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01/14/2015 5:26PM
My sympathies. But don't feel like you just got an instant death sentence. I've been diabetic for over 10 years and I'm 34. Both my parents were diabetics. My dad lived to be 72 and he worked 80 hours a week most of his life, chain-smoked 3 packs a day, and ate the most awful food you could possibly imagine - like for real, boxes of twinkies at a time. If you change your diet and lower your carbs and sugar (and I did say lower - not eliminate 100%), your blood sugar will go down fast. Unfortunately, most diabetics don't maintain healthy habits and rely on the meds. Don't be one of those people. You want to get off those meds, and all their awful side effects.

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I don't know what your diet is like, but I used to eat like 250-300 grams of carbs a day, and probably 2500-4000 calories some days. Now I try to keep my carbs under 160 and that's enough to make a huge difference. I still eat dessert sometimes, with real sugars, I just don't gorge myself anymore. It's been hard, I feel like I'm genuinely addicted to sugar, but cutting portions down to where they should be, and not eating dessert every day, or sugary coffee every day, and eating more low carb, with real, unprocessed food, has really curbed those cravings a lot and I feel better all the time.


I can understand that - I totally feel like I'm addicted to carbs and sugar. Before I made drastic changes 3 weeks ago, I'd go an entire day just eating carbs. It was awful. i'm going to grab those tests and see what it shows in a month, then again in 2. Be interesting to see what the 3 month average is.

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