Beginners Links

where to start

When we have new people first join the Diabetic Treatment Alternatives site on Facebook, they are immediately ready to make changes and ask, “Now that I am here, where do I start?” We have compiled a list of links that will help get you going! And as always in the group, ask questions!

First off, let me tell you a little about how our group works and how to get around. We have things categorized to make it easier on everyone. We have a DAILY ROLL CALL, DAILY CHATTER, ANYTHING GOES, DAILY EXERCISE CHALLENGE, and BLOOD SUGAR TUNE-UP. Roll call is where you post your fasting BG numbers. Daily chatter is where we talk about what is going on in your life. Anything goes is our blow-off thread where you can vent. Daily exercise challenge is where we are held accountable to try and exercise more consistently. Blood sugar tune-up is where you request for help. It is perfectly fine to introduce yourself and tell about yourself as an independent thread. We encourage you to use the categories we set up daily and if you are needing help, especially the BS tune-up.

Each day the catagories are reset to keep things fresh. If a question you posted was not answered or you need more information, post again in the correct days’ category. If you see THREAD~CLOSED~THREAD~CLOSED~THREAD~CLOSED, please do not post after that as it causes a great deal of confusion. Thank You!

Since we are such a small staff, we cannot guarantee a response from us unless it is posted in the proper areas. Also, since everyone has a different theory about what works for them, it may be dangerous to take advice out of our categories. And as always, we suggest you speak to your doctor about anything you learn here before trying it.

Here is a link to the history of diabetes:

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Start with this video. This Doctor is speaking the truth that is the basis for this board.

 

This link is one of the first that is very informative and detailed. There is a huge amount of information here. Make sure you go into the different links and learn what many mainstream diabetic never knew!  Lots of good info!

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Dr. Richard Berstein has compiled a series of videos to help the diabetic!

 

Diabetics experience severe pain in some cases and this link gives information about techniques and herbal remedies. A very good read!

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Every diabetic longs to manage their diabetes so well that they are able to stop taking any medicines or insulin. Many of us are successful to some degree in doing this by this WOE. Many times when we first start, our levels are so high and we need so much medicine or insulin that when we change our diets and eat as we should we begin to experience the roller coaster of highs and lows as we become adjusted to the lower levels. This link has very good information that will help you to take precautions in case this ever happens to you. I have personally been down in the 40’s before and that is indeed a scary place to be. It becomes very hard to think and function. Having a plan is essential!

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Is our way of eating safe? Any why do all the main stream people suggest otherwise? Here is a link that will show why they were wrong about fats and our health.

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This is a typical food pyramid for low carb/high fat. As you can see, very small amount of fruit and nuts and a great deal of fats and oils.

 

pyramid

Before you begin keto, you should read this link about stuff you will probably run into.

False Hypos and Carb Flu

 

Food choices are always a concern when going keto and Pinterest has many very good articles and recipes. Here are several links:

KETO LINK

LC/MP/HF LINK

BULLET PROOF COFFEE

 

Dehydration is a very real problem with many diabetics. Some have dropped their numbers by as much as 20-30 points by staying hydrated. use the convenient chart to calculate how much water you need in a 24 hour period.

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This goes into brief detail what benefits the LC/MP/HF diet does. There are also links to dig in deeper.

http://www.reddit.com/r/keto/comments/1jqgav/in_ketosis_vs_ketoadapted/

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Why you need to do a food journal

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You need a plan of action when you sugar is extremely low. Planning ahead can save your life!

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Since we have literally exploded with new members recently, and many are struggling with their numbers and carb craving, I though it would be a good idea to add a link that explains different programming methods that has helped many people with these problems. There is even a video at the end that the group helped to create that shows typical craving foods, “places a “toxic” or “poison” sign on top of it, then shows actual pictures of what having uncontrolled diabetes have resulted in. I will warn you ahead, these are not pretty, but we don’t have a pretty disease. Not only does watching this change your look at it, it also will help to let your body know eating these foods is causing damage. Very effective. I still have cravings when I see all the pretty carb-laden packages at the grocery and I practice “seeing” a poison sign floating on top of the food. It has helped a great deal and our hope is that it will help you also!

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You will learn about glycemic load (how a particular food affects your blood sugar). This link will give you an idea of 100 common foods. Just remember that many restaurants will add sugar to it’s products to make them taste better and for you to crave them more.

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Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load

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Pancreas and Beta cell burn-out

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bonnie
    Aug 16, 2014 @ 06:09:56

    Thank you

    Reply

  2. Stevie Martin
    Jan 30, 2015 @ 07:33:59

    Thank u very much

    Reply

  3. penny patrick
    Mar 13, 2015 @ 03:53:25

    Thank you for your help in educating me on this subject. I hope more people are made aware of what they are putting into our foods it is killing us. We need to be shouting this crap from the rooftops it needs be on the 5:00 news and the 11:00 news people need to be made aware this is no joke.

    Reply

  4. Sharon Ammons Jones
    Jul 25, 2015 @ 13:16:32

    Lots of good info!!! Thanks for the time you put into education.

    Reply

  5. Gail McDowell
    Jul 30, 2015 @ 16:29:08

    Thanks for the info.

    Reply

  6. Leslie bragg
    Sep 10, 2015 @ 19:06:37

    I just finished a diabetes awareness class and wanted to continue educating myself. My fiance and I both have diabetes. She’s had it for about three months and I’ve had it a little over a year

    Reply

  7. darkwriter73
    Sep 23, 2015 @ 13:51:11

    Thank you so much.

    Reply

  8. Barbara Ross Judy
    Sep 30, 2015 @ 18:02:44

    Thank you so much for taking the time out to educate everyone on health issues..I don’t know to much about being a diabetic, this is something new to me and trying to get my eating right..

    Reply

  9. Brenda hale
    Dec 19, 2015 @ 04:38:50

    Thank you so much!!!!!

    Reply

  10. April Grondahl
    Apr 11, 2016 @ 12:55:14

    Hi ! My name is April Grondahl and I have type one diabetes since I was 11 years old. I want to learn more about different treatments to help with taking less or no insulin. Also i have pockets on my stomach and it was caused by pinching up to take my shots. It is painful and would like to know what can be done about them.
    Thanks for your time and for any help you maybe able to give.

    Reply

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