I just wanted to share the experience of a new diabetic and all that I have learned from other diabetics on this and other forums.
Possibly to add a little light at the end of the tunnel for other new diabetics.
I self diagnosed with a home test 9/2/2010 and changed lifestyle immediatly.
I was diagnosed by Dr 9/27/2010 with an A1C of 11.5 BG was at 395. (I was feeling pretty bad physically and mentally)
I wieghed 318 at the time, now down to 278.
I will be going to Dr appt next week and will post my newest A1c then.
My diet choice has been Very low carb / low fat less than 100g carbs a day, less than 1800cal a day.
Excercise = 45min cycle 2X a day, 300 stomach crunches, 50 bench presses, 50 chest fly's, walk 5+ miles.
AVG burned cals a day in excess of 3000 avg cal deficet 1500+ (per bodybugg)
Vitamins AM = 2kmg cinnamon, 200mg milk thistle, 250mg B1, 50mg B6, 1kmg Biotin, 300mg magnesium,250mg Gensing,200mcg chromium,1kmg apple cider viniger,100mg lipoic acid, one baby asperin.
Vitamins PM = 2kmg cinnamon, 200mg milk thistle,1mg apple cider viniger, one odorless garlic, one fish oil, two aloe vera, one tumeric, one fenugreek,one gymena sylvestra.
Im not convinced many of these have any effect but they don't hurt. taken with food, or you might get naucious.
And here's my equipment I use. ContourUSB meter with Glucofacts Deluxe software.
Results to date without any meds at all.
I hope this helps other Newbies.