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Thinking about "going green" in New Year

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by THEBOT74, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    So am i guessing right with regards to Canadian motoring laws/legislation that you have a "restricted licence" as an insulin user (the maximum given.) on a doctor's report. Every "5 years"?

    How long have you been on insulin..?
     
  2. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    I ageee with jaylee. Tons of insulin. Not antwhere I want to go when just some dietary changes make all the difference.

    To each his own...
     
  3. TomGreen101

    TomGreen101 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Kristin251 I'm not trying to convert anyone. I'm real happy as a diabetic and never had any issues after I started taking care of my diabetes. I eat what I like and medicate accordingly. Just had a lovely roast beef sandwich with gravy and green peas. I took 34 units of Novo Rapid and my 2 HR BG was 4.4. I'll eat some XMass cookies to get it up a bit hefore bed!
     
  4. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    I didn't feel you were trying to convert anyone but in my world 34 units of novolog is what's I take in 8.5 DAYS!! So it just struck me as a ton!! But I do stress about my diabetes and stress is the silent killer. By no means do I eat what I want so more power to you!! My stomach issues are just as real as my diabetes so I'm on a short leash one way or another. My gut loves low carb and high fat. So does my energy. That 'sandwich' would have put me fast asleep and waking up achy. Now I WILL take the roast beef any day!!
     
  5. Enclave

    Enclave Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member
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    Personally I feel if you can be diet controlled (T2) then it saves taking the meds for later if you need them ... I would rather adjust my way of eating than have to take the meds. I don't trust or rely on my Dr or DSN to help wth my T2, they have already proven that they don't give a flying fig about how to safely manage my diabetes.
     
  6. ladybird64

    ladybird64 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Interesting question..Tom, would love to hear the answer to this?
     
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  7. CollieBoy

    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I too was the only(known) T2 in my family and was put on boplus & basal insulin. if I had been content to proceed along the medication road, I could have happily carried on. However, I was able to try and ight and luckily, I found the LCHF diet/WoE allowed me to shed first the insulin, and then the other D meds.
     
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