How Diabetes Is Related To Diet

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http://5467fc48z0lv5u43ihp-udkx22.hop... Diabetes mellitus is a chronic, lifelong condition that affects your body's ability to use the energy found in food. There are three major types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. Normally, your body breaks down the sugars and carbohydrates you eat into a special sugar called glucose. Glucose fuels the cells in your body. But the cells need insulin, a hormone, in your bloodstream in order to take in the glucose and use it for energy. With diabetes mellitus, either your body doesn't make enough insulin, it can't use the insulin it does produce, or a combination of both. Since the cells can't take in the glucose, it builds up in your blood. High levels of blood glucose can damage the tiny blood vessels in your kidneys, heart, eyes, or nervous system. That's why diabetes especially if left untreated can eventually cause heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and nerve damage to nerves in the feet. http://5467fc48z0lv5u43ihp-udkx22.hop...


What is diabetes? When a food containing carbohydrate is eaten, your body digests the carbohydrate into sugar (called glucose), which can then be used as energy by the cells in your body. Diabetes is a condition where your body can’t properly control the amount of glucose in your blood. A hormone called insulin is needed for transferring glucose from the bloodstream to enter the body cells and be converted to energy. In people with diabetes, blood glucose levels are often higher than normal because either the body does not produce insulin (type 1 diabetes) or cannot use insulin properly (type 2 diabetes). High levels of glucose in the bloodstream can lead to short term complications such as: passing large amounts of urine being extremely thirsty and drinking lots of fluids being tired having blurred vision having frequent skin infections and being slow to heal Blood glucose levels are normally between about 4.0 and 8.0 mmol/L. People with diabetes should aim for blood glucose levels as near to normal as possible, but individual targets should always be discussed with your diabetes health care professional. Controlling diabetes is important to prevent serious long term complicatio Continue reading >>

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  1. erinjane2378

    Best way to lose weight as a T1?

    Hi everyone,
    Wondering if anyone can give me any advice on the best way to lose weight as a T1? I gained almost 10 pounds after going on insulin recently and am having a really difficult time getting it off. I walk about 5 miles a day / 5x a week and lift weights 3x/wk, so I don't think exercise is the problem. I've been told that it is difficult for T1 diabetics to lose weight, but would like to hear your thoughts and experiences.

  2. l0vaduck

    After years of struggling, over the past 16 months I've lost just over 5 stone (70lbs).
    The only way that's worked for me was to cut down severely on carbs which meant I could reduce my insulin doses.
    Obviously I also eat fairly healthily anyway, but I don't avoid fats - as a vegetarian I eat quite a lot of nuts and some full fat cheese.
    I set a target of how much insulin per meal, and kept my carbs within that limit. Eventually I found that I was able to reduce my background insulin as well. Steadily as the weight came off my ratios also went down (I must have been very insulin resistant).
    16 months ago I was on about 24 units of long acting insulin, and a total of at least 60 units of fast acting per day. Nowadays I take 8 units of long acting, and totals of between 24 and 30 of fast acting - but I vary this much more than I used to because I don't automatically eat lots of carbs with each meal, which I used to think was essential. Even though the carbs I was eating before were healthy: wholemeal - I was eating far too much of them.

  3. Tiger Lily

    i agree with lovaduck....... reduce the carbs and reduce the insulin....... keep the bg in a good range
    this will also impact your basal insulin when you lose weight, so that needs to be adjusted too
    i have 70 lbs to lose :-(

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Simple Steps To Preventing Diabetes

Table of Contents Simple Steps to Lower Your Risk Introduction If type 2 diabetes was an infectious disease, passed from one person to another, public health officials would say we’re in the midst of an epidemic. This difficult disease, once called adult-onset diabetes, is striking an ever-growing number of adults. Even more alarming, it’s now beginning to show up in teenagers and children. More than 24 million Americans have diabetes; of those, about 6 million don’t know they have the disease. (1) In 2007, diabetes cost the U.S. an estimated $116 billion in excess medical spending, and an additional $58 billion in reduced productivity. (1) If the spread of type 2 diabetes continues at its present rate, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the United States will increase from about 16 million in 2005 to 48 million in 2050. (2) Worldwide, the number of adults with diabetes will rise from 285 million in 2010 to 439 million in the year 2030. (3) The problems behind the numbers are even more alarming. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness and kidney failure among adults. It causes mild to severe nerve damage that, coupled with diabetes-related circulation problems Continue reading >>

