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Old 02-03-2012, 11:56   #11
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But I've eliminated all the carbs I possibly can, and the doctor knows that.

Both Richard and Dr Bernstein are T1s and have therefore needed to be on insulin since diagnosis, whereas I'm a mild T2, so while I applaud both Richards for their efforts and results, the situation isn't the same.
On the carb front - good! but are you sure? Seriously, you've started off very well but please don't let your doctor's rather negative view of the progressive nature of our condition change your strategy.

I agree that to some degree T1 and T2 are different but if we accept your doctor's view, then we all end up as T1s, so the situation could well end up the same!

Our game (I'm in the same category as you), is therefore (in my view) to make sure we stay different! I want to stay diet controlled and with the help and support of my OH, hopefully I'll justify my regime. Ask me again in twenty years .

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On the carb front - good! but are you sure? Seriously, you've started off very well but please don't let your doctor's rather negative view of the progressive nature of our condition change your strategy.

I agree that to some degree T1 and T2 are different but if we accept your doctor's view, then we all end up as T1s, so the situation could well end up the same!

Our game (I'm in the same category as you), is therefore (in my view) to make sure we stay different! I want to stay diet controlled and with the help and support of my OH, hopefully I'll justify my regime. Ask me again in twenty years
.Sorry John, I hoped I'd deleted my post text (can't delete the post here) before you replied, but you were too quick for me.

 
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I agree that to some degree T1 and T2 are different but if we accept your doctor's view, then we all end up as T1s, so the situation could well end up the same!
I thought that T1's are typically better off because they don't have insulin resistance.

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I thought that T1's are typically better off because they don't have insulin resistance.
I suspect that some T1s would have to agree to differ with your choice of wording here.

If we can quell our resistance, we can get rid of medication - they don't get that option! So my vote is that I'd rather be a controlled Type 2 rather than a Type 1. In reality, I'd be happier if I could resign from the forum - but that ain't going to happen, I fear

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To be honest all this "it's progressive" reminds me of the First World War Generals who used to say "Heavy casualties inevitable" when planning an assault.

It becomes inevitable if you use the same bone headed methods
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I thought that T1's are typically better off because they don't have insulin resistance.
Actually, T1s can develop insulin resistance, and often DO, if there's been weight gain or other mitigating factors. It isn't at all unusual to find T1s taking metformin for their insulin resistance; I know Richard does. It's called "double diabetes".




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Actually, T1s can develop insulin resistance, and often DO, if there's been weight gain or other mitigating factors. It isn't at all unusual to find T1s taking metformin for their insulin resistance; I know Richard does. It's called "double diabetes".
I didn't realize, I have much to learn.

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I thought that T1's are typically better off because they don't have insulin resistance.
However, a Type 1 CAN develop insulin resistance. They are then classified as a Type 1.5 or Type 3. It is like having double diabetes.

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However, a Type 1 CAN develop insulin resistance. They are then classified as a Type 1.5 or Type 3. It is like having double diabetes.
No, they aren't reclassified - they remain type 1. They simply have double diabetes - insulin deficiency and insulin resistance both. No doubt type 1.5 can develop insulin resistance too, and they'd still be type 1.5 but with double diabetes.

Don't think I've ever heard about type 3 . . .




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I've seen ALZ referred to in the press as Type 3.




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