Lucy Lintymer
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T2 - 3 years - still no meds. ZERO carbs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerri Feb 22, 2012. 26 Replies

Hi friends, I will try to be short. My doctor told me when diagnosed 3years ago that unavoidably, even if I succeed to control the diabetes, I will end up on drugs and possibly insulin. My A1C was…Continue

 

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Lucy Lintymer commented on Julie's blog post 'Ever Wonder About Those Expired Test Strips? "A Diabetes Tidbit"'
"Great post! My problem is that (Accucheck meter) rejects expired dates and I am struggling with figuring out how to override that."
Feb 22, 2012
Gerri replied to Lucy Lintymer's discussion 'T2 - 3 years - still no meds. ZERO carbs'
"We certainly need to be protected from these dangerous ideas:) No doubt this travesty is going on constantly everywhere. The ADtA was the organization threatening with revoking the credentials of the CDE/RN I mentioned."
Feb 22, 2012
Brian (bsc) replied to Lucy Lintymer's discussion 'T2 - 3 years - still no meds. ZERO carbs'
"Sadly, this stuff continues. The latest is this fellow diabetic who found much better control with a low carb paleo diet. He has been attacked by the "North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutritionists" for giving out dietary advice…"
Feb 22, 2012
Gerri replied to Lucy Lintymer's discussion 'T2 - 3 years - still no meds. ZERO carbs'
"So very upsetting. I imagine similar situations occur regularly, but we'd never hear about them. People like this practitioner are also vilified as a cautionary tale to keep others in-line. Power & control. Amazing we make any progress."
Feb 21, 2012
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to Lucy Lintymer's discussion 'T2 - 3 years - still no meds. ZERO carbs'
"Wow Lucy, I wish I could control with diet alone. I've been a good dieter and a bad dieter at times but I could never have the type of control you have with diet alone. Congratulations On a second note I would like to choke your doctor. His…"
Feb 21, 2012
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to Lucy Lintymer's discussion 'T2 - 3 years - still no meds. ZERO carbs'
"LOL. Golf balls thru the window could you please do it just for me. I also have BCBS and I'll say they have given me very little trouble but the mental picture of a golf ball landing in the lobby just cracks me up."
Feb 21, 2012
LaGuitariste replied to Lucy Lintymer's discussion 'T2 - 3 years - still no meds. ZERO carbs'
"That's a very upsetting story, Gerri. How can people who are supposed to be scientists be so...ignorant. The low-fat people are like a cult. Sigh."
Feb 21, 2012
LaGuitariste replied to Lucy Lintymer's discussion 'T2 - 3 years - still no meds. ZERO carbs'
"I'm 55 and was diagnosed as a T2 diabetic ten years ago. I'm ashamed to say that I have had terrible numbers for much of that time due to an eating disorder and ignorant/unhelpful doctors. I've had more than one A1C in the double…"
Feb 21, 2012
Peetie replied to Lucy Lintymer's discussion 'T2 - 3 years - still no meds. ZERO carbs'
"Congratulations! Keep up the good work!"
Feb 21, 2012
JustLookin replied to Lucy Lintymer's discussion 'T2 - 3 years - still no meds. ZERO carbs'
"Fruits tend to be too high sugar for many of us. I'd say the best way to get carbs is non-starchy veges, full fat unsweetened dairy, nuts... Works great for me. I love the law of small numbers (even if I fall off the wagon from time to…"
Feb 21, 2012
SoulJam replied to Lucy Lintymer's discussion 'T2 - 3 years - still no meds. ZERO carbs'
"Shortly after I was diagnosed with T2 diabetes, I quickly discovered that most of the information about diet that is dispensed by CDE's, nutritionists and dietitians, is wrong - starting with the fact that they almost always counsel consuming…"
Feb 21, 2012
Pauly replied to Lucy Lintymer's discussion 'T2 - 3 years - still no meds. ZERO carbs'
"Congratulations, great story and you have great preservence. One note on Dr B. I used to have a subscription to his audio service and listened to him for quite awhile. Your A-1C of 5.6-5.8 would be too high for Dr B and he would use meds to get it…"
Jan 22, 2012
Gerri replied to Lucy Lintymer's discussion 'T2 - 3 years - still no meds. ZERO carbs'
"Congratulations on finding what's working well for you. Hard work & dedication, for sure, and worth it. I'm T1 & have been following Dr. Bernstein's recommendations for over 3.5 years. Shudder to think where I'd be now…"
Jan 21, 2012
xring replied to Lucy Lintymer's discussion 'T2 - 3 years - still no meds. ZERO carbs'
"Your doctor is repeating what he learned in medical school - and his continuing education is funded by pharmaceutical companies. Additionally, the clinical studies he uses to advise patients were also funded by pharmaceutical companies. At my…"
Jan 21, 2012
Lucy Lintymer replied to Lucy Lintymer's discussion 'T2 - 3 years - still no meds. ZERO carbs'
"I know it is very different for each of us. As long you are in control, you are OK. I do hope I can keep it up. I was overweight, lost about 40 Lb. and plan to loose another 20lb in next two years. Seems that the less fat cells are in the pancreas,…"
Jan 21, 2012
Brian (bsc) replied to Lucy Lintymer's discussion 'T2 - 3 years - still no meds. ZERO carbs'
"Well, I was diagnosed in 2005 and started Dr. B in 2006. Even on the diet and with aggressive exercise I was unable to reach blood sugar goals, working through medications eventually using triple therapy. I started insulin a year ago last december.…"
Jan 21, 2012

