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Originally posted by DevolutionEvolvd
I lost my uncle to this disease last october when he slipped into a diabetic coma in his sleep. It was very unexpected and devastating.
Originally posted by whaaa
She is also a great proponent of exercise and she looks "mavvalous" at 50+, even though her diet isn't as restricted as it should be to maintain good control. Life is to short not to enjoy food. Guilty pleasures I suppose.
Good luck KL!
Boden et al. demonstrated significant improvement in insulin sensitivity, up to 75%, with a low carbohydrate diet as measure by euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp method.
Originally posted by kinglizard
An insulin resistant Diabetic isn't able to use insulin like someone without the disease. Insulin is like a key that cells use to allow sugar to enter them and be burned as energy. If you are insulin resistant the sugars cannot be used so they build in the blood which gives us high blood glucose levels. There is no reversing this unfortunately. When you get diabetes it's for life.
Originally posted by dizziedame
In 2 weeks I'll have a second surgery on my arm in preparation for dialysis.
I will need a kidney transplant.
PLEASE take care of yourself and don't let this happen to you. I was young and thought I was 10 feet tall and bullet proof.
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
KL, you'll be fine. Just take it seriously and do what they say. You can live as long as everybody else. Don't forget about your kidneys and your eyes. Take care of the diabetes and you take care of them.
Originally posted by valiant
I know now if I ever got it, to take it seriously, horrible thing it is!
Originally posted by semperfortis
The best thing I have ever done to get it under control, besides my time in the gym, is an altered Atkins Diet.
Originally posted by semperfortisI severely limit my carb intake and keep my count in the 100 to 130 range fasting.
Then I learned that just before bed if our BG level is below say 120 we need to eat 15 carbs and some protein. This way during the night our liver won't kick out a bunch of sugar when we sleep and our BG gets lower than normal. When I started doing that my fasting numbers came way down.