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  1. Diabetes
    What was your fasting insulin on your last blood panel? :surprise: You can calculate your insulin resistance using the HOMA-IR. For those of you that don't know on your next blood panel ask your doctor to add fasting insulin and fasting blood sugar.
  2. New Member Introductions
    I'm a new member and I registered to help my father who is type 2 diabetic. I stumbled upon LCHF (by chance as my father got tired of eating brown rice daily and we noticed his sugar levels improving). I have watched a couple of videos on youtube by Dr Jason Fung, Dr Sarah Halberg and Dr Eric...
  3. New Member Introductions
    I am hypothyroid , with extreme fatigue and sleepiness i sleep for 15 hours a day , My thyroid function is perfect according to the blood results , i have been hypothyroid for 4 years . My fasting and post prandial blood sugar is normal , hb1ac 5.6 , howeever my fasting insuling is bit elevated...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi there. i just realized this site existed. Im happy to be able to "meet" other diabetics. I am a type 2 with extreme insulin resistance. I take 600 units of insulin daily, novorapid 100 units with each meal and 300 units of levemir at bedtime. Even with these huge amounts my blood sugars were...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi Everyone, I was diagnosed with being insulin resistant a year ago and was told I should lose 5 of my 85 kilos and I should be fine. Well I'm down to 77 Kilos and have been feeling a lot better until recently when the hangover feeling returned along with the tiredness, headaches and blury...
  6. Diabetes Treatment
    My 10 year old son has had Type 1 for over 9 years & is only one of a few people in the world to be allergic to insulin, causing sever Lipodystrophy. In 2008 he had his first DiaPort implant. This simple little device was designed for patients with type 2 that are 'insulin resistant' & are no...
  7. Diabetes Diet and Nutrition
    In the past when not on insulin I have lost alot of weight by following a high protein diet eg Atkins. However in the book "Using insulin" which I finished reading last night, it says that high protein is bad as it causes insulin resistance and will counteract insulin you take. I have gained...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone! I'm new here as well. I came here for 2 reasons: 1. To learn how serious diabetics are educating themselves and are being treated. 2. To tell how I'm controlling my type 2 diabetes - by not only following doctor's orders, but also apparently increasing my overall biochemical...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hi Everyone! I'm not here because I have been diagnosed with diabetes. I actually have PCOS (I know-- we have our own forums-- they're not helping me!) and I'm hoping the community here might be able to pick up what I feel my Dr. may be missing. I'll get right to it. Here are my lab results...
  10. Diabetes Treatment
    I am 6 feet tall , weigh 220 lbs , aged 57 and been diabetic for the last 10 years. I have been without carbs like rice and wheat for ages. Eat a lot of vegetables and mostly avoid salt, sugar, oil, butter, salad dressing , non vegetarian etc., I do exercises for 7 hours a day. Walking...
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