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  1. cheema's Blog

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    I have diabetes from the past 10 years I try to control my diabete by the low- carbo .. I try to avoid carbo (white sugar,white flavor,soda,fast foods,rice ..) And my fasting glucose reading is 6.2 to 6.3 and in the afternoon basically after my work it goes down to 5.5 5.7 and so far I don't take any kind of medicines. Now I'm having some problems and weakness in my arms and sometimes my muscles are stiffed and it's hard for me to move my arms .. If it's due to diabetes or something else please let me know. :)

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    So happy I got to see my little stinky today.! I'm just so overwhelmed with joy. I cried and thanked God for everything he has done for me and my family. This baby couldn't be more of a blessing. Thanks so much for all of your support guys.

  4. SweetAndBendy
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    Been rather busy over the holidays so I haven't had time to check in here much. Had a great Christmas and New Year's, just busy with in-laws visiting and various family gatherings in general.

     

    The holidays did however go pretty smoothly even with both me and hubby indulging some and paying for it later when neither of us got the insulin dose right the first time :lol: But I was still both surprised and impressed with how smooth everything has been, this was after all the first holiday season for my husband as a diagnosed type 1 diabetic, and on January 1st we celebrated his diaversary. And yes, we celebrated. He's doing well and he's managed that first year with type 1 diabetes very well, that is worth celebrating! That first year can be the worst one as you're trying to learn everything, learn how your body reacts to certain things, all while your pancreas might decide to be a twat and start working randomly and you don't know when. My husband is still in his honeymoon phase, but we're noticing a trend that he's needing to take a bit more insulin so looks like it may be ending. And I guess both of us will be relieved about that because his diabetes has been rather unpredictable for months now. Not that diabetes is ever predictable, but when you're 100% dependent on injected insulin with zero own production, at least you might be able to get an idea unless something unexpected happens that changes the whole situation, be it just a car backfiring outside the house so you get scared, and those glucose levels can be all over the place.

     

    Either way. Busy but smooth holidays in my family, and both my husband and I are so grateful that he got his pump and CGMS a couple of months ago because that definitely made the season easier. Husband is having fewer hypos since he got the pump, much thanks to the Smart Guard that stops the insulin delivery when risking a hypo, and resumes it when back at safe levels. And yes, my husband and I have the same model of insulin pump :) Only his is black, mine is pink. He was tempted to go with Animas and the Dexcom but in the end went with Medtronic because it's a system he was familiar with before, from me, and he knew how useful Smart Guard can be so he wanted to have that as well.

     

    I'm kinda sad that the holidays are over now. Christmas time is my favorite time of the year because it's so cozy with all the lights and decorations. January is just boring and gloomy and I wouldn't mind doing like the bears: hibernate!

     

    But now, one last look at the CGMS and one last fingerstick of the day to compare the two, then some sleep!

  5. cbdee2011's Blog

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    My title may need work, but, anyway, I'm a type 1 and have been for 2 years,i noticed, while shopping that there are alot of foods dedicated to the type 2 and Gluten free People. My b.g. level is nowhere Near what it should be, i love to eat And there just aren't enough choices out there for me. Now I've heard that once its under control, i can eat whatever I want, my bg ranges from 26 to 400, i was in the hospital for almost a week from diabetic kedoacidosis(spelling?). I've written to multiple companies (hershey, wonderbread, etc....) To create lower carb foods, as I'm strictly on a protein and veg. Diet, that i put myself on, I've lost almost 70lbs because of this, i looked sick at 157, I'm 6`2 and 32 years old, I'm on lantus and novolog, no pump, yet. I'm just tired of spending hard earned money to buy special, very hard to find, food just to live, and it costs almost twice as much as normal, hchs stuff. A bag of peanut butter cups is around $3, same bag, more air sf is almost $6. But all the gluten free is equally priced As normal food. Our disease affects more than 3 million people, i haven't heard anything back from the Co. I've written to, and its been over 3 months. I've become depressed and angry, my wife is great support, but it doesn't really help with big money corps. I'm open to suggestions, questions,ideas..anything that can help. I've done my research and found a university that is working on a type 1 cure by rebuilding the damaged cells, but its only good for those people with the defective gene, not for those like me, with full blown type 1. It's just mean that pharmaceutical companies make insulin so expensive, when we need it to survive, even the cheap stuff is over priced, without ins. An endocronoligist won't see you unless you're loaded. ( which i am not).

    Okay, I'm done venting, for now.

