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Old 08-07-2013, 01:11   #21
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Trust Silvertiger...she's right regardless of what kind of wheat or grain it was. You've been lied to and that makes me sad! Did you have to pay much for the advice?




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Old 08-07-2013, 01:14   #22
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@Pat, $35, but my insurance will reimburse me. Problem is there are 2 more classes, ugh. 3 hours each. Maybe it will be satisfying to show her my numbers, though. Might be reason enough to return.

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smorgan, shalynn: Thank you. She specifically said it doesn't get broken down into glucose, that it turns into amino-acids, which I guess is true, to a point.
Up to a point. Salim (smorgan) is our protein guru. When he speaks, I listen.

By the way, in the one-and-only diabetes class I attended, we were also (mis)informed that adults cannot develop Type 1 diabetes. Now, this is not an ADA thing -- it's a health plan thing. They simply do not do diabetic Type testing unless it's demanded. Which of course, means we must know what questions to ask. If we don't Just Happen To Know, we newly diagnosed adult diabetics are simply diagnosed with generic "diabetes" or, if they're feelin' fancy, "presumed Type 2."

Misinformation. Incomplete diagnosis. They're job requirements.

Fortunately, I was a couple of months into diagnosis before I could get into my first class, so I walked in already knowing that the ADA Guidelines diet didn't work for me, and I'd already learned about adult-onset Type 1 right here.

I graduated myself the heck outta there after Session 1.

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I wouldn't go back, but that's just me.



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These diabetic nutritionists are going to push their agenda and big pharmacutical agenda. If you flip the brochures, leaflets what have you over you notice that it is always represented by a drug company. So in using logic, drug companies are paying them to be the voice per se for diabetes. No thanks!! It is your body and your life and you keep doing what you are doing and what works for you. Your the one in control of your life not your dr. not her. You pay your doctor to offer a service just like you pay someone to work on your car. If you dont like what you hear, well you dont do it. It is your health, stand up for it. If you dont stand up for you, who will? Not your dr. or the drug companies. They want us on meds, it is a billion dollar industry. I fight it until I cant as i realize some people do have to have medications. But while I still can I am doing all I can to help me. I am just a medical record and a deductible to these people. Keep doing what you are doing as your numbers look good and I bet you are feeling better too.

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You're already on the right track, WG, and if you can wriggle out of attending the rest of the classes, that's what I'd do - it's just extra hassle you don't need.

These professionals continue to teach what they've been taught, and it's all wrong. Carbs raise blood sugar - period. Carbs are not essential nutrients - period - so we can live without 'em. If they start blowing about how your brain needs carbs, tell them YOUR brain needs glucose (and not very much of it either), not carbs, and any glucose our bodies need can be manufactured from protein by the process of gluconeogenesis.



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I was scheduled to go to classes when first dx'd. They cancelled the first set of classes because I was the only one signed up. The next month were night classes and I don't like driving at night especially in MT in the late winter. By the time the 3rd month's classes came around I was already in the 5% club (9.5% at dx) and had no intention of bothering to waste my time listening to a bunch of bu11 carp that was all wrong. I did meet with the nutritionist early on and got the carb lecture, by then I knew that was nonsense so just smiled and nodded and came home and continued to eat lc/hf.

A lot of us here have mastered the nod, smile, and ignore routine!!

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Thank you for all the replies. My doctor (had an appointment today) was very happy with my numbers, and I handed her an honest food diary that was upfront about how much fat I put in things, and she seemed totally fine, didn't give me a hard time at all whilst looking over it. Though she did say, "You eat a whole lot of pumpkin." Hehe, I do. It's low carb, but it's so starchy feeling, I love it! Pumpkin custard is my go-to dessert/snack.

And I lost 6 lbs! Which isn't much, but slow and steady and all that.

@dodie - Big Pharma is a mess, indeed. I am all for potentially life-saving medications. And I know that Type 1 diabetics will often be insulin-dependent. I'm not anti drug per se. I find the Metformin to be working fine, for example, but enough is enough, and making people ill to foist meds on them is an awful notion :/

@grammaB, LOL, re: smile and nod routine. I'm an old pro, because even though I've only recently found out I'm diabetic, I've long been a believer in low-carb, high fat. So when I had my first appointment and the doctor was like, "I see entirely too much butter on this food diary." I was like, "Mhmmmmmmmm. Okay."

@shanny - Thank you. That was another thing they kept saying at the meeting, that carbohydrates are essential. They are our "fuel", and without them we're "running on empty." I wanted to be like, "Well, if I'm running, who cares if my carbs are on empty??"

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eat whatever you want lol just eat less and workout more.

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I so disagree with the above comment!




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