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7/14/14 9:36 P

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I think that is emoticon with all the weight you have lost sooo far.

all the info you have is great so I'm just adding Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman...

I think maybe you should try eating no animal produces at all for awhile and see what happens.

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7/10/14 7:49 P

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KENDRAKAY7 I was just thinking. You lost 150 pounds!! Congratulations! That is tremendous. In a very non-professional and just pondering sort of way, I'm thinking that you, your body, your diet, your lifestyle, well everything - must have changed dramatically. Maybe the diabetes is a response to the old days. Maybe continuing to take care, the diabetes will move through you and leave. Maybe it is temporary. Have the doctors said anything like this? They must be aware of your extraordinary weight-loss and wellness story. You're a fitness instructor AND a nurse AND a mother of NINE children! You are amazing. Rereading the facts of your life which you shared with us I would guess that diabetes doesn't make sense with the present-day you but maybe with the past you. Now I'm thinking, what about stress? Your current life sounds like it could be really stressful. Stress exacerbates things including diabetes, no? I'm just thinking aloud. Clearly I don't know what's up but I am impressed. Kudos.

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7/9/14 7:14 P

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I have 4 friends all who have used Dr. McDougall's plan to turn their Type 2 diabetes around and are no longer taking insulin or considered diabetic. I have many many more online friends who did the same thing. We get plenty of protein through beans, veggies, fruits and whole grains dairy and cheese is not necessary for protein at all.

I understand this is against everything you have read or been taught. But it works. It works in a week. It works for most people. So there you go.

Google one of Dr. Barnard's videos to hear the research. It is all there if you want to give it a listen.

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7/9/14 6:46 P

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I don't think that animal fat is the problem in diabetes. I have diabetes too, and my doctor supports my vegetarian diet. He also said that diabetes and menopause puts a double whammy on us because of hormonal fluctuations. I think we just lost the genetic lottery, but keeping the ratio of plant based proteins to carbs can be tricky. Hasfit.com has a vegetarian weight loss diet, which is a free download. It might help.

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7/9/14 6:32 P

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Welcome

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One of my friends lowering her blood sugar with greens smoothies. Its a way to get a lot more greens.

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Hmm...I have only some anecdotal notion that diabetes can be a total mystery. My thin and fit mother, who has had a plant-based diet for over half a century, was a long distance runner, a climber, and a very active person, was diagnosed with type II diabetes in her 80s. She is now 91 and still struggling with it. When attempting to lower her carb intake wasn't working (she was eating whole grains, beans, and my father's superb homemade bread) she welcomed Dr. Neal Bernard's ideas. That, too, did not work for her. She wasn't eating animal products, sweets, and she never ate processed foods before so those evils weren't present to be eliminated. She has outlived all her family. Perhaps if any of them had become as old as she, they, too, would have contracted diabetes. Who knows. I guess, thinking for your particular case, there is mystery there, too. I hope something such as the traditional carb (in the form of flours not fresh vegetables)/sugar reduction or the Bernard-no animal products and removal of junk- could do the trick for you. I wish you much luck.

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7/9/14 2:34 P

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Thank you for the sources. I will explore them more closely. We are running another set of blood work to confirm the numbers. The physician is as confused as I. Even when I ate meat I didn't battle with any illnesses. Not diabetes cholesterol or anything else? I will say I have not been able to become vegan... I still eat eggs and cheese and Greek yogurt. The things my nutritionist recommended I use for protein. I feel like I am drowning in a pool of conflicting information. Has anyone successfully implemented a healthy lifestyle for both diabetes and vegetarianism? I will start reading the resources immediately. Thanks ladies for such helpful relpies!

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Type 2 is a problem from eating animal fat. I was same. Not anymore. I am a low fat plant based eater. No animals or bi-products.

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7/9/14 2:18 P

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Have you read Dr. Barnard's book? " Program for Reversing Diabetes" He has helped many people cure their type 2 diabetes. He says the main culprits are Animal foods including cheese, milk and added oils... not carbs at all. Dr. McDougall who also helps people cure their Type 2 diabetes with the same healthy plant based lifestyle says the same thing in his book The Starch Solution. I suggest you look into their websites.... PCRM.org for Dr. Barnard and Dr. McDougall offers all of his information free on his website by just Googling his name.

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7/9/14 2:01 P

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Anyone else here a vegetarian and a diabetic? I have lost 150 pounds from 286 down to 130. I have put back on 30 pounds in the last year which suprised me. I am a fitness instructor, nurse, mom to 9 children( I have added 3 since my profile), vegetarian for 3 years and recently diagnosed as a diabetic? How I have asked myself as there is zero family history and my health and weight have been great for 5 years.What I am finding is as a vegatarian( truly a carboholic as all veggies are carbs) don't mix well with my diabetic diet. Anyone else in my shoes? I can't figure out how to keep my carbs down and still eat a vegetarian life. I can't eat meat any longer it makes me terribly I'll. Thanks for any help.

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