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arkie1 03-22-2012 08:31 PM

I AM AMAZED....
 
About four years ago I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Since then, I have been low carb, and kept it pretty well under control with the help of Metformin. But, if I ate carbs, my bs would go up. It has been as high as 189 after a few carbs in a meal. I have been doing JUDDD since 2/9/12, and been keeping to the LC woe along with doing Juddd. Well, today was an UD for me, so thought I would experiment a little.

BREAKFAST

scrambled eggs with cheese
hash brown potatoes (have not had potatoes in 4 years)
8oz carb countdown milk

LUNCH

pork bbque sandwich on BUN with slaw (not had this in 4 years)
salad w/rasberry vinergrette dressing

SNACK

2 mini corn muffins with a piece of a weiner baked in them (CORN???ME???
A handful of microwave popcorn (not had in 4 years)

SUPPER

2 cups of canned chili (no beans)
64 fritos (yes, I counted them)
7 cubes of cheddar cheese

My point of this LONG post is to report my BS findings.

after 2 cups coffee w/HWC, and before meds BS 99
35 minutes after breakfast 147
1 hour after breakfast 131
1 hour after snacks 99
30 minutes after supper 123
1 hour after supper 122

Like I said in my headings....I am simply amazed at how JUDDD has held my BS readings to normal levels. Oh, and when I first got up this morning, it was 109, which is lower than it has ever been in the mornings! It is usually 130-135.

I only hope this continues to be the case!

Carole

This totaled 1890 of my 1954 cals I'm to have on UD

SoHappy 03-22-2012 08:36 PM

Others have reported similar wonderful results from following JUDDD!!!!! Even the modest low calorie day of mini-fasting we do has been shown to improve our responses, reduce our metabolic resistance, lower blood sugars, etc.

I wish others with metabolic syndrome, etc. could experience *the cure* aka JUDDD. :laugh:

I'm thrilled to read of this wonderful health improvement you are experiencing now. I certainly expect it to continue for you. Really makes you appreciate this way of eating for far more than mere weight loss, doesn't it!

sunday 03-22-2012 08:40 PM

:jumpjoy::sing::clap::hugs: great news!!!!

sophiethecat 03-22-2012 08:45 PM

:jumpjoy: Awesome stuff, Carole! Looks normal to me! :high5: I was reading on the bloodsugar 101 blog, and according to it, your reading are A-OK!

I was freaked out about my readings last Thurs. until I educated myself on that website and found that a little spike within an hour is fine as long as it's to the normal range in an hour (like your readings). And so I am doing great too. :)

Please keep us updated on this - we live for info like yours! :D

Congrats! :jumpjoy:

arkie1 03-22-2012 08:52 PM

Thanks guys! Wouldn't it be fantastic if we have stumbled on a way to finally be "normal"? I haven't tried adding fruits back in, but may do that next week. And I'm still very wary of full sugar desserts, but down the road (maybe coconut cake for Easter!), I may even experiment with that. Like I said, I'm simply amazed. I will continue to monitor and report.

I NEVER got these results on low carb alone!

Carole

sophiethecat 03-22-2012 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arkie1 (Post 15518927)
About four years ago I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Since then, I have been low carb, and kept it pretty well under control with the help of Metformin. But, if I ate carbs, my bs would go up. It has been as high as 189 after a few carbs in a meal. I have been doing JUDDD since 2/9/12, and been keeping to the LC woe along with doing Juddd. Well, today was an UD for me, so thought I would experiment a little.

BREAKFAST

scrambled eggs with cheese
hash brown potatoes (have not had potatoes in 4 years)
8oz carb countdown milk

LUNCH

pork bbque sandwich on BUN with slaw (not had this in 4 years)
salad w/rasberry vinergrette dressing

SNACK

2 mini corn muffins with a piece of a weiner baked in them (CORN???ME???
A handful of microwave popcorn (not had in 4 years)

SUPPER

2 cups of canned chili (no beans)
64 fritos (yes, I counted them)
7 cubes of cheddar cheese

My point of this LONG post is to report my BS findings.

after 2 cups coffee w/HWC, and before meds BS 99
35 minutes after breakfast 147
1 hour after breakfast 131
1 hour after snacks 99
30 minutes after supper 123
1 hour after supper 122

Like I said in my headings....I am simply amazed at how JUDDD has held my BS readings to normal levels. Oh, and when I first got up this morning, it was 109, which is lower than it has ever been in the mornings! It is usually 130-135.

