"Hi It looks like this discussion has been out of action for a while. I have signed up for DAFNE. I am in Sydney. I would love to hear about other people's experiences. As time has gone on have you still found it helped? What did you not find…"
"Hi Katy, I have just joined TU and see you are from West Chiltington, I am in Pulborough. How are you doing with the Raw approach. I havent fathomed out quite how the threads on this site work yet, so apologies if this isnt relevant to your current…"
"Just make sure you are insistent about taking care of your sugars and insulin once the anesthetic wheres off... generally nurses and the doctors prefer to allow your sugars to be higher, usually between 150 and 200. but that is because they are…"
"Hi. What they usually do is give you a general anesthetic (and there is always some risk, though most people are fine). If you are a Type 1, they will manage your blood sugars through use of an insulin drip and dextrose drip. They take your blood…"
"I just had open heart surgery. I had no problems. If you are having a laparoscopic procedure, you will have minimal incisions, which should heal well. I am having some slow healing, but then I had a really major procedure. I am on the OmniPod, which…"
Hi Katy, I have just joined TU and see you are from West Chiltington, I am in Pulborough. How are you doing with the Raw approach. I havent fathomed out quite how the threads on this site work yet, so apologies if this isnt relevant to your current thread. Would really appreciate finding someone in the uk to discuss/share info with. Take care Sally x
nice to see someone from this part of the world on the site (i have just joined myself). i was diagnosed at 33 so am coming to grips with this a little later in life myself. hope things are going well for you. i find my control is better if i actually log it and monitor it (i use sugarstats for this) - it also makes things easier when visiting the doctor!
Just wanted to thank you for all the work you've been doing for us all, especially on trying to get c-peptide for us. If there is anything I can do to help, or if there is anyway I can make a donation please let me know.
To answer your question about how I control my diabetes -- I've been a type 1 since the age of 7. I was controlled (terribly) for 22 years using genetically-modified insulin analogues. Not until May 2007 did I try natural pork NPH and Regular -- I never knew diabetes control could be accurate! I have since learned that the insulin analogues cause me terrible reactions I just assumed were my "poor" diabetes treatment decisions -- but then I came to learn that hypoglycemic unawareness, black-outs, and unexplainable highs were NOT AT ALL related to my control...but the type of insulin ANALOGUES I used to try and control my diabetes. Funny how we (as diabetics) are programmed to believe poor control is out fault.. In any event -- since I found natural insulins work better for me... I became hell bent on brining it back to the US market for every insulin-dependent diabetic, as a choice. If you don't need insulin -- and raw foods keep your sugars level ... I'd stick with what works for you. But if your doc ever drops the notion of insulin.. I'd ask for a natural, vertebrate source insulin. Natural insulins come from source with brains and CNS -- which allow for me lipophilic penetration -- keeping the neurotransmitters for hunger, satiety, adrenal response and mental acuity "on point" . Sorry for the mouthful -- but I'm sincerely passionate about giving ALL people with diabetes the safe treatment options they deserve.
I had a best friend back in 1960-61 with your first name (I was in the fourth grade). Thanks for the invite. I hope you read my post on fruits high in potassium. They decreased my insulin resistance so much, that I no longer am taking the oral medication. (I'm type two). I'll write more under your Raw food and Gymnema post.
Hey Katy (beautiful name, btw!) -- Welcome to TuDiabetes :) I'm extraordinarily interested in your field! If you don't mind -- I'd like to *pick your brain* a little about the natural-side of diabetes treatments. Is the UK / Europe supportive of the naturopath profession? The sentiments here in the US are hard to *peg* ;)
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