hi laura. thanks though I wasn't interpreting YOU that way - only pointing out the way the text cast that doom-light. Nice you get it.
auriga1, "once that due diligence is stopped for any reason, it returns. IMO, that is remission."
That's where I go off into describing the difference (remission vs cure) and leveraging the weight loss accomplishments that some people can sustain long term wt loss (cured) due to their new dietary outlook.
One of the biggest differences I perceive is if the person's diet was terrible that led to T2, or if T2 was more natural to their body. Being an idiot in some-ways I gave myself T2 via eating poisionous crap instead of nutritious foods. So haveing experienced the pain of failing on diet, fixed it, there's no way Id go back to eating like that.
And just like wt-loss if a person diets 3 months and says I've reversed obeasity - we'd say bull watch it go back on. But if its been a few years since they were heavy - wed say they overcame their inability to control their weight.
But better than reversing my obeasity, with the T2 reversal I have much more margine --- eg: bgs = 90s in the a.m., highest with worste possible food is about 170. To me that demonstrates my pancreas is producing enough insuline and my cells have healed from the constant self assaults.View Thread
Someone mentioned this topic has been discussed here before but it seems to have been before my time here. So here it is - as described in this movie: Big Bucks, Big Pharma: Marketing Disease and Pushing Drugs BTW, I have family/friends who are in the medial industry. A good friend is even a pharma-sales rep. He comprehends the conundrum, and is going through job-loss uncertainty over the new HCR changes. As we concluded a recent conversation... "its nice to see you get the idea, but then what can you do about it" (as in that was unanserable for both of us, me in engineering, and him in pharma-sales).View Thread
Similar to this discussion it raises the censorship concern but when fully understood like the facebook family member updating for every diaper change -- it makes perfect sense and ISN"T censorship.View Thread
Kill file is an engineering phrase that refers to the list of words that get filtered. The idea is you'd put in things you don't personally care about (eg: reitze, T1, metfomin, etc).
And since its just a tool you're using to filter your own reading they're not censorship. Without the capabaility it seems blogs either open up fully (eg: drudge, 4chan), dry up and starve to death, or become corporate infomercials (like diabetes.com imho).
And yea the Facebook feature is similar - though via menue/subscribe to user or not.View Thread
I agree -- good work by the mods here! Thanks Haylen! As someone claiming controversial reversal, I definitely appreciate the thinker skins here allowing the discussions to go wherever they go, as well as the mod-policy such as the part about explicit sexual material (hmmm I don't see any explitives - but imho its good the words aren't attacked to take offence and eliminate people). IMHO that's common and bad - and is directly why the movie V for Vendetta resonated so deeply with so many.View Thread
I liked your post except this part: "But we have to remember... these boards are only our OPPINIONS and our oppinions are not to be substituted with our doctors orders..."
Having personally had a problem with a DR and seeing systemic drug-1st mindsets that align with maximized drug sales, its my OPINION that Drs are dangerous. Some are great, others terrible.
Discernment of what you're getting from any medical advice IS important, regardless the source. Like you outlined I concur that's a big-value here where folks like us can disagree and let our links and stories provide our POV for others to decide. I like that the profile pages feature a "my story" section.
And most importantly, why am I here? I'm here to help others REVERSE TYPE 2 - LIKE I DID, and sustain it for the rest of their lives like I've done for over 3 years. My motives are sorta like tything for my religion. I believe in reversal for the mild challenged with terrible eating habits like I had.
Mainsteme medical blogs on this topic have notoriously kicked people off when they shared positives (only 4 posts got me a perma-ban on diabetes.com for (I said its reversible and linked to DTD)). This one appears to be doing quite well on that level IMHO.View Thread
Hi Laura, good question. Did you see Dansingers' recent 2 pages on reversal?
The reason I think I'm cured rather than just controlling it is that I've been T2 free for over 3 years. During that time and the recovery time, I learned a lot about health, and especially that I was ABUSING my body quite badly. "good" beer and and excessive eating were my worst habits - to the extent of about 5K calories/day. No wonder I got T2 - and fat. And having "moderated" my way to health I'm confident in the sustainability of my results. And yes I've tested consuming some of the terrible things I used to enjoy. There not so enjoyable any more - even a Becks beer feels sticky-sweet-yuck to my newly acquired sense of taste in food/liquid.
So since I've overcome my personal psychology to replace a deadly diet with a healthy one, and see the completely reversed reults I hold to my cliam of victory. I did wait about 3 years before making that victory claim in public too - I've gained confidence in it during that time.
I'd say that people can reverse/cure obeasity in a similar manor - so again "chronic" things that can be "cured" via eliminating the things causing the problems. Sure back to 5K calories with 1/2 from beer - that would make anyone sick sooner or later.
BTW, the statement that you think I'd personally get sick again someday is potentially aggravating. But a bit like prophesying doom onto me. I'm not doomed, I'm healthy. People with T2 can have hope - hopelessness isn't good for motivating people to make the changes they need to.View Thread
BTW, those BG# ARE DIABETIC. So I'm not saying don't worry about T2 - you seem to have it. But don't just blindly believe someone who's extorting your money and making you sick - pushing deadly drugs before diet based adjustments, etc. And if you do think you NEED a doctor - IMHO you need to shop again - find a more honest one who will help you rather than tell you do things that hurt like that.View Thread