I only hope this continues to be the case!

Carole

This totaled 1890 of my 1954 cals I'm to have on UD

I hope these great reading continue for you as well, Carole! :high5:

Wow - you haven't had potatoes, a bun, or popcorn for FOUR YEARS?

And you had them all in one day with great readings! :jumpjoy: Keep us informed! This is :jumpjoy::jumpjoy:

Beeb 03-22-2012 09:49 PM

What an inspiration for others with sugar issues! WTG!! :jumpjoy::hugs::high5:

oropendola 03-22-2012 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arkie1 (Post 15518927)
About four years ago I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Since then, I have been low carb, and kept it pretty well under control with the help of Metformin. But, if I ate carbs, my bs would go up. It has been as high as 189 after a few carbs in a meal. I have been doing JUDDD since 2/9/12, and been keeping to the LC woe along with doing Juddd. Well, today was an UD for me, so thought I would experiment a little.

BREAKFAST

scrambled eggs with cheese
hash brown potatoes (have not had potatoes in 4 years)
8oz carb countdown milk

LUNCH

pork bbque sandwich on BUN with slaw (not had this in 4 years)
salad w/rasberry vinergrette dressing

SNACK

2 mini corn muffins with a piece of a weiner baked in them (CORN???ME???
A handful of microwave popcorn (not had in 4 years)

SUPPER

2 cups of canned chili (no beans)
64 fritos (yes, I counted them)
7 cubes of cheddar cheese

My point of this LONG post is to report my BS findings.

after 2 cups coffee w/HWC, and before meds BS 99
35 minutes after breakfast 147
1 hour after breakfast 131
1 hour after snacks 99
30 minutes after supper 123
1 hour after supper 122

Like I said in my headings....I am simply amazed at how JUDDD has held my BS readings to normal levels. Oh, and when I first got up this morning, it was 109, which is lower than it has ever been in the mornings! It is usually 130-135.

I only hope this continues to be the case!

Carole

This totaled 1890 of my 1954 cals I'm to have on UD

Much better numbers! :high5: Congratulations!

sterlinggirl 03-23-2012 04:02 AM

wOW im happy to see that your results were so great for you :jumpjoy:

gotsomeold 03-23-2012 05:37 AM

JUDDD Magic heals!

JUDDD Magic rocks!

Congratulations Carole!!! Just think of all the other wonderful things that may / probably are happening inside you :D

KeirasMom 03-23-2012 06:06 AM

WTG Carole! This WOE sure does do amazing things. How wonderful that you'll be able to add back some of the things you've been missing, without damaging your health in the process!

SoHappy 03-23-2012 06:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KeirasMom (Post 15519456)
WTG Carole! This WOE sure does do amazing things. How wonderful that you'll be able to add back some of the things you've been missing, without damaging your health in the process!

I know! Isn't it exciting that a body can be returned to functioning as it is designed to do by following this diet plan?

I'm really going to be excited to delve more into this aspect of JUDDD, as we keep hearing more and more reports of this result! Pretty exciting!

arkie1 03-23-2012 12:11 PM

This is exciting, so happy! I got up today to a BS reading of 106...that's a new morning low for me. I am thrilled, to say the least. Going to see how a DD affects it today. When I was first told I was diabetic, my fasting BS was 195. Of course, I do take metformin, but even on that, my readings have not been this low. I just feel like something wonderful is going on!

Carole

Gweebles 03-23-2012 12:58 PM

Now that you mention it, although I still try to stay as LC as possible, when I do go above the carb limit (like the donut the other day) I don't get the immediate insulin reaction, the achy legs, then the drained loopy feeling, that I used to.

arkie1 03-23-2012 05:02 PM

:welcome:Hi GWEEBLES! I don't think that I've welcomed you to the "dark side", :welcome:. Good to have you with us.

