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Old 08-28-2013, 04:06   #11
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Welcome to the family, walrus. Kudos for taking charge of managing this new threat, and also kudos to your wife for threatening you with that rock! heheh! Glad she got you moving. At least this is a disorder you can do something about, and you've already taken that step with lchf.

I have nothing to say that hasn't already been said - just hope to see you here often, and never mind the dyslexia - if we can't make out what you mean, we'll ask you! See? We aren't only nosy - we're downright cheeky!




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Old 08-28-2013, 05:57   #12
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Thank you everyone for your kind words and support because I have been rather a mess about it all. Last month both my wife (my darling of 44years) applied for help to maintain the lawns and yard and of course there was the obligatory interview etc to see if we qualify. We did, and soon after 4 blokes turned up and went through the yard like a dose of salts. When they left I stood in the kitchen and cried like a bloody girl because I felt so utterly useless then this was dropped on me and I lost it. I shouldn't ***** because over the last 50 odd years I came through some rather rough times and like always my love was there to smack me in the mouth a few times to get me back into gear. I have just (more of less) acquired an early Goldwing after waiting over 30 years and not getting out on the bike didn't help much either. Well I think I have vented enough; it's time to clamp the butt cheeks and get on with it.
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Old 08-28-2013, 14:49   #13
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Hi walrus! And welcome.

Since you've already got some good advice I will just address the metformin issue. GI "issues" are not uncommon with met, especially at higher doses. Many people find these subside after a few weeks. If you have the option, the extended release version my be better as it doesn't seem to cause as much distress. Perhaps you can talk to your doc about switching you to the extended release version while your body adjusts to the new medication.
Also, starting at a lower dose and always eating right after you take the met will help. Going lchf and adding met full dose is a real shocker to the body. My doctor suggested a good probiotic but I didn't have to take it. Might help.

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Old 08-28-2013, 15:45   #14
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Walrus, welcome welcome! Like others have said, sorry you had to find us, but excited that you did! You are definitely taking the right approach to diabetes. Your numbers are high; I cannot believe you were never tested before. But, this is not uncommon unfortunately. I have been a diabetic for many years; mine began with my first pregnancy some 21 odd years ago. I always thought I was the crazy unique one who tried it all and nothing worked to control, until I found this forum and my voice with the doctors. Now I have much better control and feel much better. You will get there as well. I promise.

You have many things to deal with healthwise; just take it one step at a time and you will see improvements. Look at the recipes section here on the forum (or have your wife if she does all the cooking) and see how recipes have been changed to fit our way of eating. And, many of the recipes are very delicious! If someone here finds a new recipe and tries it, but it just doesn't meet their expectations, trust me, they will let us all know! I don't even miss eating all the carby stuff I used to. I have found wonderful alternatives that I enjoy and don't spike my blood sugar.

Good Luck and stick around here. We are a very welcoming bunch and we love to debate!

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We're going through a lot the same thing here, walrus . . . my everlovin' is 79 years old & had a heart attack last fall. Damage was significant, and now he's having to recognize/accept that he can no longer maintain the large yard & cut/split all our firewood as he has all these years. He gave up gardening several years ago because he couldn't keep up back then, but there was no indication of any cardiac issue at that time.

At any rate, it's depressing & frustrating, and he - like you - has battled clinical depression for many many years. It does take both of us to keep putting one foot in front of the other sometimes - I know you can do this, just as we are, but a good cry never hurts to release the tension. Hang in there & visit us often. You're fitting right in here & I think we can lend you a hand.




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Welcome! I'm so glad you found us. It can feel scary at the start, but you will get the hang of it! Definitely check out the recipes section here, and remember that just because it's labelled "Diabetic" on the store shelf, it doesn't mean it's good for you!

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OMG its like having a giant bloody family (something I miss terribly) you all made me sit back and take stock; thank you!
It's still early in the morning and I am off to the doctors at 10am to meet part of the team? that will be monitoring my progress. I will post again immediately I get back.
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g'day mate,welcome to the forum,i got the same deal from the docs,diabetes educaters,dieticians and all I can say is thank god for this forum.i was down and out like you with a double banger(diabetes/rheumatoid arthritis).I joined 2 days after I got the diabetes news and haven't looked back,and iam actually having fun playing around in the kitchen.it takes a bit of time for the bod to adjust,but believe me,hang in there mate and you will be fine.
(I did 10 years on the cray(lobster)boats up in Cervantes years ago,used to refit the boat in fremantle and support the pubs as well)take care champ.

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g'day mate,welcome to the forum,i got the same deal from the docs,diabetes educaters,dieticians and all I can say is thank god for this forum.i was down and out like you with a double banger(diabetes/rheumatoid arthritis).I joined 2 days after I got the diabetes news and haven't looked back,and iam actually having fun playing around in the kitchen.it takes a bit of time for the bod to adjust,but believe me,hang in there mate and you will be fine.
(I did 10 years on the cray(lobster)boats up in Cervantes years ago,used to refit the boat in fremantle and support the pubs as well)take care champ.
Bloody hell mate we could flap our gums on that lot. I did some time on the cray boats out of Ledge Point. But a real nasty bout of Pneumonia put paid to that. Its a long story but I have a life yarn written down and I will tell you about it later. Thanks for your help and advice mate.
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Back from the doctors at 1:39pm and it was just like someone on the forum said it would be if you said anything about lchf diet. I was taken to a small room to talk to a professional person about my diet and what to eat. On the wall was a large poster with "366 million Diabetics and increasing!!!!!" I was told I should eat full grain bread, potatoes, fruit etc, etc. Just avoid processed sugars and so. The lass was not happy with me pointing out that 366 million Diabetics might suggest the health experts radically changing the information about healthy foods. I was informed that my idea of more fats and less carbs could result in not enough glucose to feed my brain, which suggests she acknowledged I had one. I was treated like a naughty child who knew nothing about how to manage my Diabetes. Anyway long story short I declined any offers for their directions for my health and after seeing the doctor we agreed to continue for three months and see if I can handle my own health. I would much prefer to get advice from those of us living with Diabetes.
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