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Evidence based review of popular diet aids

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vancouversailor 15 hours ago. 13 Replies

Given the strong connection between excess body fat and insulin resistance as a factor in type 2 diabetes, weight loss is commonly on the agenda for many type 2 diabetics. For those looking for a…Continue

New study applauds mediterranean diet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Jan 14. 28 Replies

It appears that those following the half century old recommendations for a low fat diet if you want to avoid cardiovascular problems are losing ground fast. This is highly relevant for most people…Continue

Coordinating family eating

Started this discussion. Last reply by sdkate Jan 9. 15 Replies

One of the things I have found rather challenging during the 16 years since I was diagnosed with type 2 is that my dietary needs as a diabetic are quite different from other people including my…Continue

Tags: low-carb, cholesterol, family, meals, diet

Managing type 2 without meds or insulin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vancouversailor Dec 4, 2014. 47 Replies

I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2 at the end of March of 1998 which makes it 16 years, 8 months and 2 weeks that I've been living with this health condition. I remember all the naysayers I…Continue

Tags: index, exercise, glycemic, diet, treatment

 

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Vancouversailor replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Evidence based review of popular diet aids'
"I am sure that poor eating habits and processed foods are part of the diabetes equation and something anyone working on managing their diabetes type 2 needs to focus on. However, the link between obesity and diabetes type 2 has already been long…"
15 hours ago
xring replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Evidence based review of popular diet aids'
"I suspect poor eating habits (mainly processed foods) may be more of a factor with diabetes than obesity. Or, maybe poor eating habits leads to obesity, then when an overweight person is diagnosed with diabetes, the connection is made to obesity…"
15 hours ago
xring replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Evidence based review of popular diet aids'
15 hours ago
Brian (bsc) replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Evidence based review of popular diet aids'
"Huh? This is a news article. It reports on a study that collected information on a small group of young children who had T2. It appears to be a very small information collection study, not even what they would call an observational study. My…"
21 hours ago
Vancouversailor replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Evidence based review of popular diet aids'
"Yes assumptions can be misleading or even dangerous. The question is when does an assumption go from being guesswork to being a working hypothesis? In other words, how much anecdotal evidence is required before we can make a safe assumption?…"
yesterday
xring replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Evidence based review of popular diet aids'
"IMO, there is an assumed connection between obesity & T2. All of the 22 participants in my group are T2. And, in my own case, my A1c was 9.0 at diagnosis. After changing my diet & lifestyle & losing the first 40 lbs, it was 6.0. After…"
yesterday
Vancouversailor replied to topcat35's discussion 'Head in the Sand? Stunned.'
"Taking one small step at a time can eventually lead you on a long and positive journey. You mention that you like pasta and potatoes. Are you familiar with the glycemic index? It is a way of measuring how quickly a particular food gets converted to…"
Friday
Vancouversailor replied to topcat35's discussion 'Head in the Sand? Stunned.'
"Not quite true that is no idiots guide to diabetes - there is a dummies guide that many, including myself, benefitted from reading shortly after being diagnosed. Check out this URL: https://www.google.ca/#q=dummies+guide+to+diabetes"
Friday
Vancouversailor replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Evidence based review of popular diet aids'
"A study published in the British journal Diabetic Medicine sheds further light on the causes of type 2 diabetes."
Thursday
Vancouversailor replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Evidence based review of popular diet aids'
"I believe strongly that as usual the truth is somewhere in between the extremes of "there is no connection between excess body fat and diabetes type 2" and "diabetes type 2 is caused by obesity". Somewhere in that in-between grey…"
Thursday
Brian (bsc) replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Evidence based review of popular diet aids'
"The genetic link in T2 diabetes is strong, stronger than T1. If one parent has T2 you have a 1 in 7 chance. If your twin has T2, your chances are 3 in 4. As of 2011 36 separate genes contributing to T2 genetic risk had been identified. However this…"
Thursday
Vancouversailor replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Evidence based review of popular diet aids'
"Brian Although the specific gene that makes some people susceptible to type 2 diabetes has not yet been identified, most researchers believe that it exists based on overwhelming anecdotal evidence. That would explain why among two persons with the…"
Thursday
Brian (bsc) replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Evidence based review of popular diet aids'
"There tends to be a lot of confusion about information on the connection between being overweight and diabetes. There is this misconception that being overweight causes diabetes when in fact we don't know that. It may well be that the majority…"
Thursday
Vancouversailor replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Evidence based review of popular diet aids'
"If your support group members are type 2 diabetics, they are not typical since usually more than 95 percent of type 2s are overweight, at least at the time of diagnosis. If they are type 1 that is a completely different story. Since there is such a…"
Thursday
xring replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Evidence based review of popular diet aids'
"I wish it were that simple. In my support group, 1/4 of the participants are overweight. Most are not."
Thursday
Jeff replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'New study applauds mediterranean diet'
"Subjects were half with Type 2 diabetics, other half with three risk factors (high BP, smoker, obese, high cholesterol) not population at large. The group eating Mediterranean diet in this study at the end were eating more olive oil, but still…"
Jan 14

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Information sharing
Date diagnosed
March 20, 1998
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.1
Type of treatment/devices you use
Diet and Exercise
Tell us more about you (optional)
My diabetes was not the conventional type, I have a genetic disorder hemachromatosis and because it was diagnosed at a late stage damage to internal organs (rust) had occurred. So I have diabetes, and had a cardiac arrest a couple of years ago and died but woke up in in a hospital bathtub full of ice so I guess I'm stubborn. I'm married and have an adult daughter
who has not inherited my problems
. Though I was diagnosed with diabetes 12 years ago I'm still ok with diet and exercice. I do walk three hours a day and stick to a low gi diet.
Shows we are not all the same I guess.

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At 5:17pm on January 7, 2015, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Vancouversailor congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 5:28pm on December 31, 2014, Linda G said…

BRAVO on being a FEATURED MEMBER Vancouversailor!

At 2:02pm on December 22, 2012, nel said…

Hi Vancouversailor , are you referring to my comment ??? ( looking back I probably should have started a discussion about the topic on AirMiles etc as some have responded ) ...I don't think it is the case , that people " expect " AirMiles on the part Pharmacare covers, the contrary ...it's the part , that is paid out of own pocket and parts covered by private plans ...no small dollar figure, believe me

At 3:38am on September 16, 2012, Vancouversailor said…

Thanks for the greetings and welcoming messages.

At 4:43pm on September 14, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 3:11pm on September 14, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Vancouversailor...fellow Canadian!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 9:55am on September 14, 2012, nel said…

Welcome to TuD Vancouversailor from this gal in the Shuswap , another nice place to use your sailboat ? :) I so agree with you ...we are not all the same ...be well

At 7:43am on September 14, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway we can help just ask us! Come join us on our live chat on the bottom of our homepage. Here's a link to help u on ur way http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes.

At 6:18am on September 14, 2012, Marie B said…

hi thjere and welcome to TuDiabetes! we did have someone here a while back with hemachromatosis, here
http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/topics/hemochromatosis-1

feel free to start a new discussion about it. let me know if you have any questions about our community, and join us in the chat room on the home page anytime.

At 5:38am on September 14, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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