January 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm #256337
As someone who was diagnosed with diabetes type 2 about 5 months ago, I wondered if anyone on als was interested in a chatty, information sharing, supportive type of thread?
If you are interested please post on here.
:hug: :hug: :hug:January 1, 2012 at 8:44 pm #517402
I’ve been diagnosed for 12 months.The Hb1ac blood test they do every three months or so has been good -6- but I don’t think the next one will be so good.Really need to improve on the diet and exercise 🙂January 1, 2012 at 9:31 pm #517403
I would be interested in a group, especially as I am going to try and get the better of it with diet and exercise two things I am not very good at. Any mutual support can only help.
JulieJanuary 1, 2012 at 9:37 pm #517404
DH has diabetes type 2 and I would be interested in a chat. We have done a lot of research with diet etc as well, so maybe able to help a bit as well as chat and learn a bit.
Just as a bit of interest, he was insulin dependent and by cutting out wheat, only wheat, from his diet he was able for many years to go off insulin – interesting that one. It made a huge difference.January 1, 2012 at 10:37 pm #517405
i’ve had it for 12 years now, would be good to chat just in case someone has something better. in total mine has only been in good control for 6 of those twelve years the rest of the time the readings are high, doctors have no answers.
i’ve said it before dunno how well received it has been, you may find that some DB2’s are gluten grain intolerant or may have been celiac when diagnosed. i suggest try a couple weeks without grains of any sort see what happens with you readings, only for those who are proactive and take readings, the fast reading is important, then the other i find useful is 2 hours after breakfast.
can’t test for the intolerance one you do trial and error then no fix from medicine.
once you go on insulin for DB2 be careful of dose insulin packs on the weight, and doesn’t do much for some like me, i monitor my dose and weight, very proactive with my health, i don’t sit there letting a doc tell me all of so and so, find one you can talk with and share knowledge.
once entrenched onto drugs it all begins to fail, oh seen ’em all dieticians, nutritionist, diabetes educators and endocrinologist.
when reading too high mouth gets very dry.
lenJanuary 1, 2012 at 11:08 pm #517406
I can recommend a great series of books, I picked them up from Big w for not too much at all. Its the low GI diet and explains the science in an easy to understand way, has recipies and shoppers guide. I follow it mostly even though I’m not NIDDM because its the diet that everyone should be on. Once you read the book, it all makes sense why avoiding wheat helps, although whole grains are fine (not wholmeal – this is as bad a white in terms of GI). GREAT for weight loss, trust me, at one stage I was barely eating but still putting on weight. Sad because I really didn’t have a weight problem to start with! but following low GI I have more energy and am generally feeling better and never hungry. And its not a gimmick/fad diet, its actually a healthy way of life. Highly recommended.January 1, 2012 at 11:28 pm #517407
I don’t know if anyone here has tried it but I use the CSIRO wellbeing diet plan and they also have a Diabetic diet. I have had success on the normal diet (lost 7kg on the diet over 6 weeks, then put it all back on again when I stopped following the plan, so I’m back on it again :whistle: ) and my mum has type 2 Diabetes as did my dad. I guess it’s in my own best interests to make sure I don’t go down the same path:January 2, 2012 at 1:18 am #517408
I have a strong support team and am amazed at the help that is available in our little country town. The dr is free and all other appointments only cost $8 ish each. Fantastic I reckon. :tup:
It all seems to boil down to eating healthy foods and daily exercise. Nothing special really. I need to cut out all the added extras like chocolate and cakes and alcohol and lollies and ice cream and biscuits and ‘normal’ cheese and, ummm did I mention chocolate and……………….. :blush: :blush:
I guess the only surprise about me being a type 2 diabetic is ‘how come it took so long to develop’?????????? :S
I eat oodles of healthy stuff, plus oodles of ‘other’ stuff………….CORRECTION…
I USED TO eat oodles of ‘other’ stuff………….
I am determined to get control with diet and exercise if possible and keep any possible venture into tabs or insulin at bay for as long as possible, meaning forever!!
Thanks for having a say folks, there’s some interesting areas to check out already.
:hug: :hug: :hug:January 2, 2012 at 10:51 am #517409
I am a type 1 – different cause etc – but having lived with the diabetes diet and insulin etc for 45 years I will keep an eye on this topic in case I can be of any help 🙂
tip for any of you on insulin if you are having lots of swings and hypos look at changing to beef insulin ………. “human” insulin is Genetically Engineered and many people like me cannot tolerate it ……..but docs wont tell you there is an alternative …….January 2, 2012 at 11:23 am #517410
i am type 2 have been now for nearly 3 years.the odds of me not developing very slim,all the women thru generations have diabetes 2
i do not pay for anything,everything has been free so far
i am determined not to go to tablets which is apparently in the near futureJanuary 2, 2012 at 12:09 pm #517411
thanks for the heads up ggang,
i had no idea.
running hyper at present hardly ever get down to hypo
lenJanuary 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm #517412
Going along with the no grains thing (and if you follow this eating plan, it’s for life. And it’s not difficult. As a simple carb craver, I found this so easy and haven’t craved simple carbs since I started. For me, it won’t be difficult to stay on, and I love eating. Food tastes 100 times better now. I even eat chocolate but it’s dark and a small amount can satisfy, whereas previously the block satisfied. I can make my own chocolate too and use tiny amounts of dextrose and it’s sweet enough).
But this may be more useful, to help your body heal
Leptin is the hormone which controls insulin production and use. There are other positives to resetting your leptin – I look heaps younger than I did, my skin is smooth, hair is healthy, no dandruff, nails are growing, I sleep very well now (I used to wake often and feel tired all day) and more.
Be aware that if you go off grains, you may experience withdrawals in the form of ‘carb flu’. I wasn’t that bad (but I was already sugar free, when I suffered a headache for weeks before my body got over it).January 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm #517413
Lots of interesting info on the thread already, thanks so much people. :clap:
Does anyone else use cinnamon to assist their blood glucose levels? (I think that’s how it works, but I am an amateur and still learning the science and the lingo :blush: ).
Both the nurse and dietitian on my team agree that cinnamon helps. I sprinkle it on my brekky cereal and it tastes really good. I tried it in a drink but couldn’t stomach it that way.
:hug: :hug: :hug:January 2, 2012 at 12:46 pm #517414
In regards to grains is that all grains including oats or just wheat. I thought oats were beneficial but I could be mistaken. It is interesting to hear about the leptin thing I will check that out.January 2, 2012 at 12:49 pm #517415
just researching the bovine factor thee is a swine one as well, the insulin’s i am on are human GM derived.
anyhow aspartame as far as i am concerned is a poison even for healthy people, for me if i get a bit of sugar in my diet i would be thinking the body will cope with a more natural product than this chemical, never tested for human food safety product:
seeing me doc tomorrow and be putting the pressure on for the bovine stuff.
on the fed gov health site bovine insulin is given the go.
as my initial diagnosis (should have been the intolerance thing but celiac which i think may not have been know then) and no testing available for either they lumped me too readily into DB2, so now the price is intolerance to metformin and insulin this human derived one so far, have been on nova-mix 30 for a period, insulin is a dead duck in my system only adds weight never controls my glucose into single figures.
GRAINS: to me means all grains and corn even now for me wild rice what they call natural rice nowadays just sun tanned white rice. have tries spelt and can use it sometime.
the worst with wheat that it has been over hybridised for farmer and milling needs, when one eats bread it is all made with fast yeast also no good for us, get candida belly (not beer belly as many blame), and no matter what all breads have those preservatives added anyway. my observations.
if you are DB2 i feel one must do home monitoring daily at least once at fast.
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