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Old 07-27-2013, 02:08   #11
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I am being sarcastic

By all means eat all the pasta you want till you drive your post meal BG to as close to 140 as you can. That will make your compromised pancreas work extra hard. that should help it last a long time yet.

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Keep testing...it may take a while and let us know what it is in the morning.

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As a former pasta lover, I found the only thing that works for me is cold turkey. It's just a memory and I refuse to play Russian Roulette by checking, "can I eat this much" can I eat that much?"

Pasta is just concentrated glucose which hits your bloodstream almost immediately. Whole wheat is even worse as it contains types of insoluble fiber which scrape and damage the walls of your intestines. Whole wheat is no less toxic as far as it's fast glucose impact, either.

As a pre-diabetic, you can no doubt "get away" with a lot of things and still stay under 140. That doesn't mean they're a good idea. What's facing you now is PROGRESSION. Keeping your pancreas at its remaining limit (capacity) by JUST keeping BG in normal range will ensure that progression continues unabated.

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As a former pasta lover, I found the only thing that works for me is cold turkey. It's just a memory and I refuse to play Russian Roulette by checking, "can I eat this much" can I eat that much?"
Yep, same here. I tried it regularly for a month to see how much I could eat and get away with it, but any amount was too much. For yet another month afterwards I still toyed with the idea that if my BG numbers were good all day, I might be able to sneak in just a little with a meal. Nope! Since then, it's been strictly cold turkey for me.

I've just recently (the past couple of days) discovered how fantastic cauliflower is for me in being a substitute for potatoes which I dearly loved all my life. Of course still eaten in moderation, but it has a really satisfying effect on me that I couldn't get at all for the past 3 months in eating my other foods. Hopefully it will continue and I won't get bored with it, as I think it'll make it that much easier for me to forget pasta and other grains.

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Yep, same here. I tried it regularly for a month to see how much I could eat and get away with it, but any amount was too much. For yet another month afterwards I still toyed with the idea that if my BG numbers were good all day, I might be able to sneak in just a little with a meal. Nope! Since then, it's been strictly cold turkey for me.

I've just recently (the past couple of days) discovered how fantastic cauliflower is for me in being a substitute for potatoes which I dearly loved all my life. Of course still eaten in moderation, but it has a really satisfying effect on me that I couldn't get at all for the past 3 months in eating my other foods. Hopefully it will continue and I won't get bored with it, as I think it'll make it that much easier for me to forget pasta and other grains.
I never liked cauliflower and couldn't convince myself otherwise. As for any cravings that might be left over, a few beef ribs cures all for me!

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I never liked cauliflower and couldn't convince myself otherwise. As for any cravings that might be left over, a few beef ribs cures all for me!
I've never been big on beef, but the cauliflower, raw broken into tiny pieces, together with chicken, lentils a generous portion of mayo, and some olive oil just hits the spot for me. I know lentils aren't good for some, but for me in moderation they don't have much effect.

Now if I were to just break out of my aversion to learning to cook, perhaps I could make some other dishes, such as faux mashed potatoes using cauliflower, and take it on up from there. I guess I'm going to have to eventually break down and cook for myself, or else find a wife who can cook. Since getting serious about control, my diet has been severely limited, not eating out in restaurants anymore, and just eating cold food out of cans/cartons.

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I was just doing searching for alternative foods to add to my diet and came across some people who make pasta out of zucchini. Sounds interesting, being I love zucchini. I may have to try it to see if I find it to be a good substitute for grain based pastas.

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106 in AM. still one of my lowest.

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Re 106. Doubtful the number would have been lower if I haven't eaten ir

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My old endo doc had a sign on his wall – “potatoes = death” -- unfortunately I have come to believe pasta = death also. When I do eat it, I do make sure it is whole wheat as it impacts my bg level a little less but I do not do this often as even with insulin it does not look good after eating it…

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