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Old 02-03-2014, 12:21   #11
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In addition to what Mary said, it looks like you're avoiding fat.

Low(ish)-carb + low-fat = starvation diet. It's not a sustainable way of eating. I know it's hard to wrap one's head around (at first), but real mayo, heavy whipping cream and full-fat cheeses and yogurt (without fruit) are the way to go.

We all need to find our way around the restaurant thing. This is difficult, I grant you ... especially at first. Most eateries, however, will omit carby sides on request, and allow you to have two different veggies instead. Some have hefty salads with cooked meat or fish on top (might have to watch the dressings, though).

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"Net carbs" only works if you're not diabetic. All carbs count for us. You need to do more research.

Things I don't eat anymore because they raise my bgl over an acceptable level: wheat, oats, potatoes, most fruit, beans, rice, corn.

In addition to raising my bgl, wheat also makes me sick. I have an upset stomach and stuffy head and cough. I don't like being sick.

When I don't track my carbs, fat, and protein, my fbg rises. I try to keep my fbg below 92, the level at which research says heart disease rises.

When I eat too many carbs (more than 40g), my fbg rises.

When I eat too much protein (more than 70g), my fbg rises.

When I don't eat enough fat, my fbg rises.

I am a carboholic and foodie, but I have adjusted my diet to make my meter and fbg happy--without any medication. If I can do it...

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I just want to cry now.... I need time for sure.... Thanks for the advices...

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"Net carbs" only works if you're not diabetic. All carbs count for us. You need to do more research.
This isn't necessarily true. Each of us is affected differently. Some diabetics can manage very successfully by using net carbs. It's really individual and based on what works for you.

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Take a deep breath. It's overwhelming and frustrating, but you can and will get through it. Take it step by step. Look at your diet and see where you can reduce carbs and include more fat. Focus on your basic food groups - look at meats, fish, poultry, heavy whipping cream, cheeses. Don't cry - just take a step back and realize that if you can change your diet a bit, it will get you into safer blood sugar ranges.

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I have a suggestion that might make it easier when being with friends and co-workers. Everyone knows about the Atkins diet. Actually, the induction phase I, is very diabetic friendly, and easy to follow because you have lists of foods, a total carb gram goal for each day which you follow.

If you don't want to tell people that you are diabetic, which is your choice (I don't either always), you can tell them you're on Atkins and have to make other food choices than you used to do.

It's funny, people will respect a friend's "diet" more than they will the needs of diabetes - probably because they don't understand, and see so many diabetics eating breads and desserts.

My comment on "net" carbs. This is a really individual thing. Some (myself included) do well on net carbs, others have to count the fiber. YMMV

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Thank you Mary you are always very helpful

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If I read your original post correctly, Pigulina, you're worried about long-term complications as well as diet, that topic having been already addressed.

Which complications arise and when as well as whether or not they're reversible remains open to debate. That is, neuropathy could arise in 4o years or in one or two. Same with nephropathy, retinopathy, gastroparesis, heart disease, etc.

Absolutlely best to control glucose as much as possible as addressed in prior posts. Get a copy of Dr. Bernsteins book and read it several times, thereby answering many questions.
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Pigiulina good advice given on these post. You can get back on track and get your numbers down by making some changes in what you are eating.

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I couldn't go any lower with carbs so I guess I will go to the doctor and try to find another solution maybe I'll even change doctor because he said that my logs are fine and not to check my bs after the meal, they are always around 130 in the morning and befor dinner.
I tend to eat high fiber and low carb meals I substituted everything I could substitute and yet I find difficulty keeping those numbers at the right level, I'm very scared because also sometimes I fall in temptation, I love food and this a curse for me, not to mention I'm italian born and raised.... I don't want to complain I'm just trying to find the right solution for me because as one of u said I don't want to become an old cripple... Thank you all for your advices
I have been Italian for 65 yrs this year, sure we love this food but again this is your life here. I have not seen where you posted the exact foods you are eating. From experience I can tell you many complications can happen, do not let food destroy you, you can eat foods just the right ones. How about those yummy meatballs I love them and done right they will not jump your levels. Not sure how you have cut the carbs as much as you can, do you eat eggs for breakfast or bacon or sausage. Look I been there exactly where you were, it was damage that woke me up maybe that will be what it takes I do not know.

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