By marobins Latest Reply 2013-10-22 12:12:21 -0500
Started 2010-06-30 14:53:54 -0500

I have been reading some of your concerns. This is my first time to visit this web site. I also have look at some of the recipes. The reson we are all diabetics later in life is because of our horrid eating habits. I was a nice rolly polly 340#. Bingo I got diabetes. I have been A diabetic for almost 20 years now and am finally on the needle. I have done extensive research on diaibetes. Most people and even most Doctors do not understand what iti is and how to take care of it. Insulin resistance is our biggest problem. Most people when diagnosed are put on some kind of drug to hel[p the body produce more insulin to counter act the sugers you are taking in. An dthis causes more insulin resistance. Sad to say here come the The Doctor with the next steo in your care. The Doctor will now put you on stronger drugs to put out more insulin which in turn makes you more insulin resistant. After a while the body can no longer keep up and the his only cure now is you have to start taking insulin by the needle. Which will also will increase as time goes by. I know the how it works for I am there. The reason most of us are diabetics is because we can't say no to ourselves when it comes to food. I got very serious about this when I was diagnosed and lost 150#. If you really want to get healthier you have to say no to your self. Diabetes is some thing you can live with if you put forth a good effort. If you do not take care of it , it will take care of you!!!Too much Insulin causes stokes because it damages blod vessels and it also helps you gain weight. Stayu awat from noodles all pastas, potatoes and breads. These are all starches which when digested will turn in to sugers. You have to look at suger content but also be aware thatcarbohydrates are the enemy too. Watch for high frutos corn syrup as a sweetner. Please all of you look at the non suger sweetners that are out there. Aspartame is mad from wood alcohol. Look it up on the internet and see all the problems it is causin and has caused. Diet pop is sweetned with aspartame. The FDA does not do a job keeping you safe from all the crap that you can buy in our storess. It is a money driven industry and it does not care what you put into your bodies as long as it can sell you products, safe or not. Americans love swets and the food industry caters to your taste so you will buy it. I know after reading some of the reciepes that they are all very well intended but some are a disater for a dibetic. Potatoes, white bread, pastas are no good for you . It is just to make every thing taste good. It took us a long time to get to where we are and it will take some doing to undo what has happened to our bodies. If you care anything for your selves and your loved ones Study and learn about your problem and then do some thing about it. There is nothing worse than to see some one you love die from this. It has happened in my life, that is why I am so adimant about this. I am working very hard in my own life to get rid of diabetes, It's not easy and you have to be very, very self controlled. I have in the last month cut my inslin usage in half. I'm not there yet but hope to be in the near future It has to come from you. Having kidney failure or going blind, nuropathy, stokes and heart failure can all be part of your future if you don't take care of it and your selves. Because of diabetes I have already had heart surgery, two strokes and about ten prescription changes for the eyes. The doctors if they really knew what to do would be doing preventitive medicine, instead they treat symptoms because that is all they are taught. there are many good people in the medical proffesison. Drugs and operations are big bussiness and they are taught nothing else.You don't want your loved ones to hear "I'm sorry but we did all we could" The truth is they did all they knew how. The body is a amazing thing it can usually heal its self, but YOU have to give it that chance.

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gregsteele 2010-07-01 10:30:20 -0500 Report

I have never been overweight have always ate well never into sweets so i have to disagree with most of what you said we are all different and we are all here to support each other not accuse and belittle thanks but no thanks love to all GREG

RAYT721 2010-06-30 19:46:23 -0500 Report

If and when you are successful in getting rid of your diabetes, I would encourage you to write a book. I think you can control it but never cure it. I've read your comments and while I agree with some of the points you're making, I am sorry to say that I see alot of fact behind the supposed research you've done. I don't know that food or food abuse "made" us diabetic. Nor do I believe the age "caused" it. There are risk factors … family history, age, race, BMI, and more. Diabetes is not so much of a disease as a collection of diseases which are related to the blood glucose. That, my friend, has nothing to do with your research and beliefs on the causes. Now I am not what you'd call "obese," so I don't think the cause of diabetes in my case is how much I eat. It's my metabolism. I don't have a family history of diabetes. I'm not a type 1. It seems that your theories may hold true for some people but not for all. I'd be interested in hearing more of the research you've done on how to cure diabetes. I congratulate you on your weight loss. I hope the insulin can help you control the numbers of glucose but I wouldn't put stock in curing it. Thanks for joining us and sharing your opinions and progresses. We all have our stories to tell.

bettymachete 2010-06-30 17:51:16 -0500 Report

Hi there Welcome to DC. Sounds like you have been through a lot and have a lot of personal experience with Diabetes. What you must know is there is no formula that is right for everyone. Diabetes is very personal, it can be caused by any number of factors.

To say that it's the diabetics own fault due to horrid eating habits just isn't true for everyone. I would say personally my eating habits have always been very good. I have Insulin Resistant Diabetes onset by PCOS gestational diabetes and genetics. I had been aware that this would probably be my fate too so have always been very cautious about what I eat. Even being careful, didn't stop it from happening to me.

I have a great health care provider that is all about preventative medicine and education. There are many out there, maybe you should look into finding one that isn't just treating symptoms.

As far as the recipes go, I always look at something and see what works with my body, some things that bother me don't bother others, I find an adequate replacement for that ingrediant and prepare the recipe according to my needs, likes, etc. A recipe is a basic guide on flavor notes. They can always be added to or taken away from in most cases. So if I see something with something that affects me badly I find a different ingredient which is part of the fun. You will notice that in some of the recipes comments, others state what they have chosen to do differently and it gives us even more ideas. It's a good thing.

I love that we are all different, our diabetes is unique to us, but it brings us together.

Anyway, I wish you continued success. :)

theladyiscrazy 2010-06-30 17:57:02 -0500 Report

I change recipes as well. We have food allergies here and sometimes I cannot do a recipe the way it is called. To be honest, most recipes I don't follow to a "T". That is the creative side to cooking.

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-06-30 16:55:33 -0500 Report

I'm very glad this is working for you, but we are all so different that you can't generalize. What works for one doesn't work for another. There are many reason people get diabetes. We all come to this site to get support and answers to questions. It really doesn't help to get on a soap box and shoot at people.

monkeymama 2010-06-30 16:09:33 -0500 Report

People do not just get diabetes because of poor eating. It is a contributor, it puts a increasing risk. What about women who get gestational diabetes. People also get diabetes because of bad genetics, diseases, virus's, certain medications when on it too long of a period, and so forth. The other thing is, we can't blame doctors and science for everything either. I do agree though, it is our responsibility in trying to take care of our diabetes. It is a challenge and we can do it.

kdroberts 2010-06-30 15:15:52 -0500 Report

"The reson we are all diabetics later in life is because of our horrid eating habits."

I'm interested to see your source for that because I have never seen any study that proves that if there is something that proves it, it would be one of the biggest, if not the biggest, discoveries to do with diabetes ever.

theladyiscrazy 2010-06-30 16:02:43 -0500 Report

I agree. My mother eats horribly. She is over 300 lbs, and eats at McDonalds every day (no joke). Yet, she does not have diabetes. (note here: she is my step mother).

I ate better, but obviously not well enough for me, and I am diabetic at 43 and was insulin resistant (pre-diabetic) by 33. Even following ADA recommendations, I didn't do well.

There are a lot of conflicting information out there and each one putting it out claims they are telling the whole truth. I doubt that. I think you have to research, take from a variety of sources, and see what works for you. We are all unique individuals with contributing factors.

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