Archive - June 2014

Elderly Man Beaten Whilst Having a Hypo

An elderly man from Texas, USA has been beaten by police officers for “refusing” to follow police orders. The 70-year-old was suffering with hypoglycemia when he was accused by officers of resisting arrest and being under the influence. The police video of the incident has been released recently and it is evident that Thomas Mathieu was slumped over in the driver’s seat of his car at the side of the road. Police asked Mathieu to leave the car and threatened him when he didn’t comply.

According to the Chief of Police Bill BcManus, officers claimed that when they attempted to arrest Mathieu, he attempted to put his car into gear and drive off. At this point, the officers began to fear that the car would move away and drag them with it. Believing Mathieu was drunk, the officers proceeded to punch him in the head before threatening him with tasers.

Only after the man had been severely beaten, officers stopped to question their actions and realised he might be diabetic and in need of immediate medical attention. When the 70-year-old was finally taken to hospital, it was revealed that he had multiple bruises, cuts and three broken ribs, all caused directly by the assault from police officers.

“I know officers are trained to deal with diabetic situations, but apparently there was no recognition of that situation here”

After an internal investigation, the officers involved in the incident were cleared of all wrongdoing in the case. McManus said he feels that the police did the right thing and did not use excessive force. Mathieu was also cleared in the case but wants to ensure this doesn’t happen again.

Turns out the reason Thomas Mathieu pulled over is because he recognised that he may potentially be having a hypo; and he was actually being incredibly responsible. Could the situation have been different if he was wearing some form of Diabetes Identification?

Day 3

Woke up at 6am with a blood sugar level of 14.3, even though I bolused for the food I  had to eat last night to stave off the ketones…..still feeling pretty rubbish but hey ho on to my next shake!

Anyone have any thoughts on why my sugars are running so high, after my shake this morning I’ve been running dangerously high as in 24-26!!!

Obviously not enjoying this experience at all and just hoping it gets better when I start introducing food again tomorrow.

Will post again at the end of the day to say how rest of the day goes………..

Day 2

Posthumous post to finish off what happened yesterday………

Not a good day at all – my sugars ran high for most of the day – is anyone else having similar experience? By 9pm lastnight my sugars had settled – well it was 10.5 but blood ketones were sitting at 0.9!!! I felt awful, head was pounding, little energy and I felt really sick, was scared to go to sleep with that level of ketones present so had to eat an apple and packet of crisps (being the only carb I had available at home!) to counteract the ketones plus another half litre of water to flush them out…, as you can imagine was up half the night peeing!!




Anyone had ketones whilst doing this?? Was sitting at 0.3 lastnight, back down to 0.2 this morning….feel ok, well sore head but think that’s lack of food!

Day 1 update….

So I’ve had 2 shakes (which don’t taste anywhere near as bad as I’d expected, must confess to using almond milk to make it though & added half a dozen small strawberries and some ice) and 1.5 litres of water – have to say I’m feeling pretty awful right now, my head is absolutely bustin and I’m really hungry 🙁

However, I’m determined to keep going with it so will just keep hoping this is a phase and I’ll start to feel the benefits soon…..


The time has finally come…..I’m going with Almond Milk to make my first shake, will update in a wee while to give my opinion……….have to say I’m not looking forward to it after reading what other peeps have to say about it! Ah well, here goes nothing………

Countdown is on…..

….slightly worried about starting this!

So, I’ve had the Almased bundle for around 3 weeks now and haven’t even opened it – what this has done for me is made me recognise how busy I am and therefore how little time I actually take out to focus on my health and diabetes (type 1). Having cleared the ‘decks’ for this weekend I plan to start the 14-day trial on Saturday…..having read some of your blogs it’s pretty obvious the downside is the taste, so just wondering what you all found to help with this and does anyone have any other advice before I begin at the weekend?? Have bought all my vitamins to supplement my diet as well 🙂

....slightly worried about starting this!


Don’t like the taste, but i LOVE the results x

Got to say guys, I really don’t like the taste of Almased, but have been having a shake for Breakfast, Salad for Dinner, and a healthy Tea. I have not had the shakes more than twice on any day, but I have lost 9lbs in 3 weeks. I find it hard to lose weight, as I have an underactive thyroid, and really struggle with it, but Almased actually kept me from feeling hungry, and I would gladly keep using this. Unfortunately, I only have enough left for maybe 3 more shakes, and can’t seem to find it for sale anywhere, apart from on Ebay, where they are selling for about £20 a tin. If anyone wants to send me their’s that have not opened, I will gladly pay for the postage and take it off your hands. BIG THUMBS UP FROM ME!!

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