Look After Yourself!

I would give my right ARM to be T2 rather than T1. T1 your pancreas does NOT work. With type 2, it may work 30% or 90%. Someone who is 20 stone, their pancreas is surrounded by fat & this reduces efficacy! Some people can do something about this but unfortunately type1 diabetics can not. I have a very good mate who is OFF all meds for his type2. If you don't want to loose mobility don't sit down too long.

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  • I was T2 for a while, it was steroid induced and I've eaten my way out of it by going on a low carb high fat diet - I followed the regime in Reverse Your T2 Diabetes, A Step by Step Plan - like you say your mate and I are the lucky ones.

    I was speaking to my next door neighbour last week and we were talking about her T1 diabetic brother. He is in his 80s and has been T1 since he was 13.

    He manages himself well and keeps very fit, he is and always had been, a 'busy' person, has all the checks he ought to have, gets lots of exercise and always eats very carefully, absolutely no binging on things that aren't good for him. I'm sure it's a pain in the backside at times always having to eat properly and exercise (or maybe it isn't and it's just how he is) but in his case it pays off

    You're right about sitting down - this was in the paper yesterday telegraph.co.uk/science/201...

  • YOUR NOT SO fruit NUT case ! . Keep active is so good for everyone. Give your mate a pat on the back from me pls ! Made me have a smile when you said a pain in the behind. Imagine how me & him like injections, 4 a day since being 3 !

  • You are right Fruitandnutcase.

    Last January, my Hba1c was 13+. My current reports show that my Hba1c is now 5.8.

    Here is my progress report...

    healthunlocked.com/diabetes...

    I am following LCHF plus long wheat ....

  • That is really impressive. Bet you feel really pleased with yourself, well done.

  • however.. one thing which worry me is my TSH level...

    on LCHF it is going up and up in every report..

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    I don't know , how far it is true , but it is said , that high fat low carb diet , leads to thyroid problems . Study has to be made by collecting much data in this respect .

  • Well bhaswathy nice to see you after long time...

    Let us see in next report...which is due after 3 months...

    However my FT3 and FT4 numbers are within limits..

  • I took part in a study with Newcastle uni on cumin. Tablets, powder & a placebo. All 3 sets were deemed to be better. Was on the TV with BBC Scotland. Enjoyed trial

  • Thank you for the input .

  • HOBIEONE wow....I read many articles on net about new castle experiment....

    Really thrilled to meet some one who actually participated in study...

    Can you elaborate more on the experiment and study and your experience please...

  • I am a member of "Voice North" & do various testing on medicatios & health tests. We were put into 3 sections with the Cumin test on TV. No one knew what they had been given & had to be taken for more than 6 weeks. When I found out I had been given the placebo I was disappointed but the lectures & Drs were pleased we ALL had shown improvements in our health. I also give talks to students in there 3/4 yr of being at Newcastle uni. A real nice bunch of of pleasant people. After being T1 for more than 50yrs I can tell a few stories! Had a few experiences.

  • There are some very positive people involved (Geordies). I am also part of a study group on gum disease at the Dental hosp Newcastle. That should become national survey in the future & is common in diabetics. I still have all my own teeth with no probs.But the probs of high BG affects a lot of parts of the body.

  • I will send a note to you later. Look for it.

  • I am doing a test on Quinoa at the moment. Its strange I do feel better .That's lots of buns a week & off all wheat products. Will keep you informed unless I keel over !

  • HOBIEONE,

    Have you seen a doctor about a possible wheat intolerance/sensitivity issue? I'm on a gluten free diet since I get horrible cramps if I eat anything made with wheat. I've been gluten free now for about 3 years.

  • wonderful HOBIEONE plz share your experience for benefit of other fellow members whenever it is possible...

  • Cramp is normally associated with hydration. If dehydrated you get cramp ! High bg causes dehydration. Diet Tonic Water is good for this, cheap.

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