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Interesting site you may want to check

Posted on September 8, 2009 at 5:16am 0 Comments

Hi guys, just found an interesting site relating to A1C, decided to share.
http://www.ngsp.org/prog/ghbmbg/ghbmbg.htm#FPGGHB

Lucy

Diabetes 2 - one story that may help someone

Posted on September 7, 2009 at 4:39am 21 Comments

Let me introduce myself. I am 68yrs old,, Med.Tech. Overweight most of my life, lately slightly obese. Very little excersize and poor diet. (Uhh, this is hard to admit). Lately I did not feel well, weak,could not walk right, gettimg even fainty. After a major cold, I really went down and was considering a doctors visit. Something was really wrong. That one faithfull morning I noticed that my urine smelled "funny". I tested with a "dipstick" and got a shock of my life. My glucose level was over… Continue

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At 9:15am on January 21, 2012, Linda G said…

Thanks for including me in your circle of friends Lucy....I'm honoured :)
Holy Moley Lucy...I read you Diabetes 2 blog....an incredible journey. You are to be congratulated for you determination and perseverance. Thank you for posting ♥

At 8:32am on January 21, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and...HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Lucy...
Best Wishes NOW...and on the next 365 days (it's a leap year!).
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
You haven't been on in a while...is everything OK??

At 6:02am on January 21, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Lucy. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 11:29am on January 21, 2011, Doris D said…
At 8:20am on September 22, 2009, Teena said…
At 3:33pm on September 13, 2009, TuDiabetes Administration said…
Lucy,
If you want to post a comment back to someone, make sure to click on the "Comment Back" link under the comment you are replying to. That way you are taken to the person's page and the comment gets posted there, instead of in your own page.

Take care,
At 10:53am on September 10, 2009, Lucy Lintymer said…
Hi Donna, That's great! Leep it up. Are you diabetic? May I ask how old are you? Donna, I am 68 and found out that in addition to the low low carbs, I have to restrict my calories to about 1000/day to loose any weight. Loosing the weight is my great goal because the adipose fat (belly fat) is the real criminal in the glucose metabolism and I still have a lot of that!. Keep in touch, Lucy
At 9:29am on September 10, 2009, DonnaMH said…
Lucy, saw your post on Teena's blog. I can't lose weight on a low-fat diet (or to be more specific, can lose for a little while but just can't stick to it more than a couple months and then gain it all back), but have for the last 6 months been losing great on a low-carb diet: about 1900 calories, 20% carbs + 50-60% fats + 20-30% protein. I'm not religious about the percentages, I just "eat to my meter" as Jenny says, and try to keep the saturated fats below 25-30g. I started at 250 pounds and am now at 214. Was VERY VERY hungry the first week, but after that have had no particular hunger between meals and on the rare occasion I do find that a handful of walnuts does all I need. I gather that if I want to keep losing I'll have to start cutting the calories back or add exercise as I weigh less, but that hasn't happened yet. Couldn't exercise at first because of a damaged knee, but that's healing now and I am excited to think about starting swimming in the not-too-distant future.
At 6:39am on September 9, 2009, Teena said…
By the way, thanks for the add. Happy to be your friend :)
At 6:38am on September 9, 2009, Teena said…
Hello there Lucy. I had problems with my internet connection thats why its only now I was able to reply. I was going nuts so I nagged my ISP, lol. So how are you doing? I was skeptical at first with my condition so I did a lot of research on it. One related study I can share is of Jenny Blood Sugar 101.
http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/index.php
I still maintain a low carb diet and a routine exercise regimen. If not...I will gain weight since I love to eat (now who doesnt? lol)
Gigi is so adorable. Beautiful cat. No wonder you have to keep an eye on her. Precious pets can be so expensive to maintain. I guess its their unconditional love they give us is the one that is priceless. I have a pomeranian named Basha and she is 20 next year...she is still strong, but her eyes and ears are failing her. She needs special care but I just cant seem to let go yet. Sigh..
How was your labor day holiday? Hope all is doing well for you. Take care always. Teena
 
 
 

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