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Re: [IP] What kinda diabetic?
In a previous post I wrote that I had suspected that I was a type I
diabetic and was told (18 years after DX) that I was probably type II
because I do not produce ketones when not taking insulin (for short periods).
I said that I could then treat the insulin resistance and not the absolute
absence of insulin. Let me tell you what I did and what I got from doing it.
I badgered the doctor to allow me to try Rezulin (I am aware that there is
some risk associated with Rezulin but I was willing to suffer that risk).
The results were pretty good. The medications didn't resolve my diabetes
by any means but it did permit me a lot more time at "normal" BGs (90 to
115). I still had big excursions when my food/insulin got out of sync. but
the control was better -- really better. Next I tried to lose weight per
the low carb method. The results were even better than Rezulin;in alone.
I might compare it with having a furnace that has a very tight limit to
heat output. If I fed it an equivalent amount of gasoline or coal I should
get the same heat out put IN TOTAL. The difference in how rapidly the fuel
is burned makes a big difference in how high the output temperature is.
Proteins and fats burn slowly. I can now get through entire days with a BG
in the "Normal" range. That is unprecedented (for me).
I am still probing around and trying things. My doctor helps when he can
and will warn me about taking unnecessary risks. I am encourage with the
results of treating my diabetes as type II.
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