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Old Tue, Nov-06-18, 09:10
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Madness, The Cost of Carbs: An Interview with Bethany Reynolds McKenzie


Bethany Reynolds McKenzie is a D-mom on a mission. After years of struggling to help her son, River, achieve normal blood sugar levels, she finally found something that worked: a low carb diet. Bethany founded the nonprofit Let Me Be 83 to help advocate for an alternative diabetes management regimen, one that’s anchored in nutrition and the proper use of insulins, and allows people with diabetes to achieve healthy blood glucose levels. The foundation has produced a film called Madness: The Cost of Carbs, that explains the importance of food in treating diabetes, until there’s a cure.

"This topic can be divisive, and we know it,” the fundraising page for her upcoming documentary says. “Our intent is never to judge but to offer families another way that they can manage their disease or their child’s disease. It just may be the answer that they’ve been seeking.”

Bethany talked to RD Dikeman, whose son Dave has Type 1. Dave is a former JDRF Children’s Congress representative, and a thriving low carb athlete. RD is the founder of TypeOneGrit, a community of people using a low carb diet as a critical part of their diabetes treatment. She told him all about the documentary, and how she and her family manage a successful low carb lifestyle.


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https://asweetlife.org/madness-the-...nolds-mckenzie/
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Old Tue, Nov-06-18, 11:13
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Demi - thank you for posting this. It touched me especially knowing that the force of the majority of experts in the medical fields that treat T1D are living in a mythical world. The clinical experts like Dr. Bernstein who have learned to live and prosper despite their diabetes are the bright lights in this situation, but to change the popular view, actions need to be taken to get the attention of the mainstream. Bethany Reynolds McKenzie's documentary will help in that respect.

This quote really grabbed me, as today, there is an epidemic of T2D around the world, primarily due (this is my hypothesis) to the preponderance of processed carbs and sugar consumption. However, the rate of T1 has been increasing and we've started to see more adult diagnosis of T1 when 30 years in the past it was primarily something people were diagnosed with at or shortly after birth.
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"In the United States, we spend more money on our health care and less money on food than anywhere else in the world." Bethany Reynolds McKenzie


It's striking that collectively around the world that we know little about human nutritional needs and what constitutes a healthy diet. So, for now, is it our destiny through Epigenetics to saddle future generations with insulin resistance from birth and a much higher chance to contract T1 and T2D due to the way we eat today? Yes, we need a wake up call that cuts through the dietary dogma that exists today to understand and embrace how humans must eat to maintain health. We must change the views of the establishment one physician at a time.
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Old Tue, Nov-06-18, 14:29
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I have a T1 friend and discussing anything nutritional, low carb or keto seems to turn her off.

I could not show her the paper that calculated T1 have a shorter life span by 15 years. Made me upset to know I would loose her too soon.

Her Docs dont understand why she spikes her blood sugars at 10am every day. Even if she doesn't eat.

As for her diet, I can really speak to that other than this is where my son gets his fill of junk food.


Recently she has become interested in getting a few pounds off... I too had noticed she has steadily put on the pounds over 10 years. Praying she finds what she needs.
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Old Tue, Nov-06-18, 14:32
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RE what ROb had to say--- I have 2 kids to raise, and to help them eat right died the day the entered public school. I continue to battle to keep them eating well, but I am loosing.
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Her Docs dont understand why she spikes her blood sugars at 10am every day. Even if she doesn't eat.

As for her diet, I can really speak to that other than this is where my son gets his fill of junk food.
"Everyone has a dawn phenomenon. Otherwise they'd be too weak to get breakfast. But in people without diabetes, insulin levels also increase to handle the extra glucose. People with diabetes can't increase insulin levels that much, so their early morning blood glucose levels can rise dramatically."

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/heal...-in-the-morning
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Old Thu, Nov-08-18, 07:12
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It's striking that collectively around the world that we know little about human nutritional needs and what constitutes a healthy diet. So, for now, is it our destiny through Epigenetics to saddle future generations with insulin resistance from birth and a much higher chance to contract T1 and T2D due to the way we eat today? Yes, we need a wake up call that cuts through the dietary dogma that exists today to understand and embrace how humans must eat to maintain health. We must change the views of the establishment one physician at a time.


I don't disagree, but I also think the widespread use of antibiotics and steroids - which are known to mess up the gut biome - are contributing to the diabetes epidemic.
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My grandfather graduated from University of Toronto med school in 1920, when a LCHF diet was the only and common sense treatment of diabetes. Even when insulin was discovered (initially only available to the rich or those in studies) his patients followed a LCHF diet to keep the dose as low as possible. It is sad what has happened in the past 100 years to make people sicker while medicine "progressed".
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I had to buy a vial for a diabetic cat at $100/ vial. Avout 20 ml. That is expensive.

Perhaps if people paid out of pocket for that med a change in diet would look more doable.
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"Everyone has a dawn phenomenon. Otherwise they'd be too weak to get breakfast. But in people without diabetes, insulin levels also increase to handle the extra glucose. People with diabetes can't increase insulin levels that much, so their early morning blood glucose levels can rise dramatically."

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/heal...-in-the-morning



Thank you mike. I will print this out and give to her. MANY THANKS.
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