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Hello There: :)

Welcome! I admit I am worried about you right now if you
are a Type 1 Diabetic and are not taking Insulin.

Do you know what your A1c was when you were in the Hospital
or what their first meter check result of your blood sugar was?
How many times a day do you test now?

If indeed you were dxd. correctly and really are a Type 1 Diabetic,
then you are probably going through the Honeymoon Phase. That
is where some of your beta cells are still producing Insulin so you
do not need very much injected Insulin right now.

This phase can last from a few weeks to about 8 months. Actually
there have been some Diabetics who claim that they have been in
the Honeymoon Phase for a couple years(although I haven't seen
this in writing by a Professional). It is probably written somewhere
if it has been documented/observed by Doctors. People with Diabetes
(PWD)seem to react differently from each other on many levels.
You could also be a Type 2 or Type 1.5.

Foods can affect Diabetics differently. Did you know way back in
the 1920's(before Insulin was discovered), a prominant Family had
a Daughter(I don't recall her name at the moment) who had Diabetes.
She ate Very little and exercised often to keep her sugars down.
She was as skinny as a rake(okay that's not the description they
used)because of the lack of Insulin and was at death's door when she
was finally offered her first Insulin injections. Not long after she
started gaining weight and became healthy again.

I agree with you there. The invention of the meter and the
improvements to them is a Life-saver. But unfortunately, you still
have a deadly disease. If you were "cured" then you'd be able to
eat whatever you wanted without the high blood sugars.

I recommend that you go back to your Dr. and start following his
directions which includes injecting Insulin. If you have a needle
phobia, then there is probably some tips or therapy that he can

I wish you Well.

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Your Welcome. Diabetes is a dangerous disease and we just want
to help People with Diabetes to become aware of all the effects of
this disease and all that is involved with it and to give support/possible
solutions to whoever needs it.

There are no Insulin tablets. Perhaps you mean Metformin or one of
the other oral drugs for mainly Type 2's. Metformin acts by increasing
the sensitivity of liver, muscle, fat, and other tissues, to the uptake
and effects of insulin. These actions lower the level of sugar in the blood.

In some cases, certain chemicals along with too much sugar and salt
are added to packaged foods for the purpose of preserving the foods
from going bad too soon.

Trans fats is a bad one since it supposedly can clog the arteries. This
fat was supposed to be removed from the foods...also MSG but I
wonder if most companies are doing so.

Well, we've been eating genetically modified foods for about 10 years
now and yes now cloned meats are in the supermarkets. None of which
are labelled as such because they know most People wouldn't voluntarily
buy them. I don't eat much meat.
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