"Very low carbohydrate diets in the management of diabetes revisited".
From Gary Fettke No Fructose
(The combination of Fructose, refined Carbohydrate and Polyunsaturated Oils create inflammation in every blood vessel and eve...ry organ of the body. A Low Carbohydrate and Healthy natural Fat diet (LCHF) can have an enormous benefit to your health. Dr Gary Fettke Orthopaedic Surgeon M.B.,B.S.(University NSW), F.R.A.C.S.(Orthopaedic Surgery), F.A.Orth.A Launceston, Tasmania, Australia www.NoFructose.com www.NutritionForLife.healthcare )
"How does diabetes affect you?
There are only 3 groups of people out there.
You either have diabetes, you are going to get diabetes or you are going to be caught up in the economic or personal costs of diabetes. Pretty simple - so it's worth paying attention to this topic.
Whatever we are recommending for those with diabetes is not working. My New Zealand colleagues have just put this paper together for the New Zealand Medical Journal. Brilliant.
For my patients, LCHF has given them their lives back!!!!
Low Carb in Diabetes management and treatment works better than the current low fat/ high carb recommendations that currently exist.
Eat what you want and chase it with medication is completely unsustainable.
"We’re just continuing to make the point that low carb eating is a very sensible way to go for people with diabetes. The outcomes are better."
"higher-carbohydrate diets for people with diabetes may have played a part in the modern characterisation of type 2 diabetes as a chronic condition with a progressive requirement for multiple medications."
Take the link to read the whole paper."
Humans can derive energy from carbohydrate, fat, or protein. The metabolism of carbohydrate requires by far the highest secretion of insulin. The central pathology of diabetes is the inability to maintain euglycaemia because of a deficiency in either the action or secretion of insulin. That is, because of either insulin resistance often accompanied by hyperinsulinaemia, or insulin deficiency caused by pancreatic beta cell failure. In individuals dependent on insulin and other hypoglycaemic medication, the difficulty of matching higher intakes of carbohydrates with the higher doses of medication required to maintain euglycaemia increases the risk of adverse events, including potentially fatal hypoglycaemic episodes. Thus, mechanistically it has always made sense to restrict carbohydrate (defined as sugar and starch, but not soluble and insoluble fibre) in the diets of people with diabetes. Randomised clinical trials have confirmed that this action based on first principles is effective. The continued recommendation of higher-carbohydrate, fat-restricted diets has been criticised by some scientists, practitioners and patients. Such protocols when compared with very low-carbohydrate diets provide inferior glycaemic control, and their introduction and subsequent increase in carbohydrate allowances has never been based on strong evidence. The trend towards higher-carbohydrate diets for people with diabetes may have played a part in the modern characterisation of type 2 diabetes as a chronic condition with a progressive requirement for multiple medications. Here we will introduce some of the evidence for very low-carbohydrate diets in diabetes management and discuss some of the common objections to their use.
So had my very first appointment today in Adelaide. Was very nervous. Dr was extremely nice and made me feel very comfortable. My weight was 130.1kg I have a bmi of 46.5. Came away feeling very positive.
Best news ever! On Friday just gone I got a letter from the hospital with a date for my breast reduction ! I've waited so long, and worked so hard for this, it's all a bit overwhelming, but very very exciting.
For those who don't know, I've been working on getting this breast reduction done for about 10 years. It's the reason I got lap banded. (To lose weight so I would qualify to have it done in the public system as I can't afford to self fund and I don't have any super or PHI.)
I'm having to travel a bit for it and have no idea at this stage how I'm going to get home from the hospital as depending on how long I'm in for my sister might be busy that day with school concert stuff. My son can drive me home but he's a learner so I'll have to forgo strong painkillers for the 2 hour drive home. Hopefully by day 2 or 3 I'll be fine with just panadol. But if that's what I've gotta do I'll do it.
Can anyone clue me in on what their pain levels were by day 2 or 3 and if panadol was enough at that stage?
Okay so its been a wile!
Feeling good, I know im finally under 100kg!! Yay! But that was a few weeks ago when the Doc check at my last appointment but my scales at home broke the same day so i have no clue what i am now. I was 99kg at my appointment. Im going to wait till my next appointment to check my weight so its a surprise.
