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Woo hoo! 50 miles!

Friday, June 01, 2012

As of September 2010, I have now swum 50 miles. :D

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WOUBBIE 6/1/2012 8:24PM

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RADFEN 6/1/2012 2:53PM

    emoticon (I wish I could swim that far)

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For Some, Exercise May Increase Heart Risk

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hmmm...

well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/ca
n-exercise-be-bad-for-you/?hp


Have been wondering about this. I exercise (swimming and aqua aerobics) because I enjoy it and I love being in the water, but contrary to all reports it actually makes my blood sugar WORSE, at least temporarily, because I always get a short-term blood sugar spike when I'm finished. This article is about the possible ill effects of exercise on healthy people, not diabetics, but who knows? Maybe it isn't the best thing to do after all.

  
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VHALKYRIE 6/1/2012 9:07AM

    I think too much vigorous exercise is too much of a good thing. I do a mix of low and moderate exercise, but rarely very vigorous, or only for short bursts.

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NAYPOOIE 5/31/2012 2:48PM

    I find vigorous exercise raises my blood sugar too. A moderate walk is what I've found best for lowering it.

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High-fat diet lowered blood sugar and improved blood lipids in diabetics

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Interesting article here:

medicalxpress.com/news/2012-05-high-
fat-diet-lowered-blood-sugar.html


"People with Type 2 diabetes are usually advised to keep a low-fat diet. Now, a study at Linköping University shows that food with a lot of fat and few carbohydrates could have a better effect on blood sugar levels and blood lipids."

This is just one study, and it won't change anything. But I'm glad to see a clinical trial that replicates and confirms the changes I've seen in my own body and blood sugar/cholesterol levels since I've been eating a LCHF diet. I'm thinking about sending this to my doctor.

  
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VHALKYRIE 6/1/2012 9:11AM

    I haven't understood why doctors recommend low carb diets for diabetes, but haven't caught on that recommending low carb in non-diabetics also may prevent it. I know that if I had continued my high carb, low fat trend, I was setting myself up for diabetes. I came to the research on my own, and I feel very strongly that I dodged a bullet here.

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WOUBBIE 5/15/2012 6:34PM

    It's good to see it becoming less and less "radical" all the time. It will still be 20 years before the fat-phobia phases out (it took at least that long for it to phase in).

As to gallbladder, even that generally improves with high fat low carb:


http://www.dietdoc
tor.com/gallstones-and-low-carb

http://gut.bmj.com/content/
54/6/823.abstract


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RADFEN 5/15/2012 12:04PM

    Unless you have galbaldder issues...

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NAYPOOIE 5/15/2012 11:59AM

    I knew that.

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MIMO11 5/15/2012 10:16AM

    Interesting. Thank you.

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ALISHAB3 5/15/2012 10:00AM

    Ain't that the honest truth!! emoticon

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VEUVEGIRL 5/15/2012 9:40AM

    Good for you!

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First Do No Harm: Doctors & fat hate (+ a side rant on diabetes)

Saturday, May 05, 2012

This is a really horrifying blog full of stories about the healthcare profession and its hatred of fat people:

fathealth.wordpress.com/

Oh god, I can relate to the stories written on this blog. So, so much. Every illness I have ever had has been attributed to my weight at one time or another. Diabetes? Yep, that's because you're fat. All right, I'm willing to concede there may be some relationship there, though I think my obesity is more a symptom of my diabetes than the cause of it. But my doctors blame EVERYTHING that's wrong with me on my weight. Even stuff that is clearly not associated with my weight, like sinus infections and hair loss that turned out to be a side effect of a medication I was taking for a non-weight-related reason. It doesn't matter what's wrong with me or what will ever be wrong with me, the first conclusion that doctor jumps to is it's related to my weight. And more often than that, he won't look into things any further. It scares the life out of me when I think about what that could mean for my health down the road.

On a related note, I work with doctors every day in my line of work. I've listened to literally thousands of them talk about their opinions about different drugs/medical devices and the patients who use them. I have never heard any group of patients for whom doctors have more contempt than diabetics, and especially type 2 diabetics. Two comments that will stick with me forever are:

"We call type 2 diabetics HONDAs. That stands for hypertensive, overweight, non-insulin dependent a**holes."

"You have to feel sorry for patients who have type 1. I mean, unlike the patients with type 2, the type 1s did nothing to deserve having the disease."

No one -- NO ONE -- "deserves" to have diabetes, doctor. I don't care how damn much that person weighs. This is a horrible disease, with horrible consequences, and to say that someone "deserves" it is incredibly awful, rude, and just plain sick. These are the professionals we are supposed to entrust to take care of us, and instead of viewing us as human beings, we are viewed as nothing more than overweight a**holes who deserve to be sick and die early. Their contempt is nearly palpable, and based on the stories on the FDHN blog I linked to above, in some cases it actually IS palpable.

Ugh. It makes me so MAD.

One thing about this blog made me giggle, though. One entry refers to the standard (and tired) advice to "eat less and move more" as the "Nightmare on ELMM Street." LOL!

  
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WILDHONEYPIE1 5/5/2012 11:24PM

    Sadly I agree. Sounds like you know your stuff though. (Fellow Health at Every Size fan?) That's one thing I LOVE about my doctor though, she has never, never, never treated or made me feel that way.

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The only reason I'm fat is...

Saturday, April 21, 2012



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I have to figure out where to put all that personality now that I'm losing the weight!

  
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WOUBBIE 4/21/2012 3:49PM

    Spread the wealth! You've got enough personality to share with the rest of us!!

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