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Old 11-03-2015, 13:30   #1
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I was at a Halloween party, and a friend from church was there. This guy eats whatever the heck he wants, and has recently become insulin dependent. His numbers continued to be way high, so he went to an endocrinologist. The doctor promptly send him to a diabetes education class. There, the "dietician" told him he wasn't eating ENOUGH carbs. Told him to make sure he eats 60 per meal and two snacks of 20 each every day. He knows I eat LCHF and need no meds. How the heck do people continue to fall for this line of crap that isn't even logical

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Old 11-03-2015, 14:03   #2
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How the heck do people continue to fall for this line of crap that isn't even logical
Because they are the official keepers of our health. If you have a "Dr" or a "RN" or "CDE" or some such title before / after your name, people are bound to listen to you.

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This pisses me off so much I swear I'm beginning to believe every carb-pushing medical professional should be slapped with a malpractice suit! People are dying from this - very slowly and very painfully.




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Doesn't that just make you want to throw pillows at the wall?

By any chance, is your friend wondering what the difference is between yourself and him?

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Mine are being sued for malpractice! MORONS! I did almost die from their negligence.

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My doc told me immediately to make sure I cut down to only 1 carb item per meal. I have a diabetes education class on November 12th and November 19th. (6 hours total). We'll see what the dietician says.

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Since one carb 'item' contains 15 grams of carbs, that's still a pretty high recommendation, especially if 'meals' includes any snacks. If you eat only two meals a day, it's right on target.

You'll just have to stand your ground when the dietitians starts their spiel, and you'll surely tell them that your doc has already restricted you to 45 grams per day.




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I will go to the diabetic education class because it has already been approved and paid for, and I will listen to what they have to say, but I am finding this forum to be most beneficial. I suspect they will not like me getting information from the internet. However, I think the real experts in any disease are the people who live with it each day, the patients.

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The internet makes possible a very powerful grass roots movement in more than social and political situations. A well moderated, high standard forum like this is stupendous for learning things the medical profession doesn't tell you and may not even know. (Big Pharm, Big Ag etc are a another conversation!) Case in point, I had to really get up to snuff when my daughter broke her leg very badly and was a 10 hour transocean flight away. I found a forum created by a guy who broke his leg in the 90's. Days of reading posts from folks who had recovered well, or not, gave me the knowledge about what we were facing in detail before my daughter came home. I can only imagine what a miserable ****storm it would have been had we relied on the PCP and surgeon as the sole sources of information. We also went to a naturopath for non Pharma protocols which helped with opioid constipation, reestablishment of beneficial gut bacteria and recommended supplements for the healing process.

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I'm always surprised by how many people just listen to random experts, and never investigate or research on their own.

Years ago, my father had an intestinal bleed. Turned out to be a stomach ulcer that was bleeding - due to a recent prescription of Plavix on top of aspirin or something like that. Anyway... months later, his local gastro guy said he needed stomach resection - half his stomach removed because the ulcer wasn't healing. I told my parents to get a second opinion, and they did. The top GI guy in Boston said, "That ulcer is smaller than your little pinkie fingernail, and it will be healed in a week or two."

I can't believe what the medical profession gets away with. Ugh. People's willingness to just listen to experts stupefies me. Is it fear? Is it laziness? Is it denial? I can't figure it out.

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