Just a little update about today...It is a DD for me, and I haven't had anything to eat. I've been walking the aisles of Wal-Mart again today. Spent about 2 hours in there, and then an additional hour in Dollar Tree, and I'm like you...did not have the loopy feeling or the tired hurt legs and feet that I normally get. It is about 6:00pm, and I checked my BS and it is 99! So, not getting a really low count from not eating, and the walking. I am loving this! Going to have a cup of coffee now, and relax a minute. Will see how the coffee does on my BS, and report back in about an hour.

Carole

SoHappy 03-23-2012 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arkie1 (Post 15521467)
:welcome:Hi GWEEBLES! I don't think that I've welcomed you to the "dark side", :welcome:. Good to have you with us.

Just a little update about today...It is a DD for me, and I haven't had anything to eat. I've been walking the aisles of Wal-Mart again today. Spent about 2 hours in there, and then an additional hour in Dollar Tree, and I'm like you...did not have the loopy feeling or the tired hurt legs and feet that I normally get. It is about 6:00pm, and I checked my BS and it is 99! So, not getting a really low count from not eating, and the walking. I am loving this! Going to have a cup of coffee now, and relax a minute. Will see how the coffee does on my BS, and report back in about an hour.

Carole

This is so exciting! I actually can hardly wait until you post again in an hour! :laugh:

Gweebles 03-23-2012 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arkie1 (Post 15521467)
:welcome:Hi GWEEBLES! I don't think that I've welcomed you to the "dark side", :welcome:. Good to have you with us.

Just a little update about today...It is a DD for me, and I haven't had anything to eat. I've been walking the aisles of Wal-Mart again today. Spent about 2 hours in there, and then an additional hour in Dollar Tree, and I'm like you...did not have the loopy feeling or the tired hurt legs and feet that I normally get. It is about 6:00pm, and I checked my BS and it is 99! So, not getting a really low count from not eating, and the walking. I am loving this! Going to have a cup of coffee now, and relax a minute. Will see how the coffee does on my BS, and report back in about an hour.

Carole

Awww, thank you. It feels good to not be constantly trying to tweak to lose.

arkie1 03-23-2012 06:31 PM

Good News! I drank my coffee, which usually runs my BS up, and I'm very happy to report that it went up 1 point...it was 100! I'm, of course, going to keep checking, but these results have me very hopeful. Like I said yesterday, I haven't added in fruits or desserts yet, so that may be a bust. I will add some fruits in the first of the week, and dessert of some kind later down the line (I'm talking "full sugar" dessert, not my lo-carb ones.) Keep your fingers crossed!

Carole

sophiethecat 03-23-2012 06:34 PM

*fingers crossed for you, Carole!* :hugs:

SoHappy 03-23-2012 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arkie1 (Post 15521717)
Good News! I drank my coffee, which usually runs my BS up, and I'm very happy to report that it went up 1 point...it was 100! I'm, of course, going to keep checking, but these results have me very hopeful. Like I said yesterday, I haven't added in fruits or desserts yet, so that may be a bust. I will add some fruits in the first of the week, and dessert of some kind later down the line (I'm talking "full sugar" dessert, not my lo-carb ones.) Keep your fingers crossed!

Carole

It all may not happen this fast, Carole. :laugh:

But the results you have had this early in your JUDDDing are certainly wonderful and promising. :clap:

arkie1 03-23-2012 07:54 PM

Pat, they are very promising! I will keep a close check and report my findings with different food items, that in the past have run my blood sugar up. My brother, who is a year older than I am, and also is Type 2, said he is going to follow my findings, and if this is still holding true in a month, and I'm still losing weight and clothes sizes, and BS continues to be good, he will jump on the bandwagon with me. I think I will get the book and mail it to him...he lives in TN, so not really close to visit a lot.

Thanks for all the support!

Carole

SoHappy 03-23-2012 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arkie1 (Post 15521947)
Pat, they are very promising! I will keep a close check and report my findings with different food items, that in the past have run my blood sugar up. My brother, who is a year older than I am, and also is Type 2, said he is going to follow my findings, and if this is still holding true in a month, and I'm still losing weight and clothes sizes, and BS continues to be good, he will jump on the bandwagon with me. I think I will get the book and mail it to him...he lives in TN, so not really close to visit a lot.

Thanks for all the support!

Carole

Do that, Carole.

