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Post  Ginger Blue on 3/28/2018, 10:41 am

Hi All,

The 2018 Mastering Diabetes Summit starts today!  FREE online event, featuring 35 world experts on diabetes nutrition.  Click the hotlink below for more info and opportunity to register:

http://www.masteringdiabetes.org/summit/

They also have a great FB page:

https://www.facebook.com/masteringdiabetes.org/

I've signed up for the online sessions.  I'm eager to learn more about the latest advances in diabetes treatment through plant-based nutrition, then use that info to grow goodness in my garden! What a Face
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Post  sanderson on 3/28/2018, 4:19 pm

Maybe you can post some bullet highlights as you watch it??? Wink

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/30/2018, 7:28 am

Yes, please!
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Post  sanderson on 3/30/2018, 5:09 pm

Ginger, have you been able to "attend"?

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Post  Ginger Blue on 3/30/2018, 5:38 pm

I have not - not yet, anyway.  Sorry guys; I hate to disappoint, but taking notes and posting bullets just ain't gonna happen.... No
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Post  countrynaturals on 3/31/2018, 11:58 am

I registered late and they just ignored me, which is too bad. This really looked interesting and I would have been happy to take notes and post reports.  Sad
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Post  Ginger Blue on 3/31/2018, 9:16 pm

First, I apologize if my previous reply seemed terse, it was not my intent.  Technical difficulties, real estate transactions, family drama, and the upcoming holiday have conspired against me "participating" in the summit as I wanted to.  I have yet to view a single session. Rolling Eyes

Suz, several of the emails I received after registering were automatically routed to my spam folder -- you should check yours, if you haven't already.  I believe all of the sessions are accessible until the last day of the summit.  If you'd like to inquire further, try sending an email to the support folks at: team@masteringdiabetes.org  I love you


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Happy Easter everyone!  And happy 2018 Mastering Diabetes Summit, March 28-April 4 274447 !
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Post  countrynaturals on 4/1/2018, 12:14 pm

@Ginger Blue wrote:First, I apologize if my previous reply seemed terse, it was not my intent.  Technical difficulties, real estate transactions, family drama, and the upcoming holiday have conspired against me "participating" in the summit as I wanted to.  I have yet to view a single session. Rolling Eyes

Suz, several of the emails I received after registering were automatically routed to my spam folder -- you should check yours, if you haven't already.  I believe all of the sessions are accessible until the last day of the summit.  If you'd like to inquire further, try sending an email to the support folks at: team@masteringdiabetes.org  I love you


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Happy Easter everyone!  And happy 2018 Mastering Diabetes Summit, March 28-April 4 274447 !
I checked one more time and found the welcome email. YEE-HAH! Thanks for the extra push. We have Easter Brunch with the family this morning, but maybe I'll settle down with that seminar tonight, call it my evening's entertainment, and post reports tonight or tomorrow. Thank goodness it's still going on until tomorrow.  Cool
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Post  sanderson on 4/1/2018, 2:37 pm

Ginger, life does seem to get in the way of what we would like to do.

Hope both of you get to watch some of the presentations.

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Post  countrynaturals on 4/2/2018, 10:38 am

WOW! I just watched Brenda Davis. She got me so motivated I can't wait to grow and eat more veggies. If the rest of these presentations are as interesting and meaty, I may have to spend the money to upgrade.  Rolling Eyes
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Post  countrynaturals on 4/2/2018, 11:24 am

YEE-HAH! Joel Fuhrman is one of the presenters. He wrote the book that made such a difference in our lives. I may watch him next. Thanks again for posting this webinar, Ginger.

OMIGOSH! I thought it was over today, but it has 2 more days to go, plus a wrap-up on the 5th.  study   happy turtle
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Post  countrynaturals on 4/2/2018, 11:43 am

First takeaway: Go vegan. Animal fat promotes insulin resistance, which is the real underlying cause of Type II diabetes. (Type I is a whole different animal.)
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Post  countrynaturals on 4/2/2018, 1:03 pm

What I want to know is: "What do diabetic vegans eat for breakfast?" This is a serious question. Obviously, the answer isn't bacon & eggs, cereal and milk, bagel with cream cheese, or a Danish.  2018 Mastering Diabetes Summit, March 28-April 4 671790
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Post  Ginger Blue on 4/2/2018, 7:13 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:What I want to know is: "What do diabetic vegans eat for breakfast?" This is a serious question. Obviously, the answer isn't bacon & eggs, cereal and milk, bagel with cream cheese, or a Danish.  2018 Mastering Diabetes Summit, March 28-April 4 671790

I'm so glad you're finding the presentations helpful!

Off the top of my head, my answer to your question about breakfast could be a couple of things:

1) a protein smoothy of fresh spinach, kale, mixed berries, carrot, some walnuts or almonds, flax, and pea-based protein powder and water or nut milk (if you're ambitious, you could also include a bit of fresh ginger, turmeric, bee pollen, etc)

2) oatmeal with nut milk

3) a "porridge" of quinoa, flax, sesame seeds, hemp, and buckwheat, nut milk, a dash of cinnamon, some sliced apple and/or raisins, and stevia

The vegan lifestyle isn't easy at first, but isn't as hard to manage as you might think, once you get the hang of it....

