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. :)
Hi Gretchen! I was looking for your book and found it at Amazon. I'm going to buy it, of course. But I am an Amazon Kindle user and would love to see your book available in a digital format for the Kindle. I think this is something that your publisher would need to contact Amazon about. There is a link about it here: Link from Amazon. If this is something you would consider doing, it would make your book available to even more audiences!
Hey, Gretchen. Of course you are right. I wasn't thinking. I'm still on the learning curve and what is new to me is not necessarily new.
One question. Do you happen to know of a way to raise HSL? Myu lipid panel last week had me at 32 and my LDL at 68. It the ratio good enough?
That is the one I have. I think there have been enough changes in treatment to warrant another update. You didn't cover pumps or the newest treatments.
Whenever you feel it is time let me know. This is a comprehensive reference. My brother was diagnosed diabetic last november. I recommended your book to him.
Howdy Gretchen! In feb of last year, i was diagnosed with T2 by the VA in Kerrville, Texas. My doctor recommended I purchase your book "the first year, T2" and I found it invaluable. I still use it as a reference. Are you working on a new edition?
Glad you are on this site, too.
I just tried your flax seed pancake recipe that you posted in a discussion! I love it! I'm trying to reduce my carbs and find new breakfast and snack ideas!! This one is great and SO easy! Thanks for sharing it!!
Hello Hello.....In response to your clarification over on the T2 discussion (I also coudn't get the reply to work): Don't worry, my dear---Jenny is greatly respected here and I, too, have found her research of immense value. But I also find yours of immense value. It's not an either/or, as far as I'm concerned. Diabetes is a tapestry of a different weave for each of us and I feel priveleged to be able to weave insights from both of you into my own personal tapestry.
Now, about that sheep farm: is there a book about that out there?.....
Be well and blessed be, Gretchen.....Judith in Portland
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