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Old 02-02-2014, 19:52   #31
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I'm curious. You're eating a vegan diet which is extremely high carb. How much did you have to increase your insulin and Victoza before 'dialing them back a bit'? What is your current pp range?

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I'm curious. You're eating a vegan diet which is extremely high carb. How much did you have to increase your insulin and Victoza before 'dialing them back a bit'? What is your current pp range?
Still dialing-I need to get a better handle on serving size as well as limit the high carbs. My overnights are good (130) but the spike after meals is running high.
For now, the insulin will stay in the 20-30#'s a day and Victoza will remain as well.
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I understand you're eating a vegan diet to clear up other medical conditions. Do you think it may be healthier and wiser to get control of your blood sugar to a point where you can reduce your insulin & Victoza needs, which very possibly may inadvertently help with the other medical conditions?

No offense, but it seems a little confusing to me as to why you'd eat such a high carb diet, have to limit portions because of it, and then chase highs with insulin. Wouldn't it be worth a try to eat a healthy, low carb diet and reduce the insulin requirements?

You mentioned on the previous page that your numbers are responding. How? You're still high after meals due to all of the carb intake. Maybe it's worth considering dialing down the carbs instead of having to dial up and down the Victoza? Just a suggestion.

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I understand you're eating a vegan diet to clear up other medical conditions. Do you think it may be healthier and wiser to get control of your blood sugar to a point where you can reduce your insulin & Victoza needs, which very possibly may inadvertently help with the other medical conditions?

No offense, but it seems a little confusing to me as to why you'd eat such a high carb diet, have to limit portions because of it, and then chase highs with insulin. Wouldn't it be worth a try to eat a healthy, low carb diet and reduce the insulin requirements?

You mentioned on the previous page that your numbers are responding. How? You're still high after meals due to all of the carb intake. Maybe it's worth considering dialing down the carbs instead of having to dial up and down the Victoza? Just a suggestion.
My food choices have been astoundingly better since switching to vegan, but as I learned today at endo-I need to concentrate on eliminating the higher carb foods and I need to try better portion control. I was concentrating on the morning fast blood reading and the one I do just before dinner and did not take many readings within the 2 hr window after consuming a meal. This just proves its not easy and I need to rededicate myself and not slight on my injections-which I have been dialing back on my own.
In the interim I am going to check out some of Dr. Bernstein's methods-which I see is not as restricted. Thanks for your comments-really!

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A great many of us have found that when we get our blood sugar well in control, a lot of other medical issues resolve. I was diagnosed with GERD back in the early 1990s, and battled it every day until I went on LCHF in 2010. Almost overnight, no more GERD. Who knew it was all those carbs that kept my digestion in an uproar!

My cholesterol was 'iffy', for years, as well, and osteoarthritis had long since prevented me from doing any knitting and crochet work like I had for years. Those problems too have resolved. I haven't taken up my knitting again, but my hands are free of pain & numbness.

Because high blood sugar delays healing, I think it's very difficult to treat these other medical conditions without lowering blood sugar first - so our bodies have at least a fightin' chance of repairing the damage.




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Shanny your words ring true.
I thought starting the day with steel cut oatmeal would help the cholesterol and the glucose, but my oversight was not being aware of how high the carbs are in the oatmeal. I need to refocus my efforts.

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Madison Avenue (advertising industry in USA) continues to endoctrinate people that oats are healthy and even heart-healthy. A lot they know, and even if they DID know, they'd still make the claims, because there's so much money in it!




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Slideshow: Diabetes & Foot Problems on RxList.com

A slideshow of foot conditions and descriptions that perhaps lead you on your way to figuring this out. Towards the end it gives ideas on how to properly maintain foot health and things like regularly visiting a podiatrist, endocrinologist, and PCP.

I do hope that everything works out for you and that things go well for you in the future.

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