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Post  Turan on 4/2/2018, 7:48 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:First takeaway: Go vegan. Animal fat promotes insulin resistance, which is the real underlying cause of Type II diabetes. (Type I is a whole different animal.)
I need some sort of sourcing on that, because it sounds very false, in fact the opposite is true by what I was taught. Insulin is regulating blood glucose levels, those come from carbohydrates and sugars, not fat of any type or protein.
Maybe I misunderstand you though.

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Post  countrynaturals on 4/3/2018, 10:32 am

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@countrynaturals wrote:First takeaway: Go vegan. Animal fat promotes insulin resistance, which is the real underlying cause of Type II diabetes. (Type I is a whole different animal.)
I need some sort of sourcing on that, because it sounds very false, in fact the opposite is true by what I was taught.  Insulin is regulating blood glucose levels, those come from carbohydrates and sugars, not fat of any type or protein.  
Maybe I misunderstand you though.
That's what I thought, too. We've given up so much, if cream and cheese have to go too, we won't be happy campers around here.  Sad  

There's so much to wade through on this stuff, and I got such a late start, I'm going to upgrade, so I can go through every bit of it without going on overload. 

For "sourcing" the theme is "insulin resistance" rather than "diabetes." I just did a regular Google search and came up with this: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/305567.php. It is from 2017 and does say to eliminate dairy, especially milk, but it's pretty far down on the list. 

I think I'll go watch Joel Fuhrman now, and see if he can clear things up.  Rolling Eyes
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Post  countrynaturals on 4/3/2018, 10:36 am

@Ginger Blue wrote:The vegan lifestyle isn't easy at first, but isn't as hard to manage as you might think, once you get the hang of it....

Are you vegan? Did that "fix" your blood sugar?
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Post  Ginger Blue on 4/3/2018, 1:14 pm

I'm not vegan now, but I have gone stretches in the past, including most of the time I reversed my T2 diabetes.  I enjoy meat and dairy too much to give it up forever... Cool

The "beans and greens" diet can be surprising satisfying. My point in the previous post was that if you choose to commit to the vegan lifestyle, it may be difficult at first, but becomes easier (not necessarily effortless), as you go.

Being married now, with a teenage daughter, making lifestyle and diet changes is much more difficult for me this time around.  I have a long way to go.  As it is, I occasionally include vegan or vegetarian dishes in our meal rotation, but I'd really like to get to the point that we're vegan most of the time.  For me it's a lot easier said than done, but I haven't given up, yet.

If all goes to plan, we'll close on our new property next month and I can get to gardening, again. I can hardly wait! What a Face bounce
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Post  Turan on 4/3/2018, 1:15 pm

Suz, I hope you figure it out, for yourself and for the rest of us listening.

This spring I am taking a chemistry class for non science majors at the local university. It is taught by an older professor who is passionate about biochemistry and nutrition. He is involved in research on diabetes among other stuff. Besides our text book he had us read a book by Dr Lustig. The book is written in an infuriating style (at least to me) but he is careful to show the peer reviewed sources for his work. Dr Lustig came to the university and gave several lectures, which I attended. One of his points was that 20% of obese people do not have T2D, and 40% of normal weight have T2D, there are more thin people with T2D. This describes me, fat but healthy, and my DH, thin but pre-diabetic. Here is a lecture by him, it is really interesting about all this. He is very anti sugar. https://www.diabetesdaily.com/forum/type-2-diabetes/79338-robert-lustig-metabolic-syndrome/

I met a woman who works with my professor, her DH is T2diabetic and has reversed it, or manages it, via a ketogenic diet. Meat, fat, vegetables, but very strict on any carbohydrates. A ketogenic diet uses a non insulin dependant path so you may be just side stepping the insulin resistance. I am curious about this.

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Post  countrynaturals on 4/3/2018, 2:09 pm

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@Turan wrote:Suz, I hope you figure it out, for yourself and for the rest of us listening.

This spring I am taking a chemistry class for non science majors at the local university.  It is taught by an older professor who is passionate about biochemistry and nutrition.  He is involved in research on diabetes among other stuff. Besides our text book he had us read a book by Dr Lustig.  The book is written in an infuriating style (at least to me) but he is careful to show the peer reviewed sources for his work.  Dr Lustig came to the university and gave several lectures, which I attended.  One of his points was that 20% of obese people do not have T2D, and 40% of normal weight have T2D, there are more thin people with T2D.  This describes me, fat but healthy, and my DH, thin but pre-diabetic.  Here is a lecture by him, it is really interesting about all this. He is very anti sugar. https://www.diabetesdaily.com/forum/type-2-diabetes/79338-robert-lustig-metabolic-syndrome/

I met a woman who works with my professor, her DH is T2diabetic and has reversed it, or manages it, via a ketogenic diet.  Meat, fat, vegetables, but very strict on any carbohydrates.  A ketogenic diet uses a non insulin dependant path so you may be just side stepping the insulin resistance.  I am curious about this.
Lustig is not part of this group, so it will be interesting to compare his approach to theirs.

Fuhrman said something that was a real eye-opener. He says flat out that eating animal products will shorten our lives. Period! He says that preditors are programmed to die sooner if they eat too much meat, to keep the numbers in balance between predators and prey. He says it also alters our genes so future generations will die sooner, for the same reason. 

He has a new book out called Fast Food Genocide, that says urbanites are poisoning their bodies, brains, and genes with fast food, contributing to dementia, dimished thought processes, autism, and even carrying over into social behaviors. This has nothing to do with diabetes, but it's very scary.  affraid
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