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High HbA1c

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by myracat, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Unless he has been wearing a Libre meter, how could they know? In any case, for me not being able to feel my hands would almost be worse than dying in a coma. Unfortunately denial is a very powerful and unconscious strategy for bearing the unbearable. Not much you can do about that, except create and cherish your own independant life.
     
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    myracat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I have a huge bag of coconut flour in the cupboard, any good recipes for that please?
     
  3. myracat

    myracat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried it in the microwave?
     
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    myracat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Because he had a little book from the diabetes nurse (who was a year ago anti low carbing, I haven't seen her since)! And all the anomalies on there at testing were higher never lower if that makes sense
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Oh I’m sorry the coconut porridge is the only recipe I regularly use with coconut flour. Most of the baked stuff I make uses almond flour instead except I use ground almonds as they are cheaper!
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I don’t think it’ll work in the microwave as you need to stir it while it’s cooking.
     
  7. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but without continuous testing he can have no idea what happens to his bg while he is asleep at night. And in any case dangerously high bg can also lead to a coma. This is from the Mayo Clinic:

    "A diabetic coma is a life-threatening diabetes complication that causes unconsciousness. If you have diabetes, dangerously high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or dangerously low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can lead to a diabetic coma.
    If you lapse into a diabetic coma, you're alive — but you can't awaken or respond purposefully to sights, sounds or other types of stimulation. Left untreated, a diabetic coma can be fatal."

    I don't want to insist on the coma idea, there are enough horrible things that can happen to an uncontrolled T2 without that.
     
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    sudip762 · Newbie

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    low carb diets will be really awesome for you. My Aunt has got some fruitful results.
     
  10. johnme

    johnme Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just found this. You are such a source! Thanks.
     
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