With my other health issues im still having dizzy spells so the doc wants me to do a 24hr ECG to catch what my heart does during a dizzy spell. So will do that soon.
Started exercising this week and boy am i unfit! Doing a 30 day butt lift that only takes 10min a day but boy do i feel it the next day! I do that and then get on the treadmill for 10min to strech everything. Thats all im doing at the moment want to take it easy, i don't want to do to much and then crash and loose my motivation. I have been walking more at work, its 1.5k from the store i work at to the other end of the mall so when i finish i walk from one end to the other and back before i go home. But this also means i buy stuff i see in the shops! Kmart had a big cloths clearance so i got heaps of tops for $2 in smaller size that i will eventually fit in to. I also got a bra for $5 that was small around the chest but the right cup size, thought i would just use my bra extenders but was very surprised that it fit with out them!! So went back and got a few more in pretty colors coz they are so cheap.
I do feel a bit pissed off that smaller clothes cost so much less than plus size. You can buy a size 18 pear of jeans from kmart for $7 but the plus size are around $20. But i don't plan on going back to plus size clothes when im finally out of them.
As for eating im back to normal food, enjoying my smoothies in the morning and having cruskets with ham for lunch and meat and veg for tea. Still keeping things pretty basic and trying to be as healthy as possible. Have had a few naughty things but they don't taste nice and make me feel sick. So im just not going to have them. Haven't gotten back into salads yet will try soon.
Well thats it for now.
11 February 2016
Improved diabetes control with new diet
Adelaide researchers have developed a diet and exercise program which has proven to be highly effective in reducing the burden of type 2 diabetes, with an average 40 per cent reduction in medication levels.
The diet incorporates an eating pattern that is very low in carbohydrates and higher in protein and unsaturated fats.
The program is based on the findings from a $1.3 million National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC) funded study, which compared the low carbohydrate eating pattern with the current best practice approach of managing type 2 diabetes with a high-unrefined carbohydrate, low fat diet.
"The research results are ground breaking," Associate Professor Grant Brinkworth, principal research scientist at the CSIRO said.
"Health professionals have been divided over the best dietary approach for managing type 2 diabetes, and the ongoing uncertainty is a hotly debated topic amongst clinicians and researchers.
"The most amazing benefit of the low carbohydrate diet was the reduction in the patient’s medication levels, which was more than double the amount than the volunteers following the lifestyle program with the high-carbohydrate diet plan.
"Some of the participants managed to cease their medications altogether, and many described the study as life changing.
"This research shows that traditional dietary approaches for managing type 2 diabetes could be outdated, we really need to review the current dietary guidelines if we are serious about using the latest scientific evidence to reduce the impact of the disease."
The two year research intervention was a collaboration between CSIRO, Adelaide University, Flinders University and the University of South Australia, with the exercise program delivered in partnership with community fitness centres.
Medication requirements were also monitored and supervised with appropriate oversight from physicians.
Professor Campbell Thompson from the University of Adelaide said there were further insights on the clinical outcomes.
"The very low carbohydrate diet presented greater improvements in the blood cholesterol profile, by increasing the levels of good (HDL) cholesterol and decreasing triglyceride levels to a greater extent than the traditional high carbohydrate, low fat diet approach," Professor Thompson said.
"Both diets achieved similar reductions in bad (LDL) cholesterol levels, often a concern with some low carbohydrate diets.
"The variability of blood glucose levels throughout the day is also emerging as a strong independent risk factor for diabetes complications. In our study the very low carbohydrate diet was more effective in reducing the number and levels of blood glucose spikes and dips, flattening the blood glucose profile over a 24-hour period."
Type 2 diabetes is one of the greatest global health challenges of the 21st century, with more than 350 million people suffering from the condition.
Obesity is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes and given the growing increases in obesity and sedentary lifestyles globally, the world is facing a veritable tsunami of the disease.
In Australia alone, an estimated 800,000 Australian adults have type 2 diabetes with many more undiagnosed. In 2008-09, of the estimated $1507 million spent on the health care of diabetes in Australia, $490 million was spent on diabetes-related medications.
Based on the findings from this study, implementing a lifestyle program that incorporates this effective eating pattern at a national level could save up to $200 million annually through reductions in diabetes-related medication expenditure alone.
My house did not sell.
