My name is Karen. 51 yo mom of 5.
Upon a suggestion, I started testing my BS in September. It was running between 100-120.
I had also started eating a low carb, high fat diet about three weeks. By the time I got to the doctor for testing, I was bringing my own BS down.
My fasting glucose was 95 so the doctor did not give me a diabetic diagnosis.
But since I feel that 'normal' is 83 and I am usually running about 100, I feel it is important for me to continue to work to bring my BS down.
I have been reading here a bit and my biggest interest is on diet.
I note many talking about "low carb" and I'm curious that no one mentions 'high fat'.
I an attempt to lose about 10 lbs, I ate a virtually 100% vegetarian diet for 3 months this spring - and felt awful.
Then I switched to a 1200-calorie/day diet and was miserable.
It was not until I switched to High Fat, low carbs that I felt good.
Cravings gone. Hunger gone (feel satisfied all the time).
The ratios I use are similar to the Optimal Diet.
What is interesting is that I'm consuming probably 300-500 more calories a day now eating high fat than i did on the 1200 calorie 'balanced' diet and weigh less.
My GP will not do an A1C on me so he has referred me to an endo. I hope to hear from him soon.
Very interesting, too, the suggestions to see a nutritionist. I noted that some said you would not get good advice from a nutritionist. I will continue to read and learn from you all.
Great to be here.