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    • Re: Do you have Diabetes? Come say Hello here!

      Pastelpainter, welcome. :) What food plan are you following?

      As you can see, the diabetic section of the forum is not very active.

      If it interests you, there is more going on at Dr. Richard Bernstein's forum. There are both Type I and Type II diabetics there on low-carb diets, as well as some who are not diabetic, who have family members with diabetes.

      Here is a link to part of his book online:

      diabetes-book.com/book/mylife.shtml

      There is a link in the upper right corner of that page for the forum.

      Of course, we'd love to have you here, but I know there are many things that diabetics face which must be addressed more specifically than is generally known on a standard low carb forum.

      Also, Diabetes 101 is useful reading:

      phlaunt.com/diabetes/

      and the video series "Big Fat Fiasco" might be of interest. Tom Naughton explains much about blood sugar, insulin, and diet. Here is his youtube address:

      youtube.com/user/FatHeadMovie

      All the best to you. :)
      WOE: Dr. Richard Bernstein's VLC and no sweet fruits, and the 12 Steps of Archevore, per Dr. Kurt Harris' site.

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      There's also links here and feel free to add more: Diabetes & Low Carb links

      It would be good if more Aussies with Diabetes could be more active in the diabetes section because ultimately it will help a lot more Australian diabetics to have somewhere with an Australian focus they can go that encourages low carb. Australians tend to get lost in American websites because a lot of it doesn't apply here and some of it like carb counts are just plain incorrect and confusing so its good to have somewhere Australian to fall back on when you are confused, or need to ask a question that is local.
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      Gosh I am so rude!

      Welcome Pastelpainter:)

      Unfortunately wholefoods also contain high amounts of carbs but also things you may not tolerate, in some instances they can be worse then the processed alternative. Are you planning on following a low carb diet?
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      Hello again, I too have been diagnosed as a type II diabetic as of the middle of 2010 - GTT put me in the pre-diabetes range but on a 2nd visit a A1C blood test pushed me over into the diabetic range.

      With this diagnosis, and the passing of my mother in May of 2010 (who was morbidly obese and a type II diabetic) at age 57 (as a result of complications from weight-loss surgery) I decided to change my lifestyle so as to not follow her path. At 37, I was feeling much older than I actually was, mainly due to ill health brought about by my weight and surrounding issues.

      I've been on Atkins for probably 3 or so months now and have completely stuck to it (quite amazing from my past history of sneaking junk food whenever I could) and have lost 18 kG to date.

      I'm due to have an update on blood tests since starting Atkins in the next few weeks so I am extremely interested in seeing those results - particularly my A1C and cholesterol levels. Certainly I have a lot more weight to lose but I'm interested in seeing what changes, if any, the current weight loss has brought about (and if there are any negative indicators since the Atkins diet).

      Thanks for listening.
    • Re: Do you have Diabetes? Come say Hello here!

      Hey ZedP :)

      Great news on your results so far! When they do your cholesterol make sure they do the break down (HDL/LDL) and also keep in mind that even LDL has 2 types, one being benign which is what is said to be what it will mostly consist of on a low carb diet. Cholesterol may be raised not from what you eat, but from your body needing to make more cholesterol - such as to process hormones. During weight loss, especially in the first few months when you lose the most, can create a higher need for your body to make cholesterol - as your body processes all the extra hormones that are released from your fat they were once stored in. Another common reason for cholesterol to be raised is thyroid problems.
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      ZedP Ive been a type 2 diabetic and injecting 4 times a day for 28 years....After low carbing for 3 months I am almost insulin free...cholesterol is actually low as is my blood pressure...I could not recommend more this way of living...if Id listened to my specialist (said to be the best in WA) Id be well on my way to being housebound and crippled...

      My GP is so happy with my weight loss and my blood sugar control that he agrees I do not need to see a specialist anymore...

      And by the way I turn 54 in April...it's never too late
      You don't need eyes to see you need vision... Maxy Jazz....Faithless

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      ZedP, I wish you all the best at the doctor's office and with your low carb plans.

      Deena, congratulations! That is great news. I'm sure you are more than thrilled.
      WOE: Dr. Richard Bernstein's VLC and no sweet fruits, and the 12 Steps of Archevore, per Dr. Kurt Harris' site.

