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Old Sun, Jul-12-20, 14:35
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From the ADA. That's a lot of people.


There are many more who are insulin resistant but still have blood glucose within the normal range. Their pancreas is still able to pump out enough insulin to prevent the glucose level from rising. That will not last forever and then they will become diabetic.
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Old Sun, Jul-12-20, 15:05
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I never had skin tags, but I did use to get tiny hard skin bumps on my thighs and outer upper arms (AKA keratosis pilaris) every winter when I was eating SAD and low cal diets. It was not until I was reading one of ~100 LCHF accounts that someone mentioned that keto made their skin bumps disappear and I realized mine had disappeared too, despite the fact that keratosis pilaris is typically described as being "genetic" and "incurable".


Interesting.

Makes you wonder how many little issues are diet related, and therefore fixable......
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Old Sun, Jul-12-20, 15:09
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There are many more who are insulin resistant but still have blood glucose within the normal range. Their pancreas is still able to pump out enough insulin to prevent the glucose level from rising. That will not last forever and then they will become diabetic.



Mothers who have experienced diabetes during pregnancy have a heads up...... IF their doctors tell them the body is already on the brink.


I had read DANR just before two pregnancies snd git my warning from Dr. Atkins. No other doctor has addressed it since. Shameful.
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Old Mon, Jul-13-20, 10:32
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Had a diabetes specialist during one of my several gestational diabetes pregnancies warn me to watch for type 2 diabetes in my future. He was right, and I appreciate the warning so I was indeed watching for it, caught it and did something about it when it came. I've made certain my daughters understand I eat very careful diet to control blood sugar, not body-image, so as not to foster body image issues/dieting in them.
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Old Mon, Jul-13-20, 10:56
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Thats great for kids to see what good eating looks like.

Gestational diabetes is seemingly bizzare. Gone immediately after giving birth.

Bet GD is fairly common now.
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Old Mon, Jul-13-20, 11:24
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Mothers who have experienced diabetes during pregnancy have a heads up...... IF their doctors tell them the body is already on the brink.


And IF the patient listens, understands, and does something about it. I didn't. I had my head deeply buried in the sand.
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Old Mon, Jul-13-20, 15:00
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And IF the patient listens, understands, and does something about it. I didn't. I had my head deeply buried in the sand.

Because the medical folks are not interested in helping us to know.

When I took my kids to pediatric well visits, I felt they were enemies. They didnot foster a partnership with me. Asked lots of questions. Fast appintment. All the things I wish I
had known as a new mother......wish I had known feeding meat and veg based diet was ok. My kids ate the Pyramid. I ate Atkins.

Even today I do not tell my primary I do keto. Or try. A year ago, she said my a1c was up a bit. I said, I,ll have to work on that. She says nothing more.

Need a new doc, but they are all the same except for a rare few hard to find.
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Old Tue, Jul-14-20, 00:38
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How Omega-Three Would possibly Assist Stop Cytokine Storm

https://www.editorials360.com/2020/...cytokine-storm/
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Old Wed, Jul-15-20, 11:23
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Keeping my fingers crossed. The last couple days I've had a little sore throat, a slight headache, a bit of congestion in my ears. I went down to the County Health Department this morning and got a Covid test - very simple, a free drive-through test, you don't even get in and out of your car. Just pull up, fill out very minimal paperwork, get a long swab shoved up your nose, and you're on your way - less than 5 minutes in and out, and you get a package of 5 free cotton masks also.

They say I should have results within 5 days but other folks who went there said it actually was 8-10 days to get results because the lab was swamped. Probably by then I'll either be feeling better or know I'm sick.

But since I have a trifecta of danger issues, (old, obese, T2 diabetic) I suspect I'll be one of those who die if I get Covid, so keeping my fingers crossed.
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Old Thu, Jul-16-20, 03:07
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BMJ editorial: Endorse low carb for COVID-19 prevention

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A short but persuasive editorial in British Medical Journal is urging governments and policy makers to endorse the low-carb diet as a way to reduce the risk of serious complications from coronavirus infection.

