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Old 01-09-2013, 17:26   #31
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OK,
Sorry to everyone who I have offended by coming across intolerant. Good point.
I have had a pretty tough few years, some years back and I dominate the tasks I set myself, because that works for me and probably why I come across the way I do.
I am of the opinion that there are 2 sorts of people, those who lead by example and those who are led and while there are many shades of gray between black and white, I also accept that a push is occasionally more effective than a commiseration....
At days end, I wish I could do the impossible and cure everyone, even if I inherited their Diabetes by result.
In my life I have overcome many physical disabilities which have crippled other people and stopped their full life's potential and Diabetes, for me is just another challenge to overcome, like all of the others before this and in all probability, other challenges as yet unseen and unknown in my future - which I approach in the same determined way, while I have breath and life.
I want results in my life and I use my body as a crash test dummy to find the ways to overcome what otherwise seems impossible and insurmountable to make that adjustment to return me to full health again.
I am pleased that many of you are in the 5% club and share your knowledge with others less fortunate who are not - you have your ways and I have mine.
If nothing else, I have the advantage of my years, a lifetime of achievement in ensuring my ongoing health against all odds and the lifestyle now, to enjoy my life to the fullest and without Diabetes, or perhaps, better said, with my Diabetes under strict control.
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The newly diagnosed diabetic comes to this forum for help - they are confused and scared. We try to gently lead them toward what we hope is their goal of lowering their BG and preventing complications. And we listen to their questions and answer them the best we can.

Some people are naturally "take charge" type people. Others are unsure of what to do and need to be encouraged and enlightened. One can usually tell by their initial posts what kind of person they are (or somewhere inbetween). It makes sense to go gently at first when making comments.

It also makes sense not to throw the whole bag of tricks at people right off the bat. Many need time to absorbe the first steps and to implement change in their lives. Later they will come back for more information to make it even better.

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Old 01-09-2013, 18:27   #33
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Hi Moosha,
Thanks for the blurb, I read it with much interest and at the very bottom of the article, the last paragraph in fact, it had this to say: You CAN Undo the Damage
No matter what your genetic heritage or the environmental insults your genes have survived, you can take steps right now to lower your blood sugar, eliminate the secondary insulin resistance caused by high blood sugars, and start the process that leads back to health. The pages linked here will show you how.

How To Get Your Blood Sugar Under Control

What Can You Eat When You Are Cutting The Carbs?

What is a Normal Blood Sugar

Research Connecting Blood Sugar Level with Organ Damage

The 5% Club: They Normalized Their Blood Sugar and So Can You

I guess that puts me in the 5% club - the whole point of my diet and my arguments above.

My diet sucks. I don't like it at all. I would willingly make a pig of myself if I could, just as some of you have said they did, using Christmas as an excuse.

However, for me, there is one thing I don't want above all else and to achieve that result, I will do whatever I must to keep my Diabetes under strict control, bearing in mind I'm 66 now and although I don't want to live forever and I certainly don't want to ever be reborn and come back, again....lol....I also want to live into my 80's or 90's if I can and I don't want a Diabetes controlled breakdown of my body and snip, snip and chop, chop as my veins fail and gangrene takes over, leaving me as a body in a wheelchair with nothing else to do, but rely on someone else until my Diabetes finishes me off, once and for all - as I see occasionally, from time to time.
It never ceases to amaze me, how easy it was for me to get my Diabetes under control and to lose weight - on my diet, it just happened. I did not cheat myself and I refused all alcohol and I've never smoked and if someone offers me booze, I say no and I'm a Diabetic, but I have it under control (and if that makes me odd man out, so be it)
It never ceases to amaze me how the majority of you will never face the truth of the simplicity of my diet, or now, this article, which you put up for me to read, also echoes my sentiments exactly - but find excuses about why you don't want to change your habits or lifestyle, because they are ingrained in you and too hard, or you don't want to be seen as different in your peer groups.
What a price to pay, in the long term.
This then is my offer to each and every one of you who don't have your diabetes under control as described in the last paragraph of this article, which has nothing to do with me, is not something I was aware of until Moosha put it up, so the blame - if any - is on him......If you have the balls and the belief in your convictions, join me in the 5% club, either with my diet, or the diet described in this article - I dare each and every one of you.
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Moosha happens to be a her, not a "him", k? And none of us need to be "dared" into being healthy and we don't need your "offer", either, thank you. Please take your hostility elsewhere and stop attacking us who are doing our best in a difficult situation. Sorry we're not all perfect like you apparently are.

