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Hi Ben! My name is.... This sounds like an AA meeting! Ugh. How about I just say: I was diagnosed with T1D in 1982. Welcome to the club!
I love to talk to LADA (Latent Autoimmune Disease of Adults) Diabetics because you have to change your lifestyles so drastically. LADA Diabetes may be
a better way to describe the disease you have because, as encountered in this thread, people will say "Nuh-uhh, that's juvenile diabetes. You CAN'T
have that." Yes, you can. You have the same disease I do: something told your immune system to attack your beta cells and they stopped producing
insulin. They may also eventually stop producing C-peptide and Amylin. LADA Diabetics sometimes also refer to themselves as having Type 1.5. I was an
infant when I was diagnosed, so I wasn't aware of the changes forced upon me, which is why I love to talk to you LADAs. Good for you avoiding the
alcohol your first diabetic holiday season! Congrats!
Also previously in this thread: cinnamon does wonders for Type 2 Diabetes. It works through reducing insulin resistance. Your body has stopped
producing insulin, so it is not a wonder drug for you (or me). We need insulin. Period. Always. Externally.
I eat low carb and that has done wonders for my BGs. But, through doing that, I have found fabulous-tasting things that are perfectly acceptable
treats. Like this one:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 C (4 oz) heavy cream
4 T sugar-free Torani syrup (I had no idea these existed until I started the low carb thing. Get 'em on Amazon in a set for the best price)
1/2 C (64g) Splenda
1 T Vanilla
Mix all that together. Just mix and mix and mix until it's this fabulous whipped, creamy goodness. I do mine in a stand mixer, takes about 8 mins.
Then I have a sweet treat in the fridge for whenever.
Divide it by 4 and you have 303 calories, 3 carbs, 29g fat, 5g protein, and 2g of sugar found in the cheese.
You can message me anytime. I've been doing this T1D thing for awhile.
edit on 1/16/2014 by Halekoch because: Suddenly:
edit on 1/16/2014 by Halekoch because: Saw you're from the UK, added imperial measurements