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    Post by Admin on Thu Aug 14 2014, 01:51

    Welcome to the Low Carb Diabetic. The authors of this site are all diabetics, none are Doctors or Healthcare Professionals, some of us are type one’s and some type two’s. All believe in the low carb lifestyle, and minimal or no medication for the good control of diabetes. Through the correct diet, and regular exercise, we have all achieved safe control, and non diabetic blood glucose numbers. This has been very easy to achieve ! Would you treat an alcoholic with more booze, or a drug addict with more heroin ? Starchy carbs, are poison to all diabetics.

    So often at diagnosis, a diabetic is advised to eat normally, or base their diet on starchy carbohydrates, this is totally ludicrous. That diet was recommended to us, by our healthcare teams, and is the type of diet promoted by DUK, the largest diabetes charity in the UK. After trying the recommended diet, and trying to control our blood glucose, we started to become concerned. Through basic research, we quickly learned that high blood glucose numbers are dangerous. We decided it was time to look harder for an alternative, an alternative to the eat starchy foods with every meal advice. An alternative to chasing highly elevated blood glucose numbers, with ever increasing medication. We discovered low carb.

    A low carbohydrate diet, has given us many health benefits. Safe blood glucose numbers, stable weight reduction when required, vastly improved lipids, reduced blood pressure. In short, it has totally transformed our lives and outlook. We truly believe a reduced or low carbohydrate diet will benefit all diabetics. Try the diet for seven days, watch your blood glucose levels fall, very often dramatically, and you will prove to yourself, diabetes does not have to be progressive. You have nothing to lose, and so very much to gain. 


    The best of luck and health to you and yours.
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    Post by Two Collies on Thu Aug 14 2014, 10:14

    Wot, no "Basic information for Newly Diagnosed Diabetics" Twisted Evil lol! 
    Should I get me coat?
    Seriously Lets hope this is a successful, fun, and informative forum. Good Luck Guys! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy 
    We need a "Nursie Nightshade " emoticon for those HCP frustration moments though!
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    Post by Eddie on Thu Aug 14 2014, 10:27

    Hi Two collies good point we are trying to incorporate a newbies guide to good diabetes control with a remote web site. At the moment the newbies guide can be found here lowcarbdiabetic.co.uk

    Kind regards Eddie
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    Post by Zolabud on Thu Aug 14 2014, 15:10

    When I was first diagnosed I knew little about my condition but I soon learned.

    The diet sheet I was given was laughable. 'Eat pasta and lots of fruit and veg and eat brown bread.' And a lot of the advice just didn't ring true.

    1st day. Breakfast. I scoured the shops for the lowest carb muesli I could find. Bought some natural yogurt and put half a banana and a handful of blueberries.My reading before was 6.2 and after was 15.5.

    Next day. Same breakfast but omitted the banana. Result was a 7.2 reading which proved to me that the banana was the culprit. The I tried scrambled egg,bacon and a small portion of beans. Exactly the same thing happened and it was the beans at fault.
    A lot of fruits make me spike. As does pasta,some potatoes. Even beetroot is now out of bounds.
    All bread but wholegrain makes me spike. My diet sheet said 'eat plenty of wholemeal bread'.

    How I can be given a diet sheet giving me 'advice' on what to eat is beyond belief.

    Surely everyone is different ??

    My step dad is Type 2. He started on diet and exercise as I did and was offered a meter but didn't use it.
    He thought it was all to do with drink so he swapped to dry white wine and Gin. 3 years later he is on Metformin and Glycacide is it ?? Anyway when I was diagnosed I took my meter very seriously and spoke to my step dad and offered to get him a free meter which I did. His readings were through the roof,before and after food so I helped him as best I could as he loves potatoes,cream cakes and chips. For the first couple of weeks he rang me constantly giving me his readings and I really thought he was getting somewhere. He then lost interest and reverted back to his old ways but at last he takes his diabetic medicaction as he realised his readings were erratic due to him not taking them. Goes to show that some folk don't adjust their eating habits and rely on medication
    He now enjoys Tiger bread, Kentucky Fried Chicken... White rice,cream cakes,trifle and roast potatoes. And he back on the strong cider.
    Am I envious ?? Only of the Tiger bread....

    We don't speak of diabetes now. I just leave him to it.

    My diabetic nurse told me 'You will end up on insulin. It's not a question of if but when.' I was told I could stave it off for 30 years if I ate properly and took more exercise.

    And then she gave me that awful diet sheet.

    I cannot believe the advice that the NHS give to new diabetics......
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    Post by Admin on Thu Aug 14 2014, 16:23

    @Zolabud wrote:When I was first diagnosed I knew little about my condition but I soon learned.