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  1. trjonas

    I'm not sure which forum category to put this into, but I'm still a keto newbie so I'll put it here. Moderators, feel free to move it elsewhere if there's a better fit!
    I listened to a ketogenic podcast in which Dr. Jason Fung, who seems to be highly respected in some ketogenic circles due in part to his work on fasting, mentioned that the insulin index is more important than eating very low carb/high fat. (Here's a blog post authored by him that expands more on this idea: https://intensivedietarymanagement.com/insulin-index/
    21 )
    I looked up the insulin index and found a list here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insulin_index
    To my surprise, things like bran cereal, porridge, and brown pasta are lower on the insulin index than beef, fish, or cheese. (!) Apples have the same score as fish; oranges are just one point higher.
    I'm not looking for an alternative to the ketogenic diet, which I'm starting to get the hang of after many n=1 experiments, but I also wanted to make sure I'm not cutting out foods I don't need to.
    Does anyone know anything about this or have experience trying out some of the less keto-traditional, low-insulin-index foods while on a ketogenic diet?


  2. solomon

    People say a lot of stuff, your meter is your best friend. The whole point of the diet is to keep insulin low so that you can use ketones rather than glucose. You might have heard some cautioning about dairy etc., it's because they can keep your insulin up without the glucometer showing it. It's not: ketones or low insulin, we want both.

    Some have higher carbs, but keep their insulin low with frequent fasts.

  3. richard

    The insulin index is I suspect bad data dressed up as science. The scientists at the University of sugar ... I mean of Sydney used the study to create the glycimic institute which get's paid a fee from the food industry every time they advertise low GI food. So for example when Kelloggs ADDS sugar to cereals to LOWER the glycemic index of the cereal ... the people who sign off on that health halo (and get paid a juicy licensing fee) is the Glycemic institute at the University of Sydney.
    So the data was collected for each sample food by testing 3 students chosen at random from a pool of students who did not have diabetes (confirmed by an OGTT at the start of the test) and they then averaged the results. Each food was tested by a different 3 students because it would take too much time to test the same people for all the food samples - because they would need to fast several hours in between data collection.
    I'm sure everyone can see the flaw in this study, which is of course that they did not establish the insulin dynamics of the individuals under load for a baseline, and individual human variability in glycemic response was a giant confound.
    On the insulin index Potatoes are the 3rd most insulinogenic food behind Mars bars and m&ms. I suspect the day they tested pototoes they used their 3 most hyperinsulinaemic students who were able to pass an OGTT 3 months ago.
    Jennie Brand-Miller who lead the study and then founded the glycemic institute and their licensing program that now funds a lot of the university's nutritional studies used to be a Paleo researcher but became a great defender of sugar, and co-wrote the Australian Paradox paper which described how Australians ate less sugar while becoming more metabolically sick .... a paper which has later been quietly retracted.
    'Inadvertent errors' force nutritionists to correct controversial sugar paper
    Two nutritionists make corrections to a research paper claiming Australians are drinking less soft drink.
    Also you will have seen her and her partner in sugar defense Alan Barclay around the place arguing that sugar is not a problem.


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I am terrible about getting my water intake each day....maybe that's why I have been struggling for a couple weeks. In this video I go over how much water you should drink each day to lose weight and 3 reasons why it is important to stay well hydrated on a ketogenic diet. Help me out by liking the video and subscribing to the channel so you don't miss one of my daily vlogs:) Original Weight = 395 Contest Weigh in = 301 90 Day Goal = 241 I'm Kevin and I have used a Ketogenic diet to successfully lose 135 pounds and I am still shrinking. I hope to one day be half the man I was at 400 pounds. During this journey I have learned a lot about weight loss, Metabolic syndrome, Insulin Resistance, LCHF dieting and overall health in general. I am greatly interested in continuing to learn about health related topics and sharing what I learn with others so that all of our lives can be improved. Please like and subscribe to my channel so that I can share the things I learn that I think are important for all of our well being. I would also appreciate feedback from you all so I can share it with other subscribers and we can all grow as a community. Find Me On Twitter: www.twitter.com/HeavyKevi Instagram: www.instagram.com/TheHeavyTruthTV Follow My Macros on MyFitnessPal @The HeavyTruth Send Questions or Testimonials By Mail: Kevin Gillem P.O.Box 291517 Phelan, CA 92329 I recommend Smackfat Ketone Strips - http://amzn.to/2laB9MG I use the Match DNA Milk Frother - http://amzn.to/2klHt4o I use NOW MCT Oil - http://amzn.to/2kOs48S My wife is a Young Living Essential Oil Distributor. Please contact us anytime with questions about essential oils or the benefits of using them. If you are interested in purchasing any high quality essential oils at a discount or earning a living by helping other people learn how to use essential oils to improve their lives, please consider using this link: https://goo.gl/PqD3q4 I am not a doctor. I am not licensed. I do not hold any qualifications for giving medical advice. This is an account of my own experiences and does not apply to anyone else. All information, content, and material of this channel is for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. If you have questions about your own personal situation it is recommended that you discuss them with your own licensed healthcare professional. If you think you are having an emergency, dial 911 immediately.

