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Diabetes Chronicles 8 – article against Keto (extremely low carb diets)


First off I want to say, I don’t mind doing this research as it helps me and perhaps you if you have type 2 Diabetes. Just remember I am not a doctor and I cannot vouch for this information. It is just stuff I have learned either over the years or is even new to me.

This article is against Keto (Ketogenic) low carb diets.

I was pushing this diet, but it wasn’t working for me. This article explains why it isn’t a good diet to follow. My son, studied nutrition, also is against the Keto diet, although he says he will support me in what I decide. I recently made the decision to stop it. I am watching my carbs and going low carb, but not following a strict Keto diet and after reading this new article I am rethinking just how bad it might be for me and why it isn’t working for me and like the author says who wants to eat Keto the rest of your life. There has to be a better way just need help with what I should be eating.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for http://www.tessacandoit.com for the new posts).

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Diabetes Chronicles 7 – Plus a helpful article about diabetes and not affording meds


First off I want to say, I don’t mind doing this research as it helps me and perhaps you if you have type 2 Diabetes. Just remember I am not a doctor and I cannot vouch for this information. It is just stuff I have learned either over the years or is even new to me.

People with Diabetes Are Skipping Their Medications to Save Money

Not just seniors have problems affording their diabetes medications. I am 61 and on disability with Medicare and I can’t afford my meds if I lose my extra help through the state. Right now they are paying 100% of my meds. My one insulin is over $3000 for 3 months and over $500 for one month of my long acting insulin. I lose my extra help and I will not be taking any meds and most likely will die earlier. That doesn’t include my other meds.

How is the typical senior or disabled younger person able to afford these meds unless they are on a low income with extra help. So many fall in between the cracks and they have to let the meds go so they can live.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for http://www.tessacandoit.com for the new posts).

Diabetes Chronicles 6 – Plus a helpful article about low carb medications


First off I want to say, I don’t mind doing this research as it helps me and perhaps you if you have type 2 Diabetes. Just remember I am not a doctor and I cannot vouch for this information. It is just stuff I have learned either over the years or is even new to me.

Diabetes Drug Can Now Be Used to Treat Obesity

This article is about the newer drug Victoza. It is a daily injectable and has weight reducing properties. Now I tried it, but the appetite suppressor suppressed my already suppressed appetite and kept me on a constant low and I felt awful. It made just thinking about food wanting me to puke. It does work for many people though and I would suggest trying it if possible. It is not an insulin although it is injected.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for http://www.tessacandoit.com for the new posts).

Diabetes Chronicles 5 – Plus a helpful article about low carb diets and diabetes


First off I want to say, I don’t mind doing this research as it helps me and perhaps you if you have type 2 Diabetes. Just remember I am not a doctor and I cannot vouch for this information. It is just stuff I have learned either over the years or is even new to me.

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/omega-6-fats-may-reduce-diabetes-risk#1

 

I am having more low Blood Sugars than normal. I am over-correcting my insulin. I have to work on that. 70 is considered low by most people and I have been dropping down to 50 to 60.

The best way to correct a low is to take your blood sugar. Take 1 tablet of glucose (sold over the counter) and wait 15 minutes. Check it again and if still way too low take one more tablet. It is rare to need more than 2 to fix a low.

Do not use candy, juice or soda or other high carb foods as it takes too long and over-corrects. The safest way is to use the glucose tablets.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for http://www.tessacandoit.com for the new posts).

Diabetes Chronicles 4 – Plus a helpful article about low carb diets


https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/low-carb-diet-for-diabetes

The last few days except yesterday I kept my sugar/carb count very low. Yesterday I lost control and had more sugar than I should have. I had to adjust my insulin injections to bring my numbers down to the near normal numbers I want. The dr wants them higher because I did suffer a low in there. I know how to fix a low so he needn’t carry on so. It is important to keep the numbers down near the numbers normal people get because they are starting to find out that spiking at 120 or higher is dangerous and speeds up the diabetes damage.

I see an endocrinologist who is supposed to be a specialist in diabetes, but even he believes we should keep our carbs higher and our numbers higher. I hate fighting with my dr all the time, but I do believe that low carb is the way to go and that it is possible to bring our numbers nearer to normal. No, it won’t ever cure the diabetes, but we can reap the benefits of the normal numbers just like a normal person.

I wish I could just dial a number in my insulin pen that is in the normal range and it will dispense the required units of insulin. I have to work on my correcting dosages to add to the sliding scale the doctor has given me. I admit I do mess up a bit now and then and he would rather I be too high than have a low. If I couldn’t fix my lows with glucose tablets than maybe he would be right, but I can fix the lows with a minimum of fuss. If I am asleep it does wake me up feeling weird like that. To a seasoned sufferer of Diabetes it is hard to miss. They should concentrate on their new patients.

The above article touches on a lot of things about low carb diets.

Diabetes Chronicles 3 – some research that fits my beliefs


I have long believed in low carb diets.  Here is a article that agrees with this:

http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/why-a-low-carb-diet-should-be-the-first-approach-in-diabetes-treatment-2/

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for http://www.tessacandoit.com for the new posts).

Diabetes Chronicles 2


I did some major thinking today. I know low carb is the answer, but I am not getting results like the others claim they are. There are also many low carb diet groups out there and they are not as restrictive as the one I have been following.

My cooking sucks, I hate most veggies and the few foods I will eat as part of this group are very little choice-wise. They are high fat and what they add to foods to make it high fat makes me want to puke. Adding butter to coffee, I just think that is gross among other things.

So basically I am unhappy with all their things we can’t have and not happy with what we can other than bacon and eggs. I stopped the Sugar Free Jello and have nothing sweet in my diet. I can’t keep this up. I tried to talk it up yesterday, but I am not really into it.

I am going to stay low carb, but not be as strict on the kinds of foods I can have. There are many types of low carb diets out there and who can say which is right. Right now I am going to just try low carb and not follow the super restrictive diet I have been trying to follow. It is not working for me. This current group cuts out a lot of food groups and doesn’t believe in moderation either. They tell me and so have other research that sugar causes inflammation and to stop it would stop the pain. 6 months of very little carbs/sugar and it definitely does not cut down on the pain. My current round of steroid shots should show that.

I understand the need to keep my blood sugar counts low, but as to what carbs I need to cut out is up for change right now. I may start my own research rather than just listen to all these people and their two cents.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for http://www.tessacandoit.com for the new posts).