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Dec 1, 2023Liked by Laura Thomas, PhD, RNutr

This was so helpful! Thank you to the both of you.

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Dec 1, 2023Liked by Laura Thomas, PhD, RNutr

Excellent episode! Thank you, Laura and Erin ๐Ÿ™ I follow Erin on Instagram, and I learned even more in today's talk. I never could understand how HbA1c could be a glucose level average over 2-3 months, and Erin explained it so clearly - got it now!

I wish we had more registered dietitians in the UK who are anti-diet and specialising in diabetes, especially type 2. If anyone knows of some, I'd love to know who to follow. The NHS seems to have a lot of differences from the US system in diabetes management, especially around frequency of blood glucose monitoring and check-ups.

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Dec 3, 2023Liked by Laura Thomas, PhD, RNutr

Thank you both! My A1c (which I finally understand, hallelujah) jumped into the prediabetic range last year, and there were definitely feelings of shame and guilt and a feeling of "you are definitely going to go diabetic and it'll be your own fault". Most of the dietary advice was "your plate should be X% protein, Y% non-starchy veggies, no more than Z% of those evil evil carbs" and it just sent me into a tailspin. Especially because I'm autistic (and a lot of my safe foods are carby) and have been feeling close to ED territory (especially "I have very little control over my life because disability, plus my doctors want me to lose weight, so refusing to eat gets awfully tempting") so ... I'm taking Metformin and that has helped bring my A1c back down, but I still struggle with balancing physical needs with mental health needs.

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