I'll bet your brother will enjoy the book immensely, and certainly be able to understand what you are doing on this plan. Copy and past a few of the studies that get posted here on our Forum and send them to him in emails.. certainly those pertaining to increasing insulin sensitivity, etc.

arkie1 03-24-2012 11:26 AM

More findings---I ate a bag of 100 calorie popcorn last night---BS after 1 hour was 143, after 2 hours was 121. To me, that is progress! BS this morning was 101. It is gradually going down on my morning readings. Still very hopeful! Today is an UD, so we'll see what happens.

Carole

gotsomeold 03-24-2012 11:56 AM

Carole, this is wonderful news!

If you test some food or treat and your bs zooms, wait a month and try again. Those lovely little sirtuin squigglies are progressive and cumulative.

mykidsteacher 03-24-2012 02:39 PM

Interesting findings, and so wonderful! I think I may be beginning to see the same thing. When I was checking sugars when I first started on JUDDD and began experimenting with carbs, it didn't go well. I was ok with small amounts of grain, or 1/2 a baked potato, but ANYTHING with sugar in it all send my numbers soaring.

I kept track last week visiting my mom, and even eating Rice Dream ice cream on an empty stomach I was able to stay in normal limits.

I still won't indulge in treats like that everyday, but it would be nice if I can have something like that on special occasions without worry about the effect on bs.

SoHappy 03-24-2012 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mykidsteacher (Post 15523576)
Interesting findings, and so wonderful! I think I may be beginning to see the same thing. When I was checking sugars when I first started on JUDDD and began experimenting with carbs, it didn't go well. I was ok with small amounts of grain, or 1/2 a baked potato, but ANYTHING with sugar in it all send my numbers soaring.

I kept track last week visiting my mom, and even eating Rice Dream ice cream on an empty stomach I was able to stay in normal limits.

I still won't indulge in treats like that everyday, but it would be nice if I can have something like that on special occasions without worry about the effect on bs.

I think the healing and normalizing JUDDD can do for our health does build over time.

I expect it's a bit much to expect JUDDD to wave a wand and make everything work perfectly within our bodies immediately, but when you read through the list of wonderful stuff that fasting can do for a person, it's pretty amazing.

I think that the better we do our fasts, the more we can expect of the improved health aspect of JUDDD.

I'm so glad to read that you are yet another one who seems to be experiencing a lessening of insulin resistance!

arkie1 03-25-2012 01:23 PM

Well, last night I had a pear tart that my DIL had made, and a 100 cal bag of popcorn, and my BS went up to 173! I think it was the pear tart, made with canned cresent dough, fresh pears, brown sugar and butter. It was really sweet. 2 hours later, it was down to 140. Not good...will probably hold off on sugarary sweets for a while. Don't like spiking my BS!

Carole

SoHappy 03-25-2012 01:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arkie1 (Post 15525610)
Well, last night I had a pear tart that my DIL had made, and a 100 cal bag of popcorn, and my BS went up to 173! I think it was the pear tart, made with canned cresent dough, fresh pears, brown sugar and butter. It was really sweet. 2 hours later, it was down to 140. Not good...will probably hold off on sugarary sweets for a while. Don't like spiking my BS!

Carole

OK. On JUDDD at this time, you know exactly where you sit.. You know how far you have come in lessening your insulin resistance and bs response. No need to push it. You have a whole lovely future ahead. I expect it will continue to improve over where it is right now, and this is wonderful even now! :laugh: So skip pear tarts for awhile. :laugh:

arkie1 03-25-2012 01:36 PM

Thanks Pat...don't think I will add in ANY desserts for a while. The thing about desserts, I can live without them just fine! I've never really been a sweet eater (unlike my 95yo mom, who lives for sweets). So, will stick with what I know works till farther down the line. I'm good with that!

I hope some of the others come on board with their input on their BS.

Carole

Kissa 03-25-2012 01:48 PM

Carole what interesting results. You are doing so brilliantly. I really feel that all you JUDDDers with D2 and other BS issues need a special thread.

You are mostly doing so incredibly well and it could help many others on LCF who might wonder about JUDDD but be too nervous to try it with D2 et.

I do know that it hasn't worked for everyone sadly, e.g. Stardust, but then nothing works for everyone.

Love following your progress. :)


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