"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.""
"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…"
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?
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!
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.
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.
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!
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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