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CAT11
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Sep-13-03, 02:49 AM (CST)
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"Diabetes?"
 
   Well well. No, it's not me. My Dad was diagnosed last week. Thinks he has Type-2, but not sure. On meds, not insulin. Has no idea what to eat.
Anyone been through this? I am trying to wade through all the sludge on the national health sites, but I need some sage 'coon advice.


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  Some Links howladmin Sep-14-03 1
  RE: Diabetes? CAT11 Sep-15-03 2
     RE: Diabetes? howladmin Sep-16-03 3
         RE: Diabetes? windyadmin Sep-16-03 4
  RE: Diabetes? CAT11 Sep-22-03 5
     RE: Diabetes? 123herpes Jul-26-12 8
  RE: Diabetes? 123herpes Jul-26-12 7

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howladmin
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Sep-14-03, 10:19 AM (CST)
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   LAST EDITED ON Sep-14-03 AT 10:24 AM (CDST)
 
You must be worried so Cat. I'm sorry. Type 1 diabetics do not make insulin and are dependent on it. They are usually young people. Type 2 diabetics are usually older and overweight, and sedentary. Type 2 diabetics may make insulin, they are just less sensitive to it. Its usually called 'insulin insensitivity' or 'insulin resistance' in the medical books. The good news is that Type 2 Diabetes is largely controllable by diet and exercise.

I'm surprised your fathers doctor didn't set him up with a dietician to help teach your father how to manage his diabetes nutritionally. It may be worth requesting a consult with a dietician.


Have you checked out the American Diabetes Association? The ADA puts out a book, "What to do when you have Type 2 diabetes"

http://www.diabetes.org/main/application/commercewf?origin=*.jsp&event=link(D)

Here is emedicines type 2 diabetes review if you want the technical info.

http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic134.htm


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CAT11
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2. "RE: Diabetes?"
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   Howl-
I am pretty dissapointed in the medical care aspect. My doctor of 18 yrs decided to do ER medicine and this is his nurse practioner. I didn't like her when I first went, but I gave her another chance and now I do.
I have been doing lots of research. Even on the diabetes websites, like the national ones, everything still seems vague.


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howladmin
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   If you're having a tough finding information ask your NP for resources. I bet the local senior center has resources to help too.

What do you want to know in particular that you can't find online? I can email chapters from medical books if thats what you want.


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What do you think about using the Glycemic Index as an aid to food selection? Do you know anyone with diabetes who's tried it and validated it with their glucometer?

Glycemic index is a measure of how quickly a food will raise blood sugar. It's not as straightforward as "simple sugars bad, complex carbohydrates good." Some complex carbohydrates will raise blood sugar just as fast as pure sucrose.

The usual argument I've heard against it is that it goes against standard medical advice to eat a high-carb diet, and that too much protein taxes the kidneys. Seems to me that a low-carb diet should be making up for it with vegetables, not just protein and fat.

Here's more info. Lots of new stuff since I last looked at it.
http://diabetes.about.com/library/mendosagi/nmendosagi.htm


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5. "RE: Diabetes?"
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   Thanks for all the info guys. Howl, I will read anything you want to send me.
I have signed my dad up for a class at the hospital that teaches diabetic nutrition and goes grocery shopping as well. I am glad we are doing something. He also wanted Sugar Busters, which I hope will help.
Is aspartame okay? Splenda? What a field of questions, plus I have so much reading for school. Urgh.
CaT


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   none of those are good

over the counter stuff

Trehalose is diabetic friendly and has several healthy side effects.

its not easy to find if you cant get it Immunistat@yahoo.com can send you a brochure


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   trehalos instead of sugar


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