    I

  6. lispro93's Blog

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    I am 21 year old male and just started using an insulin pump again three days ago after trying it out three weeks over the summer but had a rough time after making a trip to California which resulted in out of control BGs due to the three hour time difference. I'm having a difficult time understanding basal rates and their relation to gluconeogenesis. I realize the purpose of a basal rate is to serve as a "background insulin" to compensate for the bodies natural production of glucose through gluconeogenesis and various other metabolic pathways throughout the course of the day. Upon setting these basal rates, would it be a good idea to eat the same amount of carbohydrates at the same time & exercise at the same time throughout the day? Also if basal insulin is suppose to compensate for 45-55% of my daily insulin and I were to eat a significantly more amount of carbohydrates at one time of the day more than others, would it be ideal to set a higher basal rate for this time of the day? Also if I were to skip such a high carbohydrate meal on a different day would I have to set a temp basal rate (ex.~75%) for this time of the day? Or would my body naturally begin to break down its glycogen stores by gluconeogenesis or other means to compensate since I'm eating a high carbohydrate meal at the same time of the day? I realize a good basal rate is suppose to keep BGs in target range even when skipping meals but our body's metabolic production of glucose is influenced by a number of things, it seems like this might be an even more difficult way of treating diabetes than through using a long acting insulin such as Lantus

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    Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. A person with a mild TBI may remain conscious or may experience a loss of consciousness for a few seconds or minutes. Other symptoms of mild TBI include headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, fatigue or lethargy, a change in sleep patterns, behavioral or mood changes, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking. A person with a moderate or severe TBI may show these same symptoms, but may also have a headache that gets worse or does not go away, repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, an inability to awaken from sleep, dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, and increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.

  9. 14 months after DX

     

    I missed my 1 year lab appointment so I went in early this Sunday morning and got my results back this afternoon.

     

    In short:

    1. Passed my urine test (Microalbumin/Creat Ratio) - which was borderline before and now well below the threshold. Will keep an eye on this.
    2. A1c is now 5.7. Ironic how I thought my previous 5.5 was too high and how I’m thankful it’s “only" 5.7 this time around. I had concerns tied to my significant FBG rise over the last 1-2 months. More on that below.
    3. Triglycerides/HDL ratio still below 2.0 - I don’t care much about the rest.
    4. My glucose meter comparison with lab number on FBG - more or less the same.

    My big homework assignment this time around was tied to the sudden, clear rise in FBG. I created a journal entry for it a few weeks or so ago:

     

    There has been a rather sudden and sharp rise in my FBG numbers (10-15 point rise - see graph). While many variables are in play, the main difference I’ve noticed which correlates with the sudden rise, has been a change in my daily activity. I now try to jog between 3-4 miles about 5 or 6 times a week, first thing in the morning. This started out without paying much attention to intensity, but after a scare, I started to pay more attention to intensity, at least in terms of how I feel and what my fitbit is telling me my HR is.

     

    So more recently, this is a very slow jog, almost a walking pace, and I’ve been extremely mindful of keeping the pace around 13 minutes a mile, which is not easy to do. A part of this motivation to go extremely slow is tied to a concern around over-training, cortisol, stress, etc. At this slow pace, I feel great and it seems to be okay in terms of stress (fitbit heart rate monitor, while not that accurate, shows my HR as in a safe zone).

     

    The other variables off the top of my head:

    1. Working out first thing in the morning vs. late at night. I’m a night person and used to do any sort of workout after work and in the evenings. This shift to doing a 5k jog every morning, first thing after getting up and taking an FBG reading, is different.
    2. Not eating anything before the jog. I’m actually not hungry then. At all. But perhaps I should be eating something. I’ve been experimenting with taking a single serving of a Vega One All-in-One Nutritional Shake (which I’ve used many times over the past year for other reasons) - we’ll see if that makes any difference. Still feels odd to eat when not hungry. But perhaps it is “messing with my metabolism” - though it would be good to actually measure my metabolism to confirm.
    3. Still doing a lot of restaurant eating and that involves new places. And even with repeat visits, there is quite a bit of exposure with regard to hidden sugars and such.
    4. Perhaps the running is increasing my appetite? I don’t feel that it does, but perhaps that’s causing me to eat far more than I realize.
    5. No more gym - I didn’t do much there other than walk on the treadmill for 60 minutes, but perhaps the strength training I did do - no matter how little - helped.
    6. Eating less vegetables.
    7. No more tennis on Friday with ex-NCAA tennis buddy #7.
    8. The earlier trend was there around the time A and B returned and I got back on their diet and eating habits. (Skipping sugar and grains and staying more on the lower carb side, which they are pretty good about respecting.)
    9. Increase in weight. Increase in abdominal fat. First notch on belt vs second notch. Maybe 10 pounds?

