Type 2 Diabetes

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Mechman2

Joined: Jul 16
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Posted: 22 May 2018, 10:59
I've come to a similar conclusion: it seems to me that most Doctors prescribe meds with little diet guidance because most diabetics just aren't willing to really change their diets. (My doctor is very good at running lab tests and stuff, but gives little to no diet guidance).

I have seen diabetics (in fact one lives a cross the street from me who has had a leg amputated) who no matter how bad things get physically for them, they will continue to eat cake and junk. I know changing a persons way of eating is difficult and I'll occasionally struggle (like with Pizza), but I'd rather cut down on carbs and avoid paying lots of money for meds and eventually losing my toes/feet/ eyesight.
Miraculum

Joined: Jul 12
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Posted: 22 May 2018, 14:10
NINETY-NINE mg/dL! Major accomplishment! Woohoo!
DECIDE, then: COMMIT! PLAN! EXECUTE! REST! REPEAT!
Miraculum

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Posted: 22 May 2018, 14:17
Mechman2 wrote:
... Most Doctors prescribe meds with little diet guidance because most diabetics just aren't willing to really change their diets. (My doctor is very good at running lab tests and stuff, but gives little to no diet guidance).

... diabetics ... no matter how bad things get physically ... will continue to eat cake and junk. ... I'd rather cut down on carbs and avoid paying lots of money for meds and eventually losing my toes/feet/ eyesight.


Yeah, my endocrinologist referred me to a diabetic nutrition counselor who uses the ADA dietary guidelines. Those printed "guides" are sponsored by Big Pharma, the manufacturers of anti-hyperglycemic medications, and recommend very high carbohydrate allowances. "Just take more medication!" The diabetes industry has its own best interest at heart (as if it has a "heart" at all)!
DECIDE, then: COMMIT! PLAN! EXECUTE! REST! REPEAT!
8Patty

Joined: Sep 17
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Posted: 22 May 2018, 18:01
My dctor referred me to a so called diabetis specialist, I told her I didnt own diabetis and would end it. Her exact words "you can't once you have it you will always have it" Walked out and never went back.
Don't tell me I can't do anything cause I take it as a challenge.
I proved her wrong ended diabetis and high blood pressure. I don't need or take any medications!
Yes You Can!
Miraculum

Joined: Jul 12
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Posted: 22 May 2018, 19:47
8Patty wrote:
My doctor referred me to a so called diabetes specialist ... I proved her wrong ended diabetes and high blood pressure. I don't need or take any medications!

Whoa! I read your profile, 8Patty. You are officially on my "FS Hero" list! If you haven't read it, please do!

From your picture and your 25-year mail carrier career, I'd guess you're 15 or 20 younger than I, and it sounds like you may have arrested "pre-diabetes" early on. I wish I'd have done that.

I'm not convinced that diet and weight loss, with or without exercise, will reverse or cure my diabetes.

My M.D. confirmed T2DM 17+ years ago. For most of that time, I played "Chase the Numbers," eating whatever high-carb junk I desired and trying to "cover" the carbs with ever-increasing doses and varieties of medication.

It's predictable: The pancreatic beta cells that produce insulin are overworked by carb overfeeding until they simply cannot keep up, and then they poop out and can't recover. Still wanna eat sugar? Traditional medicine says, "Take more medication."

Even limiting carbs to 35-40g/day (I used to eat 200-300g, or more), I still take long-acting insulin, Victoza, and a small dose of Humalog, or my blood sugar is still abnormally high.

I hope that weight loss will increase my insulin sensitivity, so that I can eventually minimize -- or even eliminate -- my need for anti-hyperglycemic medications by eating LCHF. However, my understanding is that I will always have a "diabetic" reaction to consuming too many carbs.

How many carbs will my body be able to process without medication? Only success with weight loss and staying LCHF will reveal the ultimate outcome.

I'd love to hear from a long-time diabetic who's at the successful end of this journey.
DECIDE, then: COMMIT! PLAN! EXECUTE! REST! REPEAT!
RGADAWG

Joined: Apr 18
Posts: 13

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Posted: 23 May 2018, 00:06
Miraculum wrote:
I have ketone urine test strips and tested for the first few days, but there was no change in the very light pink color -- somewhere between "none" and "minimal." I don't want to waste the strips when I'm eating way too many carbs and most probably not in ketosis.

I'm going to test tomorrow, since my total carbs have been under 40g. I'll let you know if there's any change.

I've toyed with the idea of getting a ketone blood test kit, but they are very expensive.


I have read that the both the test strips nor the blood test kit are really that accurate, and may not be worth the money. Two weeks is unlikely to be in Ketosis, unless you are doing below 20 net gm p/day.

I've read that urine smells bad, breath smells bad, frequent urination, increased energy levels, better mental clarity.

Those were all the things that I noticed without the testing stuff
baskington

Joined: May 18
Posts: 7

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Posted: 23 May 2018, 16:10
to get into ketosis most people need to be below 20 net carbs and not too much protein, high fat is the name of the game. if you are serious about doing a true keto diet you need to go to one of the many websites that help you understand the whole process.

It really helped me get on track that and rigorous detail on what I was eating. keeping track in a written format helps you figure out where you are on the diet.
davarn

Joined: Nov 17
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Posted: 26 May 2018, 07:48
I have lost over 35 pounds, lowered my A1c one full point and reversed my diagnoses from diabetic back to pre-diabetic just by restricting my carb intake. I am rarely hungry, more satiated, and few if ever cravings. My weight loss is slow, very slow, but I am moving in the right direction and so are you!
mochafudge1

Joined: May 18
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Posted: 05 Jun 2018, 21:50
Keep at it. On May 14 my A1c was tested at 7.2. I started the LCHF / Keto concept on June 15. I targeted my daily carbs to be below 35 and have been in that area (or lower) most everyday. On Monday June 4 I was tested again for A1c and it dropped to 6.2. I was quite surprised, plus have lost about eight pounds over this three week period. I am hoping to drop below a 6.0 A1C by the middle of June (another week and a half). May we all be healthy and successful in lowering our blood sugars.



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