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The bad news is his neuropathy is no better (yet). But other news is good! On a low-carb diet, he has more energy, he's losing weight, and his blood sugar is way down. ~100 most mornings, ~110 before most meals, ~125 an hour after most meals. He only needs insulin when he over-indulges in a carby meal/snack. So most days, metformin is all.

Now that he's experienced these results, he's pretty psyched. He no longer asks for fried chicken or graham crackers. I do buy him one or 2 subs/week (on whole wheat roll--and one sandwich suffices for 2 lunches).

His breakfasts are usually 2 eggs & 2 bacon or 2 eggs, a litle ham & cheese; lunches are salad or 1/2 sub + small salad; dinner is cooked meat/chicken/shrimp and 1-2 cups cooked vegetable(s). 2-3 snacks/day consisting of 5 strawberries or equivalent amount of other fruit, or 1/2 cup cashews or pistachios (the only nuts he likes). I only bring over 1/2 cup nuts/day, so no opportunity to pig out.

I have him seeing his doctor more frequently (who seems to approve of wha I'm doing) and on a regular schedule with a podiatrist. I asked for a neurology consult, but it isn't scheduled yet.

I have him taking the following supplements (comments welcome on this and anything)--he's 65:

fish oil
multivite/mineral alternating days with methylated B-complex
vitamin D3
vitamin C w/bioflavonoids
magnesium glycinate
CoQ10
alpha lipoic acid (supposedly good for neuropathy)
curcumin (good for circulation--a natural blood thinner)
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