As a newly diagnosed LADA (3 months now) I was recently presented with a dinner invite from a couple who I know only casually. My dilemma is I really didn't know how best to handle the eating part…Continue
"Recently, I have been reading about intermittent fasting. It seems to be the craze du jour these days. The benefits touted include increased energy, cognitive benefits and mental clarity, and a great way to "lean up". I strength train 2-3…"
"This article from the ADA Journal suggests a ketotic diet is protective against hypoglycemia. Counterintuitive but matches the experience of many.
Protective Effects of Ketogenic Diets on Signs of Hypoglycemia"
"With vitamins there is a concept known as bioavailability. Simply put, you can take all the vitamins you want but if the body isn't able to assimilate it, they don't do you any good.
I see glucose and glycogen in T2s in a similar fashion.…"
"No worries. I think it is counterintuitive if you think about what's happening physiologically on a low-carb diet and the fact that low-carb diets seem to work wonders with endurance athletes. I'm trying to keep up with it it because it is…"
"@ FHS - in Regard to your reply to my reply i must reply with
" this makes a lot more sense, thankx for putting that out there- yah i guess i was not thinking about what it would take to run me out of my stores *esp since right now my body is…"
"The fact that exercise is glycogen limited, not fat limited, is a pretty robust finding in exercise physiology across a number of different study models and conditions. The bottom line is, when you deplete glycogen, you bonk regardless of fat…"
"My own experiences suggest the level of intensity of training vs. the glycogen reserves affects my bg's directly, just depends on the individual as I do more at anaerobic levels than aerobic, just eat differently towards what I am focusing on…"
""Ultimately, whether your ketotic or not, it will be your glycogen reserves that will determine how long you can work-out, not fat or ketone reserves." I find this statement difficult to take at face value- before i could disagree i would…"
"yah i never had "negative effects" mainly just when i drink too much coffee and water i need to make sure i add some extra salt to my eggs or chx or beef - yah I guess supplement is a miss leading word - i dont supplement - i just meant i…"
"Yeah, I'm not sure about being able to continue working out for an extended period of time with a hypo.
I'm neither low carb nor an endurance athlete. I do a lot of explosive, anaerobic training and I feel that keeping my muscle glycogen…"
"You may be right about the lack of a hypo response as a result of the slow onset versus feeding off of fat. I'll have to test this down the road (no pun intended) by doing a longer ride and seeing if BS stabilises at some point or continues a…"
"As far as supplements go, what do you do? Just salt or a Mag/K supplement also? Where I am living, bullion cubes don't exist and I don't really have the time to make my own bullion. I haven't really felt the negative side effects…"
"Yeah, anectdotally, I have to agree. I don't low carb but I notice that a hypo is not a hypo is not a hypo. If I'm under 60 and the BG is stable or even dropping slowly, I can keep working out with a minimal affect. If my BG is dropping…"
"congrates on finding somthing that is working- i too find my BS is so much better when I am ketonic - and i too find the lows not an issue like you said with the 55 not being bad- i think becuz we are burning fat its not a fast drop which i think…"
Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Bob.... You heralded the new year at birth, as you always will....bringing in the new!
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Holy s***! 374. I'm all freaked out and my fasting numbers were about 130. My disease was caught in the early stages and for that I am thankful. I know it is just a matter of time for the antibodies to take their toll, Reading the posts here really gets me thinking about my quality of life in the not so distant furure. How are you dealing with the fuss of it all?
Hi Bob, So we are as green as they come in the diabetes world, crappy deal but what are you going to do. I am curiuose, did you have any symptoms prior to dx.What did you numbers look like and how long post dx did you start insulin therapy. Pat
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