I Am Trying To Lose Weight. I Have Reduced My Food Intake By 60%. How Much Water Should I Drink Every Day In View Of Reduced Food Intake?

All the answers suggested that - One should not reduce the food intake. But should be in calorie deficit mode. Both the above statements are contradictory to each other. I suggested that I am reducing the food intake by 60%. Every body said that food intake should not be reduced but there should be calorie deficit of about 15 to 25%. Crash dieting is bad for health. The answers suggested that I should refer to BMR table, consult nutrition experts or doctors. Most of the people suggested to drink 3 to 6 liters of water on average. No reasons were given for that suggestion. Question was specifically asking about water intake and not food intake. Now allow me to give feedback - I reduced the food intake for about 2 months. On some of the days I did take nuts and some dry fruits. Say about 15 days. Yes there seems to be some damage. I used to get tired. My resting metabolism crashed. My feet and legs started paining by even minimal walking. My feet started paining - which was not the case earlier even if I were to walk for 30 kms non stop. Now it was just less than 1 kms and sole of the feet will pain. I put on weight after I started eating normal. During the period I was eating less t Continue reading >>

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    thanks for your suggestions. With my whippet things are evolving. She seems to have her own internal schedule of what to eat and turns things down when she's had enough of them. We are rotating between raw eggs, heart (which is technically a muscle, not an organ meat), liver, also some dry cat kibble as of today, chicken, cheese...
    She simply dictates what she will eat and it changes a little every day. When she says no I offer something else. So far it's working.
    I'll do some extra reading on the liver.

    Body Fat %: 18.0







    I can imagine the pain with being jabbed with an 18 gauge needle, they're what I call crowbar needles. I used to hate having to inject the farm animals with these things, even worse was the intramuscular ones!!!
    I have been reading that you should be careful with feeding liver to your pets because of the high content of oil soluble Vitamin A.
    Organ meat being a very nutrient dense food. There are two approaches to feeding organ meat:
    1. Feed organ meats in larger amounts twice per week.
    2. Feed organ meats every day but in smaller amounts.
    If you choose option 1 and thus feed organ meats twice per week, then the organ meat should be approximately 50% of the meat source. So let's say, as an example, you were feeding 1 cup of meat. In this situation you would then use approximately 1/2 cup organ meat and 1/2 cup muscle meat.
    If you choose option 2 and thus feed organ meat every day then approximately 10% of the meat source should be organ meat. So let's say again, as an example, that you were feeding 1 cup of meat. In this situation you would add approximately 1/8 of a cup as organ meat and the rest as muscle meat.
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    thanks for passing on the recipe. I've seen it or something very similar. I tried it before when I needed to feed some carbs except I left out the white bread and made it all rice.
    We have actually lost one of our cats to kidney disease, her's was too far advanced.
    With our whippet we have found that subcutaneous fluids don't make any difference, they just make her miserable for several hours and she stops drinking. Having virtually no body fat and high pain sensitivity are a bad mix for sticking her with an 18-gauge needle every day.
    She is now doing fairly well on a mix of raw and cooked eggs and beef and lamb liver from pasture-raised animals. These are actually the only things she will eat so I suspect it must have the nutrients her body needs without anything that makes her throw up or get diarrhea, the biggest problem with advanced kidney disease. She happily went for two walks yesterday, running some of it, then got tired and slept a lot.
    Given her levels we know she does not have a lot of time left but we will do everything we can to make sure it's quality time, one day at a time.
    I will take two of my older ones (both 13 years old) in to the vet this week to get blood work done since it has been over a year for them. I've stopped feeding any of the older ones kibble, will experiment how it goes.
    Thanks for everyone who contributed, I hope others can use the info.
    Edited by: HOUNDLOVER1 at: 12/16/2014 (10:27)

    Body Fat %: 18.0






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