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Old 02-01-2014, 20:19   #11
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Yeah at the va hospital.

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Why so far away? You're in my back yard at OKC.




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Why so far away? You're in my back yard at OKC.
Really? LOL maybe next time I'm in the neighborhood I'll give you a shout out and tell you when I'm going to be there and you can come out and see me

Or not, either way nice to know a friend is so close.

The VAMC in OKC is in the network for Wichita Falls. I don't understand why the Dallas VAMC isn't in my network but hey don't ask me to describe how the bureaucracy works haha.



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Genesis, most of us control our blood sugar by eating low carb/high fat. Here is a link if you want to read about it. LCHF for Beginners

Do you think your wife would join the forum? I know we could be of help to her.

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Genesis, most of us control our blood sugar by eating low carb/high fat. Here is a link if you want to read about it. LCHF for Beginners

Do you think your wife would join the forum? I know we could be of help to her.
Definitely agree there. I don't know if I'd still be alive or at least out of the hospital without you guys.

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Getting other people to change is very difficult.

A very good pastor at church or a very good shrink sounds like a good starting point, if you can convince her to go. Even going on walks together would be a help. She may need antidepressants for a time to help disrupt the pattern.

Death by poor eating, etc. would be very slow and unpleasant for most diabetics.

We men are in the habit of fixing things and doing so in the most direct way possible. Women, however, in my experience rarely respond well to that sort of intervention. Talking to her probably won't do it.

Affection and modeling good eating/exercise could be useful. You might also try offering to grocery shop and just leave out all the carby stuff. It'd be a start at least.

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Relative to out of control yes but the medications that keep it in control no. I haven't seen it. Could you link insulin or pill meds for glycemic control to the pregnancy issues?
Justin most diabetics are put on a pump in pregnancy, regardless of type, in order to avoid the oral meds AND to provide better glycemic control.

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Getting other people to change is very difficult.

A very good pastor at church or a very good shrink sounds like a good starting point, if you can convince her to go. Even going on walks together would be a help. She may need antidepressants for a time to help disrupt the pattern.

Death by poor eating, etc. would be very slow and unpleasant for most diabetics.

We men are in the habit of fixing things and doing so in the most direct way possible. Women, however, in my experience rarely respond well to that sort of intervention. Talking to her probably won't do it.

Affection and modeling good eating/exercise could be useful. You might also try offering to grocery shop and just leave out all the carby stuff. It'd be a start at least.
Sagacious Tamagno! Too true -- my husband always wants to "just fix it!"

Have HER read blood sugar 101, and try "our" (LCHF) way of eating for a month, that in itself is somewhat antidepressant!

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Justin most diabetics are put on a pump in pregnancy, regardless of type, in order to avoid the oral meds AND to provide better glycemic control.
You see that's the thing. It wasn't indicated in the op that she was put on a pump for starters. The next thing I'd like to point out is that she is avoiding insulin like it was what caused the stillborn pregnancy. If injectable insulin is safe and didn't cause the stillborn pregnancy...

(excuse me if this sounds harsh as I can be pretty blunt and straight forward)

Then why in the world is she rejecting it? Does she know that the insulin didn't cause it? Has she been been properly informed of this fact? Is this an irrational phobia brought on by associating insulin medication with a tragic event?

I don't get it...if she knows then she is willfully rejecting it even being educated in the fact it didn't cause it which is just plain suicidal.

But if she doesn't know someone needs to inform her stat because it might change her mind.

Is she willing to try a lchf diet? It really isn't bad. The MCT Ketogenic diet is good too. You could probably cook it and she would never know you were doing her a favor by controlling her carb intake and enhancing her protein and fat intake. I have s few recipes if you are interested.

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