"Are you having any caffeinated drinks in the afternoons or with dinner? That can contribute. It can be sneaky too, like in iced teas or in sodas that you order to drink when out that you might not even think about. Also, start winding down for bed…"
"i just read u had this problem in 2010....i just joined the group...i had the same problem and my Dr.told me to drink a benadryl before going to bed...let me know what you found out that helps going to sleep,thxs"
"It's frustrating to be eating for tomorrow (maybe, or maybe earlier). When I hit a low i have to correct but know that I'll be high in the morning. Last night actually worked out ok - I was 50 and I either eat yogurt or drink juice - fast…"
I'm responding to this thread late...hopefully folks are still around to discuss it! I've been having crazy highs - in the 400's and 500's that take forever to come down, as in 8-10 hours sometimes. Does this happen to…"
"Definitely a thumbs up on the probiotics.. iv had gastric issues (still not classified as gastroparesis yet) and the whole probiotic/yogurt thing was one of the best things I ever investigated... Esp good when taking antibiotics..."
"I was fortunate to get an early dx as a LADA, so I still produce insulin on my own. This isn't perfect. My fasting bg ranges from 80-100 depending on exercise, and the best of intentions for exercise sometimes get hijacked with family…"
"FYI- for type 1s I dont think that it's "so easy to control" by simply watching carb intake-
sorry, but low carb just doesn't work for me- my blood sugars do way worse when I have high fat/ high protein diet...."
"Okay I read this analogy in a book somewhere:
"Having diabetes is like having a baby that never stops crying."
Is it okay that I want to throw my baby out of a window?
I don't think I should ever have children...."
I was fortunate to get an early dx as a LADA, so I still produce insulin on my own. This isn't perfect. My fasting bg ranges from 80-100 depending on exercise, and the best of intentions for exercise sometimes get hijacked with family obligations. I do follow Dr. Bernstein as strictly as I can, and his program is working for me. I have a lot of allergies and sensitivities, so corn and corn sweeteners are forbidden for me. The theory is to not strain the pancreas so that it lasts longer.
Sorry to hear of the gastroparesis problems but glad you are dealing with it better now. I've been helping my friend manage her diabetes better and am so glad she is doing much better now.
Maybe I'm not completely up on the real def of the 1.5 thing. I thought it was for adults who develop type 1 outside the typical ages that type 1 is usually diagnosed (like up to the 20s). I, myself, had about a year without much meds and being somewhat controlled before my sugar went up into the 200s no matter what I was given orally and it came right back down in the normal range after insulin was started. Last c peptide I had was some years ago and all it said was that it was less than .5 But I apparently take about 1/2 the insulin of what most type 1s take, about 20 units a day so I'm not sure what's up with that.
I have heard of that book you mentioned and agree that this thing seems to be more than coincidence about the rise in autoimmune disease and pollution.
I've "dabbled" in raw food and have observed I need less insulin when eating mainly raw. I really love Jenny Cornbleet's book, "Raw Eating for 1 or 2". Very simple and tasty recipes but I wish they had nutritional analysis. I just calculate them out myself. I'm a dietitian. I finally tried her zucchini pasta and nut meatballs with raw pasta sauce and it was superb. Just odd that it wasn't a hot temperature. The nut pates are to die for, I could eat them everyday. She makes sandwiches out of them using large romaine leaves and the raw veggie soups are pretty low carb. Good recipes for nut "granolas" You might want to check it out.
BTW, I'm no longer completely vegetarian but it's my preference to eat that way.
Welcome to the Vegetarian Group LeeAnne. I don't notice much activity here but sometimes there is.
I see you are LADA too. I was dx in 2004 at age 42 (well, dx with type 2 initially and finally dx correctly in 2006). I'm wondering about environmental influences in the development of LADA. I do have a strong history of type 2 on my mom's side but no type 1 on either side to my knowledge. I lived in Brick, NJ from ages 10-18 and during the summers when in college. My best friend there was also dx with LADA in her mid 30s. I just think that is too much of a coincidence that both of us developed it. Type 2 history in her family too but no type 1 I believe.
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