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    Default American Diabetes Association Low Carb Recommendations

    Joy Kiddie, MSc, RD
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    This post contains a one page downloadable printout that you can bring to your doctor or other healthcare professional which summarizes the American Diabetes Association’s new clinical recommendations concerning the use of low carbohydrate diets for adults with Type 2 Diabetes and is based on:
    (1) the ADA’s October 2018 joint Position Statement with the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) which approved use of a low carbohydrate diet of <130 g of carbohydrate/day (<26% of daily calories as carbohydrate) as Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for adults with Type 2 Diabetes [1]. You can read about this position statement here.

    Keep reading: https://www.lchf-rd.com/2018/12/19/american-diabetes-association-low-carb-recommendations-one-page-printout/
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    Default Re: American Diabetes Association Low Carb Recommendations

    How many times has alt med led the way by decades for mainstream med?

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    I learned these basics when I was first diagnosed and medicated. It didn't take long to figure out that the dietitians' recommendations were way off the goal… In fact, were designed to keep me sick and medicated. A little research, some lifestyle changes, and I dropped from an A1c of 8.9 to 5.1.
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    The ADA website has lots of misleading information for people who truly want to get well. For example, ADA.org suggests striving for an A1c of 7. This is equivalent to a blood glucose level of about 154 mg/dl. You'll never overcome type 2 diabetes if your fasting A1c stays at 7. However, this is the recommendation on their website. Wow!

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    Wow Mr Wizard, that is seriously high.
    Islander, I instantly thought of you when I saw this.

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    That sounds like a goal set for people who are on heavy meds with an out-of-control condition. The industry considers anything below 6.5 as no longer "diabetic," yet internal organ damage continues to be done all the way down to 4.5. That's why I think I'm doing well keeping my A1c at 5.1. It speaks to the addictive quality of sweets and bread that so many are unable to control their appetites. Several of my friends, or spouses of friends, are dead, and several others have lost a foot, a leg up to the knee, a kidney. Yet a mother-in-law brings her son whoopie pies and chastises her DIL for not baking treats for her husband....
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    Also, can't believe docs are still encouraging the use of "inhaled insulin." In Oct. 2007, the FDA pulled the first inhaled insulin--Exubera--off the market after only a year, due to concerns about lung problems, including cancer. I thought that would have been the end of inhaled insulin. But, in 2014, another inhaled insulin--Afrezza--hit the market, but suffered from similar problems found with Exubera. Despite inherent problems, some docs still recommend the use of Afrezza.

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    Seems some things never change. Really, this is discouraging. What's that oath doctors take? "First, do no harm."
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    Apparently, in Australia at least, they are no longer required to take the Hippocratic Oath, a doc told me some years ago

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    I have to say I'm shocked. That declaration goes back to ancient Greece.
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    Docs not being required to take the Hippocratic Oath...that explains a lot. Yeah, this inhaled insulin--Afrezza-- is so dangerous that its own website includes a huge "black box" warning stating, "Sudden lung problems can result from using Afrezza." Also, diabetics who are smokers, or have smoked within the past 6 months, are discouraged from using the inhaler. What about diabetics who don't smoke but work/live in environments where smoke is prevalent. Seems seriously dangerous to me. https://www.afrezza.com/

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    And I'd say she probably would need a rapid-acting insulin charge, given the size of that meal on the woman's plate!
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