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#21
(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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#22
(10-15-2016, 11:32 AM)justMongo Wrote:
(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.

Thanks justMongo for pointing that out and my apologies for missing that. Yup, according to low carb RN, a low carb diet may lower the insulin dose type 1s neeed but you are right, I don't think it can be eliminated.

49er

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#23
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.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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#24
I frequently just tell the nurse my weight and we walk right past the scale...
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#25
(10-15-2016, 01:04 PM)sonicboom Wrote: I frequently just tell the nurse my weight and we walk right past the scale...

I did that once. The nurse stopped walking, looked at me over the top of her glasses, and I knew a step on the scale was in my future.
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(10-15-2016, 11:56 AM)49er Wrote:
(10-15-2016, 11:32 AM)justMongo Wrote:
(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.

Thanks justMongo for pointing that out and my apologies for missing that. Yup, according to low carb RN, a low carb diet may lower the insulin dose type 1s neeed but you are right, I don't think it can be eliminated.

49er

49er ~ This is the 2nd forum in as many days where I've run into that link about low carb RN. I went there to do some reading and was absolutely dumfounded!!

Early on, after my initial diagnosis of diabetes, the doctor sent me to a class where I was encouraged to consume about a total of 240+ carbs a day, which I did. Of course I was ignorant of the fact that insulin is a fat storing hormone and I also gained 90 lbs in almost a year. Now I learn that the class I went to so long ago did me NO favors in their teachings.

I recently went to a new Endocrinologist because I thought surely an endocrinologist will have some advice about losing weight. He just laughed at me when I asked him about weight loss for diabetics and told me to "starve myself."

I thank you for posting this link. Perhaps, over time, I can reduce the amount of insulin I'm required to take and gain a better opinion of myself when I look into the mirror each day. I owe you one.

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#27
You know, with all the folks saying their docs have these new scales, I wonder if some time frame deadline is approaching and those over a certain office size are having to add them? The ADA is, after all, just a baby law at 26yrs old. Can't expect people to be all caught up with it yet, right? (that was sarcasm, in case you didn't catch that)
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#28
Paula - You have a great sense of humor ... Cool
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#29
GrammaBear,
Went with my Grandaughter for her 2 yr. checkup. The scale caught my attention as I thought immediately of this topic.

Now mind you, this is a Childrens' Hospital and the scale was definitely new since last time I was there. It looked similar to the one I referred to as a freight scale at my Sleep Doctors office.
Low to the ground and large. They could have weighed 10 toddlers on this scale. My Grandaughter only weighs 26 pounds. I asked the nurse about it, and she said that they are replacing all scales to accommodate those with disabilities. Besides adults, there are many children in wheelchairs too.




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#30
49er,
Thanks for the information on low carb RN. I am reading this with much interest.
I'm not diabetic, but could easily end up there if not careful.
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