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Old 05-30-2012, 21:02   #1
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Hi everybody, I am very happy to have found you all and this great site! I am a Type 1 diabetic, and have been for the last 10 years. From the very beginning of my experience, I could easily understand that eating all the carbs I wanted, and just cover it with insulin was not the path to my great health.
Everyday, I research the latest greatest news on natural supplementation, and how to live a life with an A1c of under 5. For me it is all about my diet, very little carbs, carefully calculating my insulin needs and proper life enhancing supplementation.
I have recently completed a one year intensive in health and wellness coaching, as I want to share my realizations, knowledge and training with others. And I am here to learn alot more. It never ends!
I look forward to meeting you all!

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Old 05-30-2012, 21:29   #2
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see that you have a very positive attitude. I admire your being able to keep your A1c under 5. I have read the introductions of at least a thousand type 1 diabetics, and I don't remember any of them who can keep their A1c's that low. How do you do that? Don't you have some very low BG's at times?

I tried getting mine below 5.5 and had too many hypos, some of them were bad. Now I am staying in the 5.5-6.1 range, without any problems. I have been type 1 for 66 years and am very healthy.

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I have been Type 1 for 73 years. My A1c is 6.2. I pump with the MM 630, and I am using the Dexcom G5.
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Old 05-30-2012, 22:14   #3
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Taylore, we welcome you to our forum, and I applaud the progress you've made in controlling your type 1 diabetes. You didn't state whether you have actually achieved an A1c under 5, or if you've only learned how to do it. In any case, you should be cautious about risking severe low blood sugar in your quest.

I will also caution you that if this "life enhancing supplementation" is a product of some kind, you are prohibited from mentioning it again. We provide caring support and suggestions for people with diabetes . . . we do not promote products or services (coaching) of any kind.




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Old 05-31-2012, 06:45   #4
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I am not here to promote any products. What I am saying is that through alot of study and research on my part I have found my own natural supplements to enhance my health. I eat low carb, choosing non starchy vegetables, lots of greens and most of the year embrace a raw food diet.

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Old 05-31-2012, 06:51   #5
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I follow Dr. Bernsteins's protocol. Keeping my carbs low and using insulin to stay tight. I do go hypo at times. My body tells me and I respond with a glucose tab.
I am able to keep my glucose pretty even as I eat the same number of carbs per meal and know how much insulin to take.
The problem comes when diabetics load up on carbs and try to cover with insulin. That will not prevent the sugar spikes, where the damage takes place.
I also take an enzyme product which naturally lowers the A1C.
I have given up bread, rice, pasta and potatoes.

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Old 05-31-2012, 06:55   #6
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see that you have a very positive attitude. I admire your being able to keep your A1c under 5. I have read the introductions of at least a thousand type 1 diabetics, and I don't remember any of them who can keep their A1c's that low. How do you do that? Don't you have some very low BG's at times?

I tried getting mine below 5.5 and had too many hypos, some of them were bad. Now I am staying in the 5.5-6.1 range, without any problems. I have been type 1 for 66 years and am very healthy.

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I am encouraged that for 66 years you have had diabetes and are very healthy. It doesn't have to be a death sentence.

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Old 05-31-2012, 07:04   #7
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I have achieved the level I stated and am very familiar with going hypo and the hazards of that. Don't you think it would be counter productive to my health to be hypo in order to achieve these numbers?
I mentioned my work in my bio as that is part of introducing myself and letting people know who I am.
I think your response to me was harsh and judgemental. Not a warm welcome on my end

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Old 05-31-2012, 08:39   #8
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I don't know of any diabetics on this board who load up with carbs, and we do give a lot of credit to Dr. Bernstein, as well as Dr. Eenfeldt and many others who espouse low-carbing. You are wise to recognize that, as a type 1, low-carbing is still the best method for you. I have to ask what kind of advice you've gotten from your medical team, because many of us go round and round with our doctors & dietitians, who insist we don't eat enough carbs, and that we test too much.

I sent you a PM . . .




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Old 06-02-2012, 04:28   #9
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I don't know of any diabetics on this board who load up with carbs, and we do give a lot of credit to Dr. Bernstein, as well as Dr. Eenfeldt and many others who espouse low-carbing. You are wise to recognize that, as a type 1, low-carbing is still the best method for you. I have to ask what kind of advice you've gotten from your medical team, because many of us go round and round with our doctors & dietitians, who insist we don't eat enough carbs, and that we test too much.

I sent you a PM . . .
I have a family practitioner who is really cool. She likes the program I have working for myself, such as exercise, eating low carb and taking supplementation for various aspects of my diabetes. My family practitioner wants me testing 5 - 6 times a day. Both my family practitioner and endocrinologist want my glucose to be a little higher to avoid any hypoglycemic episodes.
My endocrinologist is really great. She said to me, "Taylore, I wish all my patients were like you!" She was referring to my reading alot to educate myself as a diabetic, keeping my A1c in a good range, and being diligent about my diabetes.
I can see the frustration doctors have around their patients who just don't do enough, or anything to help with their condition.

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