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Old 04-23-2014, 17:54   #1
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Took an Easter river cruise the women at the table next to us asked for a snack for her husband who was diabetic, chips, pretzels anything without sugar. The server brought a snack bag of pretzels and asked about restrictions for the meal, she stated he can have anything but sugar. My wife leans over at me and says you need to set them straight, you should smack that bag of pretzels out of his hand. When the meal was ready it was a buffet, I had ham, chicken salad and green beans. The diabetic at the next table loaded up on mashed potatoes, 4 dinner rolls and a bunch more stuff he shouldnít have. I just shook my head and felt sad for him. Part of me wanted to do something for him but most people arenít ready for it. Two of my best friends have now adopted my diet (non-diabetics), after seeing me in better shape than them and im 10 years older they figured they should give it a try. I have to be content with influencing the people I know and setting a good example, canít help the poor informed strangers too much.

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So true. I told an older guy at work I had been diagnosed and he told me he had been type 2 for two years, and that he struggles with it sometimes, loves bread.

He told me his blood sugar went low while he was out, stopped and had a burger and full sugar pepsi, then was so jacked he couldnt find his truck in the parking lot.

So I told him a bit about what I'm doing with the lc/hf thing, but his wife is some kind of RN high level nurse or something, so he'll probably put his trust in her and she'll put her trust in standard doctrine.

I sent him a link to a video about lc/hf for diabetics. I asked if he got the email and he said yes, but nothing after that.

So I did what I could, he's going to have complications down the road on his present course.

I'm religiously tracking all my numbers, BS, weight, diet, BP, etc and told him I'm going to share my 3 month results with him (whether he likes it or not). Even his wife won't be able to argue with the facts.

Have to save one person at a time I guess.

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People believe their doctors.

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People believe their doctors.
By rights, we should be able to trust that our medical state-of-the-art is founded on the best available knowledge, obtained via valid research, based on solid scientific principles and practice.

Regarding individual practitioners, well, we'll always need to ask our own questions and form our own judgments -- but it would also be nice if the state-of-the-art allowed them to perform at their best.

It is a literal shame that we do not live in that world.

(I've done my own share of eavesdropping. Unpleasant as it can be, I will continue to do so.)

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