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Re: [IPk] lack of contact Abi's experiences

I hope you understand that I was talking in terms of how dieticians see
diabetes, not in terms of how diabetes is ....

Sorry for any offence. Either to diabetics, or to those few dieticians
who do understand more sophisticated models.



In message <email @ redacted>, R Martin
<email @ redacted> writes
>Pat, at times you do seem to engage fingers before brain!  Pity because you
>write a lot of good material.
>Type 2 diabetes is very complex and is not just a single disease.  There are
>a wide variations encompassed within this one title.
>I tried ultra low carb (less than 30g carb total per day) and only managed
>to REDUCE insulin requirements not come off it.  And at that time I was
>exercising a lot, walking miles each day, as well as working day and often
>night in research as well as lecturing.
>If only our bodies were simple machines and would believe your prescription
>along with similar misunderstandings of many nurses and docs.
>Rhoda (Type 2 going on weird, having gone through all the regimes in 26
>years of living with this darn disease, and now pumping for 2 years +)
>-----Original Message-----
>From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf
>Of Diana Maynard
>Sent: 12 January 2005 12:58
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] lack of contact Abi's experiences
>Err Pat, isn't this a bit of an oversimplification? I think some of the type
>IIs would be up in arms about this statement (though luckily for you there
>aren't many type IIs on this list, and (I would imagine) no type IIs on diet
>Obviously keeping down total carbs is one factor, but certainly not the only
>one. Losing weight is often a vital component, as is keeping BP low
>too much salt, high fat foods, too much alcohol, etc.)
>Dieticians should be looking at all these factors too.
>> If you are not using insulin, then keeping down the total carbohydrates
>> total calories being ingested at any one time (i.e. eating less, and
>> low GI foods, and/or "grazing") is all you need to do.
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Pat Reynolds
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