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Old 02-19-2014, 00:42   #2511
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Because if I ate more than 20-30 carbs per day, I'd be on insulin and metformin. Because I keep my carbs low, I only need metformin. While some of us can eat low carb and use that for control, others have to add medication in the form of metformin and/or insulin to achieve the best control.

So yes, strictly limiting carbs is definitely the answer because as soon as I increase my carbs, my blood sugar soars. We're not talking high - we're talking dangerously high. If I eat a moderate carb diet even, my blood sugar would stay in the 300 range all day long. I'd have to go in insulin to control it. If I ate like I did before I had diabetes in the terms of carb consumption, my blood sugar would easily soar into the 400+ range.
So, yesterday and today I cut back my carbs... I was eating 150 a day... thinking that was a moderate amount... but today I had 44 and yesterday 88.... my blood sugar was the best it's been every time i checked these two days.... so that's good news.. but i still really worry that all this fat, sat fat, chol, and protein might be doing damage to my arteries and heart.

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Have you used the search function on the forum yet? You may want to try a few different terms when you use it, to see what results you come up with. We have probably thousands of threads on this topic. There are threads were countless articles are cited and where it is extensively discussed.

The conclusion in the threads is the same - eating a LCHF diet does not cause heart disease.

Edit - There are several sources cited on this topic in one posting, which is the 5th posting here - http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...l-links-2.html.

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no disrespect intended, i'm just trying to learn and understand. i see a lot of people on this site are taking metformin, so is it possible that strictly limiting carbs isn't really the answer.. and if it is, then why the need for meds at all
When I was DX I was on insulin. Now I eat about 180g of fat, keep protein to under 75g, and carbs to under 30g a day and have been med free for almost 2 years.

So it can be done

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no disrespect intended, i'm just trying to learn and understand. i see a lot of people on this site are taking metformin, so is it possible that strictly limiting carbs isn't really the answer.. and if it is, then why the need for meds at all
The hallmark of type 2 diabetes is insulin resistance, and metformin is the one drug that works safely to reduce insulin resistance. Sometimes type 2 patients can control with only diet/exercise, but if that isn't enough, then metformin is the next step. The thing is, metformin can't do the job alone, and it only works really well along with reduced carbohydrate consumption.

Other oral drugs like the sulfonylureas, are not so safe since they force the pancreas to produce insulin whether there's glucose in the bloodstream or not, and that results in burnout. If the pancreas burns out to the degree that they are insulin deficient as well as insulin resistant, then they require both injected insulin and metformin to maintain safe blood sugar levels.




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One of my favourite low carb meals are my vege 'pancakes'. I roast slices of pumpkin in the oven with lots of butter and in a big bowl I add cooked cauliflower, red onion, baby spinach, chopped crispy bacon, herbs, mustard and three kind of grated cheeses - mozzarella, cheddar and Parmesan. I take a handful and shape into balls, place on a sheet of baking paper on a flat tray and cook in the oven for about 30 mins on moderate. I cook until the cheese is slightly brown and crispy around the edges.

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Tonight's dinner is LCHF wonton soup without the wontons (but with authentic tasting meat), baby boneless ribs, crab rangoons made with a low carb pastry dough, fried scallops and cauliflower rice. My kitchen smells like a Chinese restaurant.

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Set another place Mary I'll be right over!

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Stop on by, Freya, there's still plenty left.

BH has been taking over the cooking the last few weeks and he'll make most of the dinners until April. (That's why they're so delicious. I'm okay in the kitchen - he's fantastic.) I've been in a somber mood since Monday, and he's been taking extra care with dinner and dessert to try and make me feel better.

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He's a gem. That's one of the things I really miss, my partner was a whiz in the kitchen. The only problem was he seemed to use every pot, pan etc and I was left to clean up after the meal.

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... he seemed to use every pot, pan etc
I think that's something automatically programmed into the male hormones. My BH never leaves a spot uncovered on the counter with a dirty dish, pan or utensil when he cooks. (No offense, gentlemen. )

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