    The diet sheet I was given was laughable. 'Eat pasta and lots of fruit and veg and eat brown bread.' And a lot of the advice just didn't ring true.

    1st day. Breakfast. I scoured the shops for the lowest carb muesli I could find. Bought some natural yogurt and put half a banana and a handful of blueberries.My reading before was 6.2 and after was 15.5.

    Next day. Same breakfast but omitted the banana. Result was a 7.2 reading which proved to me that the banana was the culprit. The I tried scrambled egg,bacon and a small portion of beans. Exactly the same thing happened and it was the beans at fault.
    A lot of fruits make me spike. As does pasta,some potatoes. Even beetroot is now out of bounds.
    All bread but wholegrain makes me spike. My diet sheet said 'eat plenty of wholemeal bread'.

    How I can be given a diet sheet giving me 'advice' on what to eat is beyond belief.

    Surely everyone is different ??

    My step dad is Type 2. He started on diet and exercise as I did and was offered a meter but didn't use it.
    He thought it was all to do with drink so he swapped to dry white wine and Gin. 3 years later he is on Metformin and Glycacide is it ?? Anyway when I was diagnosed I took my meter very seriously and spoke to my step dad and offered to get him a free meter which I did. His readings were through the roof,before and after food so I helped him as best I could as he loves potatoes,cream cakes and chips. For the first couple of weeks he rang me constantly giving me his readings and I really thought he was getting somewhere. He then lost interest and reverted back to his old ways but at last he takes his diabetic medicaction as he realised his readings were erratic due to him not taking them. Goes to show that some folk don't adjust their eating habits and rely on medication
    He now enjoys Tiger bread, Kentucky Fried Chicken... White rice,cream cakes,trifle and roast potatoes. And he back on the strong cider.
    Am I envious ?? Only of the Tiger bread....

    We don't speak of diabetes now. I just leave him to it.

    My diabetic nurse told me 'You will end up on insulin. It's not a question of if but when.' I was told I could stave it off for 30 years if I ate properly and took more exercise.

    And then she gave me that awful diet sheet.

    I cannot believe the advice that the NHS give to new diabetics......
    Unbelievable but that's a typical story ! The NHS are very slowly catching on that reducing carbs is a must but it will take time. That's why these forums and people like yourself are so important !
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    Post by The Sunny Coconut on Thu Aug 14 2014, 16:32

    Congratulations!!! Smile
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    Post by Scandichic on Tue Aug 19 2014, 09:55

    Love the new forum as I am speaking to some old friends who appeared to have dropped off the radar. I would love a humour section where we can post jokes. Is that possible?
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    Post by mo1905 on Tue Aug 19 2014, 20:42

    @Scandichic wrote:Love the new forum as I am speaking to some old friends who appeared to have dropped off the radar. I would love a humour section where we can post jokes. Is that possible?

    Yes, I can sort that Scandi ! Missed your jokes lol :-)


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    Post by mo1905 on Tue Aug 19 2014, 21:04

    Done !


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    I have now worked out where the notifications are! Doh! 8 pages of reading to go! Feeling very blonde! Lol!
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    Post by mo1905 on Wed Aug 20 2014, 12:13

    Glad I'm not the only one !


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    Post by mo1905 on Thu Aug 28 2014, 17:12

    Just checked today what users are on-line and Google and Yahoo are there ! Cool ! The bots love us too :-)


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    Post by Paul1976 on Thu Aug 28 2014, 17:38

    Bots that help towards getting us up in the search engine results are all good with me too! Smile

    It's those 'Spambots' that I'll exterminate if they rock up here on my watch! Wink


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    Post by Jan1 on Thu Aug 28 2014, 18:16

    @paul1976 wrote:Bots that help towards getting us up in the search engine results are all good with me too! Smile

    It's those 'Spambots' that I'll exterminate if they rock up here on my watch! Wink

    Bots are good Smile

    People are great Smile  Smile

    Welcome to all, please stop a while and say hi, or tell us your views on a topic or post.   sunny  

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    Post by Paul1976 on Thu Aug 28 2014, 18:30

    @Jan1 wrote:
    @paul1976 wrote:Bots that help towards getting us up in the search engine results are all good with me too! Smile

    It's those 'Spambots' that I'll exterminate if they rock up here on my watch! Wink

    Bots are good Smile

    People are great Smile  Smile

    Welcome to all, please stop a while and say hi, or tell us your views on a topic or post.   sunny  

    All the best Jan

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    Post by wiflib on Fri Aug 29 2014, 15:21

    @Two Collies wrote:Wot, no "Basic information for Newly Diagnosed Diabetics" Twisted Evil lol! 
    Should I get me coat?
    Seriously Lets hope this is a successful, fun, and informative forum. Good Luck Guys! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy 
    We need a "Nursie Nightshade " emoticon for those HCP frustration moments though!

