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Old 07-01-2014, 06:45   #1
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May i know that which diet is good to recover that problem fast?

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diabetic means you have high BG, carbohydrates raise BG. So not eating carbohydrates is best for diabetes.

I am not a doctor this is what works for me
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LCHF would be my choice. As far as fast not sure there is such a thing , gradual and constant changes seem to work best for me anyway. Start by cutting out obvious sources of sugars and starchy things and then fine tune it as things progress. It works but takes time so just stick with it and don't get discouraged , some days will be better than others.

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Lower your carbohydrate consumption, and increase fats. And, because you are on insulin, you need to do this slowly.

Do you know your insulin:carb ratio? Are you counting carbs?

Test your BG often. You'll need less insulin to maintain good BG levels, but you don't want to take so much that you'll go low.

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Lchf diet will help you control glucose level but it will not cure diabetes. You can't go back to eating old ways once blood sugar returns to normal. There is no cure but it is very manageable.

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I went to zero carbs (except for incidental carbs)( no counting) overnight. Re testing, I was doing up to 10 BS tests per day over the first 2 or 3 weeks.

I went from 130 units insulin down to 24 units plus 2 tabs overnight, then I went down to 8 units plus 2 tabs within a week, then I went zero units and 4 tabs and I have been on that for 4 months. I have been back to my specialist and he is happy.

My weight loss was 3 kg for the first week then another 7kg over the next 6 weeks totaling 10kg and now my weight loss is slowed but nearly stopped. I have found extra zero carbs to eat tho.

I am on nearly zero carbs but NOT on High Fats, I pick up the slack with extra veg and alternate flours.

I am looking for more info on alternatives for wheat flour but initially my success has come from a 3 flour mix = 1/3 self raising flour + 1/3 coconut flour + 1/3 almond meal. It lacks gluten to stick it together so I have been using shredded cheese or egg, I want to get off the cheese and egg so I am trying to buy some alternatives for those.

I hope this helps.

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Santy, cut way back on all grains and white vegetables like potatoes. The greener the better. Eat about two palm-sized pieces of meat--any kind--with the natural fat on it. Broiled tastes best. Cook the vegetables with real butter or a natural oil like olive oil. Drink plenty of water and be sure to have something with vitamin C in it. Eggs are your friends and there are lots of ways to eat them. This will get you on the right track quickly. Lots of recipes on this forum. Good eating.

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