Re: [IP] re: vision changes/no carb diet for type 1?
I don't know what you mean that you were originally dx as Type 2,
even though your blood sugar was approaching 400. My dad is a Type 2
and his blood sugar gets that high at times. A low-carb diet (and/or
oral meds) would have no impact in control for a Type 1 diabetic.
Cindy, mom to 16 y/o Noah, dx age 9, pumping since 6/99>>>>>>>>>>>
Sorry, Cindy, I wasn't clear. I had gestational diabetes, then was
diagnosed when my son was 4. I'm quite sure it "went away" after he was
born, so I'd had diabetes for 4 years or less. Since type 2 supposedly
comes on so slowly, I don't think my blood sugar would have gotten that
high in less than 4 years, especially in a semi-normal weight 36 year
old. Also, my symptoms were more consistent with type 1 - weight loss
and ketones. SUPPOSEDLY, type 2s GENERALLY have a lower blood sugar
level at the time of diagnosis. Apparently, type 1 comes on much more
slowly in adults than in younger people, which is why I was able to
control it by diet and exercise for about a year. Of course, that was a
year of almost no carbs, like I said. I think that I was in the
honeymoon period when I was diagnosed, so I was still making enough
insulin to keep me alive and that's about it. When I went on insulin, I
asked for an islet cell antibody test, and it was positive, which made me
officially a type 1. Also, by the time I went on insulin I was basically
eating protein and dark green veggies, and maybe half an apple a day. My
blood sugar was regularly over 300, so the low-carb thing was no longer
All I can say is I'm glad to be alive.
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