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Resistant starch and leftover pasta

Started by Nellie. Last reply by Georgia boy Oct 19. 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. 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. 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

Why am I peeing so much?

Started by Dee. Last reply by Dawnnikki98 Jul 30. 1 Reply

I thought this is what happens when your D is out of control. But, as soon as I started insulin + victoza 6 weeks ago I started getting thirstier and needing the bathroom more often, and waking up…Continue

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Comment by Linda G on April 4, 2014 at 2:54pm

Were you confused Christalyn?
It'll all turn out....don't worry. One step at a time.

Comment by Christalyn on April 4, 2014 at 2:28pm

nothing else from the peanut gallery about the NBC news item?????? I will guess there isn't anymore CONFUSION.

Comment by Christalyn on April 3, 2014 at 7:57am

@ Linda G...Believe me I know this. I just got through my own depressed period starting from the holidays. I was on medications too. At some point I knew I had to see a doctor to get the help that I needed.

Comment by Linda G on April 3, 2014 at 4:06am

Ahhh....if not being depressed were that easy. It's an arduous task, getting out of's a process, and has nothing to do with not loving yourself. However, when you ARE depressed, you don't care much about yourself.

Comment by Christalyn on April 3, 2014 at 1:16am

Some diabetics need to learn to not be depressed and love themselves more....

Comment by Christalyn on April 3, 2014 at 1:14am

Wow all the wonderful information and wrote and only one person wants to focus on the insignificance of the lab band. Byetta is a weight lose drug that T2 and T1 use. So I am sure it is considered a multi functional device no matter what the original intention. Amazing.....

Comment by Christalyn on April 3, 2014 at 1:11am

I think you have misunderstood me and the news segment. Are you sure you were watching the same show. I can't see why you are answering in this manner if you actually saw the show.

Doctors have proved several years ago that if you go through some type of gut bypass surgery you will loose weight. Again I add NOTHING NEW. Actually it makes sense, gut bypass surgery is basically making you vomit all your food so little of it actually gets absorbed. In other words, don't eat you will loose weight. AGAIN NOT A NEW CONCEPT. I am not sure where the misunderstanding is. I prefer to be blunt and not flower things for folks. If you don't eat food you will not be insulin resistant because there is nothing in your gut to metabolize and start the process. Again not a new concept and commonly used in training athletes. If you take insulin as a T1 or T2 you will gain weight unless you have your diabetes under control or exercise. That is the nature of insulin. Do your research.

What is so wonderful about getting your gut cut as a first resort? Then who do you think they are going to let have this surgery first. All the folks that are depressed and morbidly obese. Where did it say in the news segment that the surgery was for people with multi health issues and T2? It didn't. They are trying to mass market it and this will become the next big thing.

Am not sure what is confusing about changing your habits and trying to do things naturally. I don't see why this could not be included as apart of the study. I wouldn't be surprised if exercise/diet control if they yielded the same result as going to gut your gut chopped up. I just see this as potential abuse. I see this as another way people will ostracize T2's as a lazy person's disease and we should all go get our guts chopped up. If you want to loose weight on insulin you need to find something that can help you monitor your amazing glucose levels. Fact is when you have high glucose levels you don't loose weight. Then to take insulin to lower them compounds the situation a little.. Amazing...

Yes share your AMAZING I may find inspiration from another T2 diabetic taking insulin such as I am.

Comment by Krztina on April 2, 2014 at 2:52pm

Lap band is not the same thing as manipulating the stomach and intestine (as in the sleeve and complete bypass). They are still trying to figure out how the "switch" is effecting the endocrine system and how diabetes is changed in the patient afterwards. I am sorry it didn't work out for your mother. Lap band is for weight loss...never recalled it as procedure studied for "the diabetic cure". In fact it wasn't even an option when I was looking into it a few yrs ago BECAUSE I have diabetes. Yes it would help me lose wt, but it would not "cure" or fix the diabetes like the bypass/sleeve would.

Comment by GRBernard on April 2, 2014 at 11:32am

Hi Dawnnikki98 - Thanks for the pat on the back.
While most of us here have no credentials qualifying us to give advice, we are ALL qualified to express an opinion, and I've learned a lot by hanging around this forum listening to those opinions. Do us a favor, share your story, it may be the answer another of us needs.

Comment by Dawnnikki98 on April 2, 2014 at 10:42am

GRBernard, I totally agree, well said! I have yet to put my story on here, but it's different from everyone Else's I've read! lol


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