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    Old 05-21-2019, 07:24 AM   #1
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    My husband is a severe diabetic. Hes been to multiple specialists over the years and no one can figure out why his sugar is high all the time no matter what his diet is. He does NOT cheat, I see what he eats. He cannot eat carbs at all or his sugar goes sky high. He has to eat almost nothing to lose weight or his sugar to be at normal levels. Now hes starting to have heart problems.

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    Old 05-21-2019, 08:21 AM   #2
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    Dear kanattoo,

    Has he tried the Keto diet?

    People I personally know have turned their lives around with it and diabetes is no longer an issue. Some of us just cannot physically handle any carbs at all. There are plenty of other foods to eat and he needs to eat those and leave the carbs alone.

    Eating nothing does nothing to help him.
    He can eat the Keto way and get his body back in shape.
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    Old 05-21-2019, 08:40 AM   #3
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    Yes, we’ve been doing it for a year. It’s donenwonders for me, I’ve lost 23 lbs. It did help him some. He used to have numbers in the 500s all the time. After Keto, it stays around 200-250, but that’s definitely not where he needs to be. It’s so hard because most drs don’t believe that he doesn’t cheat on his diet ☹️

     
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    Old 05-21-2019, 09:11 AM   #4
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    Dear kanattoo,

    Does he also regularly walk and exercise?
    We have to also work out some how.

    Doctors aren't God that they know everything. If he absolutely doesn't cheat on his diet (do you know that for a fact?) and he is active, then he may need to be seen by an endocrinologist. My life changed when I was prescribed thyroid replacement.

    Just something to consider.
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    Old 05-21-2019, 10:11 AM   #5
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    Yes, he tries. It’s a vicious cycle because he rarely has the energy to exercise becaue his sugar is too high and he feels bad.

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    Old 05-21-2019, 01:04 PM   #6
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    Dear kanattoo,

    Are doctors testing his fasting insulin? If not they don't have the whole picture, causing him other problems.
    Only testing fasting blood glucose without testing fasting insulin does not tell the right story.

    Two people may have exactly the same fasting blood glucose levels and have very different circulating insulin levels.
    His insulin levels could be fine, and that is what counts.

    What kind of heart problem does he have? Was it diagnosed or chest pain? My husband can get by with no carbs at all and live off fat, but I MUST have some complex carbs that I get from eating lots of dark colored vegetables and drinking grapefruit juice.
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