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At 4:09pm on October 15, 2013, Brian (bsc) said…

Thank you so much. I think that we have to be our own champion, nobody else is going to argue for our cause. I do hope you are able to get appropriate treatment that is right for you. You shouldn't have to just accept what is safe and comfortable for your doctor, you have a right to set your own goals. I hope you know that you will always have friends here at TuDiabetes.

At 3:13pm on January 8, 2011, Helen (Type 2 Diabetes) said…
Diabetes can be so confusing, I just got diagnosed as a type 2, and didn't even know there was a LADA until I got on this website yesterday. I hope you can figure it out soon. Good luck. :-)

At 11:56am on October 10, 2010, Acquafortis said…
Thank you! I shall find you on facebook!
At 11:15am on October 7, 2010, Acquafortis said…
Hello Uta,
that's a surprise find someone who lives in Rome.
You got your result before mine...I am still waiting for my GAD..
Glad to have met you!
At 6:13am on October 7, 2010, Brigitte said…
there is no french doctor in Lyon who is following low carb diet!!!!! I learnt low carb diet with Tudiabetes friends and they told me there's a good book : Dr Bernstein solution . I bought it from Amazon and I started. Alone here. It's hard to believe that!!!!!!! My last Endo and my new didn't know and the last was don't agree with me! I go to an A1C of 7 with the help of Tudiabetes. Europe is not America... Have a nice day my friend! Did you live in Roma?
At 11:22am on April 17, 2010, Gerri said…
Happy to try to help as we all help each other.

Be well!
At 2:20am on March 12, 2010, Fabrizio said…
In English now:

Hello Uta.
I've been hiding for a while 'from the site and the group. I hope you everything goes well. Started a new therapy is always full of surprises and new discoveries about themselves. It is important to be alert to catch all the changes that occur and discuss these with your doctor so that we can be helped and help him to optimize the therapy in action. It is a synergy that is needed for patients to get the best results (which are the successes for the doctor). At the same time, the doctor "learns" from us to address different aspects (lifestyle, diet, ....) that can be used later with other patients. The results you get are not only of one or another but derived from this synergy that we must establish. I say this because during the last check I did, my doctor gave me the compliments for these achievements, and I have returned the same to him because they are convinced of the above. It's true that we are the sick and, primarily, we are faced with the disease, but the "medical knowledge" we derive from the comparison with our diabetologists / endocrinologists and with them we must also confront and discuss issues not strictly related to therapy but which may affect our condition.
I dwell forever .....
Waiting for your news. Hello
At 2:19am on March 12, 2010, Fabrizio said…
CIao Uta.
Sono stato latitante per un po' dal sito e dal gruppo. Spero che a te vada tutto bene. Iniziata una nuova terapia si hanno sempre delle sorprese e delle nuove scoperte su se stessi. L'importante è essere attenti a cogliere tutte le modifiche che avvengono e discutere di queste con il proprio medico, in modo da poter essere aiutati ed aiutare lui ad ottimizzare le terapie in atto. Si tratta di una sinergia necessaria affinchè i pazienti riescano ad avere i migliori risultati (che poi sono i successi per il medico). Nello stesso tempo, il medico "impara" da noi ad affrontare aspetti diversi (stile di vita, dieta, ....) che possono essere utili poi con altri pazienti. I risultati che si ottengono non sono solo dell'uno o dell'altro ma derivano da questa sinergia che si deve instaurare. Ti dico questo perchè durante l'ultimo controllo che ho fatto, il mio medico mi ha fatto i compliemnti per i risultati conseguiti, e io ho ricambiato gli stessi a lui proprio perchè sono convinto di quanto detto sopra. E' vero che siamo noi i malati e in primis siamo noi a dover affrontare la malattia, ma le "conoscenze mediche" ci derivano dal confronto con i nostri diabetologi/endocrinologi e con loro dobbiamo discutere e confrontarci anche di aspetti non strettamente legati alla terapia ma che possono influire sulla nostra condizione.
Mi dilungo sempre.....
Aspetto tue notizie. Ciao
At 6:39am on March 4, 2010, Anita said…
Good morning Uta. I hope you are doing well. I remembered that you lived in Rome and thought I'd send you a quick note. I am moving to Italy in two weeks. We will be in Northeast Italy, outside Venice. Any pointers on life in Italy with diabetes? I can only imagine the difficulty avoiding pasta!
At 6:22pm on January 29, 2010, Pauly said…
Thank you for Jennys other web site. I will review it with great interest. Have her book and didnt realize she had another web site. Thanks for the tip. Take care and good numbers!
At 5:09pm on January 18, 2010, Pauly said…
Hi Uta, I read your blog post with great interest. I too have been following Dr B's diet to the letter and am a Type 2. I am experiencing these lows now on a regular basis very similar to yours. The diet certainly works thats for sure and I am dropping weight weekly to the point nothing fits anymore.

