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Old 10-28-2017, 17:16   #1
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  • That the ADA is full of crap with their guidelines
  • That carbs causes all types of problems
  • that carbs are not a necessary nutrient
  • that many people (including me) can get a handle on type 2 without medication
  • That keto adaption can be a permanent lifestyle and is not all that difficult
  • that this forum changed my life and I believe it has helped many people

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Here are some good starting points to read

Blood Sugar 101 - VERY informative and accurate
http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...ng-method.html a tried and true testing method
https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb lists foods for LCHF

""You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever the doctors want you to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." "
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I am responsible for what I eat.

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  • That the ADA is full of crap with their guidelines
  • That carbs causes all types of problems
  • that carbs are not a necessary nutrient
  • that many people (including me) can get a handle on type 2 without medication
  • That keto adaption can be a permanent lifestyle and is not all that difficult
  • that this forum changed my life and I believe it has helped many people
Agreed on all this.

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.Self education is the answer to all questions
.Cheating on carbs is not worth it.
.I want to see with my eyes , have feet , etc.... therefore I eat low carb
.The more I drink water etc... the more I pee , the more my thirst is really bad , so moniter my fluids
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I've learned that we must educate ourselves. We cannot simply just trust whatever advice our medical caregivers relay to us, because in a way, they are trained just like the overseas based customer support people are trained, just follow the script put before you in the binder.

I am ultimately the one to pay the price or reap the benefits for decisions made regarding my health so I should be responsible for learning as much as I can so that I can differentiate the facts from the BS.

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I take my journey one day at a time - and when I have a bad day, remember "This, too, will pass".

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I take my journey one day at a time - and when I have a bad day, remember "This, too, will pass".
For sure we are human.

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What have you learned along your Diabetes journey?
Just when I think I've learned something...the last sentence of what I'm reading says, "Then again...we're all different!"
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