For the new year I plan to: get into the shop more-making pots, keep on with my diet and exercise routine, lower my A1C a little further, kayak more, bike ride more, camp this summer, and grab every minute of every day!View Thread
Sounds like a great step if you are uncertain of your food choices and exercise requirements. Just remember that one can reverse the disease, but that once a diabetic always a diabetic. Good Luck!View Thread
I limit grains to one to two servings a day-no white, high fiber. I usually eat melon, or apple everyday in moderation-about the size of a medium size apple. I eat about 3-4 servings of veggies every meal, usually one sometimes two meals are salads. I was not overweight, but have lost 15-18 lbs.View Thread
You know I did the same as you when diagnosed-refused the metformin. I did not get counseling on my diet, but my Dr. told me to start by dropping all white. A month later he was happy that I had refused it and told me that if I continued the way I was that I would not have to take meds ever. That is my goal, so I stay very strict and hope not to waver as I get further along. I am healthier, stronger, look younger and outlast most other adults in my age group so why would I slide back?View Thread
Gees, I am a person with type 2 diabetes, and I do not take medication to balance my carbs. I have a wife and grown family that have all sorts of cookies, cakes, pies, cranberry orange relish, garlic mashed potatoes, candied yams, sugar coated nuts, chocolate covered pretzels and all sorts of chocolates this time of year. It is like walking through a mine field, as one slip can cause an explosion of eating that will do much devastation to me. So I ignore it all, see little skull and crossbones on all of it and walk right on by. Does it hurt-yeah for 15 seconds, about as long as it takes to remember what the consequences are. I know that i could have just one bite, but given that bite would I stop there? I don't know the answer to that one so I don't take . . the . . . one . . . bite!View Thread
She did have a hernia in the stoma before it was reversed. This is one of the reasons the surgeon had such a time with her last surgery. They say the pain will continue into February or March with the healing. She has not mentioned any abdominal pulsing. Changing Dr. is not an option. This one has listened, cared, searched and acted throughout the last few years even though he got reports from gastro specialists that said her problem was all in her head!View Thread
It is obvious that this scam has affected the way you do things. . . if I ate white potatoes my sugars spiked, and how did you know that? Must be you tested your BG. I went on a vegan diet and also low-gglycemic foods. In less than a month I was free of any signs of diabetes means you made dietary changes to fight the scam. So no white potatoes, no meat, no milk, no fish, no eggs, etc. . . further proof of your dietary changes. Now the part about . . So who cares what you think, you are a DOCTOR, so inculcated into a 'managing' perspective, not a removing perspective. . . Dr. D is a respected physician crying fowl against the mainstream of medical thinking. For that many of us here are lucky.Attacks by someone who obviously has some sort of axe to grind are not warranted. I hope you are able to overcome your issues before they overcome you. View Thread
Use a strap to hold you to the bench. When I had a major knee injury this immobilized me enough and stabilized me enough I could do the exercises. I also did the side lat pulls just sitting on the bench-they work fine.View Thread
My wife has had training at a Boston pain clinic in the 80's This included all sorts of bio feedback therapy, relaxation therapy, yoga and other types of mental mind over body exercises. She has been using these to fight problems with neck and shoulder pain, and as late the abdominal pain. She was put on a third medication yesterday after her number was 205/109. She notices that she is having high BP before going to bathroom in morning, and in afternoon lower. She is also noticing more pain in the area where the stoma had been. She sees her Dr. again on Friday and is asking questions about these. This time of the year though, I doubt anything will be directly done until after the holiday season. Me-I.m scared, she says she can't afford to be as it will just raise her BP. Go figure.View Thread
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