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Looks like I kicked type 2 diabetes in the balls

Discussion in 'Fitness' started by Shady, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. karlac

    karlac Gone fishin' ... TGT Supporter Lifetime Member

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    Yep, nothing works for everyone.

    DNA plays a big part in an appropriate diet for each individual, as well as being a possible indicator of the propensity for future medical issues.

    If you can measure the likelihood, you can take preventative steps that have a better chance of success.
     


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  2. slowpoke

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    Keto has been great for me. 1 year ago A1c was 8.9, now 6.2. I was taking 52 units of insulin , now none.
     
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  3. DoubleDuty

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    I did the keto for a month, but I can't stand most of the vegetables it allows you to eat. And coconut flower and almond flower also suck. So after losing most of the weight I needed to I am back on a regular diet with plenty of exercise and water. Oh, and no suger or corn syrup.
     
  4. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    I did it for a few days. I was so constipated that I was a day away from walking into an urgent care facility. Luckily, I had one of those Suprep kits used to get ready for a colonoscopy. You know how when you drink that stuff you have to make an emergency trip to the toilet in just a few minutes? I waited around for hours before it finally worked.

    I'm willing to try keto again but if I do I'll also be including at least a quarter cup of Dextrin in my diet every day.
     
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  5. DoubleDuty

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    I drank some calcium citrate and then wasted the whole day in the bathroom.
     
  6. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    Two bottles of that. Every OTC pill, several times, in excess dosages. Mineral oil. Every powder fiber. Every powder laxative. Nothing worked. I was in minor pain, then serious pain, finally in enough pain that I couldn't imagine 24 more hours. If the prescription stuff hadn't worked, I would have been in a medical facility.

    Needless to say, I'm a little gun-shy about keto. Still, I know I'll try it again. The immediate benefits to my blood sugar numbers cannot be denied.
     
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  7. pronstar

    pronstar TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    When my gut issues were diagnosed, I took 400 mg of magnesium citrate every night before bed...for years.

    It was more of a maintenance dose, to ensure I dropped the browns off at the Super Bowl when I woke up in the morning, like clockwork. Worked wonders...lots of folks with IBS-C take it regularly.

    These days I can generally control my issues with diet, but I keep some on hand in case I get a flare up.

    Small maintenance doses are easier to live with than taking a large dose that comes on all at once...and nearly soiling yourself in the 1.8 second sprint you just did to get to the crapper.

    But Ben it sounds like you experienced something serious that’s best left to the pros.


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  8. Dancing Heretik

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    I tried a keto pizza once. It was all almond flour and LOTS of cheese. It made me very, very constipated. Never again!
     
  9. Shady

    Shady TGT Addict

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    For me I have tried a few of the fake flowers and its just not worth it.

    It reminds you how good pizza and pasta make you feel So why torment yourself.

    If your buying all the Keto stuff your fooling yourself. When it started none of that was out there and people made it work. Now companies are jumping on the bandwagon and making you think what you are buying is Keto friendly or needed to make the diet plan work. Its not and all it does is line the companies pockets.

    You are better off lining the Dr office pockets than the companies selling that crap.
     
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  10. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    There is also a well know connection between diabetes and low T in men. Low T effects your insulin sensitivity.

    Anyone having issues with this should also ask their doc about It.
     


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