Mark Robinson - I'm lucky to be alive
Yep. Old man got emphysema, didn't stop him sucking on a couple of his rollies every day, blackest strongest baccy you could get. Got a bro who still sucks on the darts, plenty of early morning lung rattle n bark which doesn't settle till he's got a cloud happening. Can't make people stop who don't want too.My Dad ended in hospital with lung cancer and towards the final days, in a wheelchair, still asked to be taken outside for a quick puff. Everytime I see people smoking I just let it out: "Stop killing yourself".
Brutal mate. Thanks for sharing.My father had melanoma in his temple, which they tried cutting out five or six times. Radiation treatment.
He looked good for 2 months following.
Then the melanoma came back on the scared edges on his now 7cm skin graft. "Get that seen to Dad. Immediately please." "No worries son, I'm booked into the quacks on Tuesday".
They were planning how to address it. Then six weeks after, he had a fall and was in hospital. He hadn't been able to keep much food down.
By the Tuesday afternoon he was in the Northern. Diabetes out of control. And his gut in severe pain. They'd found a shadow on his pancreas. The focus on his temple had meant everyone had missed the other signs.
He discharged himself so he could get his wife with dementia into a home. He had surgery planned for two weeks time to operate on his pancreas. Which would very likely kill him he said the last time I saw him.
He got himself a smorgasbord of "quality foods" he'd stopped eating. Roast chook and potatoes, with gravy. Two sponge cakes (my brother found an empty box). "You can't eat that dad. What will the Drs say?" "I dunno, I'm not going to tell them."
Pringle's, twisties, Mars bars. Vanilla slices. Fruit cake. He must have bought out Ferguson Plarre's. *smile* me if he didn't decide he was going out with a bang and not on an operating table.
Out of control diabetes is no good. I've seen first hand how it can end up. That'll be 4 years ago, in exactly one week from today.
Hope Robbo really learns his lesson.
Ditto. My lightbulb moment was reading The Diabetes Solution by Dr. Richard K. Bernstein, himself a type 1 diabetic. Now I'm half the weight and I don't use insulin anymore.Carbs are the devils food. Increased blood sugar -> increased insulin production -> hyperinsulinemia -> insulin resistance -> all sorts of issues including obesity, hypertension, PCOS, Type 2 diabetes, etc, etc.
Western diets are a bigger problem than pretty much anything else at the moment, costing health care systems billions, and it’s all down to the ultra processed foods that make up so much of people’s diets.
Google Dr Ben Bikman PhD for more info. I’m a Type 1 diabetic and removing carbs from my diet has been a godsend. My only regret is not doing it sooner.
Haven’t actually read his book but know a lot about him as the people I follow (Ben Bickman, Dr Brett Scher, Dr Jason Fung, et al…) all reference his work religiously.Ditto. My lightbulb moment was reading The Diabetes Solution by Dr. Richard K. Bernstein, himself a type 1 diabetic. Now I'm half the weight and I don't use insulin anymore.
Yes, Jason Fung and Intermittent fasting have helped me enormously. I've been doing 20:4, due to being over 50 and weight being harder to lose at this age. It's great not feeling unwell all the time.Haven’t actually read his book but know a lot about him as the people I follow (Ben Bickman, Dr Brett Scher, Dr Jason Fung, et al…) all reference his work religiously.
I’m type 1, so will never be rid of insulin, but requirements have dropped significantly. The fact that Type 2 can be reversed and medication all but eliminated is a massive step forward.
As well as cutting carbs to about 40-60 grams per day, I also now do 16:8 restricted feeding which has helped as well.
New documentary coming out soon - The Diabetes Solution, by John Beckham. More for T1’s, but still shows the value, and growing acceptance, of low carb for diabetics. Bernstein makes a cameo as well.Yes, Jason Fung and Intermittent fasting have helped me enormously. I've been doing 20:4, due to being over 50 and weight being harder to lose at this age. It's great not feeling unwell all the time.
I just remembered that Dr.Bernstein is a big believer in using HIIT in order to bring his blood glucose down rather than using insulin. Btw, afaik, he's still alive and in his eighties .