It all started with a routine health checkup camp at my office somewhere in October 2013. My BS reading was 140 mg/dL after 2-3 hrs of breakfast. The doctors didn't give any importance to the readings and so I also ignored it. But it was a warning sign of my body developing diabetes.
And in July 2014 I got full blown diabetes. I eventually found this blog and below is the link to my first blog - healthunlocked.com/diabetes...
July 2014 : FBS 180, PPBS 320, HbA1c 8.9
Jan 2015 : FBS 59, PPBS - 87, HbA1c 6.8 (metformin 500mg twice a day)
May 2015 : HbA1c 6.4 (just low carb diet, no medications)
Aug 2015 :FBS 96, PPBS - 121, HbA1c 5.5 (just low carb diet, no medications)
I learnt a lot about diabetes from this blog.
1) You have to first get educated about diabetes before you start managing.
2) There is 'borderline diabetes'. Once you are borderline, you have to treat yourselves as full diabetic and start your lifestyle modifications.
3) You can't get 'cured' of diabetes. You can just 'manage' it.
4) Taking normal diet and medicines will not control your diabetes in the long run.
5) With conventional diet and medications you will end up with insulin at some point of time (this my doctor only told me when I went to her for first time!!!)
6) I found below ways to satisfactorily manage diabetes from this blog -
i) Using Long Wheat in the diet.
ii) Adopting LCHF diet.
I am able to control my BS levels with Low Carb, eating only healthy foods (vegetables, fruits, etc..), not eating sugar, junk foods. I hope I can manage like this for a long time without medicines