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Or 5000 posts not out!
I have been hanging around this forum for quite a while now. The reason is, I don't want people to struggle like I did, the fight to get diagnosed and to see a specialist is one suffering from blood glucose disorders, should be a right rather than on the whim of a dsn or GP.
I want those struggling with RH, to have somewhere to ask important questions about how to cope with the condition as the medical community haven't got a clue about how to diagnose the many many symptoms. Also how to treat the condition by being in total control of what goes in your mouth.
I am still learning myself and have read many articles and reports by mainly American websites, but have not found one that you can get quick responses by those that have RH.
This is what is so important, that we get a forum on of our own.
Even though I'm not diabetic, there are a majority of hypoglycaemic that have posted that are diabetic.
We need to get the information there ready for those who seek help.
The information on the home page regarding hypoglycaemics is not as good as it should be, it is the usual, eat good carbs! For RH ers, there is no good carbs or good complex carbs, they all do the same, spike quickly and if you spike, you hypo!
The forum is a great place to learn about what you put between your lips. And if you follow the excellent links and what some really knowledgeable posters, have written about how to low carb and use full fats to help your lifestyle. I have literally had to change my dietary outlook on food, I have had to learn to cook and shop, for meat, and vegetables, with the odd pulses. I was brought up with chips or roasties with everything, I even had salad with chips! I always read the recipes, and tried a few, some successfully, some disasters! But as someone who thought a kitchen was just not me, that's been eye opener, the wife has complemented me once or twice, (in two years) for my culinary arts! For some reason butter goes on square bread not round!
Cooking with animal fats or coconut oil has been really important, as the change has helped in keeping in control and in ketosis. I prefer my eggs fried, rather than any other way, omelettes cooked in coconut oil is wonderful.
Being in ketosis, is not weird, but I'm coping really well, I have convinced myself and my blood glucose levels and my pancreas seems to agree that being this much in control is really healthy for me.
As I've quoted before on my posts, that I was heading for my coffin and totally ignorant of why until I started low, low carbing, the effects of having very few carbs, has had a revolutionary effect on my health. All my life signs were heading the wrong way, now they couldn't be better. I am as fit as I believe I could be, especially for my age.
I have many posters on this forum who have helped me, given some great advice and congratulated me on my progress, without these posters, I would have never got to 100 posts, never mind 5000, that's mind blowing!
The missing posters, that go away as their time has come and gone, have given the ground breaking ideas that we RH ers have to live by. I miss them but as always in life, we move on to our next phase in life.
I would like to thank everyone who has helped, assisted, associated and given me information and links about helping others on this forum.
My next mission is to create a information package on how to cope with Hypoglycaemia. And how to treat the condition with only food and exercise, through my experiences and those that have helped me.
I am a Reactionary and I want to revolutionize the way that RH ers are helped.
There are a lot more of us, because of ignorance and misdiagnosis.
I wonder whether I'll get to another thousand posts!
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