Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register


Main Forum Page  ♦   Latest Posts  ♦   Member Center  ♦   Search  ♦   Archives   ♦   Help   ♦   Log In/Out   ♦   Admins
Forum Login
Login Name: Create a new account
Password:     Forgot password

BTD Forums    Diet and Nutrition    The Encyclopedia/ D'Adamo Library  ›  Treatment of Type II Diabetes, What to consider?
Users Browsing Forum
Googlebot and 8 Guests

Treatment of Type II Diabetes, What to consider?  This thread currently has 751 views. Print Print Thread
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
Tom1964
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 7:36pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Gatherer, RH+, NN, Lewis a+b-, Total Symmetry: 83%
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 221
Gender: Male
Location: Arlington, Texas
Age: 50
OK so you can catch up by reading the thread just prior on "Non-fasting blood 369, trigs > 300, HDL < 15"

My question here is what I might need to consider with a A1c reading of 12.9 which translates to at least a 300 blood glucose reading on average for the last three months.

What schools of thought are there?  Obviously I'm being taken down the road of insulin (lantus in pen injection form), metformin and Janumet as pathway to bring blood glucose reaidng to a better place.  I know exercise will make a huge difference and will do that either way starting now and be consistent.

Are there other schools of thought when the A1c is at this level as far as how to get to a better place?  My understanding is my pancreas is not making enough insulin.  I know the diabetes thing can be a system you get stuck in or feel resigned to and I will take the path of empowerment, but need to learn more.

Any thoughts?

Tom
Logged Offline
Site Site Private Message Private message AIM AIM YIM YIM Windows Live Messenger WLM Skype Skype
ruthiegirl
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 9:38pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI O+ Gatherer, Healing from Fibromyalgia
Kyosha Nim
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 12,378
Gender: Female
Location: New York
Age: 42
Something THAT high, I think the side effects of the meds may be less than the effects of leaving it untreated, at least for the short term. A single high BG reading wouldn't worry me- but between the repeated high readings and the A1C at double the "normal" level, I wouldn't play around.

You may be able to avoid the use of insulin by cutting your carbs WAY down.  When you re-introduce carbs, see which kind you do best with. You may do better with beans and a few grains and completely avoiding the fruit- the opposite of what you've been doing, IIRC.

If I were in your shoes, I'd probably start eating a low carb diet immediately to see if that would bring my numbers down fast. Like, go on Atkins induction starting with your next meal. It shouldn't take more than a day (maybe far less) to see if that's working.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  13yo B+ Jack


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 1 - 7
Tom1964
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 9:51pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Gatherer, RH+, NN, Lewis a+b-, Total Symmetry: 83%
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 221
Gender: Male
Location: Arlington, Texas
Age: 50
Well the good and bad news is that my diet has been spot on with carbs only from fruits, veggies or a very occasional slice of Ezekial bread or black beans.  So its already very low carb which means I'll take the insulin and also means that the 27 pounds I've lost since going on the low carb diet two months ago was likely a result of my liver converting my own fat to sugar or something like that.  Truth is I think as bad as my numbers were yesterday, they were probably much worse earlier in the year so my diet change likely made a severe situation just bad instead of extreme so I'm sticking to it and truthfully its not difficult.  I like how I eat now and how I feel!  And even moreso today after walking a half mile last night and running a half mile this morning before my appointment.  And my sleep has been steady at 9 hours for the last two months so that's in line too.  I'm encouraged that I'm maxing out what I can do so not much more to control.
Logged Offline
Site Site Private Message Private message AIM AIM YIM YIM Windows Live Messenger WLM Skype Skype Reply: 2 - 7
Lola
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 10:41pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,362
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 58
run your swami pro accordingly and follow that


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 3 - 7
Tom1964
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 2:08am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Gatherer, RH+, NN, Lewis a+b-, Total Symmetry: 83%
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 221
Gender: Male
Location: Arlington, Texas
Age: 50
I've run it and gave both my SWAMI Client Chart and Diet Report (after updating with Diabetes) to my doctor today along with my complete 23andme genetic report.  
Logged Offline
Site Site Private Message Private message AIM AIM YIM YIM Windows Live Messenger WLM Skype Skype Reply: 4 - 7
Lola
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 2:17am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,362
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 58


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 5 - 7
Cristina
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 3:26am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SwamiX Explorer A2+; L(a-b+); MN,INFP, T/ R1b-M343
Ee Dan
Posts: 3,550
Gender: Female
Location: Sunny Coast,��QLD, Australia
Age: 63
I have not experience with it, but I attended a few permaculture gardening classes, where some people attending were using bitter melon to get them off diabetics medication.  Apparently it is a blood sugar regulator ...




Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 6 - 7
SquarePeg
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 12:53pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI GT4 Explorer 44%; Rh-; iNfP; nonnie?
Ee Dan
Posts: 1,486
Gender: Male
Location: Northeast, USA
There is the blog by Diabetes Warrior who was threatened with legal action to prevent him from suggesting that a lo-carb diet alone can manage blood sugar.  One thing to note is that the guy is heavily into exercise.


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
Logged Offline
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 7 - 7
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
Print Print Thread

BTD Forums    Diet and Nutrition    The Encyclopedia/ D'Adamo Library  ›  Treatment of Type II Diabetes, What to consider?

Thread Rating
There is currently no rating for this thread