    In any case, I have tried to back down on intensity in terms of per mile pace and not working out every morning or every day/evening. We’ll see. Figure this out and dialing it in is fun in a twisted way. =)

  10. Wanna Beat Diabetes?

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    Background

     

    I had a history of unmanaged diabetic condition with H A1C hovering between 8.2 and 10. In the recent months, I have successfully lowered my fasting blood sugar level by following a stricter diet and walking daily. My goal is to reverse the diabetic condition, and eliminate the medications.

     

    Diabetic condition develops over a long period of time. Hence, anything that led to this condition should be acting slowly and subtly on our system over a long period. The hysteresis effect of our environment on our biomes is still a nascent study. The number of variables and the long deterioration period makes it a complex and expensive study for isolating the root causes. The absence of commercial incentives (i.e. blockbuster drugs) makes this kind of research hardly funded, thus prompting me to conduct this experiment.

     

    I have been a heavy coffee drinker (4-5 cups a day). In the recent months, I had lowered my coffee consumption to about 2 cups a day. I witnessed significant lowering in my fasting blood glucose during the same period, though with stricter diet plan and increased activity. I wanted to verify whether coffee had been a contributing factor to my uncontrolled diabetic state, given the relationship between coffee and cortisol secretion.

     

    Experiment Design

     

    1) Measure fasting blood sugar level for 20 days continuing coffee drinking (2 cups a day)

     

    2) Stop drinking coffee and all caffeine products, and measure fasting blood sugar level for the subsequent 20 days.

     

    Each cup of coffee included fat free milk and Splenda. During the coffee drinking period, I had green-tea once in few days. No changes were made to the diet, activity and medications, except for the day-to-day variations in diet and activities across the entire period.

     

    I chose a minimum of 20 days based on following assumptions:

    1) 20 day period is sufficient for our bio-Hysteresis to reflect the effect of not drinking coffee

    2) 20 day period cancels the daily variations in diet and walking, creating statistically significant data set

     

    Experiment Result

    (Pl check out the attached pdf for the graph)

     

    Summary Data: With Coffee (No Coffee)

    Min 91.00 (83.00)

    Max 153.00 (130.00)

    Range 62.00 (47.00)

    Variance 248.66 (182.05)

    Std. Deviation 15.77 (13.49)

    Average 111.35 (103.45)

     

    Conclusion

    The test results showed a modest decrease in the average fasting blood sugar level of about 8 mg/dL, after I stopped drinking coffee. During the no-coffee period, I also witnessed lesser variations in the blood sugar levels.

     

    The decrease in average blood sugar is not as significant, compared to the decrease that I experienced with stricter diet and walking. With the current results, it is not possible to isolate whether it was the caffeine, the low fat milk or the sweetener that led to the lower fasting glucose level. It is also possible that the bio-hysteresis takes a longer than 20 days to show the true impact of stopping coffee.

     

    Based on this encourage result, I have decided to continue to stay away from coffee. I also invite the readers to validate this experiment by conducting their own test and share their findings.

  11. Fasting today, after a weekend of so-so eating. I have decided I really need to double down on the LC thing and get back to how I was right after dx. I've had too many slip-ups.

     

    Today I'm fasting until dinner (from dinner last night), and I'm planning on making a big ol' pile of eggs and bacon. I'm pretty hungry today. Not starving, but you know, I'm feeling it. I've had tea and water and coffee so far, and about to get more water!

     

    Being hungry during the day will certainly make the eggs and bacon taste better. :)

     

    Also, I spent my lunch hour at Starbucks (for the tea), and now I smell like Starbucks. :P

  12. Bountyman
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    Let's say a biker named Bountyman is attracted to a broad named Donna. He asks her out to a movie; she accepts; they have a pretty good time. A few nights later he asks her out to dinner' date=' and again they enjoy themselves. They continue to see each other regularly, and after a while neither one of them is seeing anybody else.

     

    And then, one evening when they're ridin' home, a thought occurs to Donna, and, without really thinking, she says it aloud: "Do you realize that, as of tonight, we've been seeing each other for exactly six months?"

     

    And then there's a silence in the wind. To Donna, it seems like a very loud silence. She thinks to herself: Geez, I wonder if it bothers him that I said that. Maybe he's been feeling confined by our relationship; maybe he thinks I'm trying to push him into some kind of obligation that he doesn't want, or isn't sure of.

