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Old 04-07-2018, 13:13   #41
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Jayson, that's evolving to be my attitude (at least for now ).

From the very beginning of my diagnosis, I did not want to be defined by my diabetes. At first, that took the form of denial, when I sort of pretended I wasn't diabetic. When that clearly did not work, I took action. My latest A1c was 5.6 and I'm very happy about that, but I don't feel a drive to push it even lower. If that happens somehow, great. But I like knowing I can "cheat" with some chocolate or fruit if I have a real jones for some; it makes walking past the carbs easier.

Maybe it helps that, for me, one bite is not the start of a thousand bites. Maybe (honestly) it's been a bunch of reminders lately that I am much closer to life's finish line than I am to its starting line. Whatever it is, diabetes is a lifelong condition which must receive attention, but that does not mean it has to define or obsess me.

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Maybe it helps that, for me, one bite is not the start of a thousand bites.
Gretchen Rubin (blogger and author) says that the first step to knowing yourself is to decide whether you are a moderator or abstainer. It sounds as if you are a moderator. I'm pretty much an abstainer--it's all or nothing for me.

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Its been a year since i got diagnosed with diabetes and 1 month since i was put on insulin regime.

Basically i try to keep my pp(2 hours) below 120 mg/dl and fasting below 100mg/dl.

I have been facing difficulty to achieve the fasting numbers.
My fasting numbers comes usually around 120-10 mg/dl.

i am still experimenting with the insulin dosage.
Lets see when i can hit the target

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I suppose I've had the same goal for years and might be a reason why I test myself so frequently. I tend to focus on trying to keep my BG levels relatively stable - so for me personally going from a 90 to 360 mg/dl (over a 4 hour period) is far worse than if I stay at 190 md/dl with no or little variability.
I base this on the fact that when my BGs don't significantly fluctuate all is good with the universe and when I have significant swings (doesn't happen often) whether they are up or down I feel terrible.

That's a big motivator.

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My doctor knew I was "low-carbing" while I was running A1cs in the low 6s. She did not discourage that. When I got serious, she was pretty neutral about it and suggested I see the "diabetes educator" -- who followed the ADA line to the letter. My declaration that I was going LCHF was -- well, ignored. The other guy in class (still with the deer-in-the-headlights look in his eyes) got the standard spiel. I added what I thought I could get away with. In the first month I got a message from my doctor's assistant/nurse that all I had to do to start on metformin was to give the word. They're still waiting.
I lied.

On my last meeting with an endocrinologist and a diabetes educator, in March this year when my A1C was 5.8, she asked me "how did you do it?"

A year earlier in a classroom, the same diabetes educator provided a pile of printouts on what to eat, how much to eat, sample recipes, how to exercise and how long, what kind of exercises, and we discussed it for hours, she explained lot of things in a great detail, etc.

When you provide learning material to your students, do you think it'll be impossible to achieve excellent results ? I felt uncomfortable to tell that I'm doing something very different because her way of d. management sucks and didn't work for me.

For first couple of months I followed their dietary recommendations with iron discipline, and I exercised as suggested, and my BG was lowered to around 125 (7mmol/L) two hours after meals, while fasting glucose was regularly at 145 (8 mmol/L) or slightly higher.
I decided I'll throw their way of managing diabetes in a ditch, and I went full time keto.

She knows my GP hasn't prescribed any insulin, and while attending classes in 2017 she assured non-insulin patients that everything will be all right, if we follow instructions and if we are committed, devoted.

Upon seeing my A1C=5.8 she congratulated me, but then she asked "How did you do it?" I replied I am disciplined I guess.

Do you exercise?" I said yes (actually quit exercising when I switched to keto).
"How long and how often?" I said at least 30 minutes every day.
"What do you eat?" I quoted ingredients and quantities as outlined in our learning material (yet another lie).

And she was giving me such a look... full of suspicion. She knew I lied. You provide learning material, and when your student excels, do you ask him how did he do it ? This is what bugs me.

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And she was giving me such a look... full of suspicion. She knew I lied. You provide learning material, and when your student excels, do you ask him how did he do it ? This is what bugs me.
That's the kind of thing that makes me think that there's more money in treating diabetes than there is in actually trying to eradicate the long-term effects of the disease.

In fairness, I'm sure the educator is quite familiar with patient non-compliance. I'm not sure she's familiar with non-compliance that works better than compliance.

Wonder when the revolution in treating Type 2 will come?

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Endo's, diabetes educators/, nurses and DR's being replaced by "DR Keto"

Advantages using DR Keto over traditional forms of medical professionals

1. No fee for service
2. No sitting in office waiting 45 min for an appt by Dr running late
3. No lectures
4. No unworkable plans assigned to you
5. No arguments
6. No pre-authorization from PCP or Ins company

by the way I have never been on a keto plan (im type 1) but the evidence is in that DR Keto has transformed thousands of diabetics into improved and satisfactory results.

The best part of going to DR Keto is he/she lives within our common sense and is always available like a good friend

I'm reminded of a infamous and charming character by the name of
The Great Gazoo from The Flintstones animated series. He first appeared on the show on October 29, 1965. Whenever Fred and Barny were in need of advice, they would call upon the Great Gazoo. Well this rather clever and deeply held spirit is in all of us.
https://www.google.com/search?q=flin...pV-JXalMIVLkM:

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