10-15-2016, 11:32 AM
(This post was last modified: 10-15-2016, 11:33 AM by justMongo.)
(10-15-2016, 07:11 AM)49er Wrote: I would google low carb RN as she discusses the advantages of a low carb, high fat diet for people with diabetes. Many people (not all) have found going on this type of diet causes them to not need insulin.
The OP is a type 1 diabetic on an insulin pump with CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor). (It's in her profile.)
Type 1 produces no insulin. Unlike Type 2 which is usually a matter of insulin resistance.
Diabetics should restrict carb intake. As for a Type 1 getting off insulin: I do not believe that is likely. It might allow for a re-calibration of the pump's basal rate; and lesser meal time dose.
Insulin is also a fat storage hormone. Trying to lose weight when using insulin is walking the thin end of the wedge.
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Many people feel that a scale deck that is built into the floor and is even with the floor makes it a freight scale. This is not the case. As has been said earlier in this thread, there are good reasons for doctors or medical institutions to have scales with decks built into the floor. Freight scale decks generally have more robust underpinnings due to the weights and abuse involved but chances are good that you can not see this.
Even the veterinarian that we have used for the last 30 years has a scale deck in the floor that has been there longer than we have been going to this vet. I would guess that the idea was to avoid the difficulty of weighing animals that want off a smaller scale immediately. This way the owner can get on the scale holding the squirmy little rascal and then get back on without the animal.
I do not think that floor scales are aimed at obese people but people with other disadvantages and I think it is a good idea.
What I thought was worse. was some time ago when doctors were using the scales with the sliding weights and putting them on a carpeted floor on top of the carpet. A definite no-no for anything resembling an accurate weight.