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Hello, everyone. I'm almost as surprised to see myself here as you are. Really.

I had a psychosis, yay! I can only say, if you're offered HRT, take it. I was manic for about eight years and then too embarrassed to get in touch with anyone I'd been vicious with until... now. Still ashamed, but life goes on and is too short to ruin with regret.

Anyway, my life is now brilliant. Lovely little bungalow in Clacton, enough money in the bank to pay the bills, a whole new view of life.

My doc told me I was at risk of T2 diabetes. I was 5'2", 17 stone, 190lb, 108kg, massive. I'm now 12 and a bit stone, 80 kg and acceptable. To me. Paul has also dropped several stone and is fighting fit. Whatever that means. I have a couple of stone to go.

As a result of the doc's warning, I checked out T2 diabetes. A diagnosis means you have high blood sugar which needs to be controlled. The go-to by most medicos is drugs, of course. Metformin is the first port of call but there are others and lack of control can lead to insulin.

Carbohydrates, ALL carbohydrates turn into sugar in the blood. Of course, that includes straight sugar and fructose in fruit plus underground veg like potatoes, sweet potatoes, as well as bread, rice, pasta, anything with grains. Including,sadly, porridge (oatmeal).
Don't be fooled into thinking that low GI is healthier. It's not, just takes longer to hit the bloodstream.

Makes sense that if you have a disease which entails too much sugar in the blood, keeping the sugar to a minimum would control that disease. It needn't be progressive. There's no cure but it can be reversed to the point that no meds are needed. Not in all cases, but worth trying a dietary resolution.

The big question is, why is the government advice in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, all the Western countries, to recommend carbs like bread, spuds and pasta to fill the plate. Protein and fats are far more satisfying. Atkins was right.

Ah, could it be that the body that advises the Government on dietary requirements is packed full of representatives of the Food and Pharmaceutical industries. I sound like a conspiracy theorist. *g*

By the way, the link between saturated fats and cardiovascular events is very weak, as is the link between satfats, cholesterol and CVE's. I shall continue eating plenty of satfats. *g*



Jan. 28th, 2017 06:51 pm (UTC)
Whoo Hoo, welcome back, lovely lady. You’ve made my Saturday morning seeing you posting. As Maz said, you're often in our thoughts.

Congratulations of coming out of the other side of your crazies! I’m in my fourth year of peri-menopause and am getting really tired of my body not being able to make up its mind what it want to do.

And congratulations on the weight loss. That’s awesome and really inspiring. I’m really glad that things have settled down for you and that you and Paul are enjoying life and feeling good about yourselves.

Hugs you hard and I hope we see you here again soon. But no pressure! :)

S xx
Feb. 4th, 2017 12:49 am (UTC)
Honestly, hon, I look back and wonder what on earth I was thinking!

I wouldn't mind quite so much if my body couldn't figure out what to do, but my mental processes were so far away from ME that it was as if I were a different person.

Wow, that was an interesting thing to re-consider. Thanks, sweetie. Honestly.


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