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Consultant: ''Go home and have some carbs''

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by smag3, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. smag3

    smag3 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Having just told me how amazing my results were and what a good girl I was he said There is no benefit to you on low carbing. Go home and eat some carbs.
    I was sad, angry, upset. I thought we were on the right path with consultants, obviously not.
    By the way, I did go home. And I had 2 boiled eggs.......
     
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  2. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there @smag3, did he say why or what his concerns were? What were your results if you don't mind telling us and what have your readings been like?
     
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  3. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    Oh the irony and contradiction would be funny if not so sad.
     
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  4. smag3

    smag3 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My hba1c was 44, which I think is brilliant. My levels are good, the odd spike but hey. He said as a type one I would get no benefit from low carbing and could be depriving my body of nutrients. I told him that I had been type 1 for 54 years and this felt totally right. I have never felt better and I have a good understanding of nutrition and felt I was not missing anything in my diet. He said he disagreed and I should go home and eat some carbs....
     
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  5. Jim Lahey

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

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    Cracks me up when healthcare people treat diabetic patients like idiots. Unless he can show you bad blood work or evidence of malnutrition you should have told him to go home and eat his hat.
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    A HbA1c of 44 is absolutely great, well done You!
     
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  7. Dr Snoddy

    Dr Snoddy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Your consultant obviously knows more about how you feel than you do!
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    How does he think you got those results he praised you for!?!? Is he the “bow down to my learnèd expertise” kind? Ugh. I agree, brilliant HbA1c!
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Your consultant is obviously in dire need of few smacks around the head with a wet low carb kipper....
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Naahhh let it be a huge wet flour lasagna noodle....Ann Landers would approve!
     
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    Bananas 2 Parent · Well-Known Member

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    hbA1c doing good. Keep doing what you are doing and see if you can improve even more.
    The consultant isn't up with the times.
     
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    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    That's the spirit! :)
     
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  13. kokhongw

    kokhongw I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The case of the mysterious missing nutrients...we hear it all the time...but no one really knows what's missing...

    But I will certainly be missing a lot more than nutrients with chronically elevated glucose...
     
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    smag3 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all your positive comments. Have found my positivity again. Not eating carbs. Carrying on doing what feels right for my body.
     
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  15. Knikki

    Knikki · Guest

    Don't forget just because some of us stuff our faces with carbs don't mean everyone has to. What ever your doing, and you feel it is working for you then go for it.

    I had similar conversation when my Hb1ac was 39 and they were surprised when I said I was off to eat cake and yes I do have a weakness for chocolate :):hilarious::joyful:
     
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  16. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I hope your consultant wasn't too disappointed when Father Christmas didn't visit last year - though being so naughty as to suggest eating more carbs just shows that you need to be careful what you believe.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    And cheesecake.

    Is that a slab of slate it has been served on?
     
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    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So jealous of your result. Well done! I am also a low carber but don't get such consistently good results. I never take advice unless someone can clearly explain to me why I should be doing so.
    I cannot imagine what nutrients you could be missing out by not eating starch. I assume you may still be eating greeen carbs?
     
  19. Knikki

    Knikki · Guest

    Yep it was served on a slate :)
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I have seen that done before but cannot think exactly where.
     
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