Written by Australian science writer MaryAnne Demasi, PhD, who is deputy director of the Institute for Scientific Freedom, the editorial notes that statistics to date show patients with metabolic syndrome have worse outcomes:

the two most common underlying health conditions associated with COVID-19 infections are cardiovascular disease (32%) and diabetes (30%);
hospitalizations are six times higher among patients with a reported underlying condition (45.4%) than those without reported underlying conditions (7.6%);
deaths are 12 times higher among patients with reported underlying conditions (19.5%) compared to those without reported underlying conditions (1.6%);
two-thirds of people in the UK who have fallen seriously ill with COVID-19 have been overweight or obese and 99% of deaths in Italy have been in patients with pre-existing conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.

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https://www.dietdoctor.com/bmj-edit...d-19-prevention
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Old Thu, Jul-16-20, 05:07
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Keeping my fingers crossed.


I am too! For you.

Since this is no time to slack off I dropped seeds and nuts from my diet and sadly I find my hands feel better from arthritis. Well, gladly! Too.

I also lost my quarantine weight, which I now figure was from the almond crust in the cheesecakes I was making. Durn burn it.

However, this is a lot better than being lost and confused.
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Old Thu, Jul-16-20, 06:55
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BMJ editorial: Endorse low carb for COVID-19 prevention


https://www.dietdoctor.com/bmj-edit...d-19-prevention

More clarity that sound and consistent lifestyle practices have a direct influence on health. It's empowering to know that we are able to achieve good health physically, metabolically, and mentally through lifestyle adjustments in nutrition, mental, and physical pursuits. Longer-term benefits in improved immunity and reduced symptoms when contracting viruses are the silver linings. Yet, it's sad to witness the negative outcomes for those who have followed flawed advice and have become victims of this epidemic. I sincerely hope that learning occurs from these experiences despite the continued influence of those with opposing objectives.
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Old Thu, Jul-16-20, 07:41
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Keeping my fingers crossed. The last couple days I've had a little sore throat, a slight headache, a bit of congestion in my ears. I went down to the County Health Department this morning and got a Covid test - very simple, a free drive-through test, you don't even get in and out of your car. Just pull up, fill out very minimal paperwork, get a long swab shoved up your nose, and you're on your way - less than 5 minutes in and out, and you get a package of 5 free cotton masks also.

They say I should have results within 5 days but other folks who went there said it actually was 8-10 days to get results because the lab was swamped. Probably by then I'll either be feeling better or know I'm sick.

But since I have a trifecta of danger issues, (old, obese, T2 diabetic) I suspect I'll be one of those who die if I get Covid, so keeping my fingers crossed.


By the time DH swab test result came back, he was well again and cleared by his primary to get back to work. *It was negative, as most are.)

Old is not really relevent. Nor is obesity . Its about the metabolic diseases. And type 2 can be managed and even reversed with diet. IMHO, you have far better chances than most Americans as they still eat crap and you dont. I realize this is scary. For me with children, teens, worrying was setting my immune system up due to the added stress. Decided to do what I could to have family members maximize their immune system via diet.
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Old Thu, Jul-16-20, 08:35
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7 years ago I checked every box on the checklist of conditions that would result in life threatening outcomes with Covid-19. It wasn't just 'risk factors' either. My normal was feeling awful 24/7 and I seemed to catch every bug that came around. I am 99% sure that if I were still in that state I'd be a casualty if I ever caught the corona virus. If I were the 2013 version of me I'm sure that I would be quite paranoid about the current pandemic. Theoretical risk factors aside, in that poor state of health I'd be dead if I caught Coved-19.

After going LCHF/Keto in 2014 my immune system bounced back right away. All my health markers improved within the first few months and I could actually feel my body returning to health - never mind that I still weighed 375+ pounds. I stopped getting sick like I had done all the previous years. Though rare, when I do I catch something going around the office my illness has been brief and mild compared to others. This WOE restored my health almost overnight and I have remained healthy ever since.

So this BMJ editorial is very encouraging to me. This might be the time and place for LC to take hold. If this kind of news can persuade resistant doctors & dietitians to consider low carb as a treatment for the sickest amongst us I know by personal experience that the return to health can come fast. After being sick getting healthy again feels pretty darn good. Maybe a positive outcome of this pandemic will be a breakdown in the opposition to the WOE that restored my health and my immune system.

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Old Thu, Jul-16-20, 09:48
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This pandemic has been an earthquake in many ways.
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