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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:55 pm 
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Sounds like you should switch.

Says a person who won't have to do any of the legwork.

But if you need pump help, I think you'll need a new doc?

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:35 am 
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I have a lead on a new doctor, and I did some thinking about what's been so difficult about the basal testing for me. I think the idea of attempting it all at once (like the last doc suggested) is overwhelming. That's 12 times I'm supposed to start with an "in range" blood sugar, not exercise, skip two meals, and test hourly--all in a two week period. So I'm just going to focus on one of the time periods (breakfast) so it's a smaller goal I'm working towards. And breakfast is the easiest meal to skip anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:47 am 
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Conversation I overheard a while ago:

*little beeping noise*
Person A "Oh cute!!! Is that a tamagotchi!?!"
Person B "Uh, no, it's my diabetes pump..."
Person A "...oh..."

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:19 am 
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ha!

One of my coworkers thinks I'm blogging when I'm testing my blood sugar/using my pump. I've decided not to disabuse him.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:28 am 
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From today's appointment (which actually went really well): The CDE was discussing my vegan diet with me. "It must be pretty low carb unless you eat a lot. I mean, if you have some cauliflower and then some broccoli, that's pretty low carb. But if you have some quinoa, too..." Yes, vegans only eat nonstarchy vegetables. It's only when we go hog wild crazy that we eat beans and grains and fruit.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:15 pm 
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I ate some rice once.

It was okay, I guess.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:18 am 
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It's official. Again.

I am sick to forking death of diabetes.

Tonight, knowing I'd be going to the gym after supper, I took less humalog than usual. Bg was 150. Ate a bunch of white rice and tofu and vegetables. Was a little apprehensive about my sugar, so before leaving the house I had a peanut butter sandwich and some orange juice.

Got to the gym. Tested at 120-something. Had a juice box and some pretzels, which usually send my bg way up. Told myself I'd stop working out in 20 minutes to test again.

When I did, I was at 71!

So I cut the workout short and came home. Why is this so hard?

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:04 pm 
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Can you guys help me out to see if this is even possible?

My non-quite-brother-in-law is a type 2 diabetic (don't kick me out) but he doesn't take insulin at all so he controls his diabetes completely through diet (and I assume careful blood sugar monitoring). My sister-in-law told me that he doesn't eat carbs*. At all. Not even whole grains. He also doesn't like 'weird things' like tofu. Is there any chance in hell we can ever share a meal?

*but i've seen him eat pizza so whatever.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:35 pm 
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Maybe find out what his definition of carbs is. Maybe he's just considering bread and not rice or pasta as carbs. He has to eat some carbs. If he's controlling his diabetes with just diet then he might be trying eat something like "the plate method", which is basically 1/2 plate of vegetables, 1/4 protein, 1/4 starch. If you wanted to cook for them, maybe a huge caesar salad with chickpeas in it or something? nothing too weird in there! Since everyone is different, I think it's really important that you just ask him what sort of meals he eats and what foods he knows don't work for him. You can definitely figure something out. Also, some people with type 2 are able to control their blood sugar really easily without doing much, so maybe his is not that severe and he's able to manage without doing too many dietary changes. I've seen patients that have it, but it just never progressed past a really early stage - i know a guy who drinks arizona sweet tea and eats club crackers all day and his blood sugar stays really well controlled.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:58 am 
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It sounds to me like he's eating an extremely low carb diet. A lot of people with type 2 try to eat less than 60 g (or less than 30 g) carbs a day. Google Bernstein diet. It's pretty extreme.

If you want to feed him, I'd do a something like a taco salad with soyrizo. Lots of nonstarchy vegetables (peppers, onions, tomatoes) and starchy things on the side for others to add (tortilla chips, beans, corn).

Or something similar with nonstarchy veg, soy protein (that's not weird tofu?), and fatty ingredients like oil and avocado.

But it's not very fair of him to be picky on top of the restrictive diet. Dude should eat some tofu to be accommodating.

ETA Tofurky sausages are really filling and really low carb, if he'd eat those.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:10 pm 
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I don't know because my sister-in-law is the one who was telling me, but she told me that she can't even find a bread for him. We've eaten out together, but it was at Flat Top which is a build-your-own-bowl place so I have no idea what he actually got. I think she told me about making him a steak for breakfast once. And I think he's distrustful of new foods. Possibly because my sister-in-law keeps trying weird paleo recipes off of pinterest on him.

I asked her about whole grains and rice and she just kept shaking her head.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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Tried to fast for Yom Kippur for the first time ever. Made it to 3 PM before I hit a low and had to eat.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:22 pm 
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The ADA just put out a vegetarian cookbook. My mind is blown. Remember how they pretended vegetarians didn't exist just a few years ago?

http://www.amazon.com/American-Diabetes ... n+cookbook


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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I remember how I renounced my membership way back when because of this.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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Research into Type 1 vaccine shows promise?

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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My OB is trying to get me enrolled in a study of the google contact lenses that measure your blood sugar. I'm not holding my breath, but it would be neat.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:43 pm 
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I've been having really weird blood sugar patterns at night. I'll eat a late snack/dinner. Go to bed with an OK blood sugar but a bit of insulin still active. And then wake up at 4 AM with a high blood sugar. So I did an official test last night. Ate a confirmed number of carbs (i.e., a frozen Amy's meal). Test 2 hours after eating, 3 hours after, 4, 5, 6, 8. And every number was exactly in range. My highest reading was 110. Ridiculously frustrating! Suck it, diabetes.


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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Diabetes can be slightly bothersome.

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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FF, I thought of your exercising problems from last year when I read this:

http://blog.joslin.org/2014/02/exercise ... -diabetes/


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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Hey, thanks!

I just went to the doc today. (For the first time in 364 days. Oops.)

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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Fabulous news: diabetes complication rates have plummeted over the last two decades. Including a 68 percent drop in heart attack rates. Can't wait to see the full study.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ ... story.html


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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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It's never been more fun to have diabetes!

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 Post subject: Re: The Type 1 Diabetes Rumpus Room
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I set a new personal record the other day, on vacation:

27.

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