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Hi, My name is Dale . I have been a type 2 diabetic for 18 years now. I am on an Insulin pump and take oral medication metformin . My diabetes is out of control every since I started using the pump 1 year ago.
I am new to forums but I have work in a PC related work. I have taken information off diabetes related forums for years but never felt I had anything to contribute. I ran across this today and jumped in because I recently found that Emulin is on the market. I have some on order and will be posting my opinion as to the effect it has on my blood sugar and weight loss or gain. I f you have not heard of Emulin, google it and you find links going back to the discovery of it .

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Well hello and welcome, Dale. Tell us a little about your eating habits. Pumping insulin should give you awesome control - instead you say you have none. Something ain't right here.
 

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Well hello and welcome, Dale. Tell us a little about your eating habits. Pumping insulin should give you awesome control - instead you say you have none. Something ain't right here.
I have to say I don't have good eating habits but on those occasions that I do measure and count the cards , it does not work. Yesterday my doctor ask me to fast and do blood test every two hours and not to do bolus adjustments. . There was steady decline over 8 hours until I started eating again. I ate three eggs and four sausage patty . Three hours my blood sugar went from 72 to 198. I counted the carb intake as 18, this should a little on the high side.

I know I eat a lot for a diabetic but I am constantly hungry unless I am outside doing something physical. I have been eating recommended frozen meals for lunch (Healthy Choice). I still get blood sugar readings.

I hate working in the kitchen an I live alone. Making up meals and weighing exact amounts is not something I can see myself doing.
 

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Did you eat anything else along with your sausage & eggs? Anything at all? Was the sausage just ground meat, or were there fillers in it?

I don't weigh and measure much anymore myself, because I just don't eat anything carby. My meals consist solely of meat, poultry, fish, cheeses, eggs, nuts, avocados . . . my diet is classified as low-carb and high-fat. It keeps my blood sugar down and it takes weight off too. I am not on insulin, but I do take metformin.

There may be prepared meals that are low enough carb to be acceptable for us, but I don't know what they are. Even Lean Cuisine has drawbacks. Anything containing pasta, rice, potato, or bread products will raise your levels. Gravies and sauces can also raise your levels if they're thickened with flour or cornstarch.

Even if you eat large quantities, keeping your choices to protein and fats should give you great latitude to eat a lot. You'll feel full a lot longer too, eating only protein and fats.
 

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I'm also a little confused as to why the sausage and eggs would cause a spike in bg. Are you sure you didn't eat anything else? A biscuit? Maybe drink a glass of milk?
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Welcome to the forum and I'm sure you will see that this is an awesome place for us PWDs to get together and discuss our similar and unique problems.
 

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I'm also a little confused as to why the sausage and eggs would cause a spike in bg. Are you sure you didn't eat anything else? A biscuit? Maybe drink a glass of milk?
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Welcome to the forum and I'm sure you will see that this is an awesome place for us PWDs to get together and discuss our similar and unique problems.
I know when I tell my doctor he looks at me like I am lying to him . What be the point of that. All I had besides the eggs and sausage is 4 glasses of water.
 

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I would never suggest you are lying. Sorry if that was how I came across. I really don't know what to tell you. That seems very unusual and I hope you get it figured out.
 

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Hi, My name is Dale . I have been a type 2 diabetic for 18 years now. I am on an Insulin pump and take oral medication metformin . My diabetes is out of control every since I started using the pump 1 year ago.
I am new to forums but I have work in a PC related work. I have taken information off diabetes related forums for years but never felt I had anything to contribute. I ran across this today and jumped in because I recently found that Emulin is on the market. I have some on order and will be posting my opinion as to the effect it has on my blood sugar and weight loss or gain. I f you have not heard of Emulin, google it and you find links going back to the discovery of it .

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Dale

i don't really know but it sounds like your helpful T2 pancreas is shot.
the only one i know of that might be able to relate to you is PAM onaughmae, her pancreas is shot also.

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I have to say I don't have good eating habits but on those occasions that I do measure and count the cards , it does not work. Yesterday my doctor ask me to fast and do blood test every two hours and not to do bolus adjustments. . There was steady decline over 8 hours until I started eating again. I ate three eggs and four sausage patty . Three hours my blood sugar went from 72 to 198. I counted the carb intake as 18, this should a little on the high side.

I know I eat a lot for a diabetic but I am constantly hungry unless I am outside doing something physical. I have been eating recommended frozen meals for lunch (Healthy Choice). I still get blood sugar readings.

I hate working in the kitchen an I live alone. Making up meals and weighing exact amounts is not something I can see myself doing.
I am a bit at a loss also as to why eggs and sausage alone would cause such a rise. I am not sure why that would be 18 grams of carbs either. Is that what the box on the sausage said? It must have some filler in it.

I am also T2 that has a failed pancreas. The pump actually has given me awesome control. When you started using the pump, you went to pump classes? You saw a CDE that instructed you in carb counting? Did your pump ever give you good control? If not, then you might not have had the proper settings from the beginning.

Maybe give us a little more info and we can help a bit more....
 

