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You can eat your normal diet

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by achyut1939, Aug 28, 2019.

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  1. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It is a difficult because everyone is on different insulin levels and ratios. Type 1s could all eat the same lchf meal, be on different levels of insulin and have different BG levels. I know I've been doing lchf for some time now and sometimes I need extra insulin to correct. However, spikes and hypos are to a minimal.
     
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  2. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    well i realise that...LoL

    hence why it was worded as such 'IF'.

    Just curious if we really understand the choices.

    For me t2..i wanted to make it as diet based as possible, and so far it's going well

    For a type one, reality accepted that Insulin IS essential , of course...
    IF you could manage your T1 WITH JUST a change of diet, would you make that change.

    If the answer was yes, then that's the mindset myself and so many other T2's seem to have.
     
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  3. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Wouldn't it be great if we had a good diabetes groundhog day and then, repeated and repeated, but, we know it doesn't work that way don't we ? :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    And my choice is to consume 120grams of carbs per day max without medication, until such time that I need to change that.
     
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  5. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Good question, ( I do manage my TI as carefully as I can, as I don't just eat anything and inject) but then, I probably wouldn't be classed as type 1, as no auto immune condition, hence no Insulin.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    A change in diet still wouldn't alter the fact that we have to take Insulin, personally I would rather not, even though it's just a small part of who I am, tbh, I would gladly do without it.
     
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  7. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Would I change my diet, probably not.....after 48 years of diabetes I know nothing else except being diabetic and injecting (or pumping now)
     
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  8. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Most definitely, YES. Why would anybody wish to take a hormone that (can) have a massive impact on their day to day life? I don't like taking so much as a pain killer and if there was something that was within my power that meant I could stop taking insulin, I would do it. There isn't of course. Don't get me wrong, I have NO issue with insulin per se, it keeps people alive after all but if my body would produce it that would be fab.
     
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  9. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    You can 'ave some of mine if you like. At cost ;)
     
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  10. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Guzzler! Name your price!!! x
     
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  11. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    To you? A penny a bucket but only while stocks last!
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    And that's as honest an answer as I'd expect.

    Pretty sure that IF I had been DX as type 1 .. The weeks n months after..I'd of
    said yes.
    But once it becomes a way of life, could I really envisage another way..mmm

    For me as aT2... The idea, with the possibility (most likely) that I'd slide into increased doses to manage the ever worsening BG levels, would be something I would do almost anything to avoid.... Others are free to differ and choose others routes.

    Thanks @helensaramay .. a decent answer as always.
     
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  13. loiphamp

    loiphamp Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I ate green stuffs for 3 years now I can eat whatever I want to eat sometimes over 200 gr/day without med or insulin and I still in normal range (BG)
     
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  14. Walking Girl

    Walking Girl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think maybe more people eat LCHF than strictly *need* to, but I think many do so because they like it. It’s a fairly easy diet to follow, both at home and eating out, and I think people find it tasty - so why not? It seems like LCHF gets discussed by some as a “must do”, but for many it seems like a “like to do.” So, awesome. If you don’t have to eat LCHF AND don’t want to then don’t.

    The only thing I get irked about is people thinking there is only one way for everyone and assuming anyone not managing diabetes their way is not in control, not healthy, etc. Personal preference, age, cultural differences, other health concerns, etc matter and should not be dismissed.
     
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  15. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Could you expand this "green stuff" a bit for me, please.
     
  16. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Type 1's can't drop insulin. It's as hypothetical as asking us whether we'd like to live on the moon without oxygen.
    Drop insulin, meaning drop your insulin dosage? That's something we can do. I take less insulin by following LCHF and Bernstein.
     
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    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The question also works in reverse.
    As a T2 would you decide to inject insulin so that you could eat (more or less) anything on the menu?
    I know at least one T2 who made that decision on diagnosis.
    Test BG, calculate carbs in meal, inject.

    No requirement to change lifestyle apart from insulin calculations.

    I wouldn't because i hate needles and also am aware that hypos could affect my ability to drive.
    However it does seem a valid choice.
    Always assuming that you are not over producing insulin already, in which case I think it would make things worse not better.

    The OP possibly made that decision.
    However, not for me!
     
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  18. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    the clue was in the 'IF';)....


    so IF you could live on the moon AND somehow NOT have to inject insulin, BUT only if you changed your DIET.


    Would ya change your change diet and so you COULD. potentially, possibly in a make believe world.. never have to inject insulin again....?

    No worries, @ert
    i just wanted a few to consider how it would feel IF that was possible.
    and what they MIGHT do.

    I hear other say that T2D dx was a great thing.

    NOT for me..I've made it a positive., sure
    but given the choice and NOT having it

    No brainer in my eyes.

    Cheers for the post.
     
  19. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    NO.
     
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  20. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I am not happy with the statement for the majority of Type 2's for several reasons. The first being, I feel the bulk of Type 2 cases are induced by the "normal" diet (which I think is inherently abnormal); so the fix is dietary (and optionally exercise) not drugs. Proven time and again.

    If it is possible to manage well via diet, why take a drug, that could go to a Type 1 (this sounds harsher than my vocabulary can smooth out).

    I am not judging you on your choice, but have to disagree with the topic heading of what I see in supermarkets, basically everywhere.
     
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