Greetings from New Hampshire

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Happy to have found another home in my search for empowerment. I was diagnosed in April 2010 with an A1C of 7.2. Thanks to a bit of metformin, exercise and a lifestyle change to low carb (thanks to the person who ever thought of almond flour) my A1C on Nov 15 is now 5.0.

I was a testing fanatic for the first 6 months (waking, after breakfast, before lunch, after lunch, before dinner, after dinner and bedtime) and met with my endo today who says I can back off a bit from the testing ;-). I eat to my meter and you know what? if you put your mind to it, anything is possible. I don't deprive myself and plan ahead for s few "off plan" days. I enjoy a piece of dark chocolate almost every night

Thanks to the lifestyle changes, not only has the A1C gone down it brought down my triglycerides to 96 and cholesterol down to 135 and about 35 pounds of weight loss so far - got another 40 to go before I will be happy though.

I do wish more of the diabetes educators would address perhaps exploring low carb lifestyles for type 2s not using insulin though. My educator told me to have 35-40 grams of carbs for each meal with two 15-20 snacks thrown in. When I have a meal with 35 carbs, I spike to 180. I keep to about 80-100/day and have had great success.

Anyway I hope to hang around, read all the back posts and see what else I can learn from everyone's experiences.
Posted about 9 years ago