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erinecox

Member Since 10 Oct 2008
Offline Last Active Jul 14 2011 04:16 PM
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In Topic: Yay!

14 July 2011 - 04:19 PM

That's great news Erin! :D

I saw a news story about diabetes being reversible by going on a restricted diet of 600 calories daily for a while. Sounds tuff but might be worthwhile. It was on BBC health site.

It might help to avoid sugar and carbs of course, and concentrate on protein for meals. One of the other members who has diabetes takes alpha lipoic acid and said it helps him keep his blood sugar stable.


I think I've read a similar study. I'm actually reading The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf right now... I've been doing it for about a week and have lost 2lbs... eating 1800 calories a day and haven't started actually exercising yet. I head back to the gym on Mon. I'm really excited about this b/c it's Gluten-free Casein-free (which I am already) so it's not a stretch just to dump all grains and other sugars altogether! Thanks for the info, I really appreciate it!

In Topic: Pre-Diabetic, Help!

09 July 2011 - 07:28 AM

Hmm, does have a biscuit mean eating gluten? Or a gluten free biscuit? Big difference of course. One would keep your antibody reactions going, the other would just taste bad. :)


Not a gluten-free biscuit... hence my admitting that I had NOT been gluten-free except for the past 6 months... hence keeping the antibodies going I'm sure. Not a good call, just the one I made. Too late now!

In Topic: Pre-Diabetic, Help!

07 July 2011 - 10:18 AM

I got to see my endo this morning... went relatively well I guess, lol. He said I am pre-diabetic and hypoclycemic. Apparently my pancrease is not functioning like it should so I need to adjust my diet to accomodate this. He did bloodwork to test for antibodies possibly attacking my pancrease, thyroid, etc. I will get that bloodwork back Mon.

My A1C was 5.5 which is good.

I have big prayers going up that my results are clear and this is plain old type 2 in the making so I can work my hiney off and get it under control. I see my GI next week and my endo has asked that he send me to a dietician to look at a hypo/pre-diabetic gluten free diet. I am very much into Nourishing Traditions and The Hormone Diet and have read some stuff about the Paelo Diet. I'm going to dive back in, re-educated myself and make it my goal to reverse it if it's possible. As long as I'm anti-body free, that shouldn't be a problem. Id appreciate any prayers for this to not be an autoimmune thing!!!

In Topic: Pre-Diabetic, Help!

06 July 2011 - 03:53 PM

Thanks for the input guys! I have always eaten relatively well... certainly not the SAD. I have my moments, but am not within the realm of "normal eating". Over the past 3 years I didn't eat crappy, but would just have a killer craving hit and since my syptoms aren't "immediate" I'd have a biscuit every 6-8 weeks. Not ok, but not the worst thing ever.

Generally, I only eat at sit-down restaurants and order grilled foods or sushi. I am into the raw milk/ soaked food, good fat thing. According to my bloodwork my cholestrol and all those numbers were perfect including my TSH. I cook our food, eat lots of fruits and veggies and have stayed away from "gluten free" packaged food for a year b/c I put on 30lbs with that crud. I could stand the first 15 but the next 15 were too much. My weakness and I don't need a lecture has been soda. I actually have stopped drinking it for a month before this whole blood sugar lollapalooza began oddly enough. I had also started exercising 2-3 times per week... light weights and light cardio before work. I'd lost 6lbs. I seem to have been punished for making a positive improvement!

I am sooo fortunate in that my endo has an opening tomorrow so I get to see him at 9:30 and then I go to my GI next week.

So, all that said... the crazy thing to me that makes me think this is type-1ish ominous is that I can eat a perfect meal and have a perfect BS. The next day I eat the same perfect meal and have a hypo or a reading of 160. When I have a hypo, I drink 4-6oz of soda (all juices make me feel soooo sick! and milk doesn't improve my #'s). Sometimes that puts me to a perfect place... sometimes 160's. Nothing is consistent to me. I imagine that (and this is only my imagination) that if it was just insulin resistance .. it would be consistently high or consistently low as in consistently resistent but I could be very wrong. However, my experimentation has found no consistency.

To answer the bloodwork question, he did the c-peptide, insulin fasting and my fasting BS that morning was 117 and at 124 after that particular (low carb) meal. That same meal got me a 150 the next day. Go fig!

Keep the input coming and I'll update ya'll tomorrow on what my endo says!

In Topic: Well I'm Back

05 July 2011 - 05:44 PM

I've also had issues with peripheral neuropathy. MS came to mind when I was researching but I just tried b12 injections first. I had some bloodwork done last week and my b12 levels were off the chart high BUT if I go more than a week or so without it, the neuropathy comes back. So, that said, just because it shows "normal" doesn't mean it's enough. Plus, my research shows sublinguals are no more effective than pills in someone with malabsorption issues. I'd go for the shots.

I buy mine from an place online. Message me for the site, I don't want anyone to think I'm posting to push a website since I'm new here. They have a dr on-staff who apparently will give you a Rx with a brief survery. I did 1ml once a day for 2 weeks before the neuropathy went away. I now have to do 2 doses per week to keep the neuropathy at bay. Don't worry, you can't take too much, it passes out in your urine.