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Re: [IPk] Re: healthy diet option for Type 2s
I think I was a bit unclear: my friend is on 2x a day, strict diet: I
want to know can type 2s do mdi cho assessment/healthy eating?
The fact that there are some type 2s on the pump and she regularly hypos
after breakfast suggests to me that a move from 2x to mdi is called for
... but would this bring the _added_ benefit of carbohydrate assessment?
Or must type 2s stick to the same food each day?
(dm type 1 thank the gods, cos I couldn't hack type 2, 30+, 508 9months
In message <email @ redacted>,
email @ redacted writes
>Yikes on a bike, I'm Type 2 (OK going on weird) but if I tried 2 days
>rotation diet like the one you outlined on a two injection a day
>regime - I'd be in trouble BIG TIME! Maybe there are some Type 2s
>out there whose system would let them cope with it but mine certainly
>wouldn't. I always remind myself that DM is very idiopathic.
>What sort of insulin is your friend using to inject twice a day?
>Mixed? If so what?
>If mixed - and I presume it is at least partly intermediate acting -
>how on earth can she inject "just the right amount of
>insulin to cover the food you eat." ? OK with Humalog/Lispro you
>can do this but not if it's intermediate acting or actrapid/regular
>which takes longer to take effect.
>What are your friend's fbgs?
>Not enough info given to offer opinion - really.
>If she's newly dxed and even if not, I'd recommend she read "Type 2
>Diabetes: An essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed" writen by
>Gretchen Becker (herself a Type 2 but a scientist and very
>knowledgable). It's published by Marlowe & Company and is available
>at Amazon, Barns and Noble and other bookstores. (around #10 or RRP
>in US of $14.95 - no need to pay that). I've learned a lot from it
>even after 23 years of doing the walk with this darn disease and
>Gretchen discusses various options for diets/WOE or whatever and
>I have no vested interest in this book despite the fact I know
>Gretchen - just found it very helpful and readable and I've loaned it
>to newbies who found it helped lift the fog, fear and ignorance often
>associated with dx.
>Personally I go for a moderately low carb way of eating and use the
>Glycemic Index to help. Also go for Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
>monounsat fat route and eat some fruit and veg and definitely cover
>the 5 portions per day without going over 70g carb total. I just
>choose my fruits and veggies carefully and add herbs, spices, seeds
>and appropriate nuts etc to keep the trace elements etc in balance.
>I still need 5 or 6 injections a day (involving 2 basal intermediate
>acting and 3 or 4 humalog) to do this, although insulin doses are
>lower than on the higher carb route. For me this reduces bloating,
>blood pressure levels and keeps most of the neuropathy in bowels
>reasonably under control.
>If your friend keeps good DM control on 2 injections a day - more
>power to her elbow :-) If I sound faintly envious - it could be
>because I am <G>
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