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Dr, Berstein and exercise.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Jan 6, 2013. 7 Replies

I am embarking on a weight loss plan...and I am in the process of readin Dr. Berstein's Diabetes Solution...I always have problems with exercise where I feel the need to eat carbs to fuel the workout…Continue

 

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profrennie commented on irishdreamer's blog post 'I am a huge mess!!!'
"Take a breath. Calm down. I was misdiagnosed many years ago as a type 2. About six months ago, they rebranded me as LADA and I became insulin dependent . . . while I was in the hospital recovering from bypass surgery. Hate doctors. You can imagine…"
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Ren commented on irishdreamer's blog post 'I am a huge mess!!!'
"I am a T1 and I take Victoza. It's been helpful in keeping both my appetite and my sugars in check. I third or fourth the nutritionist idea - mine has been very helpful! Also, I wonder whether a continuous glucose monitor might be a good tool…"
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I am a huge mess!!!

Hello fellow diabetics!! I am new here and I feel so overwhelmed and so unable to cope!I will give you some backround..I am on an insulin pump,using novarapid.I have very high anxiety relating to hypoglycemia.I take 20mg of lexapro for anxiety but I don't feel it helps.I also go to therapy once a week.I am so afraid of low blood sugars that I keep my blood sugars higher than they should be.I feel anxious and down when I think about my future and the complications I will face.I am a binge…See More
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Mari commented on irishdreamer's blog post 'I am a huge mess!!!'
"what do you mean by "BS higher than they should be"? Once your BS are stable and lower, you don't drop so quickly and sharply. Maybe before going to a more extreme solution such as Bernstein, try cutting down on carbs a little.…"
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sakura insulin pumper commented on irishdreamer's blog post 'I am a huge mess!!!'
"i do agree that a diabetic nutritionist would be the best thing for you . to give you guidelines to follow"
Mar 24, 2013
Gb commented on irishdreamer's blog post 'I am a huge mess!!!'
"I'm new, too, and I'm not on a pump or even insulin yet, but my endo put me on a great new medication, Victoza. It helped me with weight loss, as well as my sugars. I find now that I eat when I'm hungry, and I don't like to eat…"
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sakura insulin pumper commented on irishdreamer's blog post 'I am a huge mess!!!'
"i know how you feel i have a big fear of dropping low but i look at it this way take one step and a time. one day at a time. making goals for yourself is a good thing but also don't get frustrated if things don't go the way you want them."
Mar 24, 2013
renka commented on irishdreamer's blog post 'I am a huge mess!!!'
"Have you ever heard of diabulimia? It sounds like you may be experiencing that. I have in the past. I am also very afraid of the low and I have just recently discussed it with my doctor and I have just had to have faith. I have had faith and…"
Mar 24, 2013
irishdreamer posted a blog post

I am a huge mess!!!

Hello fellow diabetics!! I am new here and I feel so overwhelmed and so unable to cope!I will give you some backround..I am on an insulin pump,using novarapid.I have very high anxiety relating to hypoglycemia.I take 20mg of lexapro for anxiety but I don't feel it helps.I also go to therapy once a week.I am so afraid of low blood sugars that I keep my blood sugars higher than they should be.I feel anxious and down when I think about my future and the complications I will face.I am a binge…See More
Mar 24, 2013
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Brian (bsc) replied to irishdreamer's discussion 'Dr, Berstein and exercise.'
"I've followed Bernstein since 2006. Bernstein doesn't recommend any specific amount of glucose, he recommends you ingest the right amount to maintain a normal blood sugar. If you are doing low-moderate aerobic exercise for more than 30…"
Jan 6, 2013
Hannah Hamlin replied to irishdreamer's discussion 'Dr, Berstein and exercise.'
"Hello, I just finished reading his book last month. What I got from it was that he suggests taking one glucose tab each hour for extended cardio to stop blood sugar from dropping. The amount of calories in glucose tabs are minimal so if you need…"
Jan 5, 2013
andrea replied to irishdreamer's discussion 'Dr, Berstein and exercise.'
"i have always considered myself to be basically following the bernstein diet...low carb, moderate protein, but reading up on it now there are a lot of details i missed out on! can anybody here tell me what they eat on a typical day while following…"
Jan 5, 2013
acidrock23 replied to irishdreamer's discussion 'Dr, Berstein and exercise.'
"I don't think that you need that many carbs to fuel a workout. I've been running since 2009 or maybe the last week of 2008 and have maybe 6-8 oz of skim milk (ok, sometimes I'm *really* lazy and just swill it out of the bottle...) to…"
Jan 5, 2013
rubidoux replied to irishdreamer's discussion 'Dr, Berstein and exercise.'
"I'm not sure what Bernstein says about it (it's been about 12 years since I read the book) but I had this amazing experience with low carb and energy and exercise a while back, and right after it happened, I read the part of Good Calories,…"
Jan 5, 2013
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Dr, Berstein and exercise.

I am embarking on a weight loss plan...and I am in the process of readin Dr. Berstein's Diabetes Solution...I always have problems with exercise where I feel the need to eat carbs to fuel the workout but then I feel like I am not going to lose weight...From what I have read online,Dr Berstein suggests taking a glucose tablet each hour....but does he suggest this for diabetes wanting to lose weight?See More
Jan 5, 2013

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I am a huge mess!!!

Posted on March 24, 2013 at 3:55pm 7 Comments

Hello fellow diabetics!!

I am new here and I feel so overwhelmed and so unable to cope!I will give you some backround..I am on an insulin pump,using novarapid.I have very high anxiety relating to hypoglycemia.I take 20mg of lexapro for anxiety but I don't feel it helps.I also go to therapy once a week.I am so afraid of low blood sugars that I keep my blood sugars higher than they should be.I feel anxious and down when I think about my future and the complications I will face.I am a…

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At 4:06pm on January 6, 2013, Jim Roach said…

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