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  • A diabetic success. I hope.... I think... I'm pretty darn sure!

    OK, so as a diabetic, I drink a lot of water.... like literally close to a gallon a day. But honestly, I might do that even if I wasn't. I love drinking water. Now, as a diabetic, you have a huge downside - you pee quite often. I really was peeing just about every hour during the day, and 2 -4x a night ( I drink all night. I even drink after peeing at night ).

    So, lets call it about 16x a day.

    Friday was my 5th day on primal. On Thursday, I noticed that I was peeing a lot less.

    So on Friday, I paid attention to how often I was going. I went 7x today, and am headed to bed in a bit... Even if I did go 4x overnight, I would still be down 5x a day. But I honestly feel like I might get by tonight only going once, MAYBE twice. We'll see. But I really think that going primal is cuttting down the number of trips to the bathroom.

    I just wanted to share with other diabetics who might be new to PB. I can't swear this is a result of going primal, but what else would / could it be?
    Start Date 9.24.12
    Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
    CW - 271 pounds
    First Goal - 255 by 2013
    Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
    Other Goal - to get off some medications
    Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
    NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

    Your Dad is So Fat

  • #2
    Well, I went the whole night last night w/o having to pee. That hasn't happened in a few years. Granted, I was only in bed for 5 hours, but that is normal for me. So, in one week, I went from about 16x a day, to 8x a day...... so tremendously awesome!
    Start Date 9.24.12
    Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
    CW - 271 pounds
    First Goal - 255 by 2013
    Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
    Other Goal - to get off some medications
    Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
    NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

    Your Dad is So Fat

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    • #3
      Me too. I've been eating primal for about 10 days and slept better than I can remember. I also have T2 diabetes so yes I think there's a link.

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      • #4
        Are you aiming for ketosis at all? It really helped me take control of my type-II diabetes. I am no longer insulin resistant, my doctor was confident enough to consider diabetes reversed in my case.

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        • #5
          Primal Papa, that is great news...Better sleep with fewer interruptions.
          Primal since 9/24/2010
          "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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          • #6
            Originally posted by WeldingHank View Post
            Are you aiming for ketosis at all? It really helped me take control of my type-II diabetes. I am no longer insulin resistant, my doctor was confident enough to consider diabetes reversed in my case.
            Not really, because I once went super low carb for 3 weeks, and those stupid strips never showed me in ketosis.
            Start Date 9.24.12
            Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
            CW - 271 pounds
            First Goal - 255 by 2013
            Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
            Other Goal - to get off some medications
            Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
            NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

            Your Dad is So Fat

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            • #7
              Congratulations, Primal Pappa! Is your blood glucose falling, too? I would suspect that's why you need fewer trips to the loo.
              Misti
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              Grain Free since 2009, WP from 2005
              ~100% primal (because anything less makes me very sick)
              Goal: hike across Sweden with my grandchildren when I retire in a few years

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Misti View Post
                Congratulations, Primal Pappa! Is your blood glucose falling, too? I would suspect that's why you need fewer trips to the loo.
                A little bit.
                Start Date 9.24.12
                Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
                CW - 271 pounds
                First Goal - 255 by 2013
                Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
                Other Goal - to get off some medications
                Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
                NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

                Your Dad is So Fat

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                • #9
                  how low carb though?

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                  • #10
                    back then 20 or less a day.
                    Start Date 9.24.12
                    Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
                    CW - 271 pounds
                    First Goal - 255 by 2013
                    Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
                    Other Goal - to get off some medications
                    Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
                    NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

                    Your Dad is So Fat

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Primal Papa View Post
                      Not really, because I once went super low carb for 3 weeks, and those stupid strips never showed me in ketosis.
                      It takes between two and six weeks to get fully adjusted and those strips are not the most reliable metric in the world. That doesn't make ketosis something to give up on or discount however.

                      Maybe rethink trying it again? I really think it could be a help in your case.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Paleobird View Post

                        Maybe rethink trying it again? I really think it could be a help in your case.
                        This.

                        Ketosis is great a great way to help regain your insulin sensitivity.

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