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Old 05-28-2017, 01:27   #1
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Hello all~~~ Today is not a good day, as the last year has been trying (November, hospitalized due to glucose levels), some days are just harder than others (this being one). The fight with my levels, the disappointments with my readings, the low carb, high fat, low fat, vegan diet, all which help but really do not fix what is not working. Now back to insulin, Treshiba, and the realization that this will be life.

I used to think this could not be happening, I eat organic, healthy, no red meat, no gluten. I exercise 6 days a week, have BMI of 21, this has to be a big mistake. No family history, how at 52 could this happen.

I know I sound like a big pity party, but, that is where I am at. I thank you for listening, and I know tomorrow will be better.

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Old 05-28-2017, 01:41   #2
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Today is a great day kimlala

you found a place where people help people. you are not alone and everyone gets frustrated.

you sound like you are on the right path for the disease but its not fully cooperating... lets try to work together to see all the things you are doing and what tweaks you can possibly make if any that might help.

if you are doing everything you can, then we can be here as a sounding board to vent and to get things off your chest.

If I can ask a few questions...

What is your typical diet consist of
Do you eat to your meter
what is your A1C ?
What is your fasting blood glucose

there are some great links in my signature if you have time to check them out.

We are here to help or to listen and empathize and share a cup of coffee with.

I'll put up a cup (unless you drink tea) and we can chat a while.

make yourself at home

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We're glad you joined us.

It can be overwhelming sometimes when a diabetes diagnosis comes to us out of the blue. Especially a T1 diagnosis which doesn't allow a slow mental adjustment but necessitates your immediate attention. You're allowed a pity party for a while. You're human and it's very natural.

You are in good company on this forum. We're here to help and encourage one another. Feel free to share how you feel, and how you are doing in your management with insulin and diet. We'll help if we can.

It probably doesn't help much right now, but do know that you can live a productive and healthy life with diabetes.

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Old 05-28-2017, 02:03   #4
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Thank you so much for your kind words. One doctor has called me a "brittle diabetic" As for food, I practically have next to nothing the last month (as doctor had me on a cocktail of oral medication). I would run 5 miles and my levels would be 265, this is after not having anything to eat from the night before. My window of 12 hours plus exceeded 20 hours. When I was hospitalized I weighed in at 97 lbs, a big difference from 115 (which is my normal weight. I would go to bed and weigh 107, and wake-up at 98-97. We thought I had cancer, never imaging it was diabetes. PS. I drink coffee, so put the pot on! lol

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No worries... it almost sounds like you are not eating enough (fats)...

fats do not raise blood glucose.

do you eat to your meter? (taking readings before and 1 hour after) to see what foods do to you?

I always have a fresh pot of coffee on... just put on another. you take cream?

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http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...ng-method.html a tried and true testing method
https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb lists foods for LCHF

""You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever the doctors want you to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." "
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Funny you should mention fats. As in the last month I have been following Dr. Mercola's "Fat For Fuel" and no sugar. I do, do Stevia(only way I could drink my coffee). While I did feel better, clear-headed, more energy, it didn't change my numbers. Being in denial, I truly believed, diet and environment could help change it. lol

With insulin my reading 2 hours (this is what I was told) after I had dinner last night was 118. However, this low number is due to the fact that I am on insulin again. Prior, if I had a little oatmeal after dinner, my readings would jump to the higher 200s, and 12 hours later it would be close to the same.

For the diet, I feel I need more combination. I eat lots of clean, wild fish, and chicken. I am a big fan of eggs, and give into cheese. Breads and pastas haven't been a problem, I have been gluten free for almost 10 years. However, I do give into rice noodles, which I am now learning rice noodles, rice milk are not good. Go figure! I stay away from fruits, with the exception of avocados. I have never been so cautious with food. Imagine, this is gal that used to drink about 3lbs of carrot juice a week, about a year ago. Now, knowing the sugar levels I abstain from my carrots. lol

I've got some coconut oil for your coffee, one heaping tbsp. and you have a power house coffee.

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hftmrock~~~ I just read your response to another newbie, explaining that you follow a ketone diet. That is exactly what we have been trying to do. I would like to know how long you have been on the diet, and how long have you been medication free? Are you type 1.5 or 2? In my searches, I find lots of info for type 2, but little help for type 1. Thanks

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Have you run across Dr. Bernstein's book? He's a T1 and quite a bit of what is in his book is online
Read Online - Diabetes Solution - Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. A Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars. Official Web Site

Chapter 7, Laws of Small Numbers, while not specifically ketogenic, does describe how a low-carb way of eating is helpful for T1s. There might be some tips there for you.

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A quick search brought up this book, The Ketogenic Diet for Type 1 Diabetes
https://www.amazon.com/Ketogenic-Die...ype+1+diabetes

Don't know anything about it. It had only one review which was good.

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Old 05-28-2017, 15:35   #10
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hftmrock~~~ I just read your response to another newbie, explaining that you follow a ketone diet. That is exactly what we have been trying to do. I would like to know how long you have been on the diet, and how long have you been medication free? Are you type 1.5 or 2? In my searches, I find lots of info for type 2, but little help for type 1. Thanks
I have been a ketotarian for a little over a year. I started around April of last year. My blood glucose was 396. After 5 weeks in keto I was in the 80's . I stay between 70 - 90 most of the time. I am type 2 and I have never been on any medication. when I saw my doctor and I was 396, he told me to get to an endo. due to how busy the endo was I had to wait 5 weeks. in those 5 weeks I brought it down to the 80s and the endo did not give me medication. I have always been medication free. I also lost 95 pounds in about a year living a keto lifestyle.

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Blood Sugar 101 - VERY informative and accurate
http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...ng-method.html a tried and true testing method
https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb lists foods for LCHF

""You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever the doctors want you to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." "
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