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by 47 · about 8 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 8 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 188 · about 8 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 1608 · about 8 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 8 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 154 · about 8 hours ago

So, there was this study - http://bit.ly/1dRXIbp - a while back in the UK where subjects were placed on an 800 calorie/day diet (600 calories from shakes and 200 from veggies, spread throughout the day). There was some success in drastically... (more)

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astrologychick 0 · January 02, 2014 at 2:47 AM

I did this for a long time, although not for healthy reasons or in a healthy way. About 10 years ago when I was modelling I used to only eat one time a day and that meal would be pretty moderate - 10 pcs of sushi for example. But I was eating... (more)

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by 384 · about 8 hours ago

One thing i've noticed about myself since going paleo, is that i binge eat when i give myself the chance. Even a bit too much fruit or honey can make me want to go on a sugar rampage. It's something i'm working on. A couple of weeks ago i had an... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · September 03, 2013 at 5:14 PM

You may be experiencing "false hypos". Jenny Ruhl explains them here: http://diabetesupdate.blogspot.com/2007/07/type-2s-understanding-false-hypos.html?m=1 They feel every bit as bad as the real thing, but your blood sugar isn't falling into a... (more)

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by 45 · about 8 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 8 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 5 · about 8 hours ago

I've just started the paleo diet, makes a lot of sense to me, but I have a problem. I'm type 1 diabetic on an insulin pump. Carbs level out my blood glucose. They're also making me fat, so I want to ditch them. But my blood glucose levels are high... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · August 25, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Yes, you can eat a small amount of carbs on a paleo diet, or a large amount of carbs. Paleo is not a low-carb diet, though many people do it in a low-carb way. Try checking out the Pefrect Health Diet for a paleo-friendly diet that includes... (more)

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by 15400 · about 8 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 8 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 633 · about 8 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 30 · about 8 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 270 · about 8 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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by 548 · about 8 hours ago

Study: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130227183452.htm For me it's inexpressible how stunning this finding is, I'm happy , however, for many diabetic people whose doctors will hopefully start to advise them to cut back on sugars. I just... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 28, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Coming out of Lustig's research group, it's no surprise to me.

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by 915 · about 8 hours ago

I like Chris Kresser's work as i'm sure a lot of you do, i personally like/tolerate dairy so it seems good news for me but I'm no science paper cruncher & would love to see any opinions on... (more)

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surfin_on_a_rocket_ 0 · February 14, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Trans-palmitoleic acid, an omega 7 fat, is produced by ruminants and found only in dairy and is an example of a naturally occurring trans-fat. What's interesting about it is that its consumption (via dairy) is associated with lowered risk for type... (more)

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by 3280 · about 8 hours ago

As the title suggests, my friend is 300 pounds, has diabetes, fatty liver, no gallbladder , and has a major sweet tooth. He joined OA and is 2 weeks into not eating sugar, but he's still woofing down the fruit. He's addicted to diet soda and has... (more)

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CD 0 · February 12, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Well, he can either trust D.J. Atterson, a self proclaimed "Diamond Level Expert Author" or he can trust sound science conducted by actual resarch... (more)

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

Hi- So I'm 20, and I have both T2 diabetes and candida after a lifetime of REALLY bad diet (2 gallons of soda daily, pizza hut everyday, etc.) I'm ready to go paleo and have eating cleanly since monday. My dilemma is how to balance carb intake... (more)

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Julie_10 0 · January 18, 2013 at 4:59 AM

You are asking US if you are making your diabetes better? Don't you know the status of your blood sugar? As you clean up your diet, you should be testing your blood sugar after every meal for a while to see how different foods affect your... (more)

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by 1772 · about 8 hours ago

Not only do they not get a lot of omega 6, they also have a great omega 3/6 balance. so, do raw fruit 80/10/10 dieters not get diabetes because of the low fat (specifically omega 6)?

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borofergie 0 · January 07, 2013 at 6:59 PM

How do you know that people on a raw fruit diet do not get diabetes?

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by 987 · about 8 hours ago

My mother has type 2 diabetes. Her doctor is urging her to start taking insulin, which she is resisting for a variety of reasons. I think she may be finally concerned enough about her own health to make some sort of lifestyle change. Judging... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · January 07, 2013 at 4:41 AM

The best breakdown of Bernstein into user friendly chunks is Jenny Ruhl's Diabetes 101 site: http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/index.php. You can print out single topics and choose what's most relevant for your mom. Jenny based the info on dr.... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

hi, i am a 19 year old semi professional soccer player. i have insulin resistance(a condition pre-diabeties type 2 from genetics) so my body never really responds well to carbohydrates consumed. i have been on a very low carb diet for the past few... (more)

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borofergie 0 · December 24, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I'm pretty sure that you weren't in ketosis if you were eating peanut butter smoothies with oats for breakfast...

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by 4111 · about 8 hours ago

My mother easily bruises when bumped. BY bumped like bump into a cabinet or trimming trees and raking arm against bark. This is a recent development in the last year. She does have type 2 diabetes, but it might be caused by Bilberry which she... (more)

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scottts 0 · December 11, 2012 at 5:12 AM

Vitamin K1 deficiency is a possibility.

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by 78422 · about 8 hours ago

I don't want to be misunderstood or even banned, but: I had insulin resistance and abdominal obesity (a year ago). IR was measured as twice as normal. At that time I did not know that. Later I started to eat lots of candies and other high-sugar... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · October 16, 2012 at 11:58 PM

I doubt a diabetic coma is the best place to enjoy weightloss from.

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by 78422 · about 8 hours ago

???provided that he controls his insulin injections and carb intake?

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Ryan1HD 0 · October 15, 2012 at 2:17 AM

Im at type 1 diabetic, and I am in ketosis quite a bit. Just make sure you are still taking your basal insulin (i take Lantus nightly). You need some insulin to keep your ketones from going into the ketoacidosis levels. If you have insurance... (more)

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