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Old 11-01-2012, 20:19   #11
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~~ Hi Greece ~~

That was an interesting study you linked to about the almonds. Like others here in this forum, I am using a lot of almond flour in cooking and making low carb treats, as well as incorporating them into other dishes.
What I found interesting about this study is that the people were fed a high carbohydrate diet -- so unhealthy but proved the benefits of the almonds were due to the almonds and not the diet.

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To me that calls in to question whether this study means anything at all to a controlled diabetic. OK, so a bunch of diabetics on a suicide diet saw its harm slightly reduced by eating a bunch of almonds. That doesn't tell me anything about any possible benefit to me!

This also caught my eye:

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The researchers also ran a longer trial in which they had diabetic patients eat a serving of almonds five days a week for 12 weeks. At the end of the study, the patientsí hemoglobin A1c levels, which measure a personís average blood sugar during the preceding three months, dropped 4 percent. This is equivalent to a 10 mg/dl drop in average blood glucose.
Take a close look at that! Did I understand it correctly? It appears that the improvement in A1C represented a drop in average BG from 250 to 240!!

Wow! Should we be impressed or what?

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Hi all,

I read somewhere, but seems to work for me. I always precede every meal with 30 grams (30 pieces approx) of almonds. Even carry them in restaurants in a little baggie. Seems to keep the spike lower, as in my case, I've rarely had a spike above 120, and only 3 times more than 140, but then again, I am careful too not overindulge..

But, with pasta, i remember a few weeks ago, had a huge plate of whole wheat pasta (al dente), 3 glasses of wine, and a big desert. So, what was my strategy? Well, i started monitoring at one hour, right about when I was finished, and as soon as it started to go above 110, I immediately did a 45 minute brisk walk, then came back and checked and it was under 100 again, then a few hours later, it creeped up again to 110 and I did the same thing.. Now, after about 6 hours, I finally won the sugar over and it dropped down to 87 for the rest of the day...

My doc thinks i'm crazy for doing this, but he said this strategy is a good idea if you have the time, basically burning the sugar before it has a chance to rise....

Since we don't have an exercise category, I put it here as a hybrid comment.

Anyone else do something like this?

well, here is my 2 cents in English for dummies...
Sometimes i get lost in all the scientific stuff of this disease, hence my English for dummies comment...

But I read somewhere where Metamucil taken 30 minutes before a meal will slow the digestion of sugar by coating the stomach and there fore slowing the introduction of sugar to bloodstream.. I bought some sugar free Metamucil and tried it. It works a little bit.. I guess it does this because less sugar gets into blood stream as it takes longer so instead of ALL the sugar reaching bloodstream some is burned off waiting to be used.

I suspect the almonds are doing the same thing..It probably coats the stomach and slows the introduction of sugar to the bloodstream...

Bottom line is I'm up for things that simply work! as a Sr Network engineer I understand sometimes things just work cant necessarily explain but they just work

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well, here is my 2 cents in English for dummies...
Sometimes i get lost in all the scientific stuff of this disease, hence my English for dummies comment...

But I read somewhere where Metamucil taken 30 minutes before a meal will slow the digestion of sugar by coating the stomach and there fore slowing the introduction of sugar to bloodstream.. I bought some sugar free Metamucil and tried it. It works a little bit.. I guess it does this because less sugar gets into blood stream as it takes longer so instead of ALL the sugar reaching bloodstream some is burned off waiting to be used.

I suspect the almonds are doing the same thing..It probably coats the stomach and slows the introduction of sugar to the bloodstream...

Bottom line is I'm up for things that simply work! as a Sr Network engineer I understand sometimes things just work cant necessarily explain but they just work
I could not have said it better, and thank you for simplifying it and THEN dumbing it down for me, as I too enjoy it that way!! (LOL)

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I could not have said it better, and thank you for simplifying it and THEN dumbing it down for me, as I too enjoy it that way!! (LOL)
Hey Greecedweller No problem ...Im an equal opportunity dummy!!!
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