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by 47 · about 19 hours ago

My blood sugar is usually around 250, even though I eat high-fat-low-carb, walk everywhere, and do tai chi in the mornings. Medications havent helped - after years of trying different things, the only thing that worked was fasting.I did a 24 hour... (more)

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Harry 0 · August 06, 2014 at 3:10 AM

I am in the same boat. My diabetes was controlled for seven years with Metformin. Then several things, including antibiotics made my blood sugar shoot up to around 250. (I also was off Metformin for a couple weeks.) My response was to cut carbs... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

By controlling diabetes, it is important to regularly check blood glucose levels in the body. When these levels are regularly tested, diabetics can be sure to stay in a safe range and to avoid any health crisis. Not only that, but regular checks... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

Dulcify investigation organization is one of the most grave machines for any diabetic tolerant. As this organization gives consistently correct levels of gore sweetener, various diabetic people rely on it regularly. Because of the boost in the... (more)

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by 47 · about 19 hours ago

I am a type 2 diabetic, and I found that switching to Paleo over a year ago brought my blood sugar down from the 360~480 range to the low 200's. FANTASTIC, RIGHT? I've taken insulin before, but it caused a rapid, disgusting weight gain of 2.5... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 31, 2014 at 8:19 PM

You could buy MCT oil, it's made from coconut and palm, but it's just the medium chain triglycerides.i.e.http://www.amazon.com/NOW-Foods-100%25-32-Fluid-Ou...http://www.amazon.com/Numedica-MCT-Oil-USP-32/dp/B...You really shouldn't consume coconut... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

This video says that eating a low carb diet is dangerous and is basically can cause diabetes through fat toxicity... Is there any merit to this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es4PFR5GZTY (more)

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thhq 0 · May 15, 2014 at 9:12 AM

First of all you earn a downvote for posting a video as bait. You're just like any other spammer. Second, that wasn't my problem. I got my diabetes by overeating sugary carbs. Specifically raisin bran and frosted mini wheats. Nothing low carb... (more)

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by 333 · about 19 hours ago

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/too-much-protein-could-lead-to-early-death-study-says/2014/03/04/0af0603e-a3b5-11e3-8466-d34c451760b9_story.html "U.S. and Italian researchers tracked thousands of adults during nearly ... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · March 05, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Paleo is NOT about meat. Paleo is MODERATE meat consumption, low to moderate carbs, and HIGH FAT. Many of the Paleo gurus have stated many times that 2/3s in weight in a plate of food is supposed to be veggies, not meat. And yet, many Paleo... (more)

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by 188 · about 19 hours ago

I have read some experiences online from two diabetics that have seen a spike in blood sugar after consuming yacon syrup yet no one has confirmed that it doesn't spike blood sugar anecdotally (aside from some journals which I don't trust). Can... (more)

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danno 0 · January 25, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Yeah I would buy a glucometer if I didn't live in Latin America. Interesting that you've read stevia raises insulin, do you mind sharing some references for that? I found out that the two anecdotal references I'm referring to were using yacon... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

Hi all, I am so excited I found this website. I am looking forward to making new friends on here and supporting everyone in their healthy lifestyles. A little about me: for the past year and a half, I have experienced horrible gastro pain... (more)

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by 1608 · about 19 hours ago

Hi Everyone, I had some bloodwork done the other day, and my (non-fasting) blood glucose came back at 197, prompting the doctor to insist that I get screened for diabetes (via Hemoglobin A1C test) . Wow! I wasn't expecting that. Granted,... (more)

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thhq 0 · January 22, 2014 at 11:25 AM

When I was diagnosed T2 diabetic my blood glucose was 200 fasting on repeated tests. Eating less high glycemic carbs brought that down within a couple of weeks. However, if I ate a lot of sugary or starchy carbs - a piece of pie or a cup of... (more)

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by 915 · about 19 hours ago

Due to these diseases & disorders being a malfunctioning immune system, does this then mean that ALL of them have environmental triggers?? I have no medical background so please be gentle (haha) One of the reasons i ask is, i always thought... (more)

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Milfy 0 · January 04, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Possibly. No-one knows for sure. I've read about a link between homogenized milk and juvenile diabetes for example. In my personal opinion is it's highly likely that for some people type 1 diabetes triggered by something environmental or by... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

Hello, I am coming up to my half century and about 20 lb overweight and started to worry I may have diabetes. I had a fasting blood sugar test done at the hospital about ten years back and it was 'okay' according to my doctor. No figures were... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

The doctor has put me on metformin and handed me a diet. No, I have just lost 50lbs and I'm very discouraged to have found out that I have diabesity now. I'm on a budget and am okay with spending money for quality foods, but can you tell me... (more)

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Sabertooth 0 · September 30, 2013 at 5:59 AM

Enjoy simple, well-prepared meals with grass-fed meats, and consume plenty of bone broths or grass-fed gelatin. Splurge with something simple, yet beautiful, like an aesthetic, delicately spiced, perfectly-cooked meal. Grass-fed/pastured... (more)

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by 45 · about 20 hours ago

Most of the time I eat lower-carb. 2 meals per day, <40g per meal from veggies and the occasional nuts/legumes. I do periodic carb-ups sometimes timed around workouts, sometimes the night before, and sometimes just because. I have no... (more)

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Hepoberman 0 · September 01, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Just keep an eye on your blood sugar. A cheap glucose meter from walmart is under $20. Depending on the individual, a glucose bolus can be terribly harmful. Once serum glucose goes over 140, serious and most likely permanent damage is being... (more)

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by 168 · about 20 hours ago

EnglishRose pointed out that the children of alcoholics may be genetically inclined to sugar addiction. My mother was an alcoholic for 20 yrs who drank heavily while pregnant. She also had low-blood sugar, low weight, and constant sugar cravings.... (more)

