Keto, mostly carnivore. I stay away from all grains, flours, starchy vegetables and sugar sweetened beverages. I limit fruits , nuts , seeds and leafy green and cruceferous vegetables to under 20 grams a day.
My last a1c was 5.4.
My staples are eggs, beef, butter, pork, fish and other animals of all types, the fattest cuts I can get.
Lori.Foster Community Admin
I am sorry to hear about the UTI, , but I'm glad it resulted in a better understanding of your diabetes and your medications. Have you ever seen a dietician who specializes in diabetes? If not, you might want to ask your doctor for a referral. A dietician can help you taylor your diet with foods you like and can afford that will help you keep your numbers down. Thinking of you and sending lots of gentle hugs your way. - Lori (Team Member)
Diane Talbert Moderator & Contributor
Hello , You provided us with some great information. 2 years ago, I kept telling my doctor something was wrong down there. She tested me 3 times. I had to go see a kidney doctor who discovered an infection. Fast forward 12 months. I'm having symptoms again. My doctor sent me to a specialist. She saw nothing. I was still not feeling right, went back to my PCP, she saw nothing but sent a sample to a lab. It came back that I had a UTI. I was prescribed a medication that took effect in 4 to 6 hours. 2 days later, I'm feeling better, but I know something is not right. My doctor prescribed me something else. But, she took me off of diabetic medication. Long story short. I'm okay and had to change my diet. We have to be our best advocate. How are you doing now? We would like to know.
That's a great A1C!
TheLongPointGirl Moderator & Contributor
just checking in on how you have been managing your hunger? Any improvement? Please update us. Thanks. Shelley, community moderator 🇨🇦
No problem: no sweets, no starches, no alcohol (just water and unsweetened ice or hot tea or coffee; only moderate to low carb vegetables and fruit, lots of protein & (mostly) healthy fats. Cheese and berries for dessert.
My A1C’s 7.1, still higher than it should be, but it’s down from 7.3, and going in the right direction. Jardiance has tamed the wake up effect, so I’m eager to see if my next A1C is under 7.
Cody Leach Community Admin
Yay! I'm so glad to hear that your A1C is moving in the right direction. That must be such a good feeling. Fingers crossed that your next reading is below 7. You got this 😀. - Cody (Team Member)