TYPE 2 diet? High Fat? Low Carb? ADA?

Go Back   The Diabetes Forum Support Community For Diabetics Online > Diabetes Forum Community > Diabetes Diet and Nutrition

Diabetes Diet and Nutrition A healthy, well balanced, nutritious diet which factors in Diabetes can be crucial for the long term management of Diabetes. Use this section to discuss your diet, what you would like to try, swap recipes and more.

View Poll Results: What diet do you now use for your type 2 diabetes?
ADA (American Diabetes Association) recommendations 1 2.27%
High Fat Low Carbohyrate (HFLC) 35 79.55%
High Protein Low Carbohyrate 1 2.27%
High Complex Carbohydrate 0 0%
Other (please comment) 6 13.64%
Not following any specific dietary pattern 1 2.27%
Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

Like Tree15Likes

TYPE 2 diet? High Fat? Low Carb? ADA?

Closed Thread
Shared Thread Thread Tools
Old 03-26-2012, 14:11   #1
Senior Moment
auto's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Columbus Ohio USA
Posts: 143

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2010

201 likes received
65 likes given
Default TYPE 2 diet? High Fat? Low Carb? ADA?

Please let us know what type of diet you currently are using to deal with your TYPE TWO diabetes. I am limiting this to type 2 so feel free to post an equivalent poll for type 1 if you are so inclined. Feel free to reply with any comments. Some may be curious about what you might have achieved (or not) so far with relation to blood sugar and blood lipid profile.
Thank you for participating.


View auto's full Diabetes Forum profile here.
auto is offline  
Old 03-26-2012, 14:26   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 24,394

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2009

23930 likes received
32255 likes given

My type two diabetes is responding well to a low-carb/high-fat way-of-eating, and I have recently upped the ante & slipped into ketosis this month. This is making a huge difference. For the first time in two years my fasting blood sugars are under 100, which means my old nemesis, dawn phenomenon, is taking a few lumps! Last week I recorded my lowest fasting EVER. I can't say enough about LCHF and a ketogenic way-of-eating.

The lipids panel will come next month, so stay tuned.

MCS likes this.

Last edited by Shanny; 03-26-2012 at 14:57.
Shanny is offline  
Old 03-26-2012, 14:42   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: MA, USA
Posts: 1,489

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 1986

903 likes received
942 likes given

Low carb... High everything else

Neily likes this.
I am not a doctor this is what works for me
You results may differ
diabetes86 is offline  
Old 03-26-2012, 14:47   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: North East Ohio, USA
Posts: 4,368

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2007

1790 likes received
1507 likes given

Before Diabetes I was a very healthy vegetarian. I thought I was doing the right thing for my body. I was in shape, I exercised, I ate tons of fruits, veggies and lots of whole grains. I was shocked when I was dx'd with diabetes as was my family and friends. I had this idea that diabetics were couch potatoes and I was definitely not that. I tried the ADA diet for awhile and bought tons of Diabetic cookbooks. I have now thrown all those away. Once I started LC/HF I never looked back. The results were so good and even though I was fairly fit, I have lost another 30 pounds not eating bread, cereal or grains.

diabetes86 likes this.
diagnosed Feb 2007
low carb organic diet
3 T of Coconut Oil daily
moderate exercise- mostly walking 3-5 miles, tennis - 4 hours per week, weight training, hiking on weekends and vacations 7-10 miles

HbA1c 5.3 3/11
HbA1c 6.1 5/12

Age 62
jwags is offline  
Old 03-26-2012, 15:30   #5
mbuster's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SW Arkansas
Posts: 9,195

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in Feb. 2012

11093 likes received
6320 likes given

LCHF - still trying to get more fat and less protein

Sent from my iPhone using Diabetes

Think I've had this since 2003. Told I was Type 2 lean on 2/13/12.
a1c 8.8 (8/2011) 5.2 (07/2019)
TC 183 LDL 102 HDL 65 TG 52 (02/20/2020)
Supplemental vitamins and electrolytes
64 YY Love the LCHF diet. The cheese goes well with my whine

updated 02//20
mbuster is offline  
Old 03-26-2012, 15:32   #6
VeeJay's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Midwest USA
Posts: 9,410

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2010

11979 likes received
4449 likes given

very low carb - mod. protein - high fat

Also, keeping myself in ketosis.

My low-carb recipe collection on Pinterest
70 yrs. Dx May 2010
Diet controlled: VLC/HF
BG steady with no highs or lows.
A1C in the 5% range.
Gluten intolerant, sensitive to dairy & eggs.
Eat no grains
VeeJay is offline  
Old 03-26-2012, 15:35   #7
Senior Member
Miss_Blue's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 561

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2008

526 likes received
478 likes given

I'm Type 2 on Metformin. I eat LCHF with moderate amounts of protein. I was eating a lot of protein, especially at dinner, but since cutting back, the weight loss has been steadier and my blood sugar has been better. I don't count calories at all. Some days I probably eat 2000 and other days maybe like 1200. I've added it all up before and it's just variable based on how hungry I am. That's kind of the appeal of the diet other than blood sugar and weight. I like not having to deprive myself since that was my downfall every other time I dieted. Hunger and then binge, hunger then binge. Now I eat when I am hungry and I eat from my approved list of food. I just keep carbohydrates in mind, try not to over-do protein, and try not to eat after dinner for the most part. I also have a much smaller appetite than I used to and very little fills me up these days.

My lipids improved on the diet and they seem to be getting better now that I am approaching goal weight.

Miss_Blue is offline  
Old 03-26-2012, 15:45   #8
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Saint Eustache, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 90

Member Type
Type 1
Diagnosed in