"Hi Dusty - I'm a Type-2 guy, have been through the Insulin before every meal plus at nite before bed (when my A1c was 6.5 and higher) but am now well controlled (BRAG - BRAG - A1c for the past 12-mos below 6.0). My Doc's Diabetes…"
"Hi Fossil - Welcome to the club, sorry you had to join us.
Listen to Yvonne -- she is RIGHT ON!
A couple of years ago, when I finally began to pay attention to my eating I was amazed at what I found. I began tracking my carb-intake to discover that…"
"I consider this move by the AMA to be "Disease Mongering." This is just a "business" move intended to create a new condition thus increasing the total available market. Following this declaration will be pressure for…"
""I've seen notes on a number of forums about folks having very different effects from the same diet, or even the same food item, so there seems to be a lot of "different strokes for different folks" at play here."
"Everyone's opinions and information are skewed by something. Mostly, it's by life experience.
And I doubt that you would've posted and asked for opinions if you had no interest in hearing something other than what you thought. :-)"
"I suspect you are right. Since I began paying attention to my diabetes and made the changes I've made I've gotten quite an education. No two of us are the same was not really big news, but the role genetics plays in EVERYTHING is…"
"I think that, for some people, obesity is a disease--it's in their genetic code, and there's nothing they can do about it. I know someone whose entire family is obese--and one of her sisters teaches ice skating lessons all day. No matter…"
"Science says there might actually be something to your foot twitching idea:
"Scientists working in Germany and the US say they have found a 'fidget' code and if you have it in your genes you are less likely to be…"
"Hi Melitta - It's nice to know that my views of those around me is shared by others :)
Someone in another conversation made a comment about "eating to your meter". I'd never thought about that but I think it well describes how I…"
"I personally don't believe that obesity is a disease, but I do think it is very complicated. Having read people's comments here on TuD over the years has caused me to observe those around me more. I notice that the obese people I know are…"
"Thanks for your input. I wouldn't be surprised if genetics is a player in obesity, just as it is in diabetes, and if you are fighting genetics winning is a whole lot tougher.
I'm not a dietitian-follower, mostly because I'm too lazy…"
"I think it may be more complicated than that. Gary Taubes' "Why We Get Fat" notes clinical studies of people who gain weight while eating very lightly but I think that his conclusion is that eat less carbs is the way to do it. I was…"
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Type 2 diabetes
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I'm happy to say that in the past year and a half I've gotten my glucose level under control. That process has made my level of ignorance embarrasingly visible and as a result I'm paying attention and learning.
June 1, 1999
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.6 on 10/11/2012 5.3 on 3/01/2012 5.7 on 04/04/2013 6.1 08/15/2013 5.9 11/11/2013
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Diet and Exercise
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I'm the guy on the left side of my picture, the good lookin' one I"m holding is my youngest GrandDaughterm Ellie, and you may rest assured she is NOT spoiled :-)
In Jan.2011 my Doc added Lisoprin before meals to my meds list, and the hassle of test & shoot before every meal got my attention. It's too bad the nightly Lansa injections didn't wake me up a couple of years earlier.
In the past year and a half I've tried a half-dozen iPad.apps to ease the record-keeping and calculation chores. I finally decided to write my own, which I have done and it is available to the community at http://www.weloop.com/HATS.html.
The program runs on Windows and is available at no cost. Its focus is Type-2 Diabetes, as I understand it, but input from my Diabetes support team has resulted in adding functionality they asked for that I don't use.
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