     

    And Bounty's thinkin': Six months?! :hmmmm:

     

    And Donna is thinking: But, hey, I'm not so sure I want this kind of relationship, either. Sometimes I wish I had a little more space, so I'd have time to think about whether I really want us to keep going the way we are, moving steadily toward... I mean, where are we going? Are we just going to keep seeing each other at this level of intimacy? Are we heading toward marriage? Toward children? Toward a lifetime together? Am I ready for that level of commitment? Do I really even know this guy?

     

    And Bounty's thinkin': So, that means it was... let's see... August when we started going out, which was right after I put in new clutch discs and a new primary chain, which means...let me check the odometer... Whoa - F#&K! I am [i']way[/i] overdue for a freakin' oil change here.

     

    And Donna is thinking: He's upset. I can see it on his face. Maybe I'm reading this completely wrong. Maybe he wants more from our relationship, more intimacy, more commitment; maybe he has sensed, even before I sensed it, that I was feeling some reservations. Yes, I bet that's it. That's why he's so reluctant to say anything about his own feelings. He's afraid of being rejected.

     

    And Bounty's thinkin': You know, I think I'm gonna up this puppy to a 5-speed. Packin' this chick around just screws up my shift points; gotta wind it out more or there's too much of a lug after shifting. Yeah...I'm gonna do that!

     

    And Donna is thinking: He's angry. And I don't blame him. I'd be angry, too. I feel so guilty, putting him through this, but I can't help the way I feel. I'm just not sure.

     

    And Bounty's thinkin': Might as well drop that tranny sprocket down a tooth, too. And get her a bigger seat while I'm at it. She really puts the groceries away when we're at a restaurant!

     

    And Donna is thinking: Maybe I'm just too idealistic, waiting for a knight to come riding up on his white horse, when I'm sitting behind a perfectly good person, a person I enjoy being with, a person I truly do care about, a person who seems to truly care about me. A person who is in pain because of my self-centered, schoolgirl romantic fantasy.

     

    And Bounty's thinkin': Wonder why that is...you know...chicks just seem to blow up after awhile. Maybe I oughta find one of those chicks that stick their finger down their throat after a hearty meal and save myself the anticipation! On second thought...let's not get ahead of ourselves!

     

    "Bounty!" Donna shouts into his helmet.

     

    "What?" says Bounty, startled.

     

    "Please don't torture yourself like this," she says, her eyes beginning to brim with tears. "Maybe I should never have... Oh God, I feel so..." (She breaks down, sobbing.)

     

    "What?" says Bounty.

     

    "I'm such a fool," Donna sobs. "I mean, I know there's no knight. I really know that. It's silly. There's no knight, and there's no horse."

     

    "There's no horse?" asks Bounty.

     

    "You think I'm a fool, don't you?" Donna says.

     

    "No!" says Bounty, hoping that's the correct answer.

     

    "It's just that... it's that I... I need some time," Donna says.

     

    There's a 15-second pause while Bounty, thinking as fast as he can, tries to come up with a safe response. "Um...okay!" he says.

     

    Donna, deeply moved, hugs herself tight up against Bounty. "Oh, Bountyman, do you really feel that way?" she asks.

     

    "What way?" asks Bounty.

     

    "That way about time," says Donna.

     

    "Oh," says Bounty. "Yes."

     

    Donna leans way around to face him and gazes deeply into his eyes, causing him to become very nervous about what she might say next, especially if it involves a horse. At last she speaks. "Thank you, Bounty," she says.

     

    "Thank you," says Bounty.

     

    Then he takes her home, and she lies on her bed, a conflicted, tortured soul, and weeps until dawn.

     

    When Bounty gets back to his house, he whips up a tall JD & Coke, turns on the TV, and immediately gets into the Winter Olympics. A tiny voice in the far recesses of his mind tells him that something major was going on back there on the bike, but he's pretty sure there is no way he would ever understand what, and so he figures it's better if he doesn't think about it.

     

    The next day Donna will call her closest friend, or perhaps two of them, and they will talk about this situation for hours. In painstaking detail, they will analyze everything she said and everything he said, going over it time and time again, exploring every word, expression, and gesture for nuances of meaning, considering every possible ramification. They will continue to discuss this subject, off and on, for weeks, maybe months, never reaching any definite conclusions, but never getting bored with it, either.

