Thanks Michael. I think your point about patients "MAKING concerted lifestyle efforts"... - I'd like to add we need more contribution toward that understanding/ motivation/ implementation coming from Drs than what we often see which is also financially most motivated.
The movie above was similar to a number of health-via vegies themed recently. Like "Forks Over Knives" I just saw too. I was shocked at how amazed the Drs were in that movie while people reversed and eliminated their health problems yet their Drs feared reducing their medications for conditions that were gone. That part was shockingly revealing - either brain-dead or dishonest - IDK but sad to think my grandmother might get subjected to that sort of "Overmedication" rather than the truth about her "sweat-tooth".View Thread
Nice to hear of another Dr who seems to be applying the right methods to T2! It still seem like they're too few and far between.
Seems worth mentioning, the last few posts with beta and photo... wow sympathy for more chronic/challenging challenges. I've had a few minor injuries like a knee, and a couple lower back sprains playing soccer in hs. Just enough to appreciate that I've been amazingly blessed having such good health.
On Sunday while hunting I even did some running down an 800' hill that was pretty steep - leaping like a deer. After I did it I was sorta surprised at myself after I though more of it realizing that only a couple years ago and for many years leading up till then, there was no way I felt that energetic or healthy like that, like a kid!
I've also heard that hevy butter on breads can recuce their glycemic index (glucose blast levels). Still it adds calories w/o much in nutrition, and go organic for the omega-3 instead of omega-6s.View Thread
Then how about fillling in more of your profile - tell us your story. Are you diabetic? Other personal interst here beyond the $5K? Or even other $ beyond the 500 posts from another sponsor?View Thread
"I never said I personally thought you would get sick again someday."
And there's where I had originally seemed to have missinterpred your text, over-stated that POV... sorry for that. IDK if I've reversed it "forever", that's obviously a strong hope. I do feel as confident in it as I do in my weight loss after 3 years.View Thread
Sorry never meant to be sarcastic or condescenting to you. IDK how to eliminate text ambiguity better than I already think I do. I wouldn't have known you felt that way had you not posted what you just did. The trouble for me is I don't know what exactly I type that creates that impression. Hope that helps.View Thread
I like your perspective. Though must point out "controld" and following Drs blindly can be dangerous. Doctors are individuals and certainly not all are as so constructive in their approach or able to explain what you did in the slippery slope of not addressing things like high BG, BP, or Weight, or even how addressing each of those is like a fountain of youth.
There are certainly experience-stories where that full message wasn't promoted by a doc and the prescriptions were given with "its irreversible" and "you need to take that or you will die" attitudes.
I agree its a serious condition too - though "addressing quickly" when its not even established if drugs induce more risk than the condition in the current state... profit motivated... there are more challenges than just running to the doctor and doing what your told.
I think THAT's why were here. We get to here the alternate views with individual experiences and relate to eachother's perspectives. For example:
BP seems more coupled to my weight than it was to my BG. And my BG was simply self induced by excessive "glucose blasting" foods with poor total nutrition. Weight didn't effect BG as much but it wasn't unrelated either. Also, a BG test meter can be used way-different than common wisdom to give yourself progress with confirming feedback about the estimates you make about food choices (1/2 hour after eating if BG is high its a blaster)...View Thread
Nice to hear you've done 20 years w/o drugs! Awsome!
BTW, I first used what I called a "Atkins like" diet. That was where I avoided carbs/starches/sugars, but DID INCLUDE lots of friut/vegies/nuts (which have some carbs/starches/sugs).
For example, that's trying to say I avoided things like potatoes while eating more broccoli based on value-sense of nutrition in the carbs/sug/starch consumed.
Where too much meat was bad for me was in the total calories while getting the diverse nutrition only available via the veggies. I do hunt and that puts venison on the table (leanest of meat, 100% organic, etc). After T2 I featured venison rather than chick/pork/beaf. Still do for the most part. Id be nearly a vegetarian if I didn't hunt.View Thread
Hi Phototaker. Sorry to hear you feel you need the meds. I did notice this part in your text and thought to offfer...
"I always had two slices of whole grain bread the whole time, though. I even ate cinnamon oatmeal, tiny amounts of whole grain thin pasta, a "small" red potato,(once in a while)"
--- note that's a lot of carbs/sugars/starches IMHO. 4 years ago after reading bernstein's book what I did was went Atkins-like dieting featuring the vegies/fruits. About the time that was working was when I found Death To Diabetes pointing in a similar direction.
I do recommend that book as the best book on dietary facts on the topic (as far as I know).
1 more... "I test myself 2 to 3 times a day, and know what's going on in my body at most times." --- have you tried testing the foods you like most? Like after a bowl of oatmeal testing every 20 minutes to see how hight it makes the BG go? That was my primary tool to get ahead of it. Sure the'res the glycemic index and stuff like that out there too - but watching your own numbers with the food you just ate is imho way more impactful to getting the dieatery truths across to self.View Thread