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Kathleen's Discussions

LCHF help!

Started this discussion. Last reply by claire whitehead Dec 2, 2014. 25 Replies

Hi all!I have recently started back with Dr. Bernstein (due to terrible blood sugar and care factor over a long period)- I find this works for me so I would rather help from those who share the same…Continue

Tags: fat, high, low, carb, milk

Dr. Bernstiens Diet - And Pumping

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Feb 18, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi everyone!Its been a while since I've done a forum post. But its become necessary now since starting the Dr. Bernstein diet today.I have a couple of questions. Which would be lovely to hear from…Continue

Tags: Carb, Hypoglycemia, Animas, Pump, Low

Cut on my foot?

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Oct 7, 2011. 3 Replies

Hey fellow TuDiabetics!Last night I managed to get myself a cut mid way down on my foot. It was slightly deep, but didn't bleed? Which is curious. But what I'm hoping to get advice on was how you…Continue

Need help with Excersise? Check this out.....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathleen Jul 9, 2011. 4 Replies

Hi GUYS!This site is absolutely amazing for getting yourself to understand all the reasons for your hypo's during exercise. It does come at a cost (this site) however I don't think anything has EVER…Continue

Tags: Good, Plan, Hard, Difficult, Hypo

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Its been a while!

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 4:43am 1 Comment

Hello Everyone!

It has been such a long time since my last post! (Which was just a corny animation, mind you). I think a part of me avoids coming back to TuDiabetes for fear of discovering my current weaknesses. But I also always know that venting my frustrations and worries never goes unseen or misunderstood. That is the beauty of this site.

Aside from Diabetes, my life is all over the place. Just started my second semester of Archaeology and Anthropology and because…


T1D Animation

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 1:06am 4 Comments


Silly animation made for a Uni Project. Hope you enjoy!

Less Carbs, No Stress!

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 9:16pm 8 Comments

Hi Everyone :)

I hope you are all well. I just wanted to shed a bit of positivity. I know a lot of people have seen me struggle, so i believe it is my job to also motivate everyone in the way they have for me :)

I am currently doing full time University and two causal jobs. I have assignments coming out of my ears and some of my circumstances at the moment are driving me absolutely insane. And all of this combined would usually send my diabetes to the fiery depths of hell. BUT.…


February query: What would you do with a diabetes-free day?

Posted on February 11, 2012 at 12:49am 2 Comments

February query: What would you do with a diabetes-free day?

Hello all,

I would probably exercise and exercise some more. A lot of people would probably eat cake and lollies and sweets and their favorite food of choice. But what frustrates me the most about Type 1 Diabetes, is the fact that I cannot exercise without going…


