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I am Excited...My Blood
Sugar was 79 mg/dL...and that’s Exciting News for Me!
That’s great for me considering I started out
at 380 mg/dL. I now float between 80 and
120 mg/dL with occasional readings up to 140 after a meal and the recent low I
had at 79. I set targets along the way
beginning with below 250, then below 200, then 150.
Exercise, and Herbal Supplements
Treat Type 2 Diabetes
am most excited because I am a Type 2 diabetic and I did it without metformin.
That’s right, no metformin, or any other
prescription. I adjusted my diet, I
perform mild exercise, and I take herbal supplements. Oh, stress is a huge elevator of blood sugar
so I keep that in check the best I can.
I cut out all white food; flour, sugar, rice, and
potatoes. I know, I know...how
boring. It was really hard at first, but
now, the only thing I miss is pizza. (And once I stabilize, I going to have a
celebratory pizza, flatbread style, no gluten.) It’s basically a low
carbohydrate or a paleo diet. I try to
keep my daily intake below 50 grams, sometimes I stretch that to 70 grams per
day. That means I eat lots of meat,
fruits and vegetables. I am a big meat
eater so it works for me. Fruit and
vegetables have carbs so I keep an eye on volume. I do this by using small plates. No more massive dinner plates for me. There is natural sugar in fruit, but I
control that through volume intake also.
A half an apple or pear at one sitting.
My biggest struggle with eating is breaking a bad habit I
have of constant nibbling. Even if it is
low or no carbs, the constant eating ruins my numbers.
I exercise 5-6 days a week.
I am 62 years old, I am 5’10” and weigh 170 lbs.; with knees and ankles
that won’t endure running or jogging, but I have found that 20-30 minutes of
fast walking or bicycling works just fine.
Mowing the yard works as an exercise session too. Shoveling snow would work too.
The other key to my success is the supplements I take. These
include a combination of herbs known to lower blood sugar and cholesterol:
bitter melon; white mulberry leaves, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger. I found the best blend is offered in Level
Right. I add to that ginger, turmeric,
and the white mulberry leaves. Take each
I feel great, I tightened my belt a notch, sometimes two,
and have a new target of staying below 120!