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Posted by Deb on August 11, 2000 at 02:39:39:

In Reply to: Re: type 2 control posted by Alan on August 10, 2000 at 18:37:47:

: : Hi. I am 30. My mother has had type 2 diabetes for just about as long as I can remember, but she hasn't taken really good care of herself and now she's starting to have complications. I am sort of worried because it looks like I am starting to have preliminary symptoms--fatigue, muscle cramps. Nothing serious but just enough that I don't really want to go to the doctor for it. ;) Seriously though, when I go to my doctor, I don't want to be diagnosed with diabetes. Is there anything I can do to prevent it from blowing up? If I start controlling my diet, exercising, all that, can I keep it from ever happening? I haven't followed a strict diet or anything, but I have watched what I've eaten since I was a kid, in part because my mom just didn't have a lot of sugary stuff around the house because of her condition.

: : Do you guys have any advice?

: The best advice that I can give is to get a copy of "Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution". He answers your questions in his book. You can order the book from Amazon like I did and you can also read on-line reviews of the book there. Note that Dr. Bernstein has Type I diabetes and has been treating diabetics for many years. He advocates a low carbohydrate diet. A lowcarb diet reduces the blood sugar spikes and reduces the amount of insulin required. Type II diabetics may not require any with the proper low carb diet. And high levels of insulin circulating in the bloodstream also has adverse effects (increases fat storage and increases risk of heart disease). Alan

Hi! my dad has type II diabetes and has had many complications. Thru lots of research on the internet we found that if you are overweight the best thing for a diabetic is to lose at least 10 to 20 pounds ,these small amounts can make a difference. there are some natural products out there to help you and your mom to do this if you are overweight. Please take the products to a doctor and they will help you with this. My dad is also taking some natural products thru a newsletter from a Dr. Williams. In his newsletter he tells you of all kinds of different discoveries and where you can find the product.It has been very helpful to my dad he is doing alot better now. I can get you the info for the newsletter if you are interested I think you would find it very helpful in finding out what to take for diabetes and other problems. This doctor is known world wide. Ive spent many hours trying to find things for my dad, at least I found one small thing that has made a difference in his life.Also check out the site-www.diabetesnet.com it has lots of new info and just common sense things on it. Hope this Helps

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