Mum (in NZ) had to put the unit that she had bought on my behalf (in Orewa) , on the market (obviously, due to financial reasons). https://www.barfoot.co.nz/533537 Mum, and my sister Pam) put a lot of effort into this place, and it had remodelled kitchen, bathroom, repainted, new carpets etc etc etc.
Yes, it looked wonderful.
Yes, the Orewa lifestyle would have been magnificent.
That unit sold. (Settlement was 11th/12th Jan this year, I don't know exact dates).
Current Medication: Before Breakfast:
2 paracetamol/2 Panadol Osteo (depending on what day I have ahead of me...) for... your choice...: ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Osteo arthritis hips etc ...I can't stand...feel horrendous, have muscle pain, and "post-exertional malaise" (believe me, that sends you straight to bed) lasting into the next couple of days...
50 mg Lyrica (Fibroymyalgia)
Duloxetine 60 mg (Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS - works wonderfully!) Put on this by my Rheumatologist, Dr Antonia Cole @ Hollywood Specialist Medical Centre, Nedlands. Bless her!!!
Moduretic 50/5 (Menieres Disease, to reduce the fluid in the inner ear)
+/- "Serc" (Menieres Disease - too ferkin' expensive), "Seniere" (also expensive) 16 mg Betahistine dihydrodrochloride as needed
+/- "Panadeine Forte" (prescribed. I haven't used, I believe that I have - thankfully - a pretty high pain tolerance)
+/- "Stemitil" (Prochlorperazine) 5mg (poxy Menieres Disease...)
Post Breakfast (which tends to be about 1030 am:)
1 general multi-vitamin/mineral
6000 mg Gingko Biloba (just recently, as I have given myself haemorrhagic gastritis in the past - this was pathology taken from a gastric endoscopy done September 2013, taking 2000 mg Gingko biloba on an empty stomach) - to increase the blood flow to my inner ears. This was recommended to me by my ENT - Paul Yuen - surgeon in relation to the Menieres Disease...). Benefit - now I am back on it, I have noticed...that my poxy memory has started to improve again. I managed to combine menopause + ME/CFS + Fibromyalgia 2014/2015 lol! And lost my job with DPaW! "Employer Initiated Retirement On The Grounds Of Ill-Health".)
"Nature's Way" "Joint Restore Triple Action" Glucosomine + Chondroitin + MSM, x 1, for Osteo arthritis hips, (+ mainly left hand - c/o Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/ Reflex Regional Sympathy).
+/- OTC Ibuprofen 200 mg + Codeine Phosphate 12.8 mg in view of prospected day ahead...
+/- OTC "Nagestic Forte" Curcumin 6.074 mg if I remember... If I know that I am going to have a REALLY physical day...
+/- Ventolin puffer (prescribed) when I remember, or when I am REALLY having problems...
+/- Becotide puffer (prescribed) when I remember, or when I am REALLY having problems...
+/- And...this is really slack on my behalf..."Flo CRS" Nasal Irrigation followed by (prescribed) "Nasonex" (prescribed) nasal spray...when I remember...when my nose is REALLY bugging me oe O can't breathe through my nose....at all...
"Meniett" machine $2,500.00 to try to relieve poxy Menieres symptoms... when I remember... ( Sleep study showed that "Mandibular Adjustment Splint" - $2,500.00 - become redundant...didn't control UARS/Sleep Apnoea...).
Throughout the day:
[*]+/- OTC Ibuprofen 200 mg + Codeine Phosphate 12.8 mg in view of prospected day ahead... [*]2 paracetamol/2 Panadol Osteo (depending on what day I have ahead of me...)
Night-time: 7.5 mg Mirtazapine (prescribed) - to sleep. The Duloxetine "revs" me up too much. And I don't. Sleep. + WAY TOO MANY sleep behaviour disorders! (Diagnosed on sleep study. STILL have Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome). I sleep "like a good baby" on this lol! 1 x Night-time part of multi-vitamin/mineral ("Nature's Own - Restore Multivitamin Day and Night Formula For Women"). So.
I am still here (24 Ward Cres, Kelmscott WA 6111).
And the unit in Orewa would never had been 'mine' . Mum (turning 85 this coming March!!!) and my sister, had put too much work into it. "Entitling" them to call it "Theirs" and ...dictating... what I could do, and what I couldn't do.
"Things happen for a reason".
