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Old 01-15-2011, 00:03   #11
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Light soy milk, almond milk or light coconut milk are all 1-2 carbs per cup and better options.

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Agh well you cannot get those sorts of milk here, however the fat free milk here is also by nature lower in lactose (See also UK TV ads). Incidentally are they all high in calcium. It is the calcium and the way it works apparently on certain fats. In any case we all need a few carbs, one cannot live totally without, and as I said to someone else only for a few days. In anycase the lady's diet must be seriously wrong. If she were to partake chicken broth and so on for a few days only then that also should have effect. (Perhaps it should be cold as there are also potentially carbs,well calories, in the heat!)

I shall have to read what I say and put the adjectives first, so I should say that for a few days... as it seems that people read the first bit and then ignore the rest.

Oh by the way, if you are found here in France to have diabetes before you are 18 they call it type 1, certainly here and UK they would not say type 2 at 16. According to the doctors here, many young people are found when they have the army call up medical and they just call it type 1/.
They say that type 2/ is after you are fully developed, so it shows how different countries deal with different things. Many women are also found to be borderline type 1/ when they are pregnant also but get classified as type 2/ as they are over 18-21 so I bet they just categorize for simplicity.
Frankly, I doubt if they could really differentiate.

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Age has nothing to do with which type you are. Both France and the UK have blood tests, same as every other country, to identify any antibodies that may be present due to autoimmune damage to the beta cells, and to determine whether the pancreas is producing insulin at all.

In any case, carbohydrate is not an essential nutritive element of the human diet. People can live long, healthy and useful lives by eating only protein and fats. High fiber carbohydrate can be helpful, of course, but it is not essential.

If you think people are ignoring the rest of posts, perhaps it's because you provide no links to any research or studies that substantiate your claims. We are not sheep here - we don't believe everything we're told. If you truly believe these things, then you need to provide attribution for your claims.




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Old 01-15-2011, 21:03   #14
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Agh well you cannot get those sorts of milk here, however the fat free milk here is also by nature lower in lactose (See also UK TV ads). Incidentally are they all high in calcium. It is the calcium and the way it works apparently on certain fats. In any case we all need a few carbs, one cannot live totally without, and as I said to someone else only for a few days. In anycase the lady's diet must be seriously wrong. If she were to partake chicken broth and so on for a few days only then that also should have effect. (Perhaps it should be cold as there are also potentially carbs,well calories, in the heat!)

I shall have to read what I say and put the adjectives first, so I should say that for a few days... as it seems that people read the first bit and then ignore the rest.

Oh by the way, if you are found here in France to have diabetes before you are 18 they call it type 1, certainly here and UK they would not say type 2 at 16. According to the doctors here, many young people are found when they have the army call up medical and they just call it type 1/.
They say that type 2/ is after you are fully developed, so it shows how different countries deal with different things. Many women are also found to be borderline type 1/ when they are pregnant also but get classified as type 2/ as they are over 18-21 so I bet they just categorize for simplicity.
Frankly, I doubt if they could really differentiate.
The type of diabetic you are really has nothing to do with age. A person can develop T1 diabetes later in life as well. It is more common, I agree, to develop T1 diabetes as a child and T2 later in life. That is where the confusion for most people come from I would imagine. The difference is actually pretty simple. T2 diabetes has classic insulin-resistance and sometimes (not always) decreased or ceased production of insulin. T1 will have cessation of insulin production characterized by the presence of antibodies that destroy the insulin producing cells. A simple blood test can tell the difference.

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I would like to remind everyone about what the OP wanted and I dont think that a type 1 diabetic is going to benefit at all from the argument about the evils of drugs and perticularry insulin. Since insulin is not a chemical drug your arguement in my opinion is totaly invalid. I would also like to say that it is much more likely that the insulin she is using has gone bad and is just not effective. She is an elderly women and perhaps she just forgot how old it was.

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