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Old July 15th, 2008, 08:47 PM   #1
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Smile Type 1 diabetes

Addicted to chocolate & have Type 1 diabetes>>>> n e one else out there in my situation.Keen for ideas re low gi food,recipes,good chocolate.Manage it ok but haven't had Hba1c for over a year,naughty ,I know!!!I don't know anyone else with type 1 my age(43)so hoping to find someone out there in the world of WOW to chat to.Insulins...Lantus daily 24U,Novorapid with all meals & snacks,meals 6-8U.One fantastic thing though.................after reading old posts on WOW re stopping smoking.....I Quit,3weeks ago.Thanks WOW!!!!My blood vessels are loving it.And the chocolate tastes even better!!!!
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Old July 16th, 2008, 08:53 AM   #2
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Cherry, I don't know how the doc's in Australia handle patients with diabetes but usually, at least here in the States, they have you go through a diabetes clinic. It's given by folks who are trained to teach diabetics how to properly plan their meals, what's good, what's not and how to calculate amounts you can have per serving to keep your blood sugars within a normal range for you.

I do know that one thing they do stress is healthy eating and that just about anything can be eaten within reason. As long as you monitor yourself regularly.

Financially healthy eating can be expensive at first but if you learn portions, it actually works itself out.

My dad was Type II and on insulin until he died. He was in his late 50's when he was diagnosed and followed a great meal plan that worked for him.

If you can find a dietician that specializes in diabetes I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at what you'll learn.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 10:03 PM   #3
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DLC55,Thankyou.In Aus we also have diabetes educators ,however if they themselves don't have Type 1 Diabetes(some do) they cannot fully understand each individuals needs and the emotions that go with it.The portions works but who wants to be counting every time you eat if ya know what I mean????It is great to chat to others and have a whinge and pass on ideas etc.Have been to several educators over the years but never quite found one that I like.Thanks again
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Old July 17th, 2008, 12:16 AM   #4
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You actually get to know , without wieghing, most of the time, how much 2 or 4 ounces is, especially when it comes to cuts of meats. We count all the time now. Since we've been doing it for over a year, it comes naturally easy. It's amazing how long that box of pasta lasts, or how many meals you can get out of 5 boneless skinless chicken breasts or a pound of ground turkey. Even a 5 pound bag of rice! In the long run, it saves money and time . Not to mention it can save your health.

There's actually a lot of great websites that can help with the transition. The American Diabetes Association has some really great resources, meal planning, recipes, etc.

Being a diabetic, whether it's Type I or Type II is a life changing disease. The good thing is, there are resources available today that weren't around even 10 years ago. I know several folks who can attest to what happens when you don't monitor, diet or have the needed tests on a regular basis.

Only you can decide how strict you want to be with your diet and how healthy you want to stay.
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Old July 19th, 2008, 09:05 AM   #5
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Thanks.I will check out the American Diabetes site for some fresh new ideas and tips.
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Old October 10th, 2009, 11:05 AM   #6
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Unhappy Type 2 and No support

Well I dont have type 1 but I do have type 2 for a year now. I have been to diabetic educators and have loads of info. Still looking for a cookbook for a family with a diabetic. Mind you I have a 17 year old son still in the house.
The main reason I am writing this is due to the fact that I have no support whatsoever in the house from anyone. Including the husband. Since his blow up in February, his 3 month non-vacation due to his back injury, and of course his Mom passing away, our relationship has deteriorated (sp?)
He knows when I am home or where I am i.e. Pow Wows and etc. He knows he is invited to come along for most of them, i.e. not the military reunion due to the cost and time frame.
Yet I clean the house when I am home, leave it clean and come home and its a wreck. Let alone the smells that come from it! OMG! Gross! Ick!
There are things I can do, yet some new limitations have become known. Mainly with what I can carry and etc on my own without help. He says he wants things back to normal but doesnt help to work towards that goal by not being here and etc when I am. I know that things wont be normal but they could get better over time. Now I am back into being in limbo land. UGh! Other than doing things to keep me occupied and positive not much else going on. Hence if anyone wants to reply its your choice although I would most certainly read them.

I do agree that the more info you get on diabetes things get easier.
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Old September 17th, 2010, 06:32 AM   #7
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Well as per I know there are several forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes used to be called juvenile or insulin-dependent diabetes. Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age, but it is most often diagnosed in children, adolescents, or young adults.
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Old September 21st, 2010, 10:18 AM   #8
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Hi kennyjoyy! Welcome to WOW! Most of us on here have known each other for years. Hence the greys. LOL Like I said in my previous post I do have tons of info thanks to extended family members and friends. Yet thus far not one of the doctors or educators can tell me how to get rid of my buldge of the abdominals. Mind you I lost 60 pounds and kept it off prior to being a diabetic. Hence still doing research!
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Old September 13th, 2011, 10:53 AM   #9
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This is an article about Actos. For those of us who are using it, if you must print this out for your doctor. Hope this helps as it was meant too.

http://www.diabetes.org/for-media/20...glitazone.html
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Old October 10th, 2011, 07:56 AM   #10
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Can you explain the types of diabetes. I do not know what are type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
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Old October 10th, 2011, 09:29 AM   #11
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Well easiest way to understand them is this way: Type 1 means that the pancreas isnt producing the insulin whatsoever anymore and Type 2 does but at a lacked working capacity yet still working. I have Type 2 diabetes. Also found a website that is great not just for diabetes but also for many others. Look at the right upper corner and another drop down screen will show you more like fibromalayga (sp?). So go to www.diabeticconnect.com
Hope this helps as it was meant too. Hugs
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 12:18 AM   #12
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According to me you should avoid sweets as much you can to stay away from diabetes.
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 09:17 AM   #13
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Perhaps but its the carbs that turn into sugar that truley affects that. Thus your pancreas and liver are working overtime and with a surplus of sugar it causes things not to work like they should anymore. Some people such as myself thru genetics we get it. Thus its not always about staying away from sweet stuff.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 09:12 PM   #14
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Look who has Type 2 diabetes now. Omgosh

http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayi...-deen-diabetes
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Old April 19th, 2012, 09:10 PM   #15
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My daughter is thirteen now. She was diagnosed when she was seven years old. The disease was a real eye opener for us. At that time she was diagnosed, I never heard of this disease. I find a lot of people do not understand this disease, and don't get the full extent of it, what she has to cope with every single day she gets out of bed. This is nice to be able to share here, and we and our children with Type1 diabetes go through.
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