"I have been a vegetarian for some 30+ years and was diagnosed with T2 about 3 years ago. So, just being a vegetarian doesn't protect you from diabetes.
I did a lot of research and finally came to the conclusion that carbs are just long chains…"
"Sorry Ziggy it toook mw so long to get back to you. I've had a real busy summer, and haven't been back to TuDiabetes, since May.
My diet and exercise program was just generally cutting back on ALL junk + trying to keep meals within 45…"
"Hey Sarah - céad míle fáilte. Sorry to hear about the lack of vegetables. I live in the North though but Ireland is known for being an agricultural country and I would have thought vegetables would not be a problem - other…"
Sorry Ziggy it toook mw so long to get back to you. I've had a real busy summer, and haven't been back to TuDiabetes, since May.
My diet and exercise program was just generally cutting back on ALL junk + trying to keep meals within 45 carbs X3 per day + 2 snacks 15 carbs. Exercise, we walk daily and I keep trying to do other things like weights & therma bands etc. But I have problems staying motivated in my exercises over the last 6 months, I've been really lacking in energy & I've been getting weird thyroid counts, so the Dr has been doing monthly test. I go to see him next Tues.
I'm Canadian, so our A1C measurements are different from US. Are your UK one the same as us? I've been on Metformin for about 1 1/2 now, but it didn't seem to make much difference. I always have problems with Morning highs. They put me on Avandia about 6 months ago, although it has pulled down my 3 month A1C slightly, I'm still having daily Morning highs. I need to get motivated and into some sort of exercise routine, as I find exercise does more than anything else to help me keep my numbers down.
I live in a small town in Northern Ontario, and I am presently starting a Diabetes Help Group, which I understand are really difficult to keep going. If you know of anyone who has any experience in starting or Facilitating one, please let me know. I'd love to chat with them.
Well, I'd better get going. Please keep in touch and Thanks for contacting me.
Hey Ziggy. How are you? I've taken your advice and have cut out Sunday and Thursday from my workout routine. It doe feel good to have a few days to rest.What is you routine? Let me know. Have a good day. Pete
Hi Ziggy...how's it all going? I don't suppose you celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the UK...but I thought I'd send festive good wihes nonetheless, as we should be thankful any and every day, right?!
In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving Day tomorrow, Oct.12th (the US celebrate theirs the 4th Thursday of November!)
Take care, and be well....linda.
Ziggy---Forgot to mention fenugreek which I also take. You might consider experimenting with Hawthorn in some form as support for all issues involving the heart---from heart disease to BP.
Are you familiar with books by the Canadian Michael Murray? He's written extensively and knowledgeably on all these things we are interested in---from healing foods to supplements. His encyclopedia of Natural Medicine is an excellent basic reference......And Europe in general is so far ahead of the US in studying these things---Sweden and Germany seem to do a lot of good work
I see you are vegetarian---way to go. I can't quite get there, but I only eat meat once a day now, and only 3 oz at a time.....More soon, I'm sure!.....Judith
Nopal has been excellent for me, Ziggy. I have also found Gymnema and chromium helpful. I drink a quart and a half of tea a day, including about 4 cups of green. I change the blend from time to time, but there is always green and dandelion (for liver health) in the mix, as well ginger, chamomile and mint. And yes, I'm a believer in getting those Omega 3s---I do a fish oil supplement, as well as 2 servings of ground flax seed a day and 1 serving of walnuts. I'm still working with diet and exercise only and these things seem to help me maintain.I also try to eat meat only once/day, so I take my soy as tofu a couple times a week only (too much is bad for thyroid). Oh and I put cinnamon in my morning smoothie.
If you like this kind of approach, I would be happy to go back and forth with you on details. I am cautious at first because many folks mistrust these things and many others don't know how to pay attention to what their bodies tell them as they try new things one at a time.......Be well.....Judith
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