’s doing great!
I went to ER Friday because, try as I might my glucose would not go below 360 for 4 days. I had a prescription for steroids and a z-pack because I had a sinus infection and bronchitis after taking steroids for 3 days my blood sugar wouldn’t go down so I went to the ER because it was like at 360 I got one shot of insulin and they got it down to 284 and sent me home I went back to the ER because of really bad dizzy spells and still high bs and I have literally no energy I’ve been at the hospital four days and have learned the cells that help with the glucose are dying so they’re going to put me on insulin sometimes this shocks the cells into reproducing and everything goes back fine and the pancreas is fine, well, for the most part for a diabetic right? I am wicked scared of using insulin.
Paulina Buncic Insulin and metformin are the two safest meds for diabetics. Breathe, this disease can be controlled, you just need to cut carbs to 50 a day or less.
As diabetics our body no longer processes carbs correctly. So, We keep our carbs under 50 per day (many keep it under 30). We eat only the foods on this list.
We don’t eat any bread (grains), rice, potatoes (of any color), beans, corn, peas, pasta, fruit, or sugar. We also avoid milk…you can replace it with unsweetened vanilla almond milk or heavy whipping cream (for coffee). We add healthy fats to keep us full between meals. We are glad you are here. Just Ask us if you have questions
Adasyn Hendrix You’ll be okay!!! Insulin injections isn’t that bad, I’ve been using them for abt 3 weeks now and I’ve gotten used to them! I’m only 13 and I’m sure if I can do it so can you !! The hardest thing will be just dosing yourself, but it’s pretty easy!
Denise Parker Insulin is safer than most diabetes drugs. You can do this and it will give your pancreas a rest. Stay on this way of eating and you probably won’t have to use it long.
Savannah Veenstra I am recovering from a terrible infection and was put on insulin to tighten control while I am healing. I was told it won’t be forever and for the past month, my numbers are staying in my target zone. I am healing nicely and feeling good! Hopefully you won’t need it long either!