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Old 01-30-2014, 21:30   #221
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Hail to thy beloved carbs, for they shall keep all diabetics in need of insulin and other medication higher than what is really needed.

Ahh, whatever. Steppin' off this thread. And to the new folks joining us in the past few weeks, keeping carb choices per meal is a terrible, terrible idea. Hoping you know this and afraid Terry's going to find out why, sooner than he expects.

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I like Dr. Eenfeldt and follow his site. Another good introduction to low carb form another Doctor, Michael R. Eads, MD
Tips & tricks for starting (or restarting) low-carb Pt I » The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.
Lots of useful information foe people new to the idea of LC.
Another blog I like from Peter Attia, MD:
Ketosis – advantaged or misunderstood state? (Part I) « The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D. The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D.

These are medical doctors that not only write about lchf, but they practice what they preach. That goes a long way for me.

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No worries. I am trying to cut the carbs down to 30 or less per day. 20 or less is my long term goal, perhaps a bit less. Last thing I want is my feet gone or to become blind. As I said, I am drawing from all sources for treatment. Next month will be a bit better after I go get groceries.
I applaud you and your goals Terry. Going slow and steady is EXACTLY the same method I used. I dropped one carb serving per week. It took me 5 months to get to VLC, but is worth the patience.


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You seem to be straddling a fence and getting all gung-ho for the side your leaning to at the moment. It just frustrates people when you continuously switch sides, even for those of us observing and not commenting. It really is an either/or choice and it is a right/wrong choice, and an eventual live/die choice. It is not a choice where you can have it both ways, but it is your choice.

If you make the wrong one, you will be unable to provide any real evidence that supports it. I don't think anyone here will help you justify the wrong choice, if that's what you're looking for.

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I understand what you are saying, thanks. Thanks for the advice.


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Good luck Kona, Its OK to slowly cut those carbs.
Just keep checking your BG after meals.
Hope you do well.

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Thank you. I shall.

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One thing I have learned is that diabetes is a extremely personal disease. What one person can eat, another can't even smell without getting a huge spike.

Your nutritionist is kinda reccomending a LC diet. Limiting you to 60g per meal plus snacks is trying to keep you at around 150g of carbs a day. And in today's world, that is considered LC since the average American eats around 300-400g of carbs a day (can't speak for other countries).

For some, that may be a low enough carb to control their BG. For a lot, it isn't.

I have a friend who is a nutritionist. I babysat her girls one day and I was looking through her textbooks. On one page it stated that carbs were not neccessary, and then practically the next page it was reccomending that people eat 50-60% of their calories from carbs. Go figure. Yes, they have gone to school, but sometimes what you learn at school does not apply to real life. I went to beauty school and when I graduated I was certain I had all I needed to know, and you know what? When I started working behind the chair, I realized I didn't know much! I had a lot more to learn and I had to "unlearn" and throw out some of what I learned in school!

You have to find the level of carbs that works for you. I had to insist my doc give me insulin because I could not lower my fasting no matter what. I don't really like using insulin, nor do I like taking the highest dose of met, but if it keeps my BG under control, I do it. But the only way it keeps my BG under control is if I pair it with VLC.

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I had a moderate amount of carbs today. If I had to guess I would say around 150 grams. Amazingly the highest my BS levels have been today is 160. It's been averaging around 120 to 140.

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No responses. Very interesting. Ever get the feeling you are being ignored?

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