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Old 12-29-2018, 22:13   #31
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Hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas.
Thought I would give you an update as I haven't posted for a good while.

Son still doing great, he has had a good Christmas, his blood readings are still good, so only checks his Bloods twice a week now, he did them on 27th Dec after 3 days of heavy meals and drink, which gave him a reading of 6

Hope you are all ok after the Christmas party food too xx

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Nice to hear back from you and that your son isn't having anymore issues. A happy new year to you both.

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Thanks for the update, glad to hear he is doing well.

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Yes I was diagnosed as a diabetic in December of 1966 where I was hospitalized in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit because I was kind of late being diagnosed and ended up in a diabetic comma.

After about 2 months I had recovered enough to be released. Fortunately for me I have very few memories of that time.
Hi rsfletcher you had a similar problem with your son, you said you had your son checked for Diabetes....did he have it or was he clear
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Is it possible to control type 1 with diet and excercise only
and not use insulin or meds?

What's your thoughts please???
Interesting question. I think the answer is No, but I would like to talk about this for a bit.

Type 2 diabetes:
- I have type 2 diabetes, I eat a low carb, high fat diet to lower my insulin levels.
- If I overeat on a LCHF diet, ie eat more fat than my body is able to burn, it is still possible to gain weight - because - I still have insulin in my system.
- Why do I still gain weight? I am told that even though my insulin levels are low enough to allow body fat to re-enter the blood stream, there is enough insulin in my blood stream to move excessive fats back into my fat stores.
- It is definitely worth noting that insulin carries nutrients to my muscles and organ, so I would be wrong to think of it as only a fat storage hormone.

Type 1 diabetes:
- there is one thing that I am not sure of: if untreated, is insulin totally non existent? or are there also type 1 diabetes where insulin is present in insufficient amounts? I think if we understood this, it would be easy to make some generalizations on how to treat it.

- if there is insulin but in insufficient amounts, then I think a general strategy of LCHF would work to 1) reduce the need for insulin to regulate blood glucose, and 2) increase your odds of having sufficient insulin to deliver the vitally needed nutrients to your body.
- in essence, you would be partially treating type 1 diabetes without meds, and using meds to meet your full insulin needs.

my opinion:
- unfortunately, without insulin meds, insufficient is insufficient no matter what is eaten, so the above might be a recipe for healthier living but to is not a recipe for treating type 1 diabetes.

if I take a step back, and look at this from a distance, I think a healthy diet and exercise is a good recommendation for everyone. Especially for diabetes - both t1 and t2 - because we are higher risks for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, etc.

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BTW, my son was born in Calgary, and I grew up south of Banff. Now I live in Nova Scotia about a day drive south of RSFletcher in PEI. Ron, one of these days I would like to buy you a coffee( or maybe just a water - lol) I don't care if our first meeting was two strangers not knowing what to say because I think it will be an honor to meet you.

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- Why do I still gain weight? I am told that even though my insulin levels are low enough to allow body fat to re-enter the blood stream, there is enough insulin in my blood stream to move excessive fats back into my fat stores
My understanding that insulin stores glucose as fat into the fat cells. It has no effect on fats in the bloodstream. I have always understood that some of the excess protein one eats can be converted to glycogen and stored in the liver, to be dumped into the bloodstream as glucose - which insulin would then store into the fat cells. Everything I've read about low-carb and keto is that eating too much protein is what causes weight gain.

I have also read that too much insulin can block the movement of fat from fat cells into the bloodstream. Which is why it's so hard to lose weight when eating a carbohydrate-based diet.

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Hi NSDAD126, thank you for taking the time to post that very interesting info.

You say we should following a "healthy diet" and excercise
What type of healthy diet? Does that include LCHF?
Thanks

BTW Banff is one of my fav places

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Hi rsfletcher you had a similar problem with your son, you said you had your son checked for Diabetes....did he have it or was he clear
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He's doing fine now - actually he just turned 27 a couple of days ago. Hopefully neither of my kids will be cursed with my Type 1 genetic mutation(s). My daughter is in the military and my son is in law enforcement - if they ever get hit with diabetes it would probably end their respective careers.

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