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Apps to track diet, blood sugar, etc.

Started by Ila. Last reply by phedrick Feb 1. 9 Replies

Have you found any apps for the iPad that will track diet, meds, efc? I want one that. An also scan bar codes. I have the Atkins app and love it for diet tracking. It scans bar codes, but of course…Continue

Resistant starch and leftover pasta

Started by Nellie. Last reply by Georgia boy Oct 19, 2014. 1 Reply

I saw a mention in a cookbook I recently bought (Blending Science with Spices, by Gita Patel, the dietician I saw a couple of weeks ago) of "resistant starch" - which occurs in cooked-then-cooled…Continue

Self-monitoring study for people with type 2 diabetes

Started by Emily Coles Aug 29, 2014. 0 Replies

Researchers from Columbia University are looking for individuals with type 2 diabetes to participate in a self-monitoring study. The purpose of the study is to collect a set of data to develop and…Continue

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Started by Krztina. Last reply by gg Aug 4, 2014. 1 Reply

I was curious if anyone has started this new once a day medication. The part that doesn't grab me is the "diuretic" effects as well as yeast infections. Just curious what other peoples personal…Continue

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Comment by Christalyn on July 29, 2012 at 9:43am

The wellness fair link would be with the santa monica chamber of commerce.

I am so sick of people always trying to pass of their herb and spices or some miracle treatment as a cure for diabetes. This guy (though he was a nice man)still believe that Dr. Whitaker can cure diabetes totally with diet control.

I would love to set up a blog or website dedicated to the debunking of all these miracles that Doctors and other health gurus have for diabetes. These guys should have the feet held to the fire. If this these folks were doing this to the AIDS community they would be under the jail house for spreading false hope.

Comment by Christalyn on July 29, 2012 at 9:37am

Thank you so much for the compliment. I actually meet a nurse that is going to wear one of my shirts at the big diabetic meeting next week.

I told this man that everything that he described sounded like a management system and not a cure. Telling people they have been cured is grossly inaccurate especially there is no proof of pancreatic activity increasing.

It was an interesting day and I would love to do it again. I plan to be at another even in a few months.

Comment by BadMoonT2 on July 29, 2012 at 9:33am

Seems we'll never run out of people claiming a cure. Way to go Christalyn for knowing the right questions to ask.

Comment by Gerri on July 29, 2012 at 9:32am


Do you have a link about the Wellness Fair? I have a T2 friend in your area.

Comment by Natalie ._c- on July 29, 2012 at 9:26am

Christalyn, you rock! I commend you for taking the effort to set up a booth, and I'm glad to hear you had interactions with people who appreciated the need for such a booth!

As far as Dr. Whitaker, yes, I've heard of him. Dr. Julian Whitaker, to be precise. He does claim to reverse diabetes, and of course, he's talking about T2, but he's doing what everyone else is doing -- using diet to control early-stage T2 when it CAN be controlled by diet. What gets me is that he's peddling it as a cure, but who knows what's going to happen to these people 10 or 20 years down the line? I think the concepts of "reverse" or "cure" T2 just sets people up for feelings of disappointment or resentment later -- not really conducive to their mental or physical well-being.

Comment by Christalyn on July 29, 2012 at 9:05am

Has anybody heard of a Dr. Whitaker?

There was a man at the Wellness fair that told me about this doctor and his rates of reversing diabetes. Of course I asked did this doctor have any proof of increased pancreatic function back to 100%. He said that he didn't know.

Then I asked how do you know this is a cure and is actually reversing diabetics without bring the pancreas back to 100% of functionality. He said he didn't know but this Doctor has gotten people off of meds. I told him this Dr. has just created a management system that works for a segment of the population not a cure.

So is anybody familiar with this Dr. Whitaker??????

Comment by Christalyn on July 29, 2012 at 8:59am

I was at the Wellness Health Fair in Santa Monica with my own booth. Most people looked at me like the plague for wanting to bring awareness to the masses but for the most part it was very exciting for me to be there.

I had a lot of type 1 folks come to me and tested my knowledge of diabetes which I thought was funny. Then there was a woman that came to and said that her husband was diabetic. She had a stance to suggest that I she thought of me as a joke for being there. So I asked her what did she know about diabetes. She was rather stunned that I would ask her the question. I explained that all family members should be as educated about diabetes as the diabetic loved one. She was not impressed with this comment.

For the most part there were lots of people that told me there were happy I was there with a diabetic platform.

Comment by Dedene Nelson-Court on July 29, 2012 at 1:45am

Linda is probably right. How old are you? Have you been tested for peri-menopause? Just an idea...

Comment by Linda G on July 28, 2012 at 6:26am

Could be Trenia...but not necessarily! It could be hormonal.
The only way to know if it's due to diabetes is to test when you feel that way!

Comment by BadMoonT2 on July 26, 2012 at 11:32am

trenia here's a link with an interview with Dr. Steve Phinney, who has conducted research into how your body changes when you low carb. At one point in the interview he discusses the importance of salt for low carbers. My personal experience is that about a year and a half into low carbing I decided to cut my salt intake because salt is supposed to be bad for you. I started getting light headed and feeling generally bad. At some point, I forgot about the war on salt, and started eating bacon and eggs for breakfast,and of course bacon is very salty. I started feeling better but did not make the connection. Then I read Dr. Phinney's book "The Art and Science of Low Carb Living" where he discusses the importance of salt for low carbers. At that point I made the connection. Now I make sure to get enough salt and no longer feel bad. I was worried that increased salt would lead to increased blood pressure but it has not proven to be true for me. Phinney recommends drinking bullion to make sure you get enough salt, but I don't know if such a thing is available in Poland, bacon works for me:) Giving up those good tasting foods like pierogis is a sacrifice, but the reward is better health.


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