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[IPk] Desert Foods



Hi All,

I have just watched a program o National Geographic regarding the desert
foods eaten by native amercan Indians and the lack of diaetes in their
culture. Desert foods contain mucous like fibrous substances which are
used by the plants to retain moisture. When eaten they mix with content
s of the meal and stop the sugars being absorbed quickly slowing
aborption down to 4-6 hours. I then found this site
http://www.nativeseeds.org/diabetes.html which explains it in more
detail and sells the products.

I am thinking taking some of these food stuffs with a meal will give a
dramatically better Gly.... (whatever the term is) index rating
therefore being better for keeping constant BG's.

Any comments welcome. 

Miles

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted] On
Behalf Of Tony O'Sullivan
Sent: 27 October 2001 23:06
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IPk] Mimi L. Fleming <email @ redacted>

That sounds fantastic. I had heard there was some special concern about
us
diving with diabetes, something to do with our small blood vessels. Is
this
not so, is all the concern really about hypos?

Tony O'Sullivan
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wendy & Bill" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 1998 12:01 PM
Subject: RE: [IPk] Mimi L. Fleming <email @ redacted>


> Hi Mimi,
>
> I have been a diabetic for 40 years and have been on the pump for the
last
> 18 months.
> I am a Scuba Diver.
> I trained with B.S.A.C. (Britiah Sub Aqua Club)
> The training is VERY good and you have to have a special medical form
signed
> by your diabetic consultant saying that your diabetes is under control
This
> is so that you will not endanger your buddie or any other scuba diver.
Your
> buddy will have to have knowledge regarding diabetes and hypos etc. It
is
> very time-consuming but you know that after all the hassle there will
be
no
> problems whilst diving.
> I dive every weekend and do blood sugars before leaving the house and
again
> before getting on the boat and again before diving.  I make sure my
blood
> sugars are high enough for any extra exercise I might have to endure
whilst
> on the dive (e.g. finning against strong currents etc.).
> You should get in touch with your nearest BSAC Club and go along to
their
> social evening. (BSAC is a club which has all the members going to
meetings
> and social evenings to discuss their training and organising dive
venues).
> The teaching is done through the club so friends are made and your
diving
> buddies will know all about you !!!
> I am a BSAC Advanced Diver and love diving.  I found that the PADI
courses
> do not allow diabetics to enrol and dive. (PADI divers do not require
a
> medical).
> I have to have a diving medical each year but my colleagues only
require
one
> every 3 or 5 years (depending on age).  BSAC have now agreed for their
> members to sign a declaration so that they do not now need a medical
> although I still have to have one.  I do not mind as it means that I
can
> still dive and feel secure that neither myself or my buddies are in
any
danger.
> Having a pump is the ideal way to dive as you can disconnect the pump
before
> diving and then do a blood sugar after getting back on the boat.  I
usually
> bolus on the way back to shore.
>
> WENDY
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