My life is no longer "on hold", as it was from January 2015.
Spiritually, I got given, "The timing wasn't right".
I have "Moved On" in many ways.
I have "Taken The Leap Of Faith".
Gone on with 'plans'.
I had plastic reconstructive surgery with Mr Hanh Nguyen & team at Hollywood Hospital 4th December 2015 (arms, abdominoplasty, and "belt lipectomy"). "Sculpt Surgery".
I can not fault them (just only a couple of niggles with Hollywood, but nothing outstanding as at Murdoch SJOGH).
"Sculpt Surgery" - Theresa and Hanh - were fantastic.
And have adopted a boy foster Rescue Greyhound, Zumba, the day before Christmas (I hads fostered him for four months, so knew his personality).
Also, have gone back to fostering Rescue Greyhounds.
I am doing well, and very, very happy that I had had the Gastric Sleeve.
12 Month Measurements
BODY FAT %
Body Fat %
1st January 2016
2nd February 2016
I have not written anything in my blog for a long time. I often wonder if anything I write means much at all except it keeps a record of my journey. A bit over three years ago I was pumped, I finally had been banded and I actually believed that maybe at last I had found a solution to what has now been a problem for me for over 45 years. Today to say I'm disillusioned is an understatement, put that together with feelings of self loathing, failure and hopelessness and that would be about the size of it at this moment in time. I am now only 5KG off the weight I was on the day of surgery, about 20kg from my heaviest weight. Ive regained over the last 18 months about 12 kilos, I am disgusted in myself. I dont know where to go from here, I keep trying and failing with my band. Its pretty much a lucky dip as to how each day will play out. some days the band is too tight to eat and out of frustration I eat sliders, other days I can eat anything almost. Ive just coming off a week of chucking up almost every tea time meal and the previous week I did not even feel as if I had a band. My eating habits are now so disorganized. Top that off with spending a couple of days with my sister who was sleeved a year after I was banded watched her being able to eat much of what I cant do and yet she has now lost 79 kilos, looks great while I'm still struggling. I'm also feeling run down and tired so today I hit the shops and got some healthy stuff food wise, going to make up vege soup, eating water melon and berries as snacks. I'm due to get back up to the city to see my surgeon soon, just waiting until after I sorted out my ankle issue. one thing at a time I'm thinking. If my surgeon offered to take the band out and sleeve me Id jump at it, I'm a public patient as is my sister, we both seem to have had the kind f surgery choice taken out of our hands and I feel she got the better deal. Sorry to be moaning but I just had to vent, and yes Ive tried just about everything, Ive been counting calories for the whole time Ive been banded, and yes Ive fallen off the wagon a lot of times but I always pick myself up again. just days like today I am just so tired of this whole struggle, its been going on my whole life, well since about the age of ten, I'm now in my 57th year
So had one of my follow up appointments with my Dr for the sleeve. My god can he fucken talk! I tuned out and started singing in my head Adeles new song when i finished that i realize he was still talking! Im sure he could see i was no longer listing but then i snapped out of it when he said something about sex. In my mind i was like "sex? Wait, what? What did i miss? Shit just smile like we know what hes talking about". I really don't know what he said, by the end of my appointment all i know is im doing good have to try and drink more water, keep eating as i am.
One thing i got was that i told him everything i eat taste like cardboard, he told me its normal and it will go away around the 6 month mark. So hopefully it does.
As for my other health issues just waiting to see if the tablets help so far not so much. He thinks i should have some other test done so will see what my gp says.
Well thats enough from me.
So i know i haven't been on here in ages been going through some stuff.
Im in week 6 post op trying to eat more normal food, some stuff is still hard and im running out of ideas on food. I have tryed turkey mince and love it!! I thought it would be shit and dry but it was grate. Going to make slow cooked tureky meat balls tomorrow.
I have been feeling dizzy lately and have blacked out twice once when my hubby was home and luckily fell back on to the couch the secon time i was home alone and fell smashing the back of my head on our slate floor, had no idea what happened or where i was or if i was still standing or really on the floor, bit my tongue and hurt my butt cheek on one of my daughters toys lol.
It scared the crap out of me!! So i had a head ct, blood teast and an ECG. Bloods came back fine, head ct just showed my bad sinus where i constantly have pain but my ECG show an odd rithem in my heart so i need to have an ultra sound on it. The doc doesn't think it has anything to do with my surgery so i guess thats good. They have put me on meds for vertigo to see if it helps so far the first day was okay but today was crap didn't work at all.