    Oi! I'm one of them there HCP's.

    Is that you Fergus?
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    Post by Eddie on Fri Aug 29 2014, 15:31

    @wiflib wrote:
    @Two Collies wrote:Wot, no "Basic information for Newly Diagnosed Diabetics" Twisted Evil lol! 
    Should I get me coat?
    Seriously Lets hope this is a successful, fun, and informative forum. Good Luck Guys! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy 
    We need a "Nursie Nightshade " emoticon for those HCP frustration moments though!

    Oi! I'm one of them there HCP's.

    Is that you Fergus?

    That guy is another Fergus. Fergus Craig said.

    Hello fellow scurvy sufferers!

    Gone are the days when the low carb thing was very much a minority interest amongst those who just didn't know any better. The outside world is catching on fast, I still rub my eyes in disbelief when the news carries stories about benign fat and protein and harmful carbohydrates. Who knew?

    All the best everyone,

    fergus

    And a very warm welcome to you Libby look forward to your posts and stunning sense of kick butt humour.

    Regards Eddie


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    Post by SpikeR on Wed Sep 10 2014, 20:27

    Well it wouldn't be me if I didn't complain, carp, criticise, whinge and moan. :-)

    Could I suggest a couple of admin things re the sign up process:

    Don't send passwords in the confirmation email. This is a REALLY BAD THING (TM).
    Do send a link back to the forum in the confirmation mail. This is proven to increase user retention.

    Well done admins for setting this up!

    FECK! ARSE! CARBS!
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    Post by Paul1976 on Wed Sep 10 2014, 20:32

    @SpikeR wrote:Well it wouldn't be me if I didn't complain, carp, criticise, whinge and moan. :-)

    Could I suggest a couple of admin things re the sign up process:

    Don't send passwords in the confirmation email. This is a REALLY BAD THING (TM).
    Do send a link back to the forum in the confirmation mail. This is proven to increase user retention.

    Well done admins for setting this up!

    FECK! ARSE! CARBS!

    I'll see what I can sort out with our 'Tech Wizard'!! affraid (Holy crap,do we even have one of those here??) lol


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    Post by mo1905 on Fri Sep 19 2014, 16:47

    Paul wrote:
    @SpikeR wrote:Well it wouldn't be me if I didn't complain, carp, criticise, whinge and moan. :-)

    Could I suggest a couple of admin things re the sign up process:

    Don't send passwords in the confirmation email. This is a REALLY BAD THING (TM).
    Do send a link back to the forum in the confirmation mail. This is proven to increase user retention.

    Well done admins for setting this up!

    FECK! ARSE! CARBS!

    I'll see what I can sort out with our 'Tech Wizard'!! affraid (Holy crap,do we even have one of those here??) lol

    Do we ?? Wish I knew who ran this gaff :-)


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    Post by Paul1976 on Fri Sep 19 2014, 16:55

    @mo1905 wrote:
    Paul wrote:
    @SpikeR wrote:Well it wouldn't be me if I didn't complain, carp, criticise, whinge and moan. :-)

    Could I suggest a couple of admin things re the sign up process:

    Don't send passwords in the confirmation email. This is a REALLY BAD THING (TM).
    Do send a link back to the forum in the confirmation mail. This is proven to increase user retention.

    Well done admins for setting this up!

    FECK! ARSE! CARBS!

    I'll see what I can sort out with our 'Tech Wizard'!! affraid (Holy crap,do we even have one of those here??) lol

    Do we ?? Wish I knew who ran this gaff :-)

    Not me mate! lol I just sweep the floor and make the tea! affraid Smile


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    Post by graham64 on Fri Sep 19 2014, 21:44

    Paul wrote:Not me mate! lol I just sweep the floor and make the tea!

    Come off it Paul while Mo's been away you've been brandishing that ban hammer with gusto affraid

    Welcome back Mo Very Happy


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    Post by Jan1 on Wed Sep 24 2014, 20:31

    ......it's been nice to see some new members here.  sunny

    If you are a new member and haven't yet posted, do take time to say hello. You do not have to share your life story (unless you want to) a hello and a smile will be a good start. Then of course have a look around at the various topics and feel free to post a comment, share a favourite recipe or decent tune.

    Many of our members like to come in and have a look around - and are most welcome, but how about a hi next time, and I'm doing fine, or similar .......just a thought.  flower

    All the best Jan.
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    Post by mo1905 on Thu Sep 25 2014, 09:37

    Wise words Jan, we have lots of "guests" here. Be great to see a few of you sign up ! We're a friendly bunch you know :-)


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