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Old 10-05-2013, 09:18   #1
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well some months back i stumbled upon this forum, an a timely stumble it was, i guess i was,nt sure what i was looking for, but what a help it,s been, after trying countless times to change my diet it was this site that changed it, yes it,s lchf for me i,m lucky it suits me, but if i had,nt found this forum an if i had,nt joined up an introduced myself i would,nt of got any help from forum members, its also good to see that im not the only one here trying to work out life with diabetes, anyway without going on an on this is a great place to visit an get help,in short life with diabetes is tough going at times, life with diabetes an this forum is a little easier, so thats how it changed my life, so hows it changed yours?

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Old 10-05-2013, 09:34   #2
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This forum has been an immeasurable help and pleasure to me!

I am most grateful to its creators, moderators and all my far-flung compadres who contribute with wisdom, joys and troubles!

It's the one place I can speak openly and honestly and without fear of the usual chat room nastiness.

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Old 10-05-2013, 09:37   #3
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My life was already changed on several other forums before coming here, but it's great to have so many friends facing similar challenges (and, it's the ONLY place I have left).

At each and every one of those forums - and there were at least FOUR I can recall, maybe five - the most helpful people meaning those talking about diabetic nutrition (LC/HF) were all without exception "BANNED FOR LIFE" - myself included.

This was accomplished by both biased moderators and "lynch mobs" of apparent "users". The more I saw this phenomenon the more convinced I became that at least some of those in these "mobs" were paid hacks. They use the same tactics over and over on many different sites.

The bottom line is economics. This conversation about a methodology (LC/HF WOE) with which perhaps as much as 90% of T2s could potentially live with their condition unassisted just threatens too many economic interests. Many of those same interests are sponsors of these websites that host diabetic forums.

So, CHERISH THIS SITE while it's still here. It is the ONLY one I know of which still has freedom of speech for people treating their own diabetes with the method which really works - and doesn't make profit for ANYONE.

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The same for me . . . I'd been introduced to LCHF before I got here, but had already encountered that 'nastiness' on other sites, so I was a bit banged up when I got here. It made a huge difference to be accepted at face value, and supported as I got my bearings, and supported some more when I got lost or took a detour, had all the ups & downs we all suffer with this cussed disease. Having friends like you all truly makes all the difference in the world, and I've learned so much from all of you!




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The same for me . . . I'd been introduced to LCHF before I got here, but had already encountered that 'nastiness' on other sites, so I was a bit banged up when I got here. It made a huge difference to be accepted at face value, and supported as I got my bearings, and supported some more when I got lost or took a detour, had all the ups & downs we all suffer with this cussed disease. Having friends like you all truly makes all the difference in the world, and I've learned so much from all of you!
"banged up" I love the term. That's pretty much what it feels like after making lots of friends, helping many and being helped and suddenly getting BANNED FOR LIFE for the fourth or fifth time!

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I was very lucky in that I found this site first thing. Lurked briefly, then registered. Did find a couple of other forums, but never felt the 'calling' to come back, much less join.

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I was such a strong LF "believer, having been a vegetarian since age 16 and done Ornish in my 30's, to lose weight after my thyroid went south ... I REALLY needed, and still need, the reinforcement that LCHF works, even now!

(And you know perfectly well, I was not able to sustain the Ornish diet and regained all t hat weight, and more!!!).

Thank you, especially SHANNY, for revitalizing and transforming this forum!!!

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Back in the early 90s I gave Ornish's diet a try. After eight weeks, I found I had gained two pounds.

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I was lucky. While I was lazing in hospital, enjoying my high carb meals and watching my blood glucose roller coaster, my BH did my homework for me. I came back and was pointed very firmly at this forum.

I did try another but I made the "mistake" of mentioning carbohydrate restriction and when I mentioned Jenny Ruhl's site I got a quick note from a moderator warning me of the dangers. I haven't been back.

Here, yes, we do push our view - but on the basis that it works, not because of a (filthy) (sorry that should be fifty)* year old fiddled research program pushing something that doesn't work but has the financial backing to become dogma.

Do we kick folk out who disagree? Nope, but some of them do manage to get themselves kicked out by being trolls rather than discussion partners.

* On reflection, perhaps my fingers were ahead of my brain but maybe?

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I'm one of the lucky ones, I guess and for that I want to thank all of you. I stumbled here soon after I got my results and after reading several others and immediately liked the positive attitude of this one and never looked back and the WOE has worked well for me for over 3 years. I'm eternally grateful to all who have gone before me.




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