I am so much thankful to this forum for teaching me and enlightening me.Mr Anup is really doing great service by enlightening members about true information about this deadly/syndrom of Diabetes
To tell you about my story I am 5'.10" 55 yrs YOUNG with weight 105 (now 95) kg.Sedentary lifestyle.Just 2/3 kms casual walk 3 times a week.
During 2013 regular health checkup doctor told me that IGT.And told me to reduce weight.
During 2014 regular check up doc told me to start cetapin XR 500( slow relasing metformine) again diagnosis was IGT.However doctor told me to start Cetapin as it will help me to reduce weight.
On 14 th January 2016 during my normal morning walk some medical students were doing free sugar check up camp.I checked up my sugar(it was fasting) and it turned out to be 264.
I was shocked and checked sugar at lab same day after lunch.It turned out 384.
Next day I gave my blood for complete sugar check along with lipid and HBa1c.
HBa1c turned out 13.5.Total cholestrol 165;hdl 37:ldl:117:triglyceride:183.
Doctor put me on istamet 50-500 and diamicron.
I started medicines on 21st Jan2016.Form 19th January 2014 I was on tour to Lucknow for business purpose.Where i enjoyed all Lucknowi food rich of carbs.LOL.Then on backwards tour attended on Marriage.
However on return i did started reading this forum alongwith information about this syndrome.
On my arrival i checked up my pp it was 147( ofcoz with diamicron and istamet)
Posting of Mr Anup was really eye opener.And i started cutting down on my carbs.like 1.5 fulka for lunch and 1.5 fulka for dinner.plus 4 marie biscuits at morning and 4 at evening alongwith sugar free tea.Rest all veg our usal of any thing like chavali/chana/masoor etc.(sprouted)Also started nigella sativa (kalaunji) and methi dana at morning.Along with morning cinnamon tea.5 kms walking every day.
And aloha.........on 21st i had first hypo.....followed by 2nd on 22nd of feb 2014.on 23rd I spoke to doc.And discontinued Diamicron.
I am following everyday with my morning FBS level it it hovering around 90 to 118 only once i did reached for 126.
Hmmmm....and i took my HBa1c on 14th Fab 2014 it turned out 10.1 eaxctly after one month from first HBa1c.
I continued same diet for next month....only by adding more fish and some eggs and same time cutting more fulka...like one fulka or some time 1.5.Adding some more nuts almond pista and walnuts.
And again checked my Hba1c on 15 th March and it came down to 8.2....lol visited doc yesterday.
And thanks to you all my friends.....doc cut my istamet further now i am on half 50-500 istamet.and total 1200 mg metformin.
Doc sid we will review in u net month visit and may be they will stop istamet altogether and keep me on metformin only.
For today i am going to start eating fulka with long wheat.Long whet is easly available all over Maharashtra.It is called Khapali Gahu.
Hmmmm....I do agree that carbs are carbs.....how can they will help in curing carb disorder??? but i found something interesting.....Also shocking..... all ready made wheat and maida is contaminated with alloxon.This alloxon is used to induce diabetes i rats for study of diabetes in labs.So it is always better to get fresh chakki ata. Further the grains we are using now days are genetically modified.Khapali whet is not genetically modified yet.However i get some news that in karnataka some agriculturists are doing modification of khapali wheat.
Besides this there is one more point that in khapali wheat the embryo /wheat germ is intact.There are certain enzymes which helps to control blood sugar.
May be this wheat will be useful for all of us. I think what shooter geroge is suggesting about long wheat may be true.
But Anupjee is absolutely right logically that carbs are carbs....and in diabetes one must cut carbs.
Still as diabetic and over weight i want to still restrict y fat intakes as i want to cut down calories for weight reduction.I was 105 KG at the time of diagnosis i.e. 2 months ago....and lost about 10 kgs in 2 months just by cutting my carbs.
Firends.....thanks once again for your posts and enlightenment.I need your best wishes.....
H R Gupte