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Can anyone help shed some light on what's happening please!l?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Starfish18, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    Where did dairy fit? As far as I can see you have just meat/fish and above ground veg otherwise, plus I assume herbs and spices
     
  2. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    If it is any help, once I began to get below 8mmol/l my metabolism really did seem to change and my numbers went on down even though I kept to the regime I had hit on.
    I have had people tell me how well I have done as it must be an extreme diet and hard to stick to - and I blink and shake my head. Personally I feel a bit embarrassed that it has been so easy to do. Maybe I should be trying a lot harder - but then - what would it have done?
    OK - maybe I'd be a lot thinner by now, and really have nothing to wear - not be fretting because I have regained a couple of Kg, but I noticed that the scales are beginning to drop just a little now - too many nuts and too much cheese I suspect. Easily done, easily stopped.
    I do have the advantage of a BSc degree and a near genius level IQ - though the sense of humour is far more likely to advance my career these days.
    Of all the advice given, the concept of checking how things affect you is the one to go with. If you consistently go high due to one thing, it will add up - pick out what it is and do something about it - problem solved, on to the next one.
     
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  3. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I eat dairy too. Cream and cheese. Plus eggs, lots of eggs. I try not to put a label on my diet, as it’s a kind of ketogenic dairy paleo mashup :D
     
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  4. Flora123

    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @Jim Lahey. It sounds what I’m doing but sometimes I do snack but recently a bit off track and readings much higher. I normally have a blip from time to time but this has been since I did a 40hr fast. But frustrated. I think I need to be stricter and lower carbs to well under my current 20g.
     
  5. pixie1

    pixie1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I attended UKdiabetes group at my local hospital, they all follow the guidelines. They did not support my hf/LC lifestyle and did not except the improvements on BG and HBA1c. They were very happily to continue even though their conditions progressed and deteriated to increased meds as well loss of sight due to retinopathy.
    They all listen and agree with the leading diabetic consultant for the diabetic ward for the hospital. I was only person to disagree with him. He could mot answer my questions properly defaulting to the same old, same old.
    People in the group asked if I learnt anything new. Obviously not.
    It's sad as the area I live in has the highest rate of amputations amongst diabetics.
     
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  6. Starfish18

    Starfish18 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was asked to go on the Desmond course but I refused to go on it as I felt it would be just as you described The nurse that gave me my diagnosis said I only had to cut out sugar, no mention of carbs whatsoever. I'd already joined this site and was learning about LCHF so really didn't see the point of the course. A friend of mine went on the Desmond course and she was told she had to eat carbs for energy just cut down the amount she has she doesn't see the importance in testing either.we have such different ways of eating She counts cals more than carbs She'll quite happily polish off a full pizza that only has 500 cals. Makes me cringe! What about the carbs? What's its doing to your blood? She obviously doesn't know!
     
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  7. pixie1

    pixie1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I only went to a few of those meetings. I went again The following year to see if low carbing ebeterd main stream, nope, I mentioned Dr Unwin. They never heard of him.

    I suffered from DP on initial diagnoses, it was very frustrating,it sorted itself out eventually on low carb.
     
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  8. Starfish18

    Starfish18 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I get DP too some days Its frustrating.
    Hopefully one day lchf will catch on
     
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  9. KTNIC

    KTNIC · Active Member

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    May have already posted this, but. Poached eggs breakfast. Chicken avocado cottage cheese salad lunch. Feeling sleepy and wobbly. 7.8. Not usual . Quick remedy? Oh and asked 3 miles this morning
     
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  10. KTNIC

    KTNIC · Active Member

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    ' walked' even!
     
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