I see my dietitian tomorrow and my Doc for the sleeve next tue will be fun telling him all the things that have been happening.
So with the sleeve everything is good, im happy, only have 4 more kg to go to be under 100kg waiting to look down and see the magic number on the scale, will definitely have to take a pic of that and post it.
Well thats it for now, i really should be sleeping!!
I am very excited to say that I will be sleeved in November.
I have private health insurance but dropped my level of cover which took out gastrics. So, I have increased back up & now have to wait 12 months. Boo to that!!
Anyway, I don't think I am going to be able to wait!! Has anyone out there been recently been treated as a private patient in a public hospital? My surgeon requires PHI but I would consider swapping if I could be sleeved sooner!
How do I cope psychologically when you have to wait 12 months!?
Sohealthy (soon to be..)
So had my band out yesterday. Was so sure i already wrote it in here but cant find it. Maybe i didn't hit submit. Anywho all went well. Came out and i feel pretty good so far. Very minimal pain. Only had panadol over night and this morning. When i spoke to surgeon he said it went well, only problem was my band had caused what he described as a non adjustable band on my stomach. He said it was scar tissue in the outter part which he had to cute and peel away as otherwise i would have still got stuck and felt like i still had a band in. I don't regret getting the bad out. I already feel so much better. Ive eaten a few small things and they haven't got stuck or hurt going down. So happy. Now just to heal and in 12 months get a sleeve
Life has been a whirlwind for the past few months, so much has been happening in my personal and professional life and I feel as though tonight I have hit my limit and consequently I am channelling this anarchy into my blog for relief and your enjoyment or at least some night time reading.
A few months ago I returned from my usual Saturday morning Step class absolutely exhausted, I went to bed and slept for 4 hours, woke up, ate and then returned to bed for another 4 hours, again woke up, ate and returned to bed for the night. Exhaustion.
I eased up the exercise which has led to a complete absence of all physical activity as I just don't have the energy and have stopped calories completely until I see my doctor next week. 12 months of severe calorie deficiency has finally taken its toll. I really wanted to hit my ultimate goal of 60kg by now but that is on hold and I am maintaining at 63-64kg.
The band and I are becoming increasingly less fond of each other and I am fed up with the dietary limitations and unpredictability so my fingers are crossed that a surgeon will agree to revise me for all sorts of reasons when I see him next week, fingers crossed!
Work has been completely insane for the past few months as well which has substantially affected my functioning, now that Christmas holidays are here I am looking forward to establishing a new routine after I move to my new spot and become acquainted with my new town and workplace- got to find the gym.
I am really struggling to find peace with my new body at 63-64kg, I'm already wanting to have my tummy and thighs done. No thanks to superficial, moronic, self indulged boys not men - one of whom told me I needed to lose weight from my legs! Something I already felt true and didn't need to be said!
The plan is so see the doctor, get a revision - hopefully band to bypass in one, find my energy and get running again and get hot just to prove to these idiots. Then save for a new tummy!!
Just be yourself; you are wonderful
Seriously!! Seriously!?! If i ask you to make the child a bottle don't sing out loud in the kitchen wile doing it! She can hear you and thinks that its party time! Good luck getting her to go back to sleep any time soon! But what do you care? Your already back in bed and asleep! Never mind the fact i only had surgery less then 2 weeks ago and holding a 2 year old kinda hurts!
Okay im over it! Just had to get it out as the person i would like to say this too is sleeping.
So im getting bored at home coz i use to spend most of my time at home eating and thinking about what i can cook or what we could get for tea like take out. But now i can't do that im finding myself bored and wondering around the house and going to the kitchen just to look at food in the pantry that i can't eat. Its very frustrating and hard to tell my brain to shut up!
Will be good when i can eat food coz at least then i can cook and freeze stuff, i would do it now but don't have room in the freezer. Plus when i go back to work i won't be thinking about it as its the busiest time of the year for us. But i still have another week at home lucky i changed it from 6 to 3 weeks!! Put my work pants on today and they felt so big!! They are a size 26 i remember they use to be tight around my thighs when i sit and the zip part would some times stick in to my tummy, but feeling them so loose made me realize how big i must have been before. Will have to buy new pants before i go back. Will also have to get new bras not much to fill out the cups in the first place but now they look silly. I have lost 5kg now since my op. Hoping to be cloes to 100kg by the time i go back to work probably wishful thinking as thats another 10kg away and i only have this week and next week and i will be back at work.
