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Old 08-20-2012, 00:40   #1
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Default Funny diabetes explanation

Maybe not all that true but I found it funny


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Old 08-20-2012, 01:06   #2
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Arteries in our FEET/EYES?! Wow - learn something new every day!

<pardon me while I laugh too, Jim!>

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How silly can you get!

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Old 08-20-2012, 04:04   #4
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What I learned:
&bull; Sammy is a lazy ass mouse who doesn't deserve to go on vacation for waiting so long to start making insulin. Therefore I don't deserve to have D.
&bull;mice may be pretty good subjects to experiment with for diabetes research after all.
&bull; I shouldn't get any more blood blisters cause all my tiny little veins near the skin are plugged up. No wonder I have had to go to the next to deepest level on my lancing device.
&bull;my sodium chloride levels are too low. Good night all

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64 YY Love the LCHF diet. The cheese goes well with my whine

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Old 08-20-2012, 09:08   #5
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Best argument for You Tube moderation Ive seen
ha ha!

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Old 08-20-2012, 09:16   #6
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I learned more from this forum than I did from my dietician. My insurance expect me to have a consultation with one, so I have to go, but its almost a wasted hour. Why does it have to be so long, when they tell you so little.

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LOL – okay –wacky, but at least she’s saying not good to eat sugary cereal for breakfast. No comment on rotting from the inside out (and lots of other things.) I get the gist, maybe. It’s wacky funny. Okay. Regardless, I’m done. Invest 15 more min? Naw....

So … I go to the kitchen, get some water and okay, a cream cheese muffin, amble back, and about this time I hear something about me being diabetic because some mouse named Sammy got pissed off, packed a suitcase (one of mine?) and left for Hawaii? Wha?

I don’t even wanna know. Nobody tell me. Thanks.

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5/23/11 .. 6.2 . . . . . . . Low-carb/high healthy-fat diet
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I didn't make it to the end either - clicked it off halfway through.

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Old 08-20-2012, 21:22   #9
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Oh dear. I couldn't watch that whole thing

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Default This made me happy!

Kudos to her, the first diabetes dietician who actually tells the story about insulin resistance and the importance of protein in your diet.

I guess it's for children, but it actually reminded me about what does happen to my body when I eat carbohydrates such as grains and sugar.

When I eat grains or sugar, I can feel it in my toes and feet, because that's where I already have neuropathy...less grains and sugar, less numbness, shooting pains in my feet, and less swollen ankles and feet. Also, when I eat grains and sugar, I get extremely tired, and many times have to take a short nap right away.

She explained it all in an understandable way even through the Sammy explanation was rather childish. I specifically loved the explanation of how the insulin cannot get into the cell...that was very good.

When my doctor tested me for insulin circulating in my system, I had a count of 36 and 14 is normal. It's down now, but it was hard work getting there.

And, unfortunately, she's right, I am still overweight - I already lost 50 pounds, and I have 40 more to go. It would happen much faster if I could completely wean myself off all breads, crackers and junk like that.

Also, complications from diabetes are the biggest cause of blindness in the USA, so I'm trying to protect my nerves and lessen my diabetes symptoms.

My biggest goal is to lose the last 40 pounds and then hopefully I'll be off the diabetes meds for good. I'm not there yet, but working hard to reach that goal.

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