PNewll

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    PNewll got a reaction from praxisproject in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I am so glad and encouraged to find this thread. I am type 2 and am doing this because my doctor told me to.
    (I switched doctors when the last one said the only thing he had in his toolbox was insulin...I wanted other options)
    I really appreciate everyone's input. I am on Day 2 and yesterday really crashed at 3:30. I will carry an RX bar for sure
    and that protein salad at lunch will probably double! I think the suggestions of no fruit in the morning is a good one for me.
    THANKS y'all. And Happy New Year
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    PNewll got a reaction from praxisproject in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I am so glad and encouraged to find this thread. I am type 2 and am doing this because my doctor told me to.
    (I switched doctors when the last one said the only thing he had in his toolbox was insulin...I wanted other options)
    I really appreciate everyone's input. I am on Day 2 and yesterday really crashed at 3:30. I will carry an RX bar for sure
    and that protein salad at lunch will probably double! I think the suggestions of no fruit in the morning is a good one for me.
    THANKS y'all. And Happy New Year
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    PNewll reacted to lizbrad63 in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I would love to kick T2 to the curb!!  That's my plan!!
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    PNewll reacted to MeadowLily in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I would never use candy or sugar sugar to counterbalance blood sugar.   I'm glad you're visiting with your doctor as no one can really advise you here without their medical license. 
     
    I was T2 and have completely moved out of it.  It did take 15 months and a bunch of sugar avoidance.  I didn't off-road with refined sugars, sugarless gum or diet sodas, artificial sweetners.   
     
    I read every post I could find here written by Dallas, Melissa and Tom.  With their help....I followed the Whole 30 Yellow Brick Road to overall health and well being.   They weren't offering me any medical advice but I  embraced every bit of knowledge I could about diabetes and blood sugar.  With my doctor's approval...he watched me tool along - meal by meal, month by month and mile by mile.   
     
    I no longer have to take meds of any kind.  I'm not falling backwards into refined carbs or sugar.  Those are the things that got me nowhere good.   Find a doctor who will work with you and allow you to eat the template.  Be 100% compliant.  Don't cut portions or any food groups.   
     
    Weight releasing is a positive side effect of a Whole 30.  You are correct, it's not important to think about for only 30 days.   As a result of tooling along for 15 months...I have had weight releasing which only added to my ability to kick T2 Diabetes to the curb.   It was really marshing my mellow and I no longer had any use for it.    
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    PNewll reacted to MeadowLily in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    I no longer have to take any  medication.  It took many, many months of being  consistent.  I'm happy for you, too.    
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    PNewll reacted to CeeCeeMcGee in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
    This was certainly informative.  Thank you so much!  I was under the impression that when your body shifts from burning sugar to fat for energy, that the process itself was ketosis.  Shows you how much I know...   
     
    Beginning this journey is the best thing that I've done for myself.  I knew that it would be tough as I am also dealing with some stressful situations on top of trying to eat properly, but I had to commit.  I did speak to my doctor, and he actually suggested that I come off of some of my medications before beginning the Whole 30.  So I've solely been testing after each meal, taking a long acting insulin and Januvia.  I've already been able to cut out two medications completely since my sugars have been within normal with my meal choices. I have only had night spikes. To say that I am psyched doesn't even begin to explain it.
     
    I had set up an August 1st start date, and then 5 days prior found out that my dog has lymphoma and that I would be needing to bring her to Raleigh for treatments every week.  That would leave me having to drive up there and then stay there all day, then drive home.  I didn't think I'd be able to handle the stress as well as follow my meal plans, but my husband was really supportive.  My dear husband that up until August 1st barely would eat a vegetable with his meals.  I am so proud of him and the changes that he is making himself!   Not only have I felt like following the Whole 30 has helped me deal with my stress and give me something else to think about, but the foods that I was eating previously did nothing to make me feel better about myself.   Foods that I have been shoveling into my mouth with abandon since my daughter passed away 20 years ago at the age of 16 months old.  I know that it sounds silly since I am only on day 11, but since starting I feel like I am doing something good for myself for the first time in such a long time.  I've been living in a fog of depression and self loathing that was fueled on by comfort foods, and I feel as though that fog is finally being lifted.
     
    I apologize if that was all TMI.  I have been so stinkin' emotional since I began, and not in a bad way.  
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    PNewll reacted to Munkers in Question for Type 2 Diabetics   
     
    Ketosis and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) are two different things. Ketosis is a normal and healthy process used by your body to maintain energy and blood glucose during fasting. Your liver can only store so much glycogen and once that's used up, your body needs another source of energy and it turns to fat. In order to breakdown the fat into something usable, your body breaks the lipids down into ketone bodies which can then be used for cellular metabolism.
     
    Diabetic ketoacidosis is a condition in which your blood sugar SOARS (like 300-500 or more) due to insufficient insulin and ketosis continues in an unchecked/out of control manner. As your blood sugar increases, it changes the osmolarity (solute to solvent ratio) of the blood and excess sugar is dumped into the urine along with all of your sodium, potassium, and other electrolytes. Now that you're losing electrolytes, your body can't maintain hydration and things are often further exacerbated by vomitting. During this process, your body is continuing to dump ketones into the blood stream in amounts that exceed your body's ability to buffer and maintain pH. (Your pH drops into more acidic ranges, hence the name "acidosis.")
     
     
    At this point, I wouldn't worry about ketosis. Follow the meal template and experiment a little with how fruit and starchy vegetables impact your energy, mood, and satiety. For me, fruit early in the day wrecks my satiety. It's less impactful in the evening. Sweet potatoes and other starch-heavy items are awesome though and adequate fat is absolutely crucial to keeping me satisfied.
     
    Tinker around with how much fat and protein you're eating at each meal and if you find yourself ready to just chew your arm off, then eat. It's not unusual at all for folks new to the Whole30 reporting that they need four or even five full template meals to keep them going in the early days. Your body will figure it out and your hunger will level back out.