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yelsoma replied to hello123's discussion 'does exercise also raise blood sugar in diabetes ?'
"You are probably experiencing the dawn phenomenon. I have found that my blood sugars will keep on rising in the morning, exercise or not, until I take insulin AND eat something. The body (and the liver?) apparently rev's up for the…"
Jun 11, 2013
yelsoma replied to Negg's discussion 'Does anyone not count carbs, like me?' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"That is more or less how I follow the diet, too. My nurse educator did calculate an insulin/carb ratio for me, but it's not accurate. Instead, I eat primarily meat, fish and non-starchy vegetables (along with mushrooms, sometimes a small amount…"
Apr 15, 2013
yelsoma replied to JustLookin's discussion 'Telling others' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"In addition to all of the previous answers: The need to have a consistent amount of protein for each meal. I find that when I forget or don't have time for enough protein at dinner, for example, my blood sugars will drop during the night. On…"
Mar 20, 2013
yelsoma replied to Robyn's discussion 'How many Test Strips do you use in 1 month? Just Curious.'
"I test between 10 and 15 times per day. My last A1C was 6.3. How do you folks get yours so low? What kind of diet do you follow? I have found that if I cycle more than usual, it is easier to have steady low blood sugars (of course, with lots of…"
Feb 21, 2013
yelsoma replied to Daisy Mae's discussion 'Dr. Bernstein: a challenge to read'
"The book has helped me improve and even out my blood sugar levels quite a bit. I don't follow his recommendations to the letter, but very much believe in his dietary recommendations. That is, I follow his "no-no" list, and have…"
Oct 23, 2012
yelsoma shared Mark Horowitz's discussion on Facebook
May 22, 2012
yelsoma replied to Kim S. (onesaint)'s discussion 'Bolus for protein' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"Sorry I noticed your message only now, over a year and a half after you wrote it! Good for you that you have figured out how to calculate the effect of protein on your blood glucose level. As for me, it is only now becoming clear how protein affects…"
Apr 25, 2012
yelsoma replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Ayurveda'
"I, too, have visited an Ayurvedic practitioner, who is also an M.D. and experienced with Type II Diabetes. (He managed to reverse it.) One of his recommendations was fenugreek seeds. I have found it to even out my blood sugar when I can remember to…"
Apr 25, 2012
yelsoma replied to priscilla's discussion 'Whats a normal Blood Sugar for nondiabetic kids'
"Dear Priscilla, There is also the possibility that your glucose meter is inaccurate. A non-diabetic friend of mine concerned about her BGs tested at 120 using her own meter, then immediately had a lab test with a result of 75. Nonetheless, if your…"
Apr 22, 2012
yelsoma replied to SS's discussion 'Any other T1/LADAs who are bolus, no basal?'
"Dear Shawnmrie, Thanks for initiating this interesting discussion. I think I would have been like you, requiring only a bolus, not basal. Regrettably, I only became aware of the diabetes after being carbed out on conference food - Carbohydrate…"
Mar 9, 2012
yelsoma replied to Cindy's discussion '>HIGH LIPID VALUES' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"Thank you, Cindy, for your kind remarks. It's interesting that you now don't even want the sugary foods. Before I went into diabetic mode, (quite suddenly, according to the doctors), I now know that I began to acquire a sweet tooth,…"
Feb 12, 2012
yelsoma replied to Robyn's discussion 'How many Test Strips do you use in 1 month? Just Curious.'
"Yes, I like testing a lot. It's the best way of helping keep our BG levels down. Now i've been cut back by the insurance to 200 ! So I'm trying to get back to at least 300, preferably more. They're expensive - do you bear the…"
Feb 11, 2012
yelsoma replied to Todd T.'s discussion 'Catch 22' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"Extra Virgin Olive oil is quite a different animal from the various vegetable oils out there, and is in keeping with his diet. I use olive oil for salads, and coconut oil in cooking, and butter on veggies. To the other points you raise - one can eat…"
Feb 11, 2012
yelsoma replied to LaGuitariste's discussion 'Replacing Nutrients from Grains?' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"Yes, take the spirit of what Michael Pollan says, rather than the exact content of your grandmother's diet! In fact, his most prominent advice is: Eat food, MOSTLY PLANTS, not too much. I'm pretty good about the plant part, but probably…"
Feb 11, 2012
yelsoma replied to Cindy's discussion '>HIGH LIPID VALUES' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"I am very grateful to Dr. Bernstein for his book and advocacy of a low carb and healthy diet. Others, including non-diabetics, are coming round to advantages of this kind of approach, too. I eat more than 30 carbs per day, but adhere to the kind of…"
Feb 11, 2012
yelsoma joined Phishery's group

Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group

This is a group for anyone that is using Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution in full or in part (using a very low carb diet of around 30g/day) to manage their diabetes.
Feb 11, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
get more information about Diabetes
Date diagnosed
November 3, 2009
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?

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At 2:38pm on October 29, 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 8:22am on October 29, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!! Any questions? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum where you will get a diversty of answers.
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better:
At 12:47pm on October 28, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home yelsoma.....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
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 as well.
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!
At 6:50am on October 28, 2011, Marie B said…
hello and welcome! I think there are going to be some activities in the Bay area for world diabetes day nov 14
At 4:26am on October 28, 2011, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.
At 4:03am on October 28, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!



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