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Old 08-06-2013, 10:20   #11
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I would guess it has to do with the nerves controlling vasodilation, and I will second the low carb, high fat approach!

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The only ones bennifiting from the "reccomended daily carb intake" are the so called low carb food companys and big pharmaceutical .

They make billions a year ,do you think they want us to get better?

Eat LCHF like you we're designed to. It works

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You say your sneakers are irritating to your feet. Are other shoes equally irritating? If not, remember the old joke about the doctor and the man with a sore arm.
Do you always wear diabetic socks? (You should.) What does your doctor say about your general circulation? Do you have leg cramps also?

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My wife is worried about the fat in this diet. i was in the hospital a year and a half ago with pancreatitis, they thought at 1st it was from drinking but i don't drink at all.
they then told me is was that my lipids were very high. i had little bumps all over my arms that they told me were from fat :s

I am now on fenofibrate to keep them low.. i really wanna do this diet.

Also i don't have a family doctor yet. i just moved to a new city and they are extremely hard to find

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From what I have read at the Blood Sugar 101 website, it seems the only reason we are able to eat high fat and get away with it is because we are eating low carb.

Several years ago my husband had balloon surgery and for years he had high cholesterol and high blood pressure. When he was diagnosed with diabetes a couple of years ago, the smart folks here were telling me we should eat low carb/high fat. Of course because of DH's situation, I was worried about him eating high fat, but we decided to give it a try. DH's lipids are now all in normal range, as is his blood pressure. I started out with high triglycerides, and as you can see below, my lipids are all fine.

When eating lc/hf, at first your lipid readings might seem kind of crazy and all over the place, but someone here told me as long as your A1c keeps going down and your HDL keeps going up, all is well, and that's the way it happened for DH and me.

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I made earlier postings on the Forum about the red swelling on my left shin and primary care Dr. ran tests and initially called it cellulitis and gave me an anti-biotic which did not help. Its been acknowledged that I had a total hip replacement on the same leg and it may contribute to poor circulation-which I connect with Dave and his red foot/toes. My endocrinologist thinks its water retention looking for a way to drain and I need to be more active and get more oxygen flowing through my system. I think that has merit as I had foot surgery to remove a ganglion cyst and need to stay off my feet and keep my leg elevated till the stiches come out on 8/30; I see a pronounced increase in the redness and swelling presently.
My A1C is down to 7.5 and I lost 30 lbs since June-so heading in the right direction, and thanks for the Forum support.

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My wife is worried about the fat in this diet. i was in the hospital a year and a half ago with pancreatitis, they thought at 1st it was from drinking but i don't drink at all.
they then told me is was that my lipids were very high. i had little bumps all over my arms that they told me were from fat :s

I am now on fenofibrate to keep them low.. i really wanna do this diet.

Also i don't have a family doctor yet. i just moved to a new city and they are extremely hard to find



There are good and bad fats -- stay with the good ones and limit the bad ones

As for the bumps in the arm -- are they like tiny or small marbles?? If they are the same as I have have they are hereditary -- I had my own tested and they are lipoma -- a fatty/soft tissue benign tumor -- 2 of my aunts had them and I have had them for about 35 years...

Good luck

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You need to have a doppler series done to that extremity. Could be neuropathy but also looks like cellulitis. Do you have pedal pulses in that extremity also? This is only an opinion. But your dr. can do a doppler series which isnt invasive and check for circulation in that extremity.

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Dave, I've got a similar problem with my hands and feet. Also swelling and toe-nail fungus.

Seems like people around here are seeing results. Worth a try!

Oh, no need to be shy - this is a friendly place, nice to have you along!

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I'm inclined to agree with MCS. I suffered swelling in my one foot each time I sat down for a while. My podiatrist explained that it was caused by "peripheral edema", a circulatory problem. Also seemed to have got that from my dad, if it is genetic. I lost a bit of weight, and it seems to have cleared up. Its caused by a pinched artery.

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