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Diabetes? Hypoglycemia?

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Could you post a link? Is that forum on his website? I ordered Dr. Bernstein's(first one I think) book online so in about a week I should be starting to read it.

read portions of Bernstein Diabetes book online

Bernstein Diabetes Forum

That's great that you've got the book on the way! On the Forum, they tell newbies to read "the book" and then to read it again. It really is packed with info...

His Diabetes diet book is also good, unless you're avoiding dairy. Then you might prefer to check it out from the library.

62 years of Type 1 diabetes and no complications....Dr. Bernstein is a very interesting and inspirational person. He was starting to have diabetic complications in his 30's, particularly kidney problems. He was able to get one of the very first blood glucose meters and he worked out how to control his blood sugars by controlling his carbohydrate intake. When he tried to publish his research, the medical journals wouldn't accept it, so he went to medical school in his 40's.

He believes that diabetics are entitled to the same blood sugars as nondiabetics; and his book shows how to do that. The forum is set up for support and there are occasional teleconferences where you can email questions to Dr. Bernstein. Not everything related to that site is free, but the free stuff will take you quite awhile to explore.

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georgie,

Is the forum active and supportive? I have posted on another forum and never got a response. On one forum, I could find only a few posts from those who were underweight(It may have been a low-carb forum with a diabetes section) and they were responded to as if they had eating disorders(which they may/may not have)but I don't have those issues and don't want to be treated as if I do. If I remember, everyone had to post their height, weight etc. Thanks for the heads up on the diet book. I didn't purchase it yet because I thought there might be the possiblility that the diet plans/recipes might include too much on dairy and eggs. I had read a bit about Dr. Bernstein and I agree. He is a very remarkable person.


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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georgie,

Is the forum active and supportive? I have posted on another forum and never got a response. On one forum, I could find only a few posts from those who were underweight(It may have been a low-carb forum with a diabetes section) and they were responded to as if they had eating disorders(which they may/may not have)but I don't have those issues and don't want to be treated as if I do. If I remember, everyone had to post their height, weight etc. Thanks for the heads up on the diet book. I didn't purchase it yet because I thought there might be the possiblility that the diet plans/recipes might include too much on dairy and eggs. I had read a bit about Dr. Bernstein and I agree. He is a very remarkable person.

The forum is very active, tremendously supportive and you will never be asked about your height or anything else unless it is relevant to the topic under discussion. Even then, they are a tactful group. The group is committed to controlling their blood sugars. Some of them are also working on losing weight or gaining weight or gaining muscle or having a healthy pregnancy, but they are all controlling their blood sugars and working on reducing any complications they've brought to "the WOE" (Way of Eating).

Bop on over and check it out, there are definitely a few gluten free eaters there (and not just because they are low carb) they are avoiding it in everything, meds, etc. Dairy and egg avoiders rarer, but not unheard of. I think they just don't post as much - probably because they are too busy figuring out what to eat. :) I do feel like I spend a fair amount of time in the kitchen lately! (We may do an egg free trial soon.)

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Dairy and egg avoiders rarer, but not unheard of. I think they just don't post as much - probably because they are too busy figuring out what to eat. :):lol:I think we just give up that anyone can offer assistance when there are additional restrictions. It's quite a challenge. Our American diet is so dependant on wheat, dairy, eggs, sugar.

I do feel like I spend a fair amount of time in the kitchen lately! (We may do an egg free trial soon.)

Thank you for the encouraging reply, the daily grind is wearing on me and I could use some support. I spend my days in the kitchen, if not to meet my dietary needs then cleaning or other busy work to keep myself moving so my BG doesn't climb. Sigh.. I was disappointed to find that in my urban area, with so many hospitals and University medical school there are no active support groups! except for type 1 kids and their families. We have a great local celiac disease support group. The Celiac community is so supportive, local and online. I am so grateful!


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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Milk isn't a good choice for hypoglycemic's. Too much sugar. Yogurt is okay, however most commercial yogurts are full of sugar. Rice - again is high in starch which the body converts to sugar - even the brown/wild rice. Pop corn - all starch - so more sugar.

Your diet sounds like mine used to be! I miss my big bowl of popcorn at night!!!! Most grains will cause hypoglycemia as they are converted into - more sugar!

I find if I eat carbs in the morning I do better than at night. Also exercise is very important. It burns off excess carbs. All meat is good protein, eggs, beans- like navy beans, black beans - they don't have the starch in them and are low carb.

I search for products that have more protein in them than carbs. And I try to keep carbs to no more than 20 grams at a meal. Youwill need to turn the food pyramid upside down. Protein - is the biggest portion Fruits and veggies next, and grains and carbs - no larger than the size of a deck of cards!

Many celiacs have a tough time digesting carbs. I have pernicious anemia and therefore lack the enzyme needed to absorb B-12. I think I lack a lot of digestive enzymes also.

Take care. You will get better if you find the right combination. I no longer have to eat every 2 to 3 hours. And no longer have symptoms - IF I eat right.

P.S. Go to the Dr. and asked to be tested for Reactive Hypoglycemia. You really need to know what's going on. I flunked the test! I hope you pass!


Rheumatic fever at age 5 and again at age 6. Antibiotics for 6 years to prevent strep throat.

Anemia, Mono, Hepititis, Pernicious Anemia, Enlarged Heart, Osteopenia, Vitamin D deficiency, Ataxia, Digestive issues, reactive hypoglycemia, and on and on and on!

Following the SCD diet after gluten free didn't solve symptoms. Much better and getting back my life!

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Well I had my Endocrinologist apt this morning, I think shes a good one...seems to be on top of things. Although I realize these issues may take more than one Dr visit to figure out.

She was concerned about my thyroid, so is running labs & I will be getting a sono x ray of my thyroid too. & go back to review in 2 weeks.

As for the hypo/hyper glycemia/ diabetes issues she thinks at this point I should focus on my diet by eating a very low carb very high protein diet...because that would be treatment regardless of testing. For me I feel better when I don't eat, it's after I have consumed carbs/sugar that I feel dizzy and sick. So this is a start, give it a try and go from there.

Lots of good info in t his thread! I will look into books and other web sites to get more info on blood sugar and the glycemic index.

Thanks so much everyone! Without this web site I would know nothing about my thyroid or past labs...info posted here has helped me understand so much more...and make progress in my treatment.

thanks!!!

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