     

    Meanwhile, Bounty, while adjusting the new clutch on his Harley with Fast Eddy, Donna's brother, will look up from the bike, frown, and say, "Hey, Eddy, um...did Donna ever own a horse she rode at night?"

     

     

    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

  13. Foodie turned diabetic

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    Hello everyone! Just this evening I realized that I need a support group. My whole life I have watched as my, is it A1C?, numbers have climbed. For the last couple years my general physician has had me on glumetza, but I rarely took it. Mainly because I didn't want to, but there were often times when allergy season would come, and my body did things I didn't want it to when I sneezed really hard, so off the meds I went! I have a teenager and this summer I realized the importance of taking care of myself as well as I take of her. This also came after my left ankle started swelling on a more regular basis. My doctor still isn't sure what that is about. I have been doing 500 mg of glumetza a day and will start 1k tonight. I had a bday dinner to attend earlier tonight at texas roadhouse. I enjoyed a great piece of meat, a soda (or 3 - 'cause I drink a ton), and my sides were a caesar salad & a loaded sweet potato, piled high with marshmallows! It wasn't long before I felt awfully sick. I came straight home and took what I thought was obviously a well needed nap. It has been over three hours since dinner and I just took my blood sugar (the first time I've done it in easily 5 months). Mind you - I'm still new to all this and unsure of what is what most of the time. Well... my blood sugar was 456, 3 hours after eating. I was floored, scared and wanted my Mom, even though I'm 39! I'm scared to know what it was when I felt terrible earlier tonight. I've read some of the threads on here and to say I'm not scared that I've done too much damage would be a lie. I don't want to lose my legs, or go blind - but I have been having blurry issues lately (could totally be nonrelated though, right??). I don't know that I've ever felt so alone. Sorry for the rant. I figured this would be the best place to get this off of my chest, with others that may be dealing with the same issues.

  14. Hello everyone!

    Just wondering if anyone has any tips of being a Type 1 and exercising. I wanna start running but am unsure how to do this and keep my diabetes stable!

    If any one could help asap I would be super grateful!!!!

  15. LaDonna
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    I hate monitoring!!!! Seriously? Who likes poking themselves 20 times a day? Ok well maybe 4-6 times a day. I'm hoping for a day when it will be easier. In the mean time I got a Fitbit and it has alarms on it. So I set it for each time I need to monitor so it buzzes on my wrist until I shut it off!! It's actually annoying but it seems to work for me..

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    I thought I'd try using this blog feature to keep track in a central spot my attempts at tweaking my lifestyle to suit my needs as a diabetic.

     

    So, for instance, I've been trying to start slowly with some additional exercise. I had a window of time with some flexibility available just before work in the mornings, so I thought I'd start there. The catch at the moment is a knee problem - some type of inflammation in my left knee that responds well to rest and badly to exercise. Yesterday, I managed a brief walk in the morning and limped through mowing half my yard in the evening. The knee felt fine after a night's sleep, but I could only walk about 6-10 minutes this morning. I'm walking in a local park and that seems to be working well in terms of timing, weather, and scenery. I do kind of miss using that time for a peaceful, slow start to my work day. I feel a little more rushed at work without it.

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    Hi my name is Crystal, I am 30 years old. I have been a diabetic my whole life but was diagnosed at 16. I am type 1.5 and am insulin resistant. I have to inject an abundance of insulin daily to try to counter the insulin resistance. Diabetes has affected by life in so many ways. It's hard to lose weight (I am sure most of you know), I am always tired and never feel right, admitted to the hospital many times... and it has also kept me from having a baby with my husband. We have been trying for a year now and have not had any luck. I would love some advice if you have any.

    My endocrinologist is putting me on an Insulin Pump to help with the insulin resistance but the cost is keeping me from getting it. My insurance only pays half which leaves me with a $3,500 amount that I have to raise before they will send me it; that's not including the monthly upkeep. I have created a go fund me page to help raise money to get the pump and would appreciate it if you could pass it along on your twitter and/or facebook.

    The link is: http://www.gofundme.com/needinsulinpump

    I look forward to reading and posting and learning more about what I can do to help me get pregnant. :)

    *** Picture is with me and my precious niece Mackenzie***

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    Normal blood glucose as defined by sampling does indeed show that people spike to 110,120,130 and even 140 and beyond. The problem that I have with these samples is that the population being sampled are not that healthy. For example, it is estimated that around half the population is prediabetic and that most people will need treatment for one of the vascular diseases as they age. We also know that high percentage of that population is also overweight and that many are obese. So how healthy are those numbers?