Going to make my self go for a walk now to take my mind off food!!!
So yesterday was the first day i have been out the house since my op. Boy did i get tired and light headed! Thought i was fine and my energy levels were good, guess not. It was nothing too exciting just to the doc and the shops. Going to try and go for a little walk today and see how i feel.
Everything else is good, except having to keep my daughter home today as gastro is going around her childcear center. Would have like to known that before i took her yesterday! They told me when i picked her up coz she had pooed a few times that day. So as soon as we got home yesterday everything went in the wash with disinfectant and hot hot warter! Not that there is much i can do if she already has it! Will not be happy if i get it.
So after all my doubts and negative thoughts over the past few days, im finally feeling like myself again!!
Part of me was like "what have i done!" But im okay now i feel like this will work, i will be a better me. I have lost 2kg since my surgery on tue so thats nice, im over the worst of the pain and vomiting, at the time it was horrible and i didn't think i would ever be the same again but i feel pretty amazing today (cup of coffee help alot lol).
I have trouble with negative thinking and putting my slef down alot and never thinking i could be happy, for the first time last night as i sat in bed i felt happy a true happy that i haven't felt in a long time about myself. Im so ready for this now im ready to take control of my life and make my self happy everyday!
So all up my op has been good it sucked at the beginning im not going to lie its not all nice and easy it is painful and yucky but it doesn't last long. I go back to the doc on tue and see how everythings going i guess.
I have added some pic of my holes lol 4 are where i was cut one is where i had a drain( the only clean looking one). If you wanted to know having the drain doesn't hurt, doesn't hurt coming out either just feels f!@king weird as hell, only last 2 seconds. I was very anxious about having it taken out but its over so fast and the nurses are wonderful. I had manily male nurses witch was nice gave me something to look at lol. I spent my hole stay in high dependancy unit not much privacy but i didn't cear to much drugs are good that way. My only down side was discovering that i had a big hole in the cruch of my tracky pants with no nickers on after i had fallen asleep on my bed legs open no curtin for all to see lol wish someone had of put a blanket on me!
Well thats it for now.
Dietary carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management: Critical review and evidence base
We present major evidence for low-carbohydrate diets as first approach for diabetes.
Such diets reliably reduce high blood glucose, the most salient feature of diabetes.
Benefits do not require weight loss although nothing is better for weight reduction.
Carbohydrate-restricted diets reduce or eliminate need for medication.
There are no side effects comparable with those seen in intensive pharmacologic treatment
The inability of current recommendations to control the epidemic of diabetes, the specific failure of the prevailing low-fat diets to improve obesity, cardiovascular risk, or general health and the persistent reports of some serious side effects of commonly prescribed diabetic medications, in combination with the continued success of low-carbohydrate diets in the treatment of diabetes and metabolic syndrome without significant side effects, point to the need for a reappraisal of dietary guidelines. The benefits of carbohydrate restriction in diabetes are immediate and well documented. Concerns about the efficacy and safety are long term and conjectural rather than data driven. Dietary carbohydrate restriction reliably reduces high blood glucose, does not require weight loss (although is still best for weight loss), and leads to the reduction or elimination of medication. It has never shown side effects comparable with those seen in many drugs. Here we present 12 points of evidence supporting the use of low-carbohydrate diets as the first approach to treating type 2 diabetes and as the most effective adjunct to pharmacology in type 1. They represent the best-documented, least controversial results. The insistence on long-term randomized controlled trials as the only kind of data that will be accepted is without precedent in science. The seriousness of diabetes requires that we evaluate all of the evidence that is available. The 12 points are sufficiently compelling that we feel that the burden of proof rests with those who are opposed.
So had my op on tue, its had its downs with vomiting when they did a scan and when i had to start sipping warter. I have now stop the warter and im sipping milk witch is staying down. I still have some air traped in my tummy thats pissing me off. Can't get it to move. Been walking down the hall and visiting my mum witch is nice to have someone going through the same thing at the same time.
