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Old 02-14-2020, 21:01   #11
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Hi, my name is David and I am a type 2 diabetic. I have been around this forum off and on over the years. It has been over a year since I was last around so I thought I should reintroduce myself.

A year ago I bought a house and started the moving process, I had been living with my parents and driving 25 miles each way to work. Last spring the location I work at had 4 of 6 employees quit, and I ended up working at least 56 hours per week for 7 months until all the positions were refilled. During the summer my parents sold their house. So I was working at least two extra shifts, moving my belongings from my parents house, and helping them pack their belongings and move, in addition I got shingles in the early summer.

During this time period I let my diet slack, and ended up falling into the habit of eating like I was nondiabetic. My A1c in November was 8.9, so it was time to concentrate on diet again.

Starting in early November I switched back to high fat/low carbs, but I wasn't doing true keto because I wasn't keeping protiens low enough.

On Wednesday, January 15th I arrived at work at 4pm as usual, I was feeling a little hungry, so I ate 1 slice of cheese from the fridge, within a half hour I had pain and pressure across my upper abdomen which lasted through out my evening shift. I was unable to find a comfortable position to sleep Wednesday night, so Thursday I went to the ER first thing in the morning. Lab tests and an ultrasound found that I had gall stones blocking the pancreatic duct, and that I had severe acute pancreatitis as a result. Two days in the hospital and a laparoscopic gall bladder remove later, I felt much better.

I am now at a dilemma, I have always had my best diabetic control following very low carb high fat diets, but I have been warned that with no gall bladder I need to be very careful with fat consumption. To this point I have found that even a very small amount of peanut butter has negative digestive impacts. So I am looking for suggestions for ways to control my blood sugar with out relying on the high fat side of the low carb high fat diets.

PS- Hospitals suck at managing diabetic patients. Their solution was to take me off all my oral medications, tell me to eat 60 grams of carbs per meal, once I was allowed to eat, then test blood sugars and shoot up insulin. The first day when I wasn't allowed to eat anything they had me on a glucose drip IV. Fortunately they forced me to order 60 grams of carbs per meal, not to eat it, and the nurses were cool with me declining the insulin when I told them the post meal numbers would come down on their own, which they did.

PPS Hospital A1c was 6.1, and I lost 16 lbs from Nov 1 to Jan 15, so other than the gall bladder thing my DR was pleased with my last 3 months.


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