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Old 02-10-2014, 01:40 PM
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Type 2 Diabetes and the Backcountry

I was just recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. But I don't have to use insulin, only pills.

My question to all y'all that have dealt with diabetes. What do I need to pay attention to most? (As far as my diabetes is concerned, that is, i.e. my blood glucose levels...etc.) What should I avoid the most? What do I need in food, considering that I need to watch my carbs with diabetes, but I also need those very same carbs on the trail. How do I deal with the exertion of a hike or NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:36 PM
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I'm looking forward to the replies since my wife was recently given the same diagnosis. There are bo NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:45 PM
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I have hypoglycemia, and my sister has type 2 diabetes and takes pills for it. We try to eat about t NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:16 PM
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:23 PM
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:12 PM
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Don't let this in any way limit your enjoyment of hiking. The health benefit of the exercise will do NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:00 AM
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The goodnews is "pills only" therapy suggests your pancreas is NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:49 PM
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So how has it been going, are you getting hiking? I'm insulin dependent- hiking is one of the BEST T NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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