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Old 01-06-2019, 23:27   #21
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180 ???? Yikes! That is scary. Your kidney start to expel blood sugar at 160. Get a better pharmacist!
Canada has different standards than the US, I think. I can't just switch pharmacists and doctors. They'll probably all say the same thing.

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I don't know what Glycemic load is. Do you mean 15g of carbs a day? I clicked on the first link, filled out the fields, and printed out the results. I hate exercise (I have some physical problems that make it very painful). There's one thing I can do but I got bored with it after a few months. As for friends and family, as a schizophenic I'm too paranoid to be around either of these (so basically, I have no friends and I have a very small family who probably secretly hate me). I'm far more stable alone.
Take walks with a dog! Dogs are great friends!

Here you go:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycemic_load

Glycemic Load can be found at

https://nutritiondata.self.com/

You just add them up through the day. If the load is 10 for a cup of something and you eat 1/2 a cup, the load would be 5. It is really simple math. Check out the difference between macadamia nuts (which you should eat) us and cashew nuts (which you should not eat).

Budget:
15 grams carbs per meal
60 grams carbs per day (no borrowing from other meals)
Glycemic Load: 15 max per day

You will noticed that the higher the (soluble) fiber, the lower the Glycemic Load

DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT subtract fiber from carbs!!! soluble fiber is converted to sugar by your microbiome and still have to be counted, although it won't give you a sugar spike.

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Old 01-06-2019, 23:37   #23
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Take walks with a dog! Dogs are great friends!

Here you go:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycemic_load

Glycemic Load can be found at

https://nutritiondata.self.com/

You just add them up through the day. If the load is 10 for a cup of something and you eat 1/2 a cup, the load would be 5. It is really simple math. Check out the difference between macadamia nuts (which you should eat) us and cashew nuts (which you should not eat).

Budget:
15 grams carbs per meal
60 grams carbs per day (no borrowing from other meals)
Glycemic Load: 15 max per day

You will noticed that the higher the (soluble) fiber, the lower the Glycemic Load

DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT subtract fiber from carbs!!! soluble fiber is converted to sugar by your microbiome and still have to be counted, although it won't give you a sugar spike.
Thanks for the info. I don't have pets. A dog or cat would be a huge distraction since I already deal with voices that are always talking in the background of my mind, among other hallucinations. I can barely focus on cooking things and at the moment, I can't hold a job.

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Thanks for the info. I don't have pets. A dog or cat would be a huge distraction since I already deal with voices that are always talking in the background of my mind, among other hallucinations. I can barely focus on cooking things and at the moment, I can't hold a job.
Once you have been keto for around six months, this "may"
get better. It is no accident that Alheimers is called T3C.

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Old 01-07-2019, 10:55   #25
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Once you have been keto for around six months, this "may"
get better. It is no accident that Alheimers is called T3C.
I'm not going to be doing keto. It's way too restrictive and too preparation intensive. I bought a book on managing diabetes with paleo. I might check out the whole30 diet too. Doctors say more people stick with these two then they do with keto. Also, I had schizophrenia at a size 10 and still have it at a size 2X. It's a brain imbalance and isn't tied to what my weight does. Anti-psychotic medication can mess with the metabolism, causing a weight gain of 50-100 lbs in some people (So maybe 40lbs of it isn't my fault). So, I what I could do is ask my doctor to lower the dose...but this will make the talking in my head louder and my senses (like smell and hearing) will become more unbearable. Medication helps me function so I can live independently for the most part.

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PMing someone will only help that one person. Posting it here will help everyone

why not post it here to benefit everyone?

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PMing someone will only help that one person. Posting it here will help everyone

why not post it here to benefit everyone?
Because it only applied to the person I am writing, perhaps?

If I think something that will apply to the public in general, I promise I will reply publicly.

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Canada has different standards than the US, I think. I can't just switch pharmacists and doctors. They'll probably all say the same thing.
It's a little bit better on PEI - you don't get stuck with a particular pharmacist if you want to move your prescriptions to another pharmacy - however there seems to be a doctor shortage right across the country so most Canadians are lucky if they even have a doctor.

An ex boss of mine who was diagnosed with Type 2 a few years back actually crossed the border and went to an American Clinic so he could get his condition treated faster. Too bad but that's Canada's reality ...


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Hi,
I signed up to this site a while ago, after being diagnoses as a prediabetic, but I didn't participate until right now. I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I did my first test this morning with that finger pricking thing. I've also been taking Jardiance for a week. My number fasting number was 9.3. I'm going to poke my finger again in another 2 hours. I was wondering: What numbers are dangerous? Maybe I was typing the wrong thing, but I couldn't find the info on the all-knowing-all-seeing Goggle.
I would say that 400 is dangerous, you won't keel over or anything, but you will be damaged by it.
If you ever hit that level, take care of it ASAP. All it takes is an insulin shot.

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