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Torben_Deumert 0 · August 26, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Here are some suggestions for sugar-cravings: try to stabilize blood sugar as much as possible don't eat high-glycemic foods try a low-carb paleo approach try a ketogenic paleo approach (this worked very well for me in term of cravings). By the... (more)

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by 60 · about 20 hours ago

I was reading a post on this website by Stephen Ross called "the ultimate hack" that included a number of studies linking poor insulin sensitivity to various health conditions. Now I'm wondering how related insulin sensitivity is to conditions... (more)

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by 15400 · about 20 hours ago

For those of you who don't feel like googling, there is a diet cure for type 2 diabetes implemented by the Newcastle University. Basically, it is a short-term (as short as 11 days) low-calory (600 calories) low-carb diet based on green... (more)

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Sataran 0 · August 09, 2013 at 3:48 AM

The study actually happened quite a while ago. It was controversial but was groundbreaking since it was really the first confirmed case of diabetes reversal. No, we're not talking about the End of Diabetes like Dr. Fuhrman says -- i.e., maintain... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

Hello: I am Type 2 diabetic and was recently prescribed a daily dose of 100mg Sitagliptin Phosphate (Januvia). My reading informs me that this drug prevents the liver from releasing glucose. I know that the liver stores excess glucose in the... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · July 14, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Have you failed other, more standard treatments for type II like Metformin and limiting dietary carbs??? Did your doctor explain to you why he chose Januvia over treatments with more history of safety and effectiveness? Metformin is very safe... (more)

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by 78 · about 20 hours ago

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/05/12/curing-back-pain-preventing-diabetes.aspx Only now are we learning that insulin resistance just might have other causes besides diet or genetic predisposition. And this new hypothesis or... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · May 13, 2013 at 2:09 AM

Or it could just be that people who live in areas with polluted air tend to live in areas with less places to be physically active and TF are at risk of a host of metabolic diseases, among them, T2D.

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by 633 · about 20 hours ago

Sp the rest of my family eat SAD, and my sister is a type 1 diabetic. My mother recently brought home a jar of jam made with fructose for her because it was labelled "suitable for diabetics". Why is this? It was my understanding that fructose,... (more)

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Mscott 0 · May 06, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Actually, fructose causes a significantly lower insulin and blood sugar spike than glucose so it may, for that reason, be preferable in people with poorly controlled blood sugar. Refined fructose surely doesn't seem optimal, but in diabetics it... (more)

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by 1005 · about 20 hours ago

My dad is diabetic and needs to gain weight. he is underweight but skinny fat, had a stroke a few months ago and lost his ability to swallow and was on a feeding tube (but is better now), is not currently taking insulin, is not paleo (trying to... (more)

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BodyFoodKitchen_com 0 · April 28, 2013 at 12:25 AM

i am fairly certain that feeding bacon and fatty steaks to a diabetic who has recently suffered a stroke and has high cholesterol is NOT a good idea. the Paleo doctrine does NOT apply universally. In this case going with clean proteins, fresh... (more)

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by 10 · about 20 hours ago

I hope someone may have the same issue or dilemma as myself who can answer my question. I am trying to get my Hemoglobin A1C down. I got it from 5.9 to 5.5 in 2 yrs. by going fairly low carb. Now I get a test which shows a high TSH and I have been... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · April 25, 2013 at 7:22 PM

There's a lot of debate on the hypothyroidism and Iodine thing, my understanding (from what I have read about this subject) is that iodine should help a lot stimulating conversion from T4 to T3, BUT in some cases an immune reaction may work in the... (more)

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by 30 · about 20 hours ago

I have been on strict paleo for a year now, and occasionally dip into keto. I purchased a blood-glucose monitor about two months ago and my glucose has consistently tests around 80-100 fasting and 100-105 after eating. I am a 24 year-old male with... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · April 23, 2013 at 6:24 PM

1st, those are great numbers. 2nd, a lot of us here have noticed similar levels. Conventional wisdom says that 100 is pre-diabetic, but that applies to people on a standard American diet. I have come to realize that our levels of blood sugar... (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I have been type 1 for 33 years. I wish I would have been Paleo in my youth. I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis for 3+ years. I developed it the summer before I had the RNY. My sig-other and I went gluten free about 6 weeks ago and he feels good. ... (more)

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Brian_Wilson 0 · August 22, 2013 at 6:47 PM

I do not have RA but have had type 1 DM for 44 years. Prior to paleo my blood glucose (BG) levels were very erratic. For 26 years I have had something akin to chronic fatigue; fatigue, anxiety like symptoms without any attendant emotions,... (more)

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by 3014 · about 20 hours ago

Fooducate is mostly a very good blog. Their byline is "eat a bit better" and that's exactly what it'll help you do. They try to push for food that is closer to natural and call our attention to food marketing lies. But... they are still attached... (more)

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Mscott 0 · March 20, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Not feeling like this a very high quality article. One quote was one I took issue with: "Saturated fat has been demonstrated to be a cause of insulin resistance, one of the key symptoms of diabetes and prediabetes". Here's a study on... (more)

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by 270 · about 20 hours ago

Have any of the of the paleo "heavy-weights" / drs or research ever tackled Dupuytren???s contracture vs diet? If so, would you be so kind in sharing the links. I've read anecdotal accounts of the potential linkage between each of (of combination... (more)

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rht 0 · August 22, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Try pubmed, something like this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Dupuytren's+co-morbidity This hit: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21803632 talks about the HLA-DRB1*15 allele That's the one that shows up with the autoimmune issues... (more)

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