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Old 09-25-2010, 17:52   #11
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I have tried both -- albeit the Barnard/Ornish (same thing) before I was diagnosed with LADA -- but after I had been dx'd with Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

I ate that way, resumed running, and lost a lot of weight over about a six month period. BUT the running HURT -- shin splints, plantar fasciitis, etc. and a lot of chronic injuries that kept me from running. Eventually I slacked off of it. I was already an ovo-lacto vegetarian, but more fat entered into my diet. Portion control was a lost cause.

15 years later, 1.5 yrs ago, I was diagnosed with T2D which I knew was not the whole story because of the Hashimoto's. The rather dictatorial Endo informed me I "would" control my calorie intake by restricting fat.

I got online because I was suspicious of the lack of autoantibody testing ... and I found Bernstein and low-carbing. I thought he and his adherents were CRAZY.

However, eating to your meter made good sense to me. Although had I followed ADA initially, it might not have been such a protracted battle for me to get insulin ... I was on oral meds and began eating to my meter. And what I discovered was ... Bernstein was right! I already had frozen shoulder, who knows what would have come next, had I stuck with ADA?

I will add, I am on Levemir only. At one point I upped my TDD to 12 U and I GAINED WEIGHT. I was eating a bit more carb, but not really so much. I am down to 6U, and gaining muscle, not belly ... and eating between 40 - 55 g of carb per day. If I ate as much carb as recommended, I am sure I would have to up my insulin, and be gaining weight -- and D side effects.

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