I made it back to Eretz Yisroel, found a doctor and was informed I actually have type 1, so all my insulin etc has been changed. I didn't fast Tisha B'Av but hope to be stable in time for Yom Kippur. My doctor is frum and thus sensitive to such things. My Rav is very clear on this matter - fasting when it's bad for your health is not a stringent approach it's a sin - followed by the famous quote "I am not lenient when it comes to fasts, I am stringent when it comes to life"
Trying to learn carb counting etc...
On an interesting note: http://lazerbrody.typepad.com/lazer_beams/2012/07/tattoos-in-the-mi...
Good to 'see' you, and thanks for the video Shea, loved it.
Glad you made it home safely, double glad you've gotten an accurate diagnosis, and triple glad that you have a wise Rabbi! We have one member here who I know of who did fast - he's got a lot of experience, and it's not right/safe for everyone.
I assume you're feeling better? What changes have been made to your treatment, and how are you managing?
Glad to be back in Israel and very happy to have found such an excellent doctor.
I am experimenting a bit with the Novo Rapid, trying to find out what dosages work best with which meals - Shabbos is always a bit more, etc. I think it working well, I certinaly feel a lot, lot better.
I am trying to figure out carb counters and hoping that my wife will take over and just tell me what I am allowed to eat and when. :D
Good to hear. http://www.calorieking.com/ has a massive data base with carb counts.
Shalom, shea- Glad to hear from you again. You will get good care in Israel. I think both you and your wife should know your carb counting, after all you are a grown man and she isn't your mother. Calorieking like pup said is a great carb counting site. They may also have a book you could buy and keep with you. Don't worry about fasting, G-d knows when you can and when you can't. Have a good summer. Cat
I'm glad you're back in Israel and I'm glad you've gotten the right diagnosis. About the fasting, I remember being pregnant on Yom Kippur, and not being allowed to fast because it might hurt the baby. I appreciate that attitude: above everything, life! :-)