Tulip, I know what it is like to take on 2 different roles. When I was studying with the OU I decided to do 2 half courses but it doesnt add up to the same as a whole course as you have to get your head around different things. The fact you enjoy it should make it easier. I have the Diabetes book by Prof Roy Taylor. Trouble is it is on my kindle which I use for bedtime reading. I like to have a real book for things like the BSD or the Fast 800 or recipe books, so I havent managed to get to reading it.
RubyG, you know this is just a short term blip and you can get back on it. I think we both need to bang our heads together 🙂
Elle, I signed up to that weblink you posted and have received a very interesting article. It is about coming off Metformin, so not about insulin. However, it did set out the criteria for stopping medication. You HbA1c has to been lower than 6.5 for 6 months – mine has never been that high – so tick. Fasting levels lower than 130, mine are generally less than 100 – tick. Random testing, particularly post meal less than 180, mine are less than 140, so tick again. Starting to believe I can do this.
There was also an article about apple cider vinegar and the health benefits. Lots of scientific tests have now been carried out and it is really good for you. Especially lowering blood glucose (even in non diabetics this can be important), reducing belly fat and helps with weight loss. You only need 1 or 2 tablespoons in water. I have mine first thing in the morning. Dont use neat as it can damage your teeth. Lots of other good uses i.e. today I cleaned my white plastic table which has been in the shed all year and it came up a treat. Vinegar and washing up liquid in a small amount of water. I also use it to wash soft fruits like strawberries and also cucumbers, it increases their shelf life.
Back to the diet. I am useless at dipping in and out. I had a couple of voddies on Saturday and no weight gain so, being me, thought I could have another couple on Sunday (well it is the weekend). But no, weight jumped back up to what it was nearly 3 weeks ago. Anyway, I have a dinner to go to on Wednesday so after that it will be 100% strict leading up to Christmas. Also the sun is out again and we are having a mini heatwave – 28 degrees tomorrow, so I will be getting in the pool at least a couple of times, even though the water is pretty cold now.
Have a good week.