"You're really between a rock and a hard place. If you are producing almost no insulin, then you really need insulin. You say you think you're allergic to an additive in the insulin. Do they have an idea what additive it is? Would different…"
"My family was not very supportive of my diabetes. But I had never been particularly supportive of other people with diabetes before my Dx, so I have no reason to complain.
I once made maple syrup with a neighbor. He had type 1, and he was on a…"
"Even if you want to get your potassium from fruit, you can do better than bananas. Cantaloupe, for instance.
Trying to refrain from starting a rant here . . . humans are not evolved or engineered to process much grain. We didn't begin eating it…"
"Rick, We can't save everyone. Strangers probably wouldn't listen to you anyway, so no guilt about not speaking out.
Some people think T2 is the "killer disease" because T2s start out probably having had high BG for decades before…"
"Your best bet is to ignore dieticians and use your meter to find out what works for you.
There are a lot of myths in nutrition. If you are low in potassium, your doctor will tell you to eat bananas. But there's more potassium in vegetables like…"
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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