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Hi, My name is Dale . I have been a type 2 diabetic for 18 years now. I am on an Insulin pump and take oral medication metformin . My diabetes is out of control every since I started using the pump 1 year ago.
I am new to forums but I have work in a PC related work. I have taken information off diabetes related forums for years but never felt I had anything to contribute. I ran across this today and jumped in because I recently found that Emulin is on the market. I have some on order and will be posting my opinion as to the effect it has on my blood sugar and weight loss or gain. I f you have not heard of Emulin, google it and you find links going back to the discovery of it .

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Dale
Hello Dale and :welcome: to the forum. Boy, that really surprises me that having a pump did not give you better control, but I guess it does happen on occasion. About eating eggs & sausage, I would just try to look at the ingredients and make sure there wasn't any maple flavoring or something. I have never heard of Emulin but I will google and see what it is. I hope you have time to visit us often and take care.
 
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hi Dale & welcome. I'm also type 2 on insulin (although not on pump). Have you had a full health check up recently? There could be a few things going on really... I know everyone so far has been commenting on your food intake... but that may not necessarily be the cause at all (although I'm not familiar with American foods & whether your sausage patties have breadcrumbs or fillers added) Do you have any illness such as viral/bacterial/fungus infection? Perhaps you have a bad case of insulin resistance? These are all things you should probably follow up with a health professional. I know someone with a pump that doesn't eat very well too... so I guess if you rule out everything else it could come down to food? I'm currently having a few issues managing my BGLs at the moment too due to undiagnosed digestive problems. But I'm going to get myself tested for candida fungal infection... reading up on that it can cause havoc with your whole body (including BGLs obviously) and you may have symptoms or none at all.. or you may confuse symptoms as something else... then there's intolerances you could have... get it all investigated anyhow. :) good luck.
 

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Many Type 2's suffer from Dawn Phenomenom which shoots up our bgs in the morning regardless of what we eat. One thing I have found out about diabetes is that there is no one magic bullet that will fix everything. It is a lot of trial and error. Going on a low carb diet will work, but it is not an immediate fix, it may take awhile to show good results. If you give in to the carb cravings you will continue the hunger cravings. When you eat carbs your body needs more insulin to push the glucose from the carbs into our cells. Any excess insulin floating around tends to make us tired and hungry again in a few hours. Since you are on an insulin pump, I would talk to your medical team on how to reset your basal setting. Something seems off, here.
 

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I am a bit at a loss also as to why eggs and sausage alone would cause such a rise. I am not sure why that would be 18 grams of carbs either. Is that what the box on the sausage said? It must have some filler in it.

I am also T2 that has a failed pancreas. The pump actually has given me awesome control. When you started using the pump, you went to pump classes? You saw a CDE that instructed you in carb counting? Did your pump ever give you good control? If not, then you might not have had the proper settings from the beginning.

Maybe give us a little more info and we can help a bit more....
Hi , sorry for the delayed response but I have been down with a cold for a few weeks.
Yes I did attend a class and no the pump seem to cause my b/s to go further out of control. I had 125 reading one and a half hous ago before eating lunch (1 Hamburger on wheat 20g roll) I drank ice tea with saccharin. The pump bolus was 4 units I also took metformin & emulin. I just tested at 179 . The only way to get my b/s down is to stop eating and to keep taking bolus adjustments.
I have been taking Emulin 3 weeks now and I do not seem to be showing any improvement . I know most diabetics are skeptical of this substance. I have this the development of emulin over the years. I am not a scientist and do not have the knowledge to understand the biochemistry taking place . What I do know is that recognized experts in the field say it is an important discovery. I understand skepticism is natural especially when you consider the amount of snake oil out there. But just supposed you came across a treatment for a chronic illness that worked and was repeatedly tested by independent labs to benefit patients how would you get to the public. The required FDA testing for a new drug makes it almost impossible for a small research group to participate. If you attempt to sell it to a large pharmaceutical company, who's to say they would follow through with the FDA testing and marketing . They just might just decide the best business decision is to sit on it. Or they may sell it to one of their competitors that had more to gain if they shelve the discovery . I think diabetic should be more supportive of those people doing research to find treatment for Diabetes and all other chronic diseases . The cure will come from the large pharmaceutical company's , there is to much profit in the treatment.

By the way do not know the DThompson personally but I have spoken to him . I and I know he got into this when his mother was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. For what it is worth I believe he is an honest person with good intentions. I base this on my interaction with him and his partner Dr Joseph Ahrens. Emulin has had very little affect for me but my brother has shown improvement in his condition . His b/s has dropped and his hands and feet have regained feeling in them.

I am not telling anyone what to do and I appreciate the help .
 

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Dale? I hope we can continue to communicate with one another here, but leave emulin out of it. Thompson/Ahrens/et.al., have mounted a shrewd PR campaign, and they're getting enough help without this forum being a tool for their purposes. Maybe they ARE honest & straightforward for all I know - and maybe they have an agenda that they believe supercedes everything else; but they have displayed scant respect for the rules of THIS forum, and it makes me wonder about their attitude toward the public at large.

My congratulations on your brother's success, and I do hope you are able to get to the bottom of YOUR difficulties.

Take care.
 
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