My problem is that I get these Hypo events that are mental. I will be at 83 BG that Bernstein talks about yet my brain says "Pauly" you need to come up. I will pop a glucose pill to bring me up. I feel better at 95. I have been in the 60's and 70's too and I feel just crappy.

You could be having this holiday period they talk about where your pancreas is now reactivated. You certainly dont appear to be insulin resistant. You could be in a phase where everything is working right but could change down the road.

I feel crappy if I add carbs back into the diet so I am sticking with Dr B rightnow. Guclose pills are cheap , not that they taste the greatest. Take care good luck. I am sorta experiencing what you are and just wanted to say Hi and its happening to me too.
At 1:50am on January 13, 2010, David Nelson said…
Hi Uta,

How is Rome? Greetings from silicon valley california. It's raining here too!
At 12:40pm on January 12, 2010, Faith Vince said…
Hello again Uta, I replied to you some 8 hours ago and then sent it to myself on my own page somehow ! I'll try again.....I was put on Metformin and Gliclazide on diagnosis but the Glic kept giving me hypos so I'm now on half dose of that (80mg twice a day instead of 160) and I take 1500mg slow release Metformin at night. My levels came slowly down but steadily to 6.5 in August last year and now I'm creeping up again, mostly 7.3 or 7.4 fasting. I know that's not going the right way but it's happening just as my Consultant said it would (drat the man !). I have tried low carb but I struggle with it to be honest. I do like my porridge in the morning which gets me through until lunchtime and I know that rice and pasta send me high but so does most fruit. My Diabetic Nurse at the Surgery says not to worry about carb counting until I'm on insulin - that's standard National Health Service guidelines here I'm afraid. I will keep on trying with the carb counting and am finding some meals to substitute for the higher carb ones now and again. I can imagine it's hard in Italy to keep off pasta and pizza - you must be thought of as odd !

Well, I'll send this and hope it's not in my inbox when I look......oh dear, old age again. Faith
At 9:51am on January 9, 2010, Faith Vince said…
Hi there, thanks for the contact. I'm only one year into Diabetes, firstly diagnosed as Type 2 then my Endochrinologist said I was LADA. I'm still on medication only at present but being threatened with insulin when my levels go too high. What's your story ?

At 4:42am on January 5, 2010, Dawn said…
Thanks Uta, happiest New Year to you and yours!
At 1:48am on December 25, 2009, abyzer said…
May your Christmas be filled with joy and happiness. Best wishes for now and the coming year
Merry Christmas
At 11:40pm on December 23, 2009, Dawn said…
Hi Uta! Nice to meet you! I seem to have slow onset, I just started metformin because my BG numbers took a leap up! I am hoping it will help, have you taken this oral med before? I am so impressed with your A1c many congrats to you!!! I totally understand your hard work and I am very impressed.
At 12:29pm on December 21, 2009, KK said…
Merry Christmas-thanks for your friendship.X
At 2:53pm on December 20, 2009, Holger Schmeken said…
Hallo Uta, hier in Münster schneit es gerade ziemlich. Hoffentlich ist noch etwas von der Pracht übrig, wenn Du Münster besuchen kommst. Es freut mich, dass Dein LADA sich wirklich late onset entwickelt. Wenn es wirklich LADA ist, dann musst Du Dich natürlich trotzdem psychisch wappnen, aber da scheinst Du schon auf einem guten Wege zu sein. Vielleicht kannst Du die Zeit nutzen um etwas ruhiger zu werden. Auf jeden Fall kannst Du Deinen Erfolg feiern. Ich wünsche Dir Frohe Weihnachten mit Deiner Familie und ein gutes Jahr 2010. Ich habe das Ende des Jahres 2009 dafür genutzt mich wieder etwas mehr bei TuDiabetes einzubringen. Wenn wir in diesem Sinne weitermachen, dann kann 2010 ja nur gut werden, oder?
At 5:16pm on December 19, 2009, Melitta said…
Hi Uta: Thanks for the friend request. There are several of us who have adult-onset Type 1 diabetes/LADA and do yoga! I think yoga really helps stay sane with all we have to do to stay healthy.

Oh, and I am envious that you are in Rome! I bet it is beautiful this time of year. I was just in San Francisco today, and it was wonderful.



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