This site is run & managed by a global community of diabetics, who for years have selflessly devoted their time & energy in helping thousands of diabetes patients gain control over their numbers & improve their general health.
If you are a recently diagnosed diabetic, do not be overwhelmed by the pronouncement. You have come to the right place. Do read from the site and gain insight into your chronic condition and the best means to gain control over it. For years Team Diabetic Pub has done nothing but that.
Due to its very nature, The Diabetic Pub is a site under continuous development. Our Articles are written by members of our own team and veterans who have decades of first-hand knowledge & experience. People, who have been there, done that and then some. Each contributor brings years of personal wisdom to the community & the articles are written from their own experience.
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We are diabetics of all stripes - type 1, LADA/MODY, type 2 - who have run the gamut of treatments for our disorders and found most of them wanting. After following the advice of our medical teams and often failing miserably; after being told diabetes is always progressive and that we were doomed to develop complications regardless of our careful management; after being labeled non-compliant because our doctors wouldn't believe us when told their advice didn't work; we embarked on our own journeys seeking answers.
After much trial and error, we have all come to the same conclusion: Complications and progression of the disease are NOT certain. Simply put, controlling high blood sugar requires banishing carbohydrate from our meals, because carbohydrates of all sorts raises blood sugar. You want to maintain low and stable blood sugar, don't let it get high to begin with - stop eating carbohydrates. And if medication and/or insulin is necessary in addition to dietary management, so be it. Dietary management still means fewer meds and/or less insulin.
Then we discovered all the political implications involving the medical community, the food industry, the pharmaceutical industry and worst of all, the national diabetes associations of various countries, who all continue to promote high carbs and low fat. We found ourselves on the outside looking in, and we are not satisfied with that. We are committed to spreading the news that there is a most effective management method for diabetes of all types, but since there's no money to be made from it, much effort is made to keep us quiet. But people need to know about what we refer to as LCHF, and we are here to broadcast it.
Banishing carbohydrate from our menus requires rearranging the remaining macronutrients of our meals, because carbs have heretofore been our fuel for energy, and now a new source of fuel is necessary. That fuel is fats. Fats are converted to ketone bodies when metabolized by our bodies. Ketone bodies serve the same function as glucose for our bodies.
As diabetics, we need to get off the glucose-driven energy system, and convert to the ketone-driven system. Our bodies can do this when given the proper fuel, and we are so much the healthier for it. So our chosen way is known as the LCHF way-of-eating - the LCHF lifestyle. That stands for Low Carb, High Fat. Yes, you heard right, High Fat. Natural saturated and unsaturated, animal and vegetable fats. Once we got well established on LCHF, we came to realize that it doesn't only regulate blood sugar, it regulates and stabilizes cholesterol, blood pressure, gastrointestinal disorders, and even allergies.
If you are a naysayer or skeptic, don't turn around yet, we were also like you, once. Instead, read on, join our forum, and participate in discussion with many people from all across the globe, who will just confirm what we say. We'll be glad to have you and help you explore the amazing life you can lead without carbs!
About Our Forum
We are a congregation of diabetics of all types from all around the world who have come together for the purpose of supporting one another and advancing two specific management methods known as Eat to your Meter, and a Low Carb / High Fat eating style. Our belief in these two methods has come about by various paths, but the outcome is that they have proven to our satisfaction to be more effective than alternative methods in all instances of diligent and long-term practice.
We welcome everyone who is seriously committed to controlling their high blood sugar and to all the people who want to learn the best way of doing it. We are not, however, open to arguing about other methods, so people need to understand that our message won't change - we won't be swayed by debates for other methods which we've already tried and found wanting. Please don't tell us everyone is different. There are hundreds of other diabetes forums for those who aren't interested in embracing LCHF, and if you are here to argue against LCHF, please find those other forums and leave us in peace. If you are here with an open mind, please find a seat and join the conversations
We also oppose the constant stream of scams that are published regarding a cure for our disorders. At this point in time, there is no cure, and the forum is a cleaner safer place when not cluttered with all the lies and cons coming down the pike. All posts suggesting a cure will be immediately and unceremoniously deleted and the account quite possibly banned.
Selected Forum Excerpts
Our Forum is a lively web space, where members login everyday to share Diabetes specific things like their numbers, discuss Diabetes News, Symptoms, Treatment, Equipment or anything under the sky. Here are some of the topics worthy of attention.
Our website can be accessed by clicking our logo or from the Home drop-down menu. Some of our experienced members have contributed Articles on Diabetes related issues. You are welcome to read them by clicking on the links given below;