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MSG and diabetes

Started this discussion. Last reply by FroodyChick Jun 3, 2011. 6 Replies

Scientists have discovered a T2 diabetes-like syndrome in rats injected with the common food additive MSG, monosodium glutamate:…Continue


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gphx replied to jeanettephx's discussion 'Okra for reducing blood sugars.'
"Many years ago I was reading a book by the people who run Native Seeds/Search, an outfit in Arizona which researches ancestral diets and attempts to preserve the associated crop seeds. They described the rampant diabetes in SW American Indians when…"
Dec 16, 2014
gphx replied to GrassEater's discussion 'What is your approach to managing T2 on diet and exercise only?'
"A number of years ago my bgs were spiking to 290 and my weight had suddenly ballooned to 225 lbs. I just stopped eating carbs. My diet consisted of all the beef, chicken, pork, fish, greens, roasted cauliflower, roasted broccoli, and almonds I could…"
Dec 16, 2014
Linda G left a comment for gphx
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY GPHX!! Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey, why don't you come join us in the…"
Mar 14, 2013
brokenpole left a comment for gphx
"Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Mar 14, 2013
gphx replied to Bob's discussion 'Ketotic Sport Training' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"This article from the ADA Journal suggests a ketotic diet is protective against hypoglycemia. Counterintuitive but matches the experience of many. Protective Effects of Ketogenic Diets on Signs of Hypoglycemia"
Dec 28, 2012
gphx replied to Bob's discussion 'Ketotic Sport Training' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"With vitamins there is a concept known as bioavailability. Simply put, you can take all the vitamins you want but if the body isn't able to assimilate it, they don't do you any good. I see glucose and glycogen in T2s in a similar fashion.…"
Dec 28, 2012
gphx joined Sara's group

Athletic Diabetics

For all you athletes with diabetes (or wannabe athletes!) - a place to exchange workout tips and encouragement.
Dec 28, 2012
gphx replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'FDA approves Jentadueto™ tablets for the treatment of adult patients with type 2 diabetes'
"At a starting A1C of say, 8, a 1.7% improvement drops it down .136 points to 7.864. Such a minor improvement hardly seems worth the expense or risk of lactic acidosis. One could probably get as much improvement out of a dozen jumping jacks or…"
Feb 9, 2012
gphx replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'USA Today article: "Brief, intense exercise lowers blood sugar"'
"The must have seen The Big Blue Test ; ) The Big Blue Test"
Dec 22, 2011
gphx replied to dizzle's discussion 'Noticed increased hair loss in the shower. On Metformin 2x500 per day.'
"Hair loss is often a common symptom of thyroid issues. Easy enough to get checked out."
Dec 19, 2011
gphx replied to rstern21's discussion 'CinSulin'
"The thing about cinnamon is it's much cheaper in the grocery aisle. It tastes great added to baked goods, warm breakfast cereals, tomato sauces, etc. There's nothing magical about putting it in a capsule, just more expensive. Personally I…"
Dec 19, 2011
gphx replied to James M's discussion 'Why is pre-diabetes reversible but type 2 not?'
"Oddly in recent years 65% of newly diagnosed lung cancer patients are nonsmokers or those who quit smoking long ago. Smoking is to lung cancer perhaps as carbs are to Type 2 diabetes. Some can intake them with no issues. Others partake and get lung…"
Dec 2, 2011
gphx replied to James M's discussion 'Why is pre-diabetes reversible but type 2 not?'
"That's one of the reasons I hate A1C. According to the NIH and other sources an OGTT result > 200 = diabetes. His was 240. The doctor used something that, often inaccurately, attempts to approximate bgs instead of the bg result right in…"
Dec 2, 2011
gphx replied to James M's discussion 'Why is pre-diabetes reversible but type 2 not?'
"I don't believe in 'prediabetes' just as I don't believe it's possible to be just a little bit pregnant. I don't believe either prediabetes or diabetes is reversible in the sense of curable because for most symptoms…"
Dec 1, 2011
gphx replied to Emily Coles's discussion '5000 Physicians' Experiences with Patients with Diabetes'
"MyBustedPancreas, look at it this way. At least you're not a Type 2 diabetic having T1s constantly imply how lucky you are not to have the real diabetes. That's really depressing. Thanks for sharing."
Dec 1, 2011
gphx replied to tomg's discussion 'Dr. Fuhrman eat for health. Good? Bad? Or neither?'
"With some of our ancestral populations being agricultural in nature and others being nomadic hunters it wouldn't surprise me in the least if the genetic heritage they each left their descendants was different. Gene work just keeps on…"
Dec 1, 2011

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February 15, 2011
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At 7:48am on March 14, 2013, Linda G said…

Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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!

At 4:15am on March 14, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 1:55am on March 14, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 6:29pm on April 7, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 6:27pm on April 5, 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 that might be of interest.
At 3:06pm on April 5, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home gphx...I'm sending info related to the Canada Embassy as well, as I'm not sure where your place of residence is. The query about your employment is only served as a means to better direct you to a specific group :) But of course, not everyone is comfortable with sharing that component.
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 and take a look at the Canada Embassy page as well, by going to the headings in the aqua coloured box in the upper left hand of the home page. Click on "DHF Grassroots". Once you're in scroll down, click on "Canada embassy", and voilà! The house in the photo is where Dr. Frederick Banting lived and had his medical practice in London, Ontario, Canada...before going to the University of Toronto to work on diabetes research, and ultimately the discovery of Insulin.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!



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