Thanks Betaquartz; I suspected you were more than a few pounds lighter than me. The last time I had a 30 inch waist my chest size was 48 and I was a sophmore in high school. Now my waist is equal to your chest but it's getting smaller with the diet and exercise. I am not on any sort of biggest loser routine but I would like to lose 25 before my next A1c th end of December. Met with a personal trainer today to set up a program towards that goal. My bg was 112 two hours after breakfast today which is a new low. So I'm on track maybe for a change...ready for ignition Rocketbob.View Thread
Even though I think I would waste away to nothing if I engested no more carbs than you I enjoy your imput. A dietician sent me a bunch of recipies that were all 70 to 85 carbs which I am sure would eventually beach me like a whale so their is no really bad advise but always some that doesn't fit right. So on this keyboard of life we are all looking for the right note to add to our own song no mater how far from perfect pitch I more than sometimes are... Still a little flat on takeoff...Rocketbob.View Thread
Thanks again phototaker. I think 45 carbs is probally a better goal than 60. I have been on 1000mg of Metformin twice a day for a little more than three weeks now and I have been biking at the rec centre 2 and a half miles every day of the last ten. I don't expect overnight results but since then my fasting count has went from a weekly average 131 ( when I was taking 500mg twice a day) to the current 150. Additionally I gained 12 pounds but that may be due to having quit a 45 year smoking habit after I was diagnosed this past Labor day. Everyone says I look slimmer but the scales don't lie. Anyway, I plan to continue my exercise and diet with more attention paid to those nasty carbs these next couple of weeks. I really don't want the doctor to put me on additional meds and particularily not if I havn't done all that I am supposed to. Thanks for the imput....Rocketbob.View Thread
Thanks Phototaker for the carb tips. I must not be counting them correctly because my numbers keep spiking two hours after lunch and dinner and for the past few days been higher in the morning than the night before. I think I should be doing no more than 60 carbs a meal and half that for snacks. I was shocked to find out how many carbs those large DQ malts I used to have had in them alongwith everything else I now steer away from. Thankfully the DQ is in another town and I would have to have someone take me there for that malt which I only think of because I souldn't have one. Truth is I havn't had one in a year or a lot of other sweet things that now seem so foremost in my thoughts. Sick pup that I am I now feel I must purge Miss Debbie from my mind and consign KFC to a bad chapter in my book of poor choices. Such is life, but I try to keep a sence of Humor about it all for all there is that could go wrong is generally balanced against all that which has never happened. Thanks again.... Rocketbob.View Thread
Thanks for the imput. I didn't skip a meal and two hours later my BG was down even though my fasting count later was up again. I have been for over a week exercising putting in two and a half miles each morning on a stationary bike that has thus far gained me four un-needed pounds. Nonetheless, my goal is five miles a day and continued adjustments in my diet to bring my numbers down. Should nothing change over the next two weeks then I should probally check with my Doctor. Again thanks for the imput. This has all been quite an adjustment but I am sure there are plenty of others having a much harder time with this than I. Fired up RocketbobView Thread
I have been on metformin a little over six weeks since having determined that I am type two. Not once have I yet tested in the acceptable range of 70 to a hundred which is no doubt due to my as yet un-mastered diet. My question is when, for example, my BG is 186 two hours after a meal should my next meal either be skipped or contain no carbs whatsoever in order to drop the BG 12 hours later?View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.