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1st Of 18 Diabetic Course.

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Wilber123, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. Wilber123

    Wilber123 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hello All.
    Tomorrow the 26th June 18 I am going to the 1st appointment for learning about Diabetes
    I’ll let you people know how it goes.
    Not looking forward to it as I feel as she wants me to eat more carbs than what I wish too.
    I’m keeping to around 50 carbs or day. And I’m testing to check how good react with my BG.
    But if I increase my Carbs. I am very confident my BG will go through the roof.
    Watch this space.
     
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  2. carol43

    carol43 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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  3. Wilber123

    Wilber123 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I did it. It was the 1st one.
    Do a little manic. She weighed all 30 of us. Gave us a pedometer, mine doesn’t work.
    Gave us a plastic folder and z pile of booklets which over the course we will fill in.
    Next week may be more enlightening.
     
  4. Dr Snoddy

    Dr Snoddy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    18 weeks!!!!!
     
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  5. Wilber123

    Wilber123 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    No 2 on Tuesday
    Another hour of a enlightenment.
    Watch this space.
     
  6. PatsyB

    PatsyB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    never been to one , never been invited to one
     
  7. Wilber123

    Wilber123 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    You can take my place if you want.
    I believe it will be a total waste of time. I would prefer to do two 8 hour days. Spread over 18 weeks puts a downer on it. I’m too busy.
     
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  8. Wilber123

    Wilber123 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    It was. A total waste of time and money.
    Most of us are older. Spent 40 mins weighing everyone. Which left
    20mins Not much information as you may have guessed.
     
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    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It will, of course.
     
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    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh dear.
     
  11. Wilber123

    Wilber123 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry Guys.
    I can’t face this. Think I may cancel
    I feel a failure. But when I look at the books she’s given all of us Carbs feature very largely. I don’t believe it will work. So really I’m stumped going.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Expert

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    No need to apologise.. I think most of us wouldn't have wasted our time going to the first one even.. Apart from maybe to wind up the "teacher" .
     
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    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  14. Wilber123

    Wilber123 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Well today came and went. I did not attend. I feel bad for not going when Iv been given the opportunity to have a place on the course.
    But it goes against everything Iv learnt on the site.
    I can’t eat 60 -80 carbs a day. Which apparent is Government guideline. It’s wrong and I do not want to get worse.
    I’m thinking about seeing my GP but will he be supportive ?
    I don’t like him much ch. His bedside manner is not nice.
    I’ll post when I have some info.
    Wish me luck.
     
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  15. Smallbrit

    Smallbrit Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yikes! I’m impressed you lasted that long. I dutifully went to the one-day one offered when I was diagnosed 5 years ago. Instead of the 4 weeks of 2 hours that was the alternative. Absolutely no disrespect to the others who were there, but I sat there feeling like I’d wandered into the wrong room. I was 37, had no need to lose weight, but was surrounded by much older, much larger people than me. Being told something about the importance of a ‘balanced’ plate of food that looked it contained foods that I already knew were big no-no’s for me. And of course, the biscuits appeared at break time!

    As background to sounding pretentious, I had gestational diabetes 12 years ago at the age of 30 in the US. A nutritionist was assigned within days of diagnosis, and spent an hour explaining to me, individually, carb counting and eating to the meter and don’t eat bananas, just like well, you know, this site :) I thank my lucky stars that she did as I would have followed whatever I was told without question then - I’m just glad she got to me first before the NHS prescribed course.

    Good luck with your GP. I had the fortune of getting a GP who was supportive of my choice to be very low carb. I doubt he’d ever advocate it, but he’s happy that whatever I am doing is working.
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    I thought gov advice was higher than 80g?
     
  17. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a reasonable decision to me and not a fail! Out of initerest where are you in the UK? Interested to know what folks are being offered and whre for pre diabetes.
     
  18. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was 140g daily based on the fallacious notion of the brain requiring glucose from injested food or 45% of daily calories...140 g =560 kcals btw so 45% is double that and works out to be 230 kcals worth per meal or about 60g carbs. I believe the average Brit has about 240g daily or 80g for each of 3 meals..
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Ah, that could be it then - per meal!
     
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  20. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It is an epic faillure. But theirs, not yours. Keep doing what's right for you!
     
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