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fergusc
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   Posted 10/31/2008 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
It's been a wee while since I last posted here, but I hope you fine people are all doing well.
Me, I've been incredibly busy with all sorts of stuff, diabetes and otherwise, but I always intended to check in again sometime.
The days became weeks, then months and so on.....
I won't bore you with all the details because most of you have probably never heard from me before. Suffice to say I used to enjoy stirring things up on here from time to time in the distant past.
Anyway, here I am again. Any stirring required? wink
 
All the best,
 
fergusc

LanieG
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   Posted 10/31/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Well, now, how the heck are you, Fergus?  We all missed your stirring up of things.  Stir away!  (Is it a coincidence you showed up here on Halloween, or...........?  shocked )

 


Lanie
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fergusc
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   Posted 11/1/2008 4:14 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Lanie!

Fire burn and cauldron bubble indeed! Add eye of frog and tongue of newt for a pleasing and very low carbohydrate broth I believe. Simply stir..... smilewinkgrin

All the best,

fergusc


Jeannie143
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   Posted 11/1/2008 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Always glad to see an old friend. Hope all is well.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


fergusc
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   Posted 11/1/2008 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Jeannie,

I hope things are well with you too.

I've been moderating a UK diabetes forum, flying the low carb flag of course, which is one reason I've been conspicuous by my absence here. Now I know how much hard work goes into it, I wanted to say thanks to you guys for all the effort you put in.

Keep up the good work you lot!

All the best,

fergusc


LanieG
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   Posted 11/2/2008 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope you are having a wonderful time doing your moderating.  Would you say the trend in diabetes diets now in the UK is similar to the way it is here in North America?  Have there been any changes in attitude toward low carb having the best control?

Lanie
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds


fergusc
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   Posted 11/2/2008 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   

It's a battle, Lanie, it really is.

There's a very strong consensus among the people who really matter, we diabetics, that low carb is the most rational, effective, beneficial and safe means of normalising blood glucose and controlling diabetes, bar none.

The vested interests in pharmacology, medicine and politics are very slow to catch on unfortunately. It's shameful that they are not only resistant to change but do their best to discredit anything that contradicts their dogma.

There is hope though. This month a group of us are having a Parliamentary launch of a new healthcare initiative here. The first pilot project, hopefully, will be a trial of carb retriction on type 2 diabetics to test the impact on blood glucose, insulin levels, and lipids. Now we have a fair idea what the results will show, don't we?

Fingers crossed that we're in the early days of a better nation.

All the best,

fergusc  


LanieG
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   Posted 11/2/2008 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I already know you're gathering some articles and studies to cite to back your position, right?  Did you read the article that Chris (TVEditor) posted recently?  Even though individual experiences should be enough to show proof that the low-carb controls the blood sugar, the powers that be always like published articles.  And it seems there are lots these days. 
yeah
Lanie
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds


fergusc
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   Posted 11/2/2008 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Lanie,

Always grateful for more references. Do you have a link to the TVEditor thing?

Cheers m'dear!

fergusc


LanieG
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   Posted 11/2/2008 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi again Fergus, below are the two articles that Chris has in his post dated 10/30 "Looks like the ADA is developing an open mind?".  (Thanks, Chris.) 
 
 
Lanie
forum moderator - diabetes
diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds


Jeannie143
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   Posted 11/3/2008 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Fergusc,
If you would like some references in person I could just fly on over for a visit (ha! ha!) You are welcome to tell your buddies that I dumped both Lantus and Avandia by going low carb and now am managing just fine on metformin alone. I really thought that insulin would be the end of me and turns out I learned better from you all. Now if we could just get the word out to the people who make snack food... (sigh!)
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


fergusc
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   Posted 11/3/2008 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
That's fabulous Jeannie, I had no idea!
Another escapee from the starchy carbohydrate death sentence that the ADA condemned you to.
As for the snack food industry, the sooner they, and the drugs companies, find a way to make a profit out of low carb, the sooner diabetics on both sides of the pond are freed from the tyranny of dietary advice.
Fingers crossed the right man wins in your wee election tomorrow by the way!
 
All the best,
 
fergusc

TVEditor
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   Posted 11/3/2008 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
"Hi again Fergus, below are the two articles that Chris has in his post dated 10/30 "Looks like the ADA is developing an open mind?". (Thanks, Chris.)"

You're welcome Lanie :-)

Well Fergus, its good to hear that we North Americans don't hold a monopoly on dietary nincompoopedness <---- I think the spellchecker just passed out ;-)

Thanks to Lanie and her cohorts, I too learned to take the advice of the CDA (Canadian) with a grain of low-carb salt ;-) Actually, I didn't take any of their advice or salt & am still med-free.

You guys are having an election ?!? News to me. Hmmm ... the Weather Channel says 64 F. tomorrow wayyyy up here in the Great White North due to "strong southerly winds."

Must be a lot of hot air down there huh? ;-)



Chris

LanieG
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   Posted 11/3/2008 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   

Yeah, I think nincompoopedness and idiocracy (is that a place where all idiots are treated equal? or, where idiots can vote...) know no boundaries.  Chris, you know that hot air rises, right?  So, just wait. devil    Fergus, keep us informed about how the pilot project goes, ok?   Hope your little haggis are doing well. 

  smurf


Lanie
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds


fergusc
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   Posted 11/4/2008 1:58 AM (GMT -7)   
The phrase we use for dietary advice over here is 'diabetic cretinopathy'.
 
All the best,
 
fergusc

Jeannie143
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   Posted 11/4/2008 11:48 PM (GMT -7)   
All I can say is I'm so glad the election is over so we can get back to the bad used car salesmen ads on TV. I can't believe I'm saying this but I'd rather watch ads for that little blue pill than one more mud slinging attack on anyone! By the time the elections happen around here ALL of the candidates look bad!
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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