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General discussion / Re: Sedge has had an accident
« Last post by Avocado on Today at 07:19:00 AM »
After 80 penicillin tabs for the tonsilittis I've had I am now left with oral thrush which insists on hanging around.........
Hi Colette - thrush after antibiotics generally needs a prescription for antifungal medication from your GP. It clears up very quickly then. All the best.
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General discussion / Re: The answer is already there.
« Last post by Alan on Today at 12:42:19 AM »
So different to the advice I saw on that same site a decade ago, when they stuck to the standard dieticians advice.

From 2004: Health/Diet: The Diabetic Diet

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Generally, carbohydrates should make up about 50 percent of the daily calories ( with the accepted range 40-60 percent). In general, lower carbohydrate intake is associated with lower sugar levels in the blood. However, the benefits of this can be cancelled out by the problems associated with a higher fat diet taken in to compensate for the lower amount of carbohydrates. This problem can be improved by substituting monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats for saturated fats.

The times they are a-changing...which is good to see.
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General discussion / Re: The answer is already there.
« Last post by Alan on Today at 12:03:48 AM »
You are right.
But how do you get a type 2 to stick to it?

Sticking to a non-blood-glucose-spike way of eating ain't difficult for those who test an hour after meals. It doesn't take long for nasty numbers to make excessive portions of some foods look less delicious and more poisonous.

But I admit the hard part is getting them to do those tests. Too many prefer the Ostrich method of health management.





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General discussion / Re: Sedge has had an accident
« Last post by Alan on Today at 12:00:33 AM »
I will post more as I get to know anything.

A big thank you to you all for your best wishes I will pass them on to her when I go down tonight.

Pete

Thanks so much for the update Pete; I only just became aware of her accident. Please let her know best wishes for rapid and painless healing are winging her way from the far side of the world.
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As regards waiting on her hand and foot I have been doing that since Saturday anyway .

Been there, done that - best wishes for you too, mate :)
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Introduce yourself / Re: A lost stray is returning ...
« Last post by Alan on Yesterday at 11:51:31 PM »
... and here I am.

I joined his forum when I was first diagnosed and was very well-controlled by diet alone at first.

Welcome back :). I read it all but snipped to comment on a couple of points.

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Nursey has give me a meter and strips and wants me to test - this after telling me that I 'shouldn't be testing at home because it's no good for you' a year ago.

I read that several times to be sure. Did you not have a meter before? Really? I know they have been discouraging testing by type 2s in the UK but that staggered me.

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Back to trying to get my control back, although my new GP has suggested diet alone won't be enough now as my pancreas may have less to give.

May?? Have you been tested for insulin production or c-peptide?

To help you take control again I know you will have read this last time you were here but now that you have a meter it may make more sense (click on it): Test, Review, Adjust.
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Off topic / Re: Prostate Cancer Back Again
« Last post by Alan on Yesterday at 11:39:58 PM »
[quote author=TerryJ
I forgot to add something about foods containing a compound called sulphoraphane which also has beneficial effects (cruciferous veggies like broccoli, kale, brussels etc.)

But you have to careful about how you prepare them. Some tips here -
http://healthyhabitshub.com/how-to-cook-broccoli-without-losing-anti-cancer-agents/ 

Very interesting article. I frequently include steamed broccoli, cabbage and chinese cabbage (wombok) in my evening meals but I have never seen that tip for adding mustard before. I enjoy 'hot English' with pork or steak. I wonder if it is just as effective if the mustard is on the steak and mixes with the cabbage or broccoli internally after eating?
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General discussion / Re: The answer is already there.
« Last post by Paulines7 on Yesterday at 10:56:39 PM »
You are right.
But how do you get a type 2 to stick to it?

It's difficult but when a diagnosis of heart failure and/or kidney failure comes into the equation, it is then much easier to stick to a low carb diet.  Much better of course to prevent these things happening in the first place but we all think this is never going to happen to us.  Maybe your husband would benefit from shock tactics ie. meeting people with diabetes who have had heart and kidney problems or those who have had limbs removed.  I don't know how he would get to meet them though.
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General discussion / Re: Sedge has had an accident
« Last post by sami on Yesterday at 10:52:10 PM »
oh no that sounds horrid hope she mends fast 
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General discussion / Re: Sedge has had an accident
« Last post by Paulines7 on Yesterday at 10:37:47 PM »
Oh dear!!  I have just read this about Sedge; her knee must be very painful.  So sorry to hear of her accident.

Please give her our best wishes Pete.    We send her our love and good wishes that she recovers soon. ((((hugs))))  Pauline and John xxxx
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General discussion / Fiasp evaluation.
« Last post by GrammaBear on Yesterday at 09:40:51 PM »
I receive a monthly newsletter from Gary Scheiner who wrote "Think like a Pancreas".  In this month's newsletter he wrote an article about Fiasp and I thought some of you might like to read it.

http://integrateddiabetes.com/faster-insulin-has-been-approved-now-what/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=diabetes_bites_ids_october_2017_newsletter&utm_term=2017-10-19
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