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Managing type 2 without meds or insulin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vancouversailor Dec 4. 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

Online Diabetes Course

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For those who aren't aware of this resource. http://www.coursera.org offers a wide variety of online courses from some of the world's best universities and…Continue

Giving diabetes a good run for the money

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Dec 22, 2013. 8 Replies

I had a good day today at the diabetes center at St. Paul's hospital here in Vancouver, doing my annual checkup and meet with the dietician, nurse and endocrinologist. When I chose the title for this…Continue

Study indicates statins could increase risk of diabetes

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A recent Canadian study indicates that statins - in particular more powerful ones like Lipitor - could increase the risk of developing type II diabetes. See the attached article for more information…Continue

 

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Vancouversailor replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Managing type 2 without meds or insulin'
"I realize that there are a lot of sensitivities around the causes of type 2 diabetes and to what degree individuals are able, through their actions and lifestyle, to prevent or promote the onset of the disease and later to manage it without…"
Dec 4
Dave replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Managing type 2 without meds or insulin'
"My fault, Judith. I should just ignore the "blame the T2" posts and move on. I didn't this time and stirred up a Hornet's nest."
Dec 3
Judith in Portland replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Managing type 2 without meds or insulin'
"Mmmm. Not sure how this interesting discussion went off the rails, but I think I'll "stop following" now.....Blessings on all.....Judith in Portland....."
Dec 2
Dave replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Managing type 2 without meds or insulin'
"The error in your analysis is where you place the blame: Insulin. The problem with overweight sedentary diabetics is the same problem that overweight sedentary non-diabetics have. In neither case does it have anything to do with insulin."
Dec 2
Vancouversailor replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Managing type 2 without meds or insulin'
"No problem, my favorite fairy-tale was the one about the kid that shouted that the emperor was naked when everyone else pretended not to see that. He didn't win any popularity contest or gain a flock of supporters but had the satisfaction of…"
Dec 1
Dave replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Managing type 2 without meds or insulin'
"Seconding Mike, your understanding of insulin and its physiological effects is basic and incomplete in the extreme. It is the common understanding by most people, and sadly, far too many diabetics that really should understand their disease…"
Dec 1
NutriJoy replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Managing type 2 without meds or insulin'
"Not quite sure whether your logic is stereotyped, over-generalized, or just wishful thinking. Many of us on insulin are NOT on insulin because we “are unable to manage through diet, exercise and medications.” Nor are many of us…"
Dec 1
Mike Ratrie replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Managing type 2 without meds or insulin'
"The fault in your logic is - "... the physiology and purpose of insulin: To remove excess blood sugars from the blood stream by converting them to stored body fat." Insulin removes excess blood sugars by providing a means for glucose to…"
Dec 1
Vancouversailor replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Managing type 2 without meds or insulin'
"In terms of whether or not to go on an insulin regime there appears to be some dissent about whether or not there are any disadvantages to injecting insulin. I've never had to inject insulin myself so I cannot speak from personal experience.…"
Dec 1
Dave replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Managing type 2 without meds or insulin'
"Brian offers very sensible advice here. My initial mildly negative reaction to Tor's post has been -- mildly -- born out as this discussion has progressed. While everyone's been polite and respectful, that old, invalid idea that taking…"
Nov 29
Brian (bsc) replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Managing type 2 without meds or insulin'
"I am very familiar with Dr. Hyman. He basically advocates a low carb high fat diet. He is a bit of a "celebrity" doctor catering to high profile clients and writing books. He guided former President Clinton away from the vegan diet he was…"
Nov 29
Vancouversailor replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Managing type 2 without meds or insulin'
"Sugar2 I read somewhere (I believe it was in an annual report from the Clinical Endocrinologist Association in the U.S.) that at a specific time a study showed that the average hba1c of type 2 diabetics was 9.2. Not to say that's a good thing…"
Nov 29
Judith in Portland replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Managing type 2 without meds or insulin'
"Brava Sugar2. But just remember, as a T2, you have a lot of options and 9.6 is pretty high. Insulin is not to fear if it is what your body needs. And what it can do is buy you some safe space while you make other adjustments--preserving Beta cells,…"
Nov 28
Sugar2 replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Managing type 2 without meds or insulin'
"My doctor wanted to put me on insulin cause my levels were 9 and sometimes go to 13.My last HlC was 9.6 I refused my doctors offer of insulin and like vancouversailors approach. Incidentally I changed doctors and now starting Dr. Hyman's…"
Nov 28
Deborah replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Managing type 2 without meds or insulin'
"Thanks for sharing your story & routines. I have recently had an increase in my H1C--my doctor wants to put me on Januvia. But I want to try and be mindful/intentional in my healthy habits first . . . Your post gives me alot of good ideas."
Nov 28
Vancouversailor replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Managing type 2 without meds or insulin'
"1 hour per day is good especially if it is somewhat intensive, say brisk walking or bicycling. I've read that the improvements to circulation and fitness are measureable even down to 15 minutes a day. But more is better and as I am retired and…"
Nov 23

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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 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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