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So, what do you eat?

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Old 01-17-2011, 10:57   #1
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Default So, what do you eat?

I got diagnosed 4 days ago, and am pretty clueless, to be honest. I thought what I ate for breakfast was good, but my bloodsugar went up from 13,1 til 17,6.

What do you guys eat in a "typical day"? I know everyone is different, but I am trying to see if I can find a startingpoint, some groundrules...


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Old 01-17-2011, 14:32   #2
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Sorry about your diagnosis, but good for you for learning how to manage your diabetes

Well, thats not an easy question to answer without a little more information from you. The answer honestly depends on what type of diabetic you are. A type 1 with no insulin resistance issues can pretty much eat what they want to, they just need to know exactly what they are eating so they can cover it adequately with insulin. A type 2 that is insulin dependant because they either do not make any insulin on thier own, or do not make enough have a little more leeway also, they also just have to know what they eating so they can cover their insulin correctly. They will usually do better with a lower carb diet since they have some insulin resistance also. A type 2 diabetic that is diet controlled or taking oral medication is going to do best with a low carb, higher fat diet. Carbohydrates raise your blood sugar, not just sweet stuff. Carbohydrates begin turning into sugar almost as soon as you start eating them. Things like pasta, rice, bread, cereal, potatoes are all high in carbs. Fruit also is mostly pretty high in natural sugar and carbs. The best way to tell if you are eating too many carbs fofr your body to handle is to test before you eat, then at least 2 hours after you finish. You should be back down to where you were before you ate by then. If you are not...then you ate too many carbs.

What type of diabetic are you? What medicine are you taking? Maybe if you can give us an idea of what you are typically eating we can give you more specific information We are all here to help each other out and there are always people around with lots of information to share

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A1c in March 2010 12.6%
current A1c 6.3%

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Metformin 1000mg twice a day
Neurontin 300mg three times a day
Cymbalta 30mg a day
Symlin injections 60 mcg before meals
pumping with the minimed Revel and novalog
Milk Thistle twice a day
Fish oil twice a day
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I am a type 2 only on metformin. I have stopped eating any boxed or bagged processed food. For breakfast I usually eat bacon and eggs and a vegetable or sprouted grain bread with coconut oil and raw almond butter on it. Lunch is usually a salad or a sandwich made on sprouted grain bread. I avoid any deli meat or things with chemicals or nitrates. Dinner is usually steak, bunless burgers, chilli, beef stew made with free range meat and lots of veggies. Snacks are usually raw nuts, baked treats made with almold flour and coconut oil or flaxseed. I eat very well, I don't count calories, just carbs. Test 2 hours after you eat. You want the bg to be as low as possible, usually lower than 120-140.

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Old 01-17-2011, 16:19   #4
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My usual breakfast is turkey breast, some spicy guacamole and some fresh blackberries and raspberries (when they're available) or frozen blackberries and a small amount of apple and orange heated in the microwave with some flax seed and cinnamon. Alternatively, eggs and sausage or bacon. I also include coffee with a tiny amount of Splenda and some heavy cream every day.

I never have grains or bread with breakfast - my body just can't handle them in the morning at all. Too bad, really....I miss oatmeal.


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I normally eat an omelette for breakfast: 2 eggs and a splash of milk, lean ham (not honey ham, lol...) with diced tomato, gr. onion, gr. bell pepper. I spice it up with pepper and Mrs. Dash. Sometimes instead of ham I'll skip the meat *in* the omelette and have a side of 2 strips bacon.

Mornings that I don't feel like eggs I now make some pancakes (almond flour/whey pancakes, basically no-carb) with Walden Farms 0 carb syrup. Sometimes I put blueberries in 'em but not right now.

When I was first diagnosed I tried things like multigrian cheerios and quick oats ... BAD idea. I'm not tolerant to any kinds of cereals, it seems.

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As of Apr 23, 2013: 14-day Avg Fasting BG: 4.7 (85), A1c (Dec21): 5.1%, Stats: 230lb, 6'3" now with 37" waist

Low-Carb (Usually < 45-60g per day on a 3,000+ calories daily diet)

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Old 01-29-2011, 06:54   #6
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that sums it up

DxT2: 1/26/2010: 6'2" 268lbs. A1C 7.8, FBG 266
A1C: 1/2010: 7.8 ; 6/2010: 4.7 ; 9/2010: 5.1 ; 12/2010: 5.2 ; 4/2011: 5.3 ; 9/2011: 5.3

Completely Off Medication December, 2010.

9/2011 Lab Work Results (4/2011 in parenthesis)
A1C: 5.3 (5.3)
Cholesterol: HDL 134 (133) LDL: 53 (53)
Triglycerides: 29 (30)
Current Weight: 195

I am sometimes too "harsh". I feel that sometimes one must be "harsh" to get the point across.
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