Post by Clay Post by Francher Post by Henry Mydlarz Post by Clay
Morning exercise has a very good short term effect for me.
Your T2DM must be severe.
Were you a cigarette smoker?
My problem is, I believe, that I had diabetes for a long time - well before
I had my first bg test and was diagnosed.
I took a puff of a cigarette when I was 7. That's also when I "gave it up"
Me too Henry,
I smoked my first cigarette when I was 17, a little later than you. I
got sick. I did not try that again. Later in the US Navy I was forced to
smoke a cigarette because I was the only one not smoking.
I had the impression that you were a Canadian.
I joined the US Navy to gain US citizenship. It was considered the thing
to do at the time. I do not regret it at all. The US Navy taught me a
lot of skills. I don't know if the US military still offers this
benefit. At the time, there were many nationalities using military
service to gain citizenship. The only requirement was education and
fluent English. I noticed some were not quite so fluent, but were
quickly learning. I think this is a good way to gain citizenship in a
country of your choosing. You provide service for them and get something
in return. I was even entitled to veterans benefits if I bought a house
in the US. My favourite place to live was Paris in the early sixties. I
don't think I would like it so much now. During part of my service I
worked for an officer at the American embassy. I lived in a modest
apartment in Pigalle. I really like their culture. That officer was very
nice to me. It produced what was probably the best state of morale
possible. I wanted my work for him to make him look good. He was either
a natural leader or just brilliant. Unfortunately he was the exception
to the rule for talent in the officer corps. I think that state of
morale helped get me promoted. My officer was of course helpful in that.
Post by Clay Post by Francher
They thought I was trying to be better than they were. I got sick again.
So, two cigarettes in my life. Vomiting was not worth being "cool".
Glad to see it is no longer cool.
I attempted tobacco cigarettes. Never had much appeal.
Those whom I've known who lived through WWII as young adults were just
the opposite. They appeared to thrive on cigarettes without filters.
Post by Francher
I think I had diabetes a few years before I first tested myself. My wife
had a meter and I decided to test myself. I decided the meter was
broken. I spent about 10 days in denial. Went and got an oral glucose
test and flunked. Been on a low carb diet ever since.
Good for you!
Carbs must be addictive.
We CRAVE carbs, not because we are weak, but because our brain tells
us to eat them. We are tired, can’t focus/concentrate, feel depressed
and melancholy because our blood sugar is roller coastering between
high and low.
I always considered my craving for carbs a weakness. I don't know if
blaming my brain makes me feel any better about it. My wife tells me I
seem to thrive on guilt.
Post by Clay
Post by Francher
Of course defining a low carb diet glow goes all the way from just eliminating
sugar to eating zero carbs. My wife did zero carbs for several months. Her health
improved so much she had to be strongly encourage to eat even a green
vegetable. She did not want not want to ever go back to having so many
horrible complications. We thought her eyes would never improve until a
surgeon fixed them for her. Now she has no complications.