The joys of moving house

We moved on the Saturday before Christmas, and have realised the paperwork and red tape continue on way past the perceived finish line. We still don’t have broadband, and won’t have it until next Thursday. We’ve had BT at their bonkers worst in setting up a service that already existed in the house. I’m thankful I’m not dealing with them directly, having decided to get our phone line and broadband from Zen Internet. I hope they live up to their good reputation in the long run. They’re doing OK so far. Frankly, if Littlehampton had cable, we’d have stayed with...

A quick slow-carb and diabetes update

I wrote a few days ago about how I’ve managed to come off all my diabetes medication in less than three weeks of Tim Ferriss’ slow carb diet. About a week on, and one binge day past, I’m finding no problem at all keeping my blood sugar level between 5 and 7 – even on the binge day and the day afterwards. This is great. Now I can focus on losing some weight, feeling great in myself.

My Diabetes: Tim Ferriss to the rescue

I don’t think I’ve said much on Dangerous Thinking about my Diabetes – I was diagnosed as Type 2 just before Christmas 2010. After more than a year working with my diabetes nurse and GP to get my medication right, I ended up on one Gliclazide tablet a day and three Metformins. That’s not far off needing to inject Insulin, some have said. One of my goals for 2012 was to become purely diet-controlled, that is, come off all diabetes medication. Some form of low carbohydrate diet makes a lot of sense for diabetics, and being a borderline geek, I...