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Old 01-18-2014, 22:02   #1
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Hi everyone I'm 26 and I've been diagnosed with type 2 last year, I have been able to control my bs pretty well eventhough i don't exercise that much... I also do research from time to time and everytime I read something I get angry and frustrated because I will have complications eventhough I'll be taking care of myself, but the thing that scares me the most is stroke and heart attack, I'm scared to death knowing that everyday might be the last, and I'm only 26, I know that even for ppl without diabetes everyday might be the last but since the percentage of getting a stroke or heart attack for a diabetic person is higher I don't live my life as before, I'm stressed out and very much scared

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No need to be scared...you are in the drivers seat and if you learn how to control your bs, you'll have a perfectly normal life with no repercussion. Learn to take life as it comes and you'll do just fine.



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Old 01-18-2014, 22:08   #3
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You will NOT be having complications if you are using LCHF to control your blood sugar. All the crap you find online refers to uncontrolled diabetes, and that doesn't include us. Exercise doesn't even have much to do with it, because there are many here who can't exercise, and still we manage our blood sugar with LCHF.

So repeat after me: I will continue with LCHF and I will not have complications. I will live to be old!




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Thank you guys it gave me a little relief... Kisses!

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Shanny's right, there's no reason to think you'll have problems if you're controlling your blood sugar.

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The very sad reality is that MOST diabetics don't keep their BG low and under 140/7.8. Their doctors don't say much because their experience is that people won't stop eating a lot of carbs. And researchers pick these diabetics for their research - so no wonder their results are skewed toward complications.

The LC/HF-er diabetics here on this forum (and others out there, too) are the fortunate few. We will live long, healthy lives.

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All the crap you find online refers to uncontrolled diabetes, and that doesn't include us.
This sentence brought tears to my eyes, Shanny. I couldn't even bear to think where I'd be if I hadn't found all of you.

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The very sad reality is that MOST diabetics don't keep their BG low and under 140/7.8. Their doctors don't say much because their experience is that people won't stop eating a lot of carbs. And researchers pick these diabetics for their research - so no wonder their results are skewed toward complications.

The LC/HF-er diabetics here on this forum (and others out there, too) are the fortunate few. We will live long, healthy lives.
This! This is so true and so sad. My dr's nurse also a good friend, tells me I am the exception in the practice. Most diabetics don't take control (I read that as "follow the ADA recommendations") and so progress on to all the complications. It doesn't have to happen, we are living/thriving proof. It just breaks my heart that so may are lost, and not given good direction as to what will really help them get control.

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And even if patients do follow the ADA recommended diet, they will still very likely get worse, because the allowed carbs are so high.

The dietician leading the carb counting class yesterday told her audience that it was OK to put brown sugar on their sweet potatoes, OK to have a cup of white rice with dinner, OK to have oatmeal, milk and toast for breakfast! But heaven forbid the milk be anything but skim or that you put butter on your toast!

No wonder the pharmaceutical companies are so profitable.

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Makes you just wanna SCREAM!




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