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    Who says a type 1 diabetic can't have normal blood sugars?

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    Who says a type 1 diabetic can't have normal blood sugars?

    Post by graham64 on Wed Aug 26 2015, 22:18

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    Re: Who says a type 1 diabetic can't have normal blood sugars?

    Post by chris c on Thu Aug 27 2015, 19:43

    "But he must be having lots of hypos" signed A Doctor.

    "That's just an anecdote" signed A N Other Doctor

    etc. etc.
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    Re: Who says a type 1 diabetic can't have normal blood sugars?

    Post by mo1905 on Sat Sep 05 2015, 00:10

    @chris c wrote:"But he must be having lots of hypos" signed A Doctor.

    "That's just an anecdote" signed A N Other Doctor

    etc. etc.

    Brilliant ! Sorry, only just seen this but spot on ! As a T1 and LGV driver, I hear this a lot :-)


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    Re: Who says a type 1 diabetic can't have normal blood sugars?

    Post by chris c on Sat Sep 05 2015, 21:19

    Yeah there's such a lack of comprehension that because Type 1s have uncontrollable BG on a high carb diet, they don't IF they cut the carbs.

    One of my early inspirations was an American Type 1 with awesome control, which he achieved by low carbing and using minimal insulin, and a lot of testing and shooting correction doses when neccessary. Rarely he would hypo but always caught them early with glucose tabs. Some of his posts were like a running commentary on what an intact pancreas does naturally.

    He also knew a LOT about Type 2, having been initially misdiagnosed, which is also true of a small number of other Type 1s.

    He was a big fan of Ultralente as a basal before it was taken off the market (I think he shot it 3 times a day) and HATED NPH for its unpredictability. He didn't get on with Lantus, I think he switched to Levemir but again shot it three times a day to adjust his basal rates according to his requirements - he had IR which varied a lot over the day much like a classic Type 2.

    He stopped posting after continued harrassment from another Type 1 on a pump with lousy control. Go figure.
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    Post by zand on Sat Sep 05 2015, 21:26

    The best bits of advice I have been given has been from knowledgeable T1s who low carb and also understand T2. Smile
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    Re: Who says a type 1 diabetic can't have normal blood sugars?

    Post by chris c on Sat Sep 05 2015, 21:32

    Were they also engineers? Most of the best controlled diabetics I know are/were engineers. It leads to a problem-solving attitude, especially when failing to solve the problem may lead rapidly to death.
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    Re: Who says a type 1 diabetic can't have normal blood sugars?

    Post by zand on Sat Sep 05 2015, 21:36

    No, I don't think so.
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    Re: Who says a type 1 diabetic can't have normal blood sugars?

    Post by chris c on Sat Sep 05 2015, 22:29

    Either way I agree that there are some HIGHLY knowledgeable Type 1s, which makes the others out of line.

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