Latest Activity

claire whitehead replied to Kathleen's discussion 'LCHF help!'
"I know it's not optimal, but I drink the soy creamer from TJ's. It's creamy and 1 gram per serving. I'm off dairy for a while to try out the benefits from eliminating dairy and gluten, so this will be my coffee for a while.…"
Dec 2, 2014
Negg replied to Kathleen's discussion 'LCHF help!'
"Why do you think you need so few calories? Low carb science claims that (within reason, i guess) calories don't count. If you are in ketosis, your body uses the foods you eat and does not store it, adding fat and pounds to your body.…"
Dec 1, 2014
Tamra replied to Kathleen's discussion 'LCHF help!'
"I don't drink coffee, but I love tea. Before Dr. B. I used to have cream in my tea but now I drink it straight, no cream, no sweetener. I find I love it this way. As for the lunch thing, I usually have cucumber sliced with herbs and spices…"
Nov 25, 2014
Bonnie replied to Kathleen's discussion 'LCHF help!'
"Sorry I'm a bit late to the party. I'm a T2 following Dr. B's recommendations. Have you tried unsweetened flax milk? I like it better than almond or coconut milk & it's only 1g carb/cup. I've made cocoa with it, but it…"
Nov 25, 2014
Christopher replied to Kathleen's discussion 'LCHF help!'
"Hey Kathleen: If you're only using a small amount of milk in your coffee it should have a negligible effect on your BG. If your coffee gives you such pleasure and satisfaction at the beginning and/or end of your day, don't give it up. I…"
Nov 25, 2014
Brian (bsc) replied to Kathleen's discussion 'LCHF help!'
"I'm sure there are sources of grass fed butter in Canada. You can check out the bulletproof forums for suggestions. I like the grass fed butter, but a regular no salt butter should also work fine. And everybody is different with caffeine, I…"
Nov 25, 2014
Alyssa replied to Kathleen's discussion 'LCHF help!'
"I just started this but with coconut oil! It's so delicious esp when I add SF mocha syrup. I use whatever coffee I have at home instead of the bulletproof brand"
Jul 9, 2014
funkynassau replied to Kathleen's discussion 'LCHF help!'
"Can you have almond milk? I found a sugar free low carb variety in the grocery store and I really like it. I haven't put it in my tea, I use regular milk for that. Do you like herbal tea or green tea? There's such a huge variety of those…"
Jul 9, 2014
Alan S replied to Kathleen's discussion 'LCHF help!'
"Instead of milk I use two or three teaspoons of real full-fat cream in my coffee. Delicious and no BG spike."
Jul 9, 2014
Zoe replied to Kathleen's discussion 'LCHF help!'
"I drink my cappuccinos with unsweetened almond milk. It took a bit to get used to, but now I prefer it. For lunch I have three meals that I rotate: A piece of fruit and cheese, salad, and fruit salad. The salad of course rotates ingredients but I…"
Jul 8, 2014
DFresh replied to Kathleen's discussion 'LCHF help!'
"Here are some cheap, easy lunches I eat with only small amounts of carbs: Hummus, spinach/cabbage mix, chicken Brussel Sprouts, cheese, 2 tins sardines Lentils, zucchini, pork 3 eggs, bacon, sauteed spinach snap-peas,celery, cucumbers, sausage For…"
Jul 8, 2014
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Jun 23, 2014
sabi replied to Kathleen's discussion 'LCHF help!'
"I use cream. I sometimes use milk to correct, but not often. You could try Bullet-Proof Coffee. Grass fed butter, coconut oil, and coffee (there are plenty of recipes online), whizz in the blender. People use this for intermittent fasting. I try to…"
Jun 9, 2014
Cyclinglady replied to Kathleen's discussion 'LCHF help!'
"I have been doing the LCHF diet for 4 months. My BG levels have been excellent. No more spikes. I just eat to my meter. I am pre and have not been diagnosed as either a T1 or T2. My doc and I will monitor. I have celiac disease, Hashimoto's…"
Jun 6, 2014
Dave replied to Kathleen's discussion 'LCHF help!'
"Tim, the problem is your leaving the HCoUB in a superposition of states by not looking at it. Be sure to scrutinize it carefully before buying and the grounds will will collapse to a single, definitive state. Which one in particular is a matter of…"
Jun 3, 2014
Cosumne Jan replied to Kathleen's discussion 'LCHF help!'
"I just took my A1C down from 5.6 to 5.1 with less than 20g carb per day for 45 days.I haven't had milk for 7 years, I get a quart of nonsweetened almond milk once in a while, it's only about 2g of carb per cup, so that isn't much if…"
Jun 2, 2014

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
I hope to find peace and health by learning from others experiences.
Date diagnosed
June 6, 2008
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.6 [July/2011]
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas IR2020

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At 9:54am on November 7, 2011, Robyn said…
Great photos. Hope all is well.
At 7:26am on October 23, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Kathleen!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 6:36am on October 23, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kathleen. I was reading some of the posts below....your mom is so supportive...her love for you exudes ♥
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going ♥ Do you have any questions or comments?
At 6:25am on October 23, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Kathleen. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 4:15pm on April 7, 2011, Stella Armstrong said…
Love you more my sweet brave girl. I wish I could hug you and keep hugging you until you feel hugged out:) Keep up the good work sweetie.
At 7:00pm on April 2, 2011, Stella Armstrong said…
PSS: Matabaseng in one of our African Languages mean "Gift from God' and you truly are just that our brave one.
At 6:58pm on April 2, 2011, Stella Armstrong said…
You make parenting so easy my sweetie. You are an inspiration to the whole family and have allowed us to climb the enormous mountain with you. You have a family that loves and supports you within our understanding but you have joined a family that truly understands you to the core. Joining them is your first baby step to 'finding yourself' because of what you have in common. Just reading all the support brought tears to my eyes because as you know, if I could, I would swap places with you in a blink but I cant and I know that these beautiful people will be able to carry you and makes sense to you where we cant. We constantly admire your inner strength my girl and look forward to watching your progress as you enter this journey. Love you so very much my chicken:) Mom (PS) thank you T1 friends. We love you too...
At 10:42am on April 1, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community. Diabetes is definitely linked with depression and anxiety. I know that first hand. There are a number of groups on here that are specifically focused on people with depression. But you can always ask for information on the general forum too. You and I were diagnosed pretty close to the same time -- I was February 2008.
At 10:58pm on March 31, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome to the group Matabaseng.....
At 5:25pm on March 31, 2011, Jesus Ingles said…
Welcome to our wonderful cyber home away from home. Hope you stay awhile, if you have any questions or just need some support, please feel free to reach out to any of us since we’re all here for each other. Look around and join any groups or discussions that might be of interest.



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