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Hi All
I have diabetes type two but unfortunately looks to me since my BS is morning 10 and average 14 during the day, sometimes going into the 20s of an evening things are progressing.
Are there any travellers out there with diabetes type 1 or 2 ?
How do you go managing things?
CCB



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capt cream bun wrote:

Hi All
I have diabetes type two but unfortunately looks to me since my BS is morning 10 and average 14 during the day, sometimes going into the 20s of an evening things are progressing.
Are there any travellers out there with diabetes type 1 or 2 ?
How do you go managing things?
CCB

 



G'day,

Diet and excerise do it for me, BS on rising in the morning 6.0 - 6.7 no medication at this stage and have had type 2 diabetes for the last 6 years.


 



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JRH wrote:

capt cream bun wrote:

Hi All
I have diabetes type two but unfortunately looks to me since my BS is morning 10 and average 14 during the day, sometimes going into the 20s of an evening things are progressing.
Are there any travellers out there with diabetes type 1 or 2 ?
How do you go managing things?
CCB

 






 

G'day,

Diet and excerise do it for me, BS on rising in the morning 6.0 - 6.7 no medication at this stage and have had type 2 diabetes for the last 6 years.


Hey very good numbers! Looks like you have a long long way to go lucky you!
I see a dietician as well as a diabetic educator regularly. I exercise( walk) for one hour a day in a hilly area, there is little i can do now except rely on drugs.

Looking to hear from other sufferers and how they cope when on the road..

CCB

 




 



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Hi CCB,

I have Type2 diabetes and am on tablets and insulin twice aday.  Most of the time I have no problems. I make sure I have enough insulin in the van fridge for 2-3 months when I leave home or until I will be in a large city.
  My dietician told me early in the piece that the main rule to live by is 'Do the best you can with what's available'
  In many ways being on insulin makes it easier because you can adapt your dose to your BSL level.
  I have found that since we've been travelling this year I have been able to cut my insulin down by 20 units aday.

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Don't know if this will be of any use to you guys, but did you see the new medication which when it is released will be on the PBS list. Pills called Galvus.

http://www.medicines.org.au/files/lprint/nvcgalor-lp.pdf

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Sheba.

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I've had type 2 for about 15 years now.  Most all of BSL's come in between 5 and 7 so I think I'm doing really well.

I find it easier while on the road as you don't "snack" on the wrong sorts of food and your meals are quite basic most of the time.

One of the main things is to keep your carbohydrates at a low level.  I even have a teaspoon of sugar now in my coffee.

I am only on a small dose of Metformin in the mornings.

I might add that when I was diagnosed my HbA1c was 27.  They couldn't understand how I was still walking around.  Got that back down to 6 within two months and I've been able to keep it steady ever since.  Takes a fair bit of dedication but it works for me.

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Maybe one day we could all meet and over a low carb, low salt, low fat and no sugar camp fire meal compare meter reading? no

Thanks guys you saved the day, i was worried my plans were slowly disappearing.

CCB



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Maybe one day we could all meet and over a low carb, low salt, low fat and no sugar camp fire meal compare meter reading? no

Thanks guys you saved the day, i was worried my plans were slowly disappearing.

CCB

 



G'day,
I must admit that when we are travelling my numbers drop, I usually have a morning reading around the 5.0 mark and during the day it will drop to around 4.5 so I have concluded that travelling with the van in tow is good for my health, therefore I reckon I will have to go travelling more often.

 



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I was diagnosed 4 years ago. I eat a LOT of fish. Usually at least one meal per day - even if this is just sardines on toast. One of the best things I invested in was a good little book on G.I. Knowing what you can eat and what you shouldnt and what you should in moderation is a really good starting point. I also eat a lot of baked beans..... and no they dont have that effect lol. I will often have half a tin of baked beans on one slice of toast for brekky and the remainder for snack at about 10.30 when i feel peckish. This was particularly good when I was first diagnosed, as I was quite unsure what to eat. I find with meat that the worst thing for me is chicken. The next worst lamb then pork and the best is rump steak (no fat) small portion rare too thanks. Or roast beef. Go very easy on the spuds -one small one boiled or wrapped in foil and baked. No pumpkin or parsnips. Any sort of rice will absolutely spike my blood levels up, though I have been told basmati is ok, its not for me, shame because I used to eat rice nearly every day. Eat multigrain bread or at least wholemeal. I dont use margarine at all, but if i was going to I would use olive oil spread. All the above is stated IMHO - it works for me my morning levels are usually 5 - 6, and I do like a drink. I make low carb home brew, which I love, Fortunately I dont have a sweet tooth at all. Most fruit is fine with the exception of watermelon, but dont over do the fruit either. We have found that diabetic cookbooks were a waste of time, but common sense, knowledge and monitoring yourself will work. Oh yes I do keep a diary too, monitoring blood level and weight every morning. Hope this makes some sense - its just what I do and have worked out for myself over 4 years - cheers pete

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I've had type 2 for 2 years . Was very overweight .
I went on the low GI diet ( several books available ) , stopped eating potatoes completely , drink only low-carb beer , and have lost 21 kgs in the 2 years .

My BS reading is now down to between 5.5 and 6.5 every morning . It was around 10 - 13 when I started .

The GI stuff is the way to go for me .

Cutting out spuds was the hardest thing . I used to pig out on them , but after the 1st month I didn't miss them .

Used to the diet now and will stay with it forever . Still losing weight gradually , and don't have to take any diabetes medication .

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I love my spuds too and rice and pasta, all those things that you are only supposed to eat in moderation.   Oh well.   I'm still doing OK in the BSL side 5.00 to 6.5 most mornings but could stand to loose some weight.



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