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fergusc
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   Posted 6/2/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi again everyone,
 
Some of you old hands might remember when I used to post on here regularly. I do try to look in every so often, but time is short I'm afraid. Hope you're all doing well.
I hope you don't mind me posting a link to a new site we have started in the UK: www.lowcarbdiabetes.co.uk
 
Too late! We have a mission statement and in brief, we aim to have the benefits of low carbohydrate diets presented factually to all diabetic patients. Many of you know from experience of the health benefits, but low carb is not given as an option in the UK. In fact it is actively discouraged. We hope to change that and already have a number of eminent physicians signing up in support.
 
If you are interested to look at the site, even better actually become a member, we might bring closer the day when 'healthy eating advice' actually is healthy eating advice. So keep up the good work here, and give us a hand over the pond if you can.
 
Very best wishes to you all
 
fergusc

LanieG
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   Posted 6/2/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Long time no see, Fergus!  Glad to hear things are rolling along well for you.  There are more and more articles here about diets for diabetics and how carbs affect us (in a bad way) but it will take awhile for the ADA to catch up with what most of us already know.  rolleyes   Take care,
Lanie
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds


fergusc
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   Posted 6/3/2009 2:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lanie!
Great to see you're still doing such a fine job helping other diabetics over there.
You're quite right that the ADA, and over here DUK, are in no hurry to revise their dietary advice. A cynic might look at their sponsors and wonder whose interests they are actually serving.
Anyway, that's why we thought the only option was to present the evidence, backed up by more and more first hand experiences, that dietary advice currently given is actually contributing to the problems of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Individuals then at least have the option of exploring the evidence for themselves and making informed choices.
So, if anyone would like to join, to contribute and bring about change, please do.
 
 
We'd love to see you there!
Best wishes to you all,
 
fergusc 

LanieG
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   Posted 6/3/2009 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   

The ADA website now seems updated.  They say we should manage our weight and our diet and exercise.  You'll find more emphasis on daily exercise and suggestions for 'carb counting' because they acknowledge that carbohydrates play a role in elevated blood sugar. (really?)  They continue to say that weight is a factor in type 2.  They go on to say that compared to the food pyramid for the general public, the diabetic food pyramid suggests 1/3 cup serving vs. 1/2 cup serving of the same carbohydrate, and that 45 to 60 gr. of carbs is appropriate per meal.  So, although the ADA appears to recognize the role of carbohyrates in the role of continued high blood sugar, it does almost nothing to limit them.  It recommends "counting carbs".  Sure, as I'm eating that huge piece of chocolate cake, I'm counting those carbs!  shocked   Hope to see you later.


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


Jeannie143
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   Posted 6/4/2009 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Fergusc!!!
Glad to see you again. I've been busy baking wedding cakes and having a bit of trouble getting online. Hope to see more of you in the future.
~ 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 6/11/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jeannie, I hope things are well with you and yours!
I'll try and drop in when I can and make sure you're all behaving smilewinkgrin
If you feel like a trip abroad, pop in and see what we're up to.
 
 
We hope to have some pretty eminent physicians posting pretty soon so it could get very interesting.
And there's they added fun of trying to guess my alias!!!!! Who could refuse such an offer?!!
 
Best to you all,
 
fergusc

LanieG
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   Posted 6/11/2009 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I can't eat oatmeal.  What's there to eat otherwise in Scotland, Lars? cool
Lanie
forum moderator - diabetes
diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds


fergusc
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   Posted 6/11/2009 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Dieticians! smilewinkgrin
 
fergusc

LanieG
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   Posted 6/11/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Naaa, they're too high in carbs.  Or rather, too high on carbs.  smhair
Lanie
forum moderator - diabetes
diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds

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