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Re: [IP] I give up

I give up too......what is a "CDE"   and "YMMV"??
-----Original Message-----
From: Sheila Sweat <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Friday, April 09, 1999 11:22 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] I give up

>     I was just told by a friend who thought he was being treated fro a
>problem that he is type two to limit his carbs to 30g's a day.  He is not
>overweight. But according to his doctorand I don't quite understand all of
this but
>do support my friend- the ciculating insulins release is basically off and
>carbs is better for him.  My CDE just told me that in a way it is easier
being type
>1 because insulin and carbs are easier to control that way.  I have trouble
>maybe it isn't as common to have the difficulties as not for type 1's and
of course
>some of us type1's take on characteristics of type 2 when we gain weight I
>told. DM just is so hard to deal with no matter what type you have and yes
YMMV but
>we can do it.  By the way all who are interested my CDE said there is a
>dealing with the differences in handling carbs as a type two and all the
>things going on.  we all need to stick together the support is nec to us
all. But
>each situation is individual and we cannot know how it is for someone else
but we
>can relate and try to be understanding because those who don't live with
>trully don't have a clue and many times have been misinformed or
haven'tbeen keep
>up to date on the lastest info.  Hang in there all you pumpers out
>Fran Baumgartner wrote:
>> Kim,
>> Please don't give up on this list.  At times I have felt the same way,
but then
>> I shake myself and get rid of that thought.  This list has given me far
to much
>> as far as support and great suggestions when I've run into problems.  I
>> stress this enough, but on this list you must take everything with a
grain of
>> whatever.  Meaning the YMMV is very crucial, for this disease is so
>> for each of us.
>> For example.  I read about people eating pizza, cheese cake, and how
>> humalog hits them and I think "I wish".  For me humalog hits my system
>> about an hour to an hour and a half.  I eat pizza or cheese cake and I am
>> paying for it for two days.  Oh and the breakfast cereal.  I love
>> cereal, but they make for a really lousy day.  Thank goodness I am half
>> until about 8:00 a.m. so I can't too depressed about not eating breakfast
>> cereal.  :-)  Point being, it's different for each of us.  We need to
find what
>> works best for us and then with that information to the best we can to
stay in
>> those limits.  For me it's a choice.  Pizza, feel lousy, vegetables and
>> good.  Sure sometimes I choose Pizza, but not too often.
>> I wanted to address the carb issue and please what I am about to write is
>> coming from my heart and only intended to give you something else to
>> about.  I have found what works best for me is staying on a very low carb
>> intake.  My blood sugars do great.  The minute I introduce 20 plus carbs
in a
>> meal I end up with a bs in a higher range ruining my nice slightly bumpy
>> horizontal line.  In turn eating less carbs I don't use as much insulin
but I
>> also have more stable blood sugars.  So this is a choice I make that
works for
>> me.
>> Kim, thank you for having the courage to share your story.  I hope what I
>> written as well as several others have been helpful to you and encouraged
>> to hang on to the list.
>> Fran B.
>> Type I 36 years dx 3
>> Kim Hughes wrote:
>> > To everyone on the digest (at least to those to offer criticism)
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