     

    In my opinion, they are not. That's one reason I accept Dr. Bernstien's definition of 83 mg/dl (for pragmatic reasons I just target under 100, but my average is in the mid- 80s).

     

    The second reason I accept his solution is the biochemistry of ketosis. Ketosis is a state where the body has adapted to burning fat rather than glucose. And it is that state that minimizes both circulating glucose levels and insulin levels. While I have not seen a study of blood glucose levels in people in ketosis, I strongly suspect that their levels would be close to Dr. Bernstine's. Note that glucose levels do not spike while maintaining ketosis and if they do it will kick the body out of ketosis. I know that when I am in ketosis (almost all the time) my levels are close to Dr. Bernstien's.

     

    Third since I have 'diabetic' complications, I not only want to prevent future complications, I also want to reverse them to the extent possible. So far after almost of two years being on a very low carb diet I have seen improvement, so I plan to continue to target his definition of normoglycemia for glucose.

    Fourth, is the realization that it is increased levels of insulin - likely caused by excessive consumption of carbohydrates - that cause vascular damage long before type 2 diabetes becomes diagnosed. In other words increased the risk of heart disease is not a direct risk of type 2, it is the metabolic disease that is at the root of both. It is this increase in consumption of carbohydrates that explains the obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and other manifestations of metabolic disease when native people started consuming white flour and sugar (see Taubes for a description of the diseases of civilization and his carbohydrate-insulin hypothesis).

     

    So I do not think that the general observational studies are the way to define normoglycemia, and I accept Dr. Bernstien's definition.

  21. kayell
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    4 small eggs fried in ghee and red palm oil*

    spinach

    kimchi

     

    *no orangutans were harmed. Nutiva brand sourced in Ecuador.

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    Only did a 36 hr fast this time. May need more time between day+ fasts. I may have to try IF again, although in past I've found it harder than longer fasts. hmmm Experimentation needed. Goal - max weight and BG level reduction along with mood raising effects, versus discomfort level and time.

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    Managed to eat slightly more than half that plate. Eggs must be the most filling food ever. Lunch leftovers along with a bit from last nights dinner.

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    ......2 Cups. plain FLOUR

    1 1/2 CUPS SUGAR

    1 CUP BUTTERMILK

    1 tsp. baking soda

    3 eggs

    1 cup cooking oil

    1 Cup PECANS (CHOPPED)

    1 cup Prune (cook till soft about 5 minutes & then chop)

    Mix toghter sugar, buttermilk, & baking soda add rest of indgerants . Bake IN greased & floured 9x13" pan (n a 375* oven for 45 minutes)

     

    Sauce:

    1 stick butter

    1cup. sugar

    1/2 cup buttermilk w/ 1/2 tsp< baking soda

     

     

    Boil 2 minutes after butter melts.....I know some are on the Celsius sale , but WE USE THE Fair-height Scale here

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    Well, where to start...my name is Elizabeth, I'm a 27 yr old T1D since 1997, I've had an insulin pump since I was 14, and out of nowhere, I just haven't felt like myself. I guess I'm stressing over making sure that my son's ready to start 1st grade but I look around my house and started hearing my parent's voices saying that I need to clean my house more, that I should be on top of my bills, and if I don't watch my BGLs more closely, I'm going to end up in the hospital in DKA again; I've gotten back to the point I was at exactly a year ago because my house is a disaster, my BGLs are out of control, and the bills just keep on coming...I'm working at a nursing home (mostly night shifts), doing some paperwork for the family business, and I'm considering taking a 3rd job as a certified hemodialysis technician while my fiancé is in-between jobs due to his epilepsy (no one wants to hire him because the epilepsy makes him a liability to the job). Last year, I developed DKA and I didn't notice until it was almost too late...I had lost a lot of weight (I went from 148 to 132 in 2 weeks), I wasn't taking my insulin or counting carbs like I should've been, and when I went to the doctor because I wasn't feeling well, they gave me a steroid injection (but no one realized that I was already in the beginning stages of DKA) and my BGL skyrocketed from bad (200-300) to worse (400 and higher). From what the doctors told me and my family, my BGL readings on my pump only showed that I had checked my BGL 10 times in a month...they labeled it as a "passive suicide attempt" because I hadn't intended to but I almost killed myself. I'm very lucky to be alive but now, I'm feeling burnt out again...maybe I'm just stressed and need to take a breath and relax.. I need to get my head on straight, if not for me, for my son...any ideas, thoughts, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated...thanks :)

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