      Keep A Clean Food Plan through June 30th Challenge

      Over 55.
      Eleven years of maintenance.
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      thanx Silver I sure am...it still makes me angry that Diabetic Departments at major hospitals aren't supporting low carb eating....
      You don't need eyes to see you need vision... Maxy Jazz....Faithless

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      I just watched a show called fat and fatter, this episode was based in the US and they were pretty much all diabetic. They showed one lady on dialysis which was scary. Anyway, watching that, the message was for diabetics you eat low fat, low sugar and low salt when really its all the excess carbs and processed foods they need to drop.
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      its really abusive I think....my endocrinologist told me i had to have nothing but optifast 3 times a day and nothing else...how on earth does that teach me anything? In a session 5 minutes later with the nurse educator I told her I was not going to do as he said and I was doing Atkins...she thought that was a much better idea...
      You don't need eyes to see you need vision... Maxy Jazz....Faithless

      [Blocked Image: http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/heartbar/slider-hearts/kg/130.3/75/107/.png] 155kilos 7/2009...I started this time 19/9/2010
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      Sounds like a smart nurse :)

      PS that show I watched was on ABC2 I think, might be starting around your way now. It was on at 8:30pm for us.
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      My diabetes educator said it was fine for me to go low carb, and that she believes that the dieticians and doctors are asking everyone to eat too many carbs, but she did ask me to have some pumpkin or sweet potato with dinner.
      Kath

      Current weight 4/17 84.9 kg
      Goal weight 65 kg

      Other goals: Reversal of my diabetes
    • Re: Do you have Diabetes? Come say Hello here!

      ZedP wrote:

      With this diagnosis, and the passing of my mother in May of 2010 (who was morbidly obese and a type II diabetic) at age 57 (as a result of complications from weight-loss surgery)


      Hello ZedP,
      I'm sorry to hear of your loss, but OMG what kind of surgery did she have, I've been contemplating surgery myself. :eek:


      ZedP wrote:

      I've been on Atkins for probably 3 or so months now and have completely stuck to it (quite amazing from my past history of sneaking junk food whenever I could) and have lost 18 kG to date.


      WoooHoo, way to go ........... great loss, congrats.
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      Thanks janal,

      Mum went in for gastric sleeving surgery - apparently the surgery on her stomach went fine but her body had been in severe distress for so long that it just gave out. She started out with kidney failure and ended up with heart failure and pneumonia. She spent two weeks in ICU before deciding that she'd had enough. It was bloody awful (as I'm sure you can imagine) and I'm extremely furious at, and will never forgive, her doctor for even allowing her into surgery in her condition.

      Mum was not a well person and I'm sure gastric surgery is fine for the most part but every operation carries its own dangers. I considered surgery myself but I thought I'd give Atkins a go before taking that step and it seems to be working so I'm happy enough with the results so far (although I still have a way to go yet).
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      Gastric surgery (in my opinion) is very last resort...my sister and cousin have both had it done with great results but as you say they were young and mostly healthy...a friend of mine introduced me to a doctor at Mercy Hospital here in Perth that interviews people before they can have the surgery...he tries very hard to ensure people have seriously tried to lose weight first...he came across very sane lol...

      I think with a community such as we have here in this forum...it is certainly easier to lose weight and stay healthy...I don't think I could do without it
      You don't need eyes to see you need vision... Maxy Jazz....Faithless

      [Blocked Image: http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/heartbar/slider-hearts/kg/130.3/75/107/.png] 155kilos 7/2009...I started this time 19/9/2010
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      I am hoping for some advice from all you lovely people
      I am a long time lurker, but thought I'd be brave and ask my question
      I have to have a GTT on tuesday next week for insulin resistance/diabetes.
      I just got off the phone with the nurse who told me I have to eat an extra serve of carbs at every meal for 3 days beforehand.

      :eek:

      I have been eating lowcarb for a few weeks, and i am finally starting to shift some weight. Is the test going to ruin all my hard work?

      What are the least evil carbs I can eat?
      I am doing a lowcarb lowfat high protein (Dukan pretty much) diet at the moment.
      Can I detox after the test to get rid of the nasty carbs or is next week going to be a right-off?
      I haven't had more than 20g of carbs a day for weeks-150g is going to bloat me :mad:
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      I'm afraid that the amount of glucose in that test will most probably throw you out of ketosis if you are there already. It is a huge amount of sugar. I'd go with whole grains if you dont have problems with it for your extra serve of carbs, and after the test go protein only for a few days to detox.
      Kath

      Current weight 4/17 84.9 kg
      Goal weight 65 kg

      Other goals: Reversal of my diabetes
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      I'm not diabetic so not coming from that point of view. But yes I would just do what they say to ensure accuracy of your test. If you're already doing Dukan then I doubt too many calories will be an issue. It's only 3 days and the gain will likely be mostly if not all water and will go again once you drop the carbs. Don't let ketosis rule everything or be afraid of going out of ketosis.
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      Hi,
      My name's Nat I've been lurking on the board for a while but its time to start off with posts again. Type 2 diabetes was diagnosed nearly 4 years ago while pregnant with DS. Has been fairly well controlled until now but most recently have had a large jump in my Hba1C reading. GP just changed my medication on me so will be interested to see the results.