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Offline walkerwally1

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Hello All
« on: March 11, 2016, 08:11:10 AM »
Howdy all, new to the forum but not to Diabetes.  I was diagnosed in 1993 and for years used a sulfonylurea an metformin and followed doctors advice to control my blood sugar.  I knew I was doing well because I was always told that "you are doing great" even though I had tested at times after a meal and saw bg 200-300 mg/dl but mentioning that to my doctor did nothing and it was brushed off.  It took me a lot of years to question the wisdom of my doctor but finally when my A1c went over 7% and my doctor brushed it off I finally took control and started research.  I was lucky to find Jenny Ruhl's book and Dr. Bernstein and started LCHF two years ago.  I was able to quit the sulfonylurea and now use Metformin only and diet and my last A1c was 4.6% and the doctor is history.
I see several familiar faces here and hope to talk to all of you. 
Type 2 since 1993.  Control with Metformin and LCHF diet.  76 YY
A1c 4.7% September, 2018
Living in Mojave Desert, California, USA
"The 50-50-90 Rule.  Anytime you have a 50-50% chance of getting something right, there is a 90% chance you will get it wrong"

Offline Shanny

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Re: Hello All
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2016, 08:13:43 AM »
Marvin the Martian is so cute! ♥

Offline skb

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Re: Hello All
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2016, 09:25:43 AM »
Hi Wally,

Welcome. It's really good to have you here. Hope things are OK back there  ;)
No meds since June 2011
Controlled by Diet & Exercise
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Offline bigskygal

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Re: Hello All
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2016, 12:44:18 PM »
Hey Wally, welcome to the Pub!  grammaB here in case you didn't recognize my avatar.  So glad you joined us!
grammaB
T-2 dx 2/2012 FBG 243 A1c 9.5%
6/2012 A1c 5.7%  In the 4% A1c club since July 2013. 12-2016 A1c 5.1%. 6-2018 A1c 5.3%.
No meds since 3/2015, diet controlled.  Minimal exercise.

Offline Rhiannon

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Re: Hello All
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2016, 01:38:29 PM »
Hi Wally and glad you joined us :)  Your success with LCHF is great motivation!

Offline cdncatlover

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Re: Hello All
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2016, 05:01:01 AM »
Hi Wally, welcome to the Diabetic Pub.   :)

Offline patdart

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Re: Hello All
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2016, 03:33:19 PM »
Hi, there Wally!  I'm new here but so glad you joined as I did.  So glad skb had the energy to form us and long may we live.  I love the thought of a pub anyway!

Offline Tamagno

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Re: Hello All
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2016, 03:39:56 AM »
Great you're here, Wally! How're things out in the high desert?

Offline walkerwally1

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Re: Hello All
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2016, 07:44:10 AM »
Hi, doing good here Tamagno.  We've gotten some rain this winter, certainly a lot more than the last 4 years but would like to see some more.  With the amount we have received so far though it should be a good year for wild flowers though and they are already starting.
Type 2 since 1993.  Control with Metformin and LCHF diet.  76 YY
A1c 4.7% September, 2018
Living in Mojave Desert, California, USA
"The 50-50-90 Rule.  Anytime you have a 50-50% chance of getting something right, there is a 90% chance you will get it wrong"

Offline Timewise

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Re: Hello All
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2016, 08:23:56 AM »
Hi walkerwally 1....good to see you on board...! 

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