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Re: [IP] Re: venting


Protein gives you energy as well I think.

On a forum I'm on, there are lots and lots of people with type 2 who all 'low'
or infact 'no' carb diets and they have lost weight and their type 2 is well

Obviously 2 is different from 1 but they are fit and energetic and healthy.


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  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Susan Lane
  To: email @ redacted
  Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 6:38 PM
  Subject: Re: [IP] Re: venting

  Wow, Valerie, that's amazing.  I do know about Dr. Bernstein and his
  ideology, but I would probably be anorexic if I ate the way you are.  I am
  already very thin (58 years old) and I eat carbs to not get any thinner.  I
  actually eat ice cream once a week and sometimes a slice of pizza once a
  week, just to keep some weight on.  I rarely go low, because of my CGM.  I
  wonder how your energy level is on such a low carb diet.  Could you address
  that please?  I always thought you needed carbs to have energy.  From what
  I've read, a low carb diet is fine for the short run (like if you want to
  lose weight) but not for the long haul.

  I look forward to hearing from you.  Thanks, Susan

  On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 7:40 AM, Valerie Adams <email @ redacted> wrote:

  > Hi Susan,
  > I was fortunate to discover Richard K. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution many
  > years ago. I also had a wonderful endocrinologist, David Price, who
  > believed
  > in empowering diabetics to "eat and live the way they want to" rather
  > use the old sliding scale that I was initially given.
  > Diabetes fits my type-A personality; I'm a bit of a control freak so I
  > keeping my blood sugar at target a personal challenge.
  > I keep my carbs super low: less than 30 grams a day. The only carbs I eat
  > are veggies. I know that many people don't subscribe to as strict a
  > lifestyle but it works for me and I don't miss fruit or other carbs.
  > Dealing with the beginnings of menopause for the last few years has
  > my weight to creep up though and my numbers have been tougher to deal
  > I've lost 32 pounds (so far!) since mid-February and am committed to
  > finally
  > losing the remaining weight that's bugged me.
  > I'm having to reduce my basals every couple weeks right now, as I'm
  > My TDD has gone from 35 units to 22 right now. I am dealing with some
  > lately but I test hourly to keep a careful eye on things.
  > I use my pump and temporary basals if I start to become low so I can
  > correct
  > without extra calories.
  > No, I never eat pizza or ice cream. I've had pizza here and there over
  > years but I'm lucky that I don't like it that much. I've never bothered
  > finding out how to work all the square wave bolusing to handle it because
  > it's not worth it to me. I love shaved ice and use that with sugar free
  > syrups if I'm craving sweets.
  > I buy Sucralose from a food supplier so I don't get the extra carbs from
  > the
  > bulking agents that Splenda adds, so I've even cut out a few grams of
  > here and there from Splenda packets.
  > My recent 4.9 A1C is the lowest I've ever had; I usually stay around
  > 5.2-5.6. I think it's lower because I've lost weight.
  > Valerie
  > On 7/4/11 6:19 PM, "insulin-pumpers-digest"
  > <email @ redacted> wrote:
  > > Valerie, please, please tell me how you have such a low A1C.  Do you
  > go
  > > low and if you do, how often?  What do you eat?  Do you ever eat ice
  > cream
  > > or pizza?  I'm dying to know how you do it.  Susan
  > .
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