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What makes you think you're in the 5% club, Bigbenn? Your A1c is 6.1 which is a long way from membership in the 5% club. You are not only not cured, you aren't even controlled. What you are is condescending, and it's showing. Come back when you've made the attitude adjustment.




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My Lady,
I will make two suggestions:
1) Talk to a Certified Diabetic Dietitian. This will help you a great deal in learning how to manage a proper diet.
2) This one is real important. Take your diabetes treatment away from your MD and find an Endocrinologist. I have nothing against MDs, but they deal with so much and so many that it's hard for them to continue thier diabetes education. An Endo specializes in hormone disorders.
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My Lady,
I will make two suggestions:
1) Talk to a Certified Diabetic Dietitian. This will help you a great deal in learning how to manage a proper diet.
2) This one is real important. Take your diabetes treatment away from your MD and find an Endocrinologist. I have nothing against MDs, but they deal with so much and so many that it's hard for them to continue thier diabetes education. An Endo specializes in hormone disorders.
Good Luck
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P.S. my A1C is currently 5.9
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I would take your suggestion but don't have enough money to see another doctor.I'm retired and have no Ins. and very little money.So I have to find a way to do it on my own.That's one reason I looked this forum up.By the way I did something the other day and it scared me a little because it had never happen to me before.I got up in the morning and took my blood sugar and it was 130 which is good for me.My daughter came over and we went out to clear the snow off the driveway a long one.I didn't eat before I went out I figured if it started get low the house was close so I would stop and eat.Normally it would have went down but instead it went to 180 I sure didn't understand that.Can you help me understand that?
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I'd guess you are one in whom exercise causes it to go up. Hopefully some one else who has this way answers soon and can help you figure out what to do. I'd eat b'fast myself...or at lease some cheese at least to control that. But, since I can't exercise I don't really know.

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Sometimes highly strenuous exercise causes our livers to release glucose for fuel. When it happens keep checking your levels as you may need a short cool down walk to use up the extra glucose if they don't come down.

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My Lady,
First I am sorry to here about your current finance situation.
The reason your blood sugar went up after not eating and shoveling snow is fairly simple. When you wake up your pancreas and liver are already operating at waking levels. Your liver always releases a slow stead amount of glucose. When you started working, without eating, breakfast your body felt the activity with out an external source of fuel (breakfast.) Your liver then released a larger amount of glucose causing the high. You should always eat a SMALL HEALTHY breakfast before starting an activity. Your blood sugar will then maintain a more consistent level.
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Hi Lady, are you currently following the diet and exercise plan you want to use? I am not sure from your posts if you already have one or if you plan to start one after going off meds. I think the doctor may be more open if you already have your plan in place and are doing it for some time before going off meds - even if you aren't losing weight. If it were me I would document it all for a few weeks/months and bring it into your next appt. I think he would be more receptive if he can see that you are exercising regularly and eating to control your blood sugar. I actually log all (or try to) of mine and bring it with to appts but my exercise plan is irregular and so I am not losing weight, I'm hoping to correct that in the coming weeks .

Benn - your posts didn't offend me but maybe because that is a because I'm a newbie still and well, I'm just not easily offended. I like reading what works for other people (even though I know we are all different) but I'm surprised at how much fruit you have in that meal plan... you say no sugar but you realize how much you are consuming in all that fruit? Why not replace some of those servings with a veggie? You have it at practically every meal and snack.

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