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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 Dawnnikki98 on April 2, 2014 at 10:22am

WOW, you completely misunderstood me, and the whole news story. No need to be so angry. We can agree to disagree. :)I am currently losing weight, and working hard, hardest thing I've ever done in my life, that's the only way it's going to work. I think surgery is for people who for other reasons cannot exercise, have other medical problems that prevent them from doing it themselves, not for people who can do it themselves. Also, you know there are type 2 diabetics who are not overweight, and still need insulin to control their out of control blood sugar. This is how I was, and years of being on insulin has caused me to gain! it's an uphill battle. The study is not saying, "don't eat right, don't exercise, just go have your guts cut out" It's just showing what doctors have FOUND that immediately after the surgery, the patients who WERE insulin resistant previously are no longer insulin resistant, literally the second the surgery is done, before ANY weight at all has been lost! I find this amazing (which is my right) because it can lead to other amazing things, like maybe a cure for type 1 diabetics. It's a huge find for science, that's a fact.

Comment by Christalyn on April 2, 2014 at 9:01am


It is not amazing when you look at the theory. Eat less food or vomit then you will have less BG levels. This is what has been preached since the beginning... this practice has been going on for years. The fact it is being used as a cure all for diabetes is not good. If you noticed in their test subject analysis they didn't have a group that used exercise and diet control. They just did their study by surgery, insulin/pills and some other group.

For starters it is no surprise the surgery scored the best. How would it have been rated against exercise/diet control? That was left out.

What kind of message does this send to people that are not diabetic? Much like cosmetic surgery if you don't like it cut and re arrange it and everything is fine. With the onset of Obamacare how will this affect services for people that really need this surgery versus a bunch of folks that don't exercise and diet?

When ever the news do stories about gastric bypass, or some type of bariatric surgery they never explain what happens afterwards. You are not eating that much and mostly vomiting. You can do this with DIET CONTROL and train yourself. They never give you the lasting effects of this. Carnie Wilson famously had this surgery, dropped the weight, then ballooned back to old weight because mentally the food training wasn't there. My mother (who is diabetic) had the lap band and it did nothing for her. She out ate and defeated the lap band.

Please educate yourself! Don't get excited everytime the media presents a get quick fix for diabetes especially Type 2. If you scrutinize the information you will find some thing flawed with the process and should have never been reported in the first place. Its sends messages that a cure is around the corner and that is not true.

Lastly,....with all the surgeries, diet control systems, minerals, herbs and spices.....this will not make your pancreas perform at 100% like you were before diabetes. Once a diabetic Type 2 has been diagnosed the pancreas is functioning at less than 50% working capacity. Even though the outside symptoms and #BG levels are fine your pancreas is still working at less than 1/2 capacity. So are your REALLY cured or non diabetic? After you have surgery, if you go back to eating steak and potatoes those same wonderful symptoms with return.

Comment by Krztina on April 1, 2014 at 4:58pm

If I am not mistaken the Cleveland Clinic Study is nothing new....believe it was done either in 2012 or 2013...what is new is that clinical trials are being done on diabetics with a BMI < 35 and see if the effect of the surgery happens to them and see if their diabetes is "cured" or what ever term you wish to use.

Comment by Dawnnikki98 on April 1, 2014 at 11:14am

I don't know if I am posting this right! I'm trying to respond to Christalyn about the NBC news report. You may have missed something or misunderstood, but what they're actually saying is, IMMEDIATELY after the Bypass surgery, TYPE 2 Diabetics are testing as Non Diabetic, which is really amazing. They're not saying at all that they want people to have surgery to lose weight, I can see how that would seem really uncalled for!:) Maybe look it up some more, it's very interesting, but unfair it seems since I'm terrified of any surgery. :(

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on April 1, 2014 at 10:52am

Good luck with your surgery Christalyn.

Comment by Christalyn on April 1, 2014 at 8:48am

I was so disgusted by the news report on NBC news about Type 2 diabetes. I would love to have a letter writing campaign about to NBC news. Basically they were stating that Gastric Bypass was the best option to "Reverse Diabetes." In the test lot they presented did not include a subject that exercised and controlled their diet. They immediately concluded that if you get your guts cut up your diabetes will be reversed. What type of message is this? For me most of my issues have been psychological than actual hunger.

Comment by Christalyn on March 31, 2014 at 11:45am

I just wanted to let some folks know that I will be having surgery for a semi nondiabetic aliment. I am not scared but it will be life altering in some respects. It wasn't a snap decision. I felt it was time to end my struggle with this...

Comment by trenia on March 30, 2014 at 10:28pm

I was told here by our members that R- ALA (Right) is only good for our pains, but in my country there is no R-ALA available so I tried lipoic acid and it works for me. Neurologists (doctors)prescribe B1(100), B6(200 and B12 vitamins for neurol.pains.

Comment by David (dns) on March 30, 2014 at 1:04pm

I take R-ALA as a preventive and also for its insulin mimetic properties.

Comment by deb1126 on March 30, 2014 at 1:02pm

I take alpha lipoic acid for neuropathy too. I haven't taken B1 and B6 though. I will try this. Thank you, Trenia!


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