- Relationship to Diabetes
- Type 2
I guess someone types something quite innocently but how we read it can be completely different.Don’t worry about what others eat - eat what’s right for you. That is, consider your HbA1C, your weight, other health conditions.
My daughter went to York Uni - I still have family in the area - I was born just by the minster, in the old part of the Prury Cust hospital, or nursing home, as it was then - 70 years ago next Tuesday - and lived on Main Street, Fulford.My Daughter is at Uni in York, so we have seen quite a lot of Viking stuff!
Wow small world! She is studying archaeology at Kings Manor. It's such a beautiful part of England. To be honest if she'd hadn't of gone there I would never have ventured up north!My daughter went to York Uni - I still have family in the area - I was born just by the minster, in the old part of the Prury Cust hospital, or nursing home, as it was then - 70 years ago next Tuesday - and lived on Main Street, Fulford.
My diabetes arose from severe trauma.@Diabetic Frog I think many of us have been assuming you are not on insulin but being quite a long term Type 2 diabetic I wonder if we misunderstood your situation especially as you mention carrying jelly babies and your test kit. If you are on insulin then you should be aware of carbs and cautious of lowering them, especially if you are on fixed doses of insulin and clearly from the messages on this post you are not carb counting, so the best advice as always is to be guided by your meter.
I would also wonder if ....
a) You are really Type 2, then with a low carb rather than just low sugar diet, you might be able to push your diabetes into remission and possibly come off whatever medication you are taking
b) You might be a misdiagnosed slow onset Type 1 (LADA) if you are on insulin.
I am sure many more people must have been misdiagnosed 18 yrs ago than are now, purely based on their age, since most doctors believe Type 1 is a childhood condition and more so back then. When people say a parent is/was Type 2 on insulin so they were doomed to get it anyway, I wonder how many of those parents may have been misdiagnosed Type 1s and how many are actually Type 2 but with the right dietary/lifestyle advice could have been prevented from needing insulin.
Would you like to tell us the story of how you came to be diagnosed and what medication you are actually on for it, so that we can understand your situation better?
Me too I read and read as my surgery are not very helpful. I keep to a low carb mainly plant based diet , peppers and onions give me the sweetness. We don’t buy any pre made food cook everything from scratch because we both enjoy cookingIf it makes any difference, I as a Type 1 have never been on a carb counting course, I'm self taught and did so less than a month into my diagnosis xx
If that's what works for you then awesome, I however after my eating disorder do now eat carbs as having an irrational fear of them isn't right so I make sure to have carbs these days as was all part of my recovery, only thing that comes from a pack here is my granola and cold meats lol xxMe too I read and read as my surgery are not very helpful. I keep to a low carb mainly plant based diet , peppers and onions give me the sweetness. We don’t buy any pre made food cook everything from scratch because we both enjoy cooking
To answer the what do people who are type 2 but take insulin do, it depends on the type on insulin. If they just take basal insulin then they might not count carbs. If they also take mealtime insulin they might be on fixed doses or they might carb count. Personally I carb count and adjust insulin to the carbs in the meal. Whether that’s an omelette or a pizza, I just learn the carb count, use my ratios, then adjust the timings of insulin doses to match the action of the food in the same way a type 1 would. Of course testing being key to working those things out.I think it can be quite confusing as there seems to be a mixture of people who are Type 1 using insulin go with a low carb regime and those who eat a normal amount of carbs but count the carbs to work out their insulin. But for Type 2 control of carbs seems key, I'm not sure what people who are Type 2 but take insulin do. I suppose whatever you do testing is crucial to good management of the condition.
I took Understanding Space and Time as part of my degree with the Open University - I'm not sure that I ever arrived back from that one....Theoretical physics