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Old 03-18-2012, 02:42   #1
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I have had Type 2 diabetes since 2008 from when I was 22 years old. My doctor discovered I'd had it for years. I am a 4th generation diabetic, my grandparents and father are gone from the disease.

I have dieted, I exercise daily and I feel like I'm not getting anywhere. My blood sugars always average out between 200-400. I think this is in most part to my eating habits being everywhere. But even controlling myself seems not to help much at all.

I am an metaformin, Glimepirde, and a bp medication. I was on insulin but my doctor is trying to give me another chance to lower these sugars on my own.

I feel like I'm wasting away, the diet I want to try is the juicing diet. I found recipes that not only consist of green vegetables and a protein mix with little fruit.

I only plan on trying to the diet from 3 days to a full 7 days. I have heard different things about it, both good and bad.

Has anyone type 2 tried the juice diet? If so, how were the results for you?

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Lada???????????

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Lada???????????
um...what??

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What Tim is asking is are you LADA (Type 1.5) Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adulthood. I'd say Maybe / Maybe not. But my sincere advice is hang around the forum a lot and read the threads very carefully, especially the ones on diet & nutrition. You need to drastically cut down on your carbohydrate intake. Take it from here in small baby steps and things should improve. Good Luck.

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LADA = Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults

Is it possible you are misdiagnosed? Were you having better control while using insulin??

I can't speak for the juice diet. You do need to make an effort to follow a heathy diet that does not result in such high bg no matter your type.

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Nunya, you say "carbs are not evil, an apple never hurt anyone" yet one would send me sky high, so not so good for some of us. And, carbs are not intrinsically evil, but for me they could mean dismemberment of limbs and loss of vision, so perhaps you should find a better signature?




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i have no knowledge of the diet you mention, but a balanced low carb diet should be more filling and lead quickly to better numbers and weight loss.

One female diabetic to another...and, perhaps www.Bloodsugar101 would be helpful...

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I don't see how I could be a misdiagnosis. I have a huge family history of diabetes and when I was tested for it I was always insanely above normal blood sugars.

I am going to try the juice diet for a couple of days in an attempt to curve my food cravings because they have gotten out of hand.

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Hello and welcome, FD. I rather suspect, as nunya suggests, that you've been misdiagnosed. If I were you, I would insist on being tested for c-peptide and GAD antibodies. If you show any antibodies, then you are not type 2, but LADA, and you may need to be on insulin. I also suggest you find an endocrinologist, because your present doctor seems to know precious little about treating diabetes. What has he advised regarding dietary changes? You seem to know that it's your eating habits that drive the high blood sugar, so have you been advised which foods to avoid? Or have they been pushing the ADA diet, which is an exercise in futility and failure?

Have you been testing regularly at home? That is, have you tested around your meals to find out which foods cause higher spikes in your blood sugar? We espouse a method called eat-to-your-meter, which entails testing before your meal, and testing twice afterward - first at one hour after your first bite, and again at two hours after your first bite. Strive to keep your postprandial levels under 140 (7.7). That is accomplished by avoiding the high-carb foods like pasta, potatoes, sweets, milk products, fruit/fruit juices, grains and anything made with grain (this means no corn, wheat, oats, rice or anything made with them like bread, breakfast cereal, etc.)

I don't see the juice diet helping you drop your levels from the heights you describe. Whatever your average is, you must be having some horrific highs for an AVERAGE to range as high as 400.

Your best bet would be to get started on this program, and get tested for antibodies. Do you want to know what's going on or don't you? Do you want to control it or don't you? If you want to know, and you want to gain control, then get the antibodies test and swap the juice diet for LC/HF.

Once you've been off the carbs for a few days, the cravings will subside. I don't know if that is true for the juice diet, but it is assuredly true for dropping the carbs. It's the carbs which continue to cause cravings for more carbs.




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There are several versions of diabetes. It is important to know which one you have because the treatment will be different. LADA is often missed, especially in adults in their 20's. Doctors just assume you are a Type 2 and don't do other tests. LADA is a version of Type 1 diabetes. So treatment means you will eventually need insulin because antibodies have attacked your pancreas. All the oral meds in the world will not replace the insulin you have lost. That being said lots of Type 2's also have lost pancreatic function and need insulin to live. If your bgs have been 200-400 for 4 years then that tells me your meds are not working. Do you know what your HbA1c is? How many times a day do you test your bgs and at what times. I don't believe in short term diets. When you are dx'd as a diabetic you need to find an alternative way of eating that you will do for life. This is why Low Carb works, because we do it every day of the year. We really shouldn't call it a diet, because we never go off of it. It is a Way of Eating for life. Before diabetes I thought I was very healthy. I ate tons of fruit, whole grains, brown rice, quinoa, everything healthy. But I still got diabetes because my body could not handle the high level of carbs.

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