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gretchen commented on MamaDawn's blog post 'Helping Someone with T1D and Eating Disorders'
"Bernstein reversed his neuropathy (as well as other complications) by keeping his BGs normal. You might read what he says about this. It could take a big guiltload off your back. As you well know, it's extremely difficult to keep BGs in normal…"
Mar 8
Brian (bsc) replied to gretchen's discussion 'Personal SGIs'
"Oh I did crack the pizza obstacle, but everyone around me gets irate. I order a large pizza for myself and just eat the toppings and leave the crust. It led me to invent my own recipe for "Brian's Pizza Pie Pie.""
Jan 12
mohe0001 replied to gretchen's discussion 'Personal SGIs'
"You all are working such nice, insightful bolus algorithms. I think pizza is in our future. One of you is going to crack this."
Jan 11
Terry replied to gretchen's discussion 'Personal SGIs'
"I'm not sure why the discrepancy but I'm using Calorie King for Guinness Extra Stout (6% alcohol) 16 ounces, a pint. It's actually says 18.7 grams CHO."
Jan 11
acidrock23 replied to gretchen's discussion 'Personal SGIs'
"Those Guinness draft cans have the carbs listed as 9 for 12 oz, which is a shade less than 19/ pint..."
Jan 11
Brian (bsc) replied to gretchen's discussion 'Personal SGIs'
"I do count, I count all the carbs and half the protein. But after that I adjust based on experience. So I know that I actually can have a modest serving of lasagna which is high in fat and protein and I halve my bolus. But pizza has always been a…"
Jan 11
gretchen replied to gretchen's discussion 'Personal SGIs'
"How do you determine how much to use for the protein and fat?"
Jan 11
mohe0001 replied to gretchen's discussion 'Personal SGIs'
"Terry, Do you sling code for Medtronic? You gotta be kidding me."
Jan 10

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
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At 8:57am on November 9, 2011, shea said…

It's really very well written and since I am newly diagnosed and often very frustrated offers many necessary insights! Will certainly recommend to others.

At 7:49am on November 9, 2011, shea said…

Your book is excellent! I am only a little way in but finding it very, very helpful.

At 9:41am on June 28, 2011, ShottleBop said…
Sorry I missed you!

No problem about the "Friends." I was under the impression that asking you to "friend" me was the way to get an invite to you.
At 7:11am on June 14, 2009, Kristin said…
That solves it. Yes, you need to be a member of a group in order to start a discussion. So if you weren't a member already, then you joined at that point.

Have a good weekend!
At 3:04pm on June 13, 2009, Kristin said…
Hi Gretchen! I agree completely. The admin team has discussed how to make things more clear. The role of groups and forums is especially vague. I will the idea up with the admin team and see if we can get something up.

You were completely right to post on the main page-- I did not mean to discourage you from posting there! Just thought that you might increase your chances of response by also posting in the group.

You are right that no one else can sign you up for a group-- only you yourself can. So I'm not sure about that-- perhaps you joined at some point?
At 8:29am on April 11, 2009, Sarah said…
Hi Gretchen, I have been reading excerpts of your book on T2 diabetes on line via Amazon and have decided to definitely order it when I get back to the States. Too bad I did not have it 1 1/2yr ago when dx´d. Thank you for writing in such a comprehensive manner!
At 12:22pm on December 9, 2008, Kat said…
Hi Gretchen! So honored to get your response. Wow, my first connection with a celebrity! I am going in for a C-petide & GAD test at the end of next month to figure out if I have LADA or not. I have inherited my father's genes I think he's a thin Type 2, he has not used insulin yet (he's 60). I'm thinking our family's in the 10% or so normal weight T2.
At 7:41am on August 24, 2008, Misty said…
Hey Gretchen, is there somewhere you talk about your journey with diabetes specifically? Were you overweight when you were diagnosed? How long after you were diagnosed did you begin limiting carbs? I like to read "success stories" of people with type 2, and I have a feeling your personal story would be very inspirational.

Your book is on the way to my house courtesy of Amazon! I'm reading Dr. Bernstein's book now, simply because it was available for the Kindle.
At 12:17pm on August 22, 2008, Misty said…
I bet you don't have time! You have written an excellent book and you participate in this wonderful community here!

By the way it looks like you can put your own book up for sale on the Kindle if you have the .doc or .pdf version of it on your computer. You can even set your price (it seems like typically the Kindle versions sell for $9.99 for best-seller-length books). I don't know if your publisher really has to do it. But probably your publisher can do it easier than you because they have the time, since they are making money from your book!
At 10:09am on August 22, 2008, Misty said…
You need to learn to spin the wool! It's a great TV-watching activity! My favorite spinning wheel is actally made by a Canadian named Gordon Lendrum, from good Canadian maple! I love spinning. I knwo you're busy but if you would like more info, let me know. :)



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