One of those days from hell.... count your blessings

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cliffhanger

Trad climber
California
May 20, 2013 - 02:30am PT
A friend of mine also has Type 1. We thought that maybe if a small piece of fruit was eaten say about every 15 minutes +/- it might work. But she too was unwilling to try it. I gave up all animal products except buttermilk after my eye problem and it never reoccurred. Maybe that would be worth a shot.

Good luck with everything.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
May 20, 2013 - 03:05am PT
Corelation is not causation. I remember when Layton Kor was convinced that his diet of lettuce, carrots, and celery had cured his lung disease. Then I read that it was either spontaneously cured by the body's immune system or the patients died despite treatment. He said it was lettuce, I say it was luck.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
May 20, 2013 - 10:14am PT
Just a comment to Cliffhanger: Many of these extreme diets are very dangerous to diabetics. I was really overweight about 12 years ago (>235 pounds) and I tried the "Adkins Diet." This avoids carbohydrates and focusses on eating a high fat diet, all the while monitoring urinary ketones with ketostrips. It deliberately induces ketosis, but the weight loss is phenomenal, and I went down to 192 pounds in under 6 weeks. I went up to climb Mt. Huron over near Buena Vista, CO, and started having visual hallucinations that I attributed to symptoms similar to diabetic insulin shock. Stopped the diet, but several side effects stayed with me for quite some time: irregular heartbeat and occasional bouts of vertigo. My tolerance for caffeine (too much coffee) was affected as well, so I monitor my caffeine intake carefully in order to retain my FAA flight medical status (Class 2 Medical for Commercial Pilots).
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
May 21, 2013 - 12:17am PT
Be well Pat and if not know there is a lot of love for you in this strange little world of climbing. Feel free to vent and lean on us as much as you need anytime.
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