Im super itchy from the pain meds, but rather that then pain. Got to have a few mouthfulls of pea and ham soup that had been blened smooth was so so nice. Get to have a shower this morning. Hopefully home tomorrow.
LOS ANGELES --Alzheimer's disease was officially recognized a hundred years ago, but there's still no effective treatment for it. Now researchers at UCLA say they've developed a program that shows for the first time memory loss being reversed.
It's not a drug; it's not a procedure; it is a novel, comprehensive and personal approach to treating memory loss associated with Alzheimer's. UCLA researchers spell out exactly what can be done to reverse what the disease does to the brain.
In the report provided by UCLA, Dr. Dale E. Bredesen explains how Alzheimer's is a complex disease affected by sleep, diet, even exercise.
"These all -- and other things -- all contribute to this critical balance in plasticity," said Bredesen.
Ten memory-loss patients, some with brain-scan-confirmed patterns of Alzheimer's, participated in a small UCLA trial called MEND (Metabolic Enhancement for NeuroDegeneration).
In the UCLA protocol, patients made dramatic lifestyle changes. They avoided simple carbs, gluten and processed foods. They increased their fish intake, took yoga and meditated. They were instructed to take melatonin, get adequate sleep, incorporate vitamin B-12, vitamin D-3 and fish oil.
Within six months, nine patients saw a noticeable improvement in memory. One patient, who was in the late stages of Alzheimer's, did not show improvement.
UCLA researchers say the findings suggest at least early on, changing a person's metabolic processes can bring back memory and cognitive function.
Six of the patients of the patients in the study who had to discontinue working were all able to return to their jobs. Study authors say some patients were followed up to two and a half years and the memory improvements remained.
Plans are underway to do larger studies on this therapeutic program.
For more information on the study: Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program
Related Topics: health alzheimers UCLA healthy living Los Angeles
So tomorrow is the big day! I have my op first thing in the morning have to be at the hospital by 6:30am.
I don't know how i feel about it, i was excited but having to wait longer then expected so the excitement has disappeared. Have a few ppl around me that are negative about the op witch is playing on my mind. Part of me thinks that having this op won't work for me i will never be one of thoese ppl with awsome before and after pics.
But i have to fight my mind and tell myself yes i will! I will be fit and healthy! This will work for me and i will reach my goals. I have to have faith in myself its for my future, to be a better me a better Mum and a better partner. Can't wait for it to be done and my new life to begin. I will probably be super nervous tomorrow morning or grumpy from being tired. Have stoped drinking coffee for the 2 days before hand just to help me get rest. I so miss it!!!
Well that it for now, wish me luck and i will blog again after the op!!
Ok so I am 3 days post op and feeling pretty decent pain wise - my dr was right this is nothing like having the band placed I am feeling pretty fine already. Except for the weight gain. I have been all drugged up and sleeping erratically so I have been eating erratically too but I don't know where I am at. The scales have clearly gone up a couple of kgs - part of that would be attributed to my binge eating leading up to the surgery. I am totally unsure what eating normal looks like now. I mean I do realistically but I haven't been eating regaulary breakfast, lunch and dinner so I don't know how much I am over eating or what. I am still craving sweets and junk which has been my biggest failure. I am booked in for the sleeve 27th Jan, and I sort of told myself it was ok if I put on some weight but as long as I don't go over 100kg which I have gone up to already. I am terrified of what I am capable of between now and then. It's like all my willpower has completely evaporated. I imagine just by having e band out and eating more I am likely to gain. Even if I am eating what is considered a normal amount...us WLS people are different I guess. I will talk more to my dr when I see him for a follow up in weeks, I obviously did not ask enough questions. I am thinking of trying to do lite n easy for some of the time to manage my eating a little. I only want to get 5 days breakfast, lunch and dinner. I am hoping this will help. I can't really afford it but if it is going to help me have a better control on what I am putting in my mouth then it is going to be worth it.
Three day out from the op on Monday. I started off really well, went for the the barium swallow, came back and went downhill fast! Tuesday was a nightmare, I felt so sick, tired and miserable. The drain is still leaking so I won't be going home today as planned.....very disappointed. It is certainly easy to know when I've sipped too fast....awful feeling! But.... I am feeling much better and I know this phase won't last long! Onward and upward (or should that be downward??)