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Re: [IP] I give up



Certified Diabetes Educator and Your Mileage May Vary I do believe

footprnt wrote:

> I give up too......what is a "CDE"   and "YMMV"??
> Tom
> -----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
>
> >Fran,
> >     I was just told by a friend who thought he was being treated fro a
> heart
> >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
> lower
> >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
> but
> >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
> was
> >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
> book
> >dealing with the differences in handling carbs as a type two and all the
> other
> >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
> diabetes
> >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
> there!Sheila
> >
> >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
> can't
> >> 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
> different
> >> for each of us.
> >>
> >> For example.  I read about people eating pizza, cheese cake, and how
> quickly
> >> humalog hits them and I think "I wish".  For me humalog hits my system
> after
> >> 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
> breakfast
> >> cereal, but they make for a really lousy day.  Thank goodness I am half
> asleep
> >> 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
> feel
> >> 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
> think
> >> 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
> have
> >> written as well as several others have been helpful to you and encouraged
> you
> >> 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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