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Evidence based review of popular diet aids

Started Jan 13 0 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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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
Vancouversailor replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'New study applauds mediterranean diet'
"Thanks for providing that explanation David. If I understand the excerpt correctly a meal that is high both in fat and in carbohydrates results in a double whammy several hours later: 1. The carbohydrates are finally digested and converted to blood…"
Jan 14
DrBB replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'New study applauds mediterranean diet'
"Makes sense. My endo recommends a dual-wave bolus for this circumstance, with the second one scheduled 2.5-3 hours out to account for that delayed effect. Kinda-sorta works ok for me."
Jan 14
David (dns) replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'New study applauds mediterranean diet'
"Dietary fat is not converted directly to glucose by the body as part of the digestive process. However, a very fatty meal can sometimes produce higher BG readings. Perhaps the following excerpt will help: ...dietary fat's impact on blood sugar…"
Jan 14
Vancouversailor replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'New study applauds mediterranean diet'
"As a type 2 who does not require insulin injections I'm less concerned with counting carbs than type 1s. However, I'm a bit confused about some of the info here about fat; I've always thought that the only consideration of fatty meals…"
Jan 13
DrBB replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'New study applauds mediterranean diet'
"Interesting discussion guys, thanks! I've struggled a lot with the Official Rules of Carbs & Insulin, versus y'know, what actually seems to happen. Dietary fat definitely makes a big difference in my metabolic world, and I've…"
Jan 13
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Eidence baed review of popular det aids

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 shortcut past the time proven diet and exercise method, there are a large number of companies out there offering a quick way to lose your pounds, and, not least, your money. Before you rush off to respond to some coupon ad or infomercial promising quick and easy reduction (of your bank account,…See More
Jan 13
David (dns) replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'New study applauds mediterranean diet'
"So very very true. My doc, like yours, is thrilled with the fact that I take management seriously and make it my business to learn everything I can about it. I'm his favorite patient. It's my sense that some of the medical fatalism you…"
Jan 12
JohnG replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'New study applauds mediterranean diet'
"My doctor likes the fact that I have figured it out, after half of my adult life I can manage on my own, we talk about many things not related to Diabetes...I think he enjoys the brake. Diabetes specialists never cure anything I don't think I…"
Jan 12
David (dns) replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'New study applauds mediterranean diet'
"Each physiology is distinct, and so is each case of diabetes. That's one of the factors that makes management so intensely challenging. Our exchange highlights this perfectly. You find it necessary to account for fat when bolusing whereas I…"
Jan 12
JohnG replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'New study applauds mediterranean diet'
" I can assure you that my body needs some insulin for all foods that contain caloric energy. Your right and most people do not cover fat or protein with meal bolus insulin. With a high carb diet you can just ignore the protein and fat but this…"
Jan 12
Brian (bsc) replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'New study applauds mediterranean diet'
"It is important to remember that all these diets are studied in non-diabetic populations where presumably they can tolerate higher levels of carbs. And while there may be cardiovascular and mortality benefits in the non-diabetic population there…"
Jan 12
Deborah liked Vancouversailor's discussion New study applauds mediterranean diet
Jan 11
bjm2363 replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'New study applauds mediterranean diet'
"I've been on the diet since October and my 30 day average is rising slowly from when I was on the lower carb diet (about 100 a day). My 30 day average has gone from 114 to 124. My A1c had improved on low carb from 5.9 to 5.5, but now I am…"
Jan 11
David (dns) replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'New study applauds mediterranean diet'
"Well, dietary fat certain affects bolus insulin requirements, but it's an indirect effect rather than a direct one. Example: lot of fat in the meal will retard the absorption of the accompanying carbs -- in effect, temporarily lowering the…"
Jan 11
Terry replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'New study applauds mediterranean diet'
"David - I've read conflicting findings regarding dosing insulin to cover dietary fat. I haven't studied this issue closely or thoroughly but I did decide a few years back to use 10% of dietary fat grams as a basis for delivery an extended…"
Jan 11

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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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