This is a discussion on Diabetes Type II Post SHTF within the Food, Health and Fitness Survival forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy Good to know. Type II is common among Vietnam vets, caused by exposure to Agent Orange herbicide. Luckily my ...
Much as I want to and like to, . . . I just can't make myself stay away from some of the foods I love: raisins, grapes, bananas, apples, cherries, yams, sweet taters, and darn near any jar of anything in the fridge that says "jelly" or "jam".
I bake my own apple pies, cherry pies, berry pies, . . . and "a la mode" is the usual dressing.
Also cannot pass up a bag of sour cream n onion chips or "Chili cheese corn chips".
I struggle with the weight, . . . and with only 2 major meals a day, . . . I've kept the sugar under control, . . . although I do have the peripheral neuropathy (diabetic foot pain).
My "go to" diet is the Atkins diet, . . . basically zero carbs for a couple of weeks, . . . get rid of 5 to 8 pounds, . . . and it also keeps my blood pressure under control. Took BP meds for more years than I wanted to talk about, . . . dropped a total of over 40 pounds the first time on the diet, . . . BP has been good ever since, . . . even though I've gained 25 of it back.
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@dwight55 what helped me kick the sugar cravings was adding a little more fat to my meal. Basically what I do is Atkins but with a little cheese or avocados or some sour cream or what have you. For now I'm staying away from all sugar and starch until I get to my goal weight, then maybe just every so often but I don't crave it anymore. My body doesn't tolerate the high carb stuff so well these days.
I have a 3 year supply of insulin - Novalin 70/30 and 1000 MG Metformin tabs. I recently lost 25 pounds and dropped my insulin intake 33% . I'll be losing enough weight soon to totally get off the needle but will keep the needles and insulin for barter just in case! When it expires I'll just toss it. Food is poison in large amounts! Just like it's deadly in too small amounts...
The sooner anyone figures that out the sooner they start to get healthy again!
I think there are a lot of things like Diabetes, both types, that they probably have the cure for, but the pharmaceutical companies would go out of business if they implemented cures. Big pharma makes a lot of money on treating the symptoms. That money would disappear if people were cured. Just my opinion.