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Let's play a positivity game...

Discussion in 'Benefits' started by Aditya Singh, Apr 16, 2020.

  1. Aditya Singh

    Aditya Singh · Member

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    Everyone give one Benefits of being diabetic....
    First of all I want say my benefit is that I have made strict schedule of eating and exercising and I take more healthy food...
     
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  2. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Mine would be the same as yours.

    One other thing it has had as a positive is the "opening of the eyes" to the sheer ignorance of the medical profession in being to understand it at the basic level. It has also opened my eyes to what a real healthy diet is for me and that is most certainly not what dieticians and doctors have been hammering out for the last 50 years.

    It has also led me to the world of research and self discovery in what works for me as I wander my own maze of the condition. These are all positives. My knowledge base has increased dramatically thanks to the experts doing podcasts etc, such as Ivor Cummin's, Bikman, Mason, Kendrick, Fung and many others who do have a real understanding of it and it's other issues etc. And oh what a difference low carb and keto makes to all aspects of my health!

    Bada bing!
     
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  3. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    And of course this forum and it's members!
     
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  4. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Tackling T2 and changing what I ate led me too

    Reversing T2
    Losing a lot of weight
    Sleep Apnea gone
    Acid reflux gone
    Breathlessness gone
    Hypertension gone

    Multiple benefits alongside getting to know a lot of crazy people who are doing the same thing here!

    Win, win, win...
     
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  5. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    It’s difficult to choose just one, but mine would be finding this forum, all the other benefits stemmed from advice here :)
     
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  6. TeddyTottie

    TeddyTottie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Me too....

    oh, and the Return of the Full-Fat... cheese, butter, cream, Greek yoggie. Love me some dairy :cat:!

    And Darjeeling tea, previously this exacerbated the acid reflux too much and I was forced to quit drinking it. It’s back!
     
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  7. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Having a better understanding of body chemistry and how lifestyle affects it. Weighing 71kg -same as over 40 years ago! Appreciating the kindness of other people as a direct result of how I was cared for as a sickly child. Taking nothing for granted.
    Ironically it has given me an optimistic outlook throughout my life.
     
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  8. Aditya Singh

    Aditya Singh · Member

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    It means we are so lucky to have diabetes....so I named it that we all are diabetic warrior's....we are the one who know everything about our body and it's reaction...
     
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    atomsandstars20 · Newbie

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    Glad to be apart of this forum it’s certainly opened my eyes as to what I had to be eating as to what would be a better way to eat
     
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    Swiggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Having a place to ask questions without worrying that I will look stupid. X
     
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    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    "A man's got to know his limitations"
     
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    Rather have done this without becoming diabetic, but it did force me totally change my diet. Cut the carbs way back. Has worked great so far.
     
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  13. Jim Lahey

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

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    It opened my eyes to how the world really works. Enlightening.
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Life-changing. Healthier, fitter, happier.
     
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    Taxus Type 2 · Member

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    I'm prediabetic so I have to be careful what I eat... but I can have a glass of wine, olives, cheese and chorizo!
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Basically, being able to choose to eat a better, healthier diet again.
     
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    Ushthetaff Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    A benefit for me was it got rid of my fear of needles, as a child I hated em use to have a screaming fit if I got within 10 miles of one.. then , I got the big D and whoosh phobia disappeared , it had to really or I’d no be here I suppose, plus I know more about my body than I would if I didn’t have it , ther are far far worse things to have .
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Lucky to have diabetes :wideyed: that is not a word I would ever wish to use :(

    Benefits, well, tbh I personally can't think of any, I have it and it is just a small part of who I am, I manage it and try to get on with life the best way I can :)
     
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