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Old 08-29-2013, 15:00   #21
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Good for you walrus. It is their "direction" on how we should eat as diabetics that led me to be on an insulin pump. Now my objective is to use as little as possible of insulin to keep control.

Trust me, this forum pretty much saved my life. I'm so glad I found this place and I've done nothing but improve since. I continue to watch and learn, and I hope one day to achieve numbers even better than I have now.

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Old 08-29-2013, 17:58   #22
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And Walrus? Next time you see your doc, tell him to teach his dietician about gluconeogenesis. She seems to be ignorant of the fact that our amazing human bodies can manufacture whatever small amount of glucose is required by our brains, and do it from non-carb sources.




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Old 08-29-2013, 19:51   #23
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And, why so many and increasing at such a fast pace? Too bad they won't admit it's the diet, but so be it. Good for you, Walrus!




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Old 08-30-2013, 00:39   #24
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It was really tragic when all the Inuit died out because of lack of carbohydrates in their diet and they all perished from their brains shutting down. If only someone could go back in time and give them some bread so that they could have survived into the modern age.

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Old 08-30-2013, 00:43   #25
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Actually, they prob'ly died of diabetes, because carbohydrate WAS added to their diet, and they immediately became ill with all the western ailments.




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Old 08-30-2013, 05:11   #26
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I forgot to mention I had my meds changed to Metformin extended release and so far no mad dash to the dunny. I am so glad so many people are ready to give up some time and write in with help and advice so I thought there might be something I can do in return for anybody interested. This was something I thought about quite deeply since yesterday and finally made the decision to go ahead providing the moderators OK it. If not please put a no-no on it and I will understand. I might look like a whinger and just complaining about a disease that so many others have come to accept as part of their lives and learned to cope and make the adjustments. I saw it as another burden added to the crap I carry around already. About three years ago I sat in front of the computer and got the bright idea to make a few notes about my life in an attempt to recall some of my earlier life that I found difficult to remember after ECT (electro convulsive therapy) because of depression.
After writing a couple of pages I let some friends read them and after they stopped laughing (in a loving and understanding way) it was unanimously suggested I write more and perhaps let others read it to get an insight into the real life of a depressive personality and how I could stuff up so often. So I did, I just wrote it out as I started to remember it, but its RAW I use a language exactly as it came to mind, expletives and all warts exposed, but it’s me; not the person we all try to project to others. I have exposed my very soul perhaps even leaving myself wide open.
Thank you all “The Walrus”

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Walrus, it sounds like you have had a tough life! Diabetes is the icing on the cake for you, eh? Sorry to hear it.

Bad news is, diabetes is another misunderstood condition, and in any misunderstood condition, doctors and the public are quick to blame the patient! I am not telling you this so you will worry about it, but so you can BRACE yourself, for some of the reactions ...

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Walrus, it sounds like you have had a tough life! Diabetes is the icing on the cake for you, eh? Sorry to hear it.

Bad news is, diabetes is another misunderstood condition, and in any misunderstood condition, doctors and the public are quick to blame the patient! I am not telling you this so you will worry about it, but so you can BRACE yourself, for some of the reactions ...
Wow mate you are right on the money; I call it jam-jar labeling and once you have a tag or label regardless whether its real or not; you cop flack. I'm not winging but that has dogged me all my life so yes mate I will brace myself. Thanks for the heads up. I deal with that crap in the writing I did. It ended up being over 340 odd pages but for now I have a person looking at it to make sure its not just a bucket of poo. If it passes the test I will make it available for anyone to read if they so desire.
More to come on that note.
Thanks all. "The Walrus"

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Hi all, It’s Monday with only 4 days to go before my encounter with the garden hose. It’s strange to say but on one hand I pray the doctors find nothing but on the other hand I hope they do.
“At the moment I have the brains and emotions of a scrambled egg!”
Why? Because if they find something that’s fixable it could put paid to the pains I’m having in my legs and stomach. If they don’t I will be left with no answer for the pains. Yesterday I felt off so the only thing I ate was around 3 or 4 very small pieces of cold chicken breast for lunch one slice of cheese for dinner yet my bg for the first test in the morning (fasting) was 8.2, huh!
Trying not to sound like a sook, but did anybody at the very beginning of their Diabetes discovery have stomach and leg pain?
It’s starting to get on top of me because it seems to be escalating with other body parts starting to hurt. The pain seems to be in particular points on arms, legs and ankles including all the joints. The tummy pain runs from each side around the area just above the pelvic bone in a pattern like a big smile. I’m not asking for a diagnosis just wanting to know if others had the same thing and if it went away after the blood sugars were under control.
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Beautiful Monday morning here on the Bellarine Peninsula - lovely start to spring. I had rotten pains in my hips and legs for about a year before dx. The pain would run down my outer thighs and my knees and ankles would ache terribly. If I sat for longer than 10 minutes I could hardly walk on standing and the pain was excruciating. I could only sleep on my back and if I turned on my side the pain would wake me up. My ex GP kept telling me it was because I was ageing and worked a stressful job and that I should rest more - joke - couldn't rest because of pain. I hate to think how many painkillers I took during that time! New GP sent me for X-rays and I do have some osteo arthritis in one hip but he said that that certainly wouldn't be causing all of the pain. Well, just one week into commencing LCHF diet the pains began to abate. Six months down the track I only occasionally get a twinge in the hip with osteo. Also, being almost 20 kilos lighter must relieve the pressure on my hips and legs. Now this has been my experience Walrus can't say if it will be the same for you. I really empathise with you as sometimes I would just sit and weep thinking that this was my lot and I'd just have to put up with it. Strange as it seems diabetes has been a blessing as my quality of life is now so much better.
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