Just a little update

Last Update: April 29, 2021

Hey all! I am so grateful to be here!

As some of you may know, I have been struggling with type 2 diabetes for the last 13 years. It has been very challenging. That is part of the reason I started a blog about it. Anyway, I just thought I would give a little update.

For the past several months I have been having high fasting blood sugars. I would get up in the morning and before eating or drinking anything, I would prick my finger and squeeze out a drop of blood onto a test strip and see where I was at. Many mornings I would see a 300 to 400 reading. Just so you know, between 80 and 110 is "normal." My doctor wants me at 130 or less.

A couple of hours after a meal, I would range from 500-600 and higher. I was on three different medications and insulin, but not much was helping.

Well, I won't go into details here because the details are what I put on my website, but I have now waking up with much lower fasting blood sugar readings consistently less than 200!

It's exciting and I will tell you that it has to do with the food I am putting in my body! I believe if I had not changed that, I would still be seeing those 500-600 and higher numbers!

It has certainly given me much to write about, although I have been a bit lax the last week.

I have also been able to lose 12 pounds this month which may not seem like a lot, but it is "huge" for me!

I am feeling better and have more energy. It has been very cool!

I am soon embarking on full-time blogging and I am very excited about that, as well!

In the meantime, I will continue to put in as much time as I can at building my future empire and will post here at WA when I am able to!

Hope you all have a great day!!

Karin

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Jeff118 Premium
I am very happy about your success in managing your diabetes, and you have chosen a great niche to share with your readers.

I also have found my diet has had a huge impact on my health as well, so now I am off of all but two medications.

Food changes should be our first strategy, but we are often too eager to go for medication instead.

Great post,
Jeff
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Karin13 Premium
Thank you, Jeff. It is a difficult thing because medications are so easy to turn to. I have never liked being on medications. I don't even take Tylenol because I don't want to put medicine in my body.

I like what Willow said, "As Hippocrates said, 'Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.'"🙂

It is so common to take the easy way out, but eating the right foods as you have found, as well, really is a better answer. Have you ever read the book, "How Not To Die?" It's all about food and how some of that stuff masquerading as "food" is actually doing more harm than good....

Anyway, thank you for your comments!

Karin 😊
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Jeff118 Premium
Thank you, Karin
I have never read the book you mention, but I am a big fan of reading health and self-help books.

We are much the same, I never took anything for my pain. I just lived with it as long as I could, I do feel physicians prescribe too many meds before trying natural approaches which are safer for our bodies in the long-term

Enjoy your weekend,
Jeff
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Karin13 Premium
Thank you, Jeff. I hope you have/had a great weekend, as well!

Best wishes,
Karin 😊
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Jeff118 Premium
I got a lot accomplished this weekend, how about you
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NicholaJames Premium
Hi Karin,

Simply awesome! I am glad that you are able to reduce your fasting blood sugar. That is a big deal. I understand the battles that diabetics have to fight on a daily basis. My mom has been dealing with diabetes for over 20 years and my brother who passed away also suffered from it. All the best to you and I hope that you continue to control your blood sugar.

Have a fantastic day! Wishing you the very best!

Kind regards,
Nichola
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Karin13 Premium
Thank you, Nichola. I am so sorry to hear about your brother. Diabetes is a terrible thing. I hope your mom is finding ways to manage it. If what I am doing now works, I will certainly be willing to share it with anyone who will listen! 😊

Take care and I wish you the very best, as well!

Karin 😊
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Socialbug766 Premium
Congratulations on your successes. That is good news.
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Karin13 Premium
Thank you. It is an ongoing challenge, but seeing results does help!

Karin 😎
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Israel777 Premium
Wonderful news Karin. As a nurse I have encountered a lot of patients with Diabetes. Some of them go into DKA due to uncontrollable blood sugar levels.

It’s not a nice experience, however on the positive side you have a lot to share and help a lot of people like yourself.

I wish you success here in WA.

God bless,
Israel
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Karin13 Premium
Thank goodness I have never gone into DKA! When I first read about it, it scared me half to death! Now I am working with my diabetic team and it seems to be working. The biggest thing I can do for my part is to eat foods that are more healthful and nutritious!

If my story can help others, I am all for telling it!

Karin 😎
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Jessiefido Premium
Hi Karin, that's great news that you are getting your diabetes under control.

I have a bit of experience in this area due to when my father in law lived here with us for the last two years or so of his life.

He also had type 2 diabetes (as well as a few other serious health issues), but it was changing what I cooked for him that kept the diabetes level relatively low.

Before he moved in with us his blood sugar levels were regularly 400+, but with a change of diet, these levels were down to between 120-160 each day.

Of course, occasionally it would spike a bit, depending on what was consumed, if it was due to something he really loved to eat, then it would be a very special snack and in moderation!

He was taking various pills, not just for his diabetes, but I believe the change in his diet really made a difference in relation to his health.

Keep taking care of yourself my friend and let us know how things are going ok.
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Karin13 Premium
Thank you! Thank you for sharing about your father-in-law, as well. Hearing what has worked for others is all part of the experience and the ability for us to make changes in our lives. I am so excited about writing about these changes. It keeps me accountable!

I am currently only taking one pill and insulin because the other medication I was taking was causing an allergic reaction! Yikes!

Thank you again! Your friendship and support is so important to me!

Karin 😎
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Jessiefido Premium
You're very welcome Karin.

I agree, hearing what has worked for others can benefit all of us at times in our lives.

Keep up the great work as you move forward my friend! :-)
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Karin13 Premium
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Jessiefido Premium
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