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typeonegrit Facebook group - what do I have to do?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Colin of Kent, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. Colin of Kent

    Colin of Kent Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've requested to join three times, each time giving appropriate answers to the questions, but my requests are never approved. It's been several weeks since my last attempt. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
     
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  2. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hi Colin, I really don't know, maybe a tech problem their end, but hopefully someone will be along to help you out, good luck ?
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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  4. Colin of Kent

    Colin of Kent Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Ah ok yes I think that is very strictly controlled and every one vetted by RD Dijkman personally. Maybe send him a tweet (if you are a twitterer) and let him know? He only lets in T1's who are low carbing.
     
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    StewartH Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's the key. They ask questions to see if you are following a keto diet lifestyle. If you convince them, you get accepted.
     
  7. limmi

    limmi Type 1 · Member

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    Msg the admins and ask them. Thats what i did. Don't really know why they are so particular, feels a bit offensive to be honest.
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Message RD Dikeman, Colin. He’ll ask you a few questions and have a little chat about your management and understanding of this system before letting you in. Yes, @limmi - they are particular, but for a very good reason, mainly US related. There are parents in the group who have had Child Protective Services involved and the threat of children taken away because they refuse to follow the prescribed ADA high carb diet. Some have been ordered by the courts to feed their children a certain amount of carbohydrate at each meal (logged on their pump) - often when parents are separated and there are disagreements about the child's diabetes management. There’s some real horror stories - and there’s been instances of the estranged parent, or “spy” trying to access the group.
     
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  9. kitedoc

    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The ADA guidelines for hi carb for kids appear to be being used like a mandatory treatment order (usually reserved for patients with mental health problems) for a captive audience (children) by some US physicians. presumably of the paediatric variety. Just who really are the abusers. ?? Wake up America !!
    The poor kids all need stickers saying ": "I 'm with Dr Bernstein'. Mind you with ADA softening their position on low carb and hopefully if more dieticians will make a stand things might change. What do most doctors know about nutrition anyways??

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  10. Colin of Kent

    Colin of Kent Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow. I had no idea about that, but now it makes total sense. Glad I don't live in the US!
     
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  11. Harrysdad

    Harrysdad Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think we're all glad we don't live in the US! ;)
     
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  12. Colin of Kent

    Colin of Kent Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, this is just another reason to add to the many I already have!
     
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  13. limmi

    limmi Type 1 · Member

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    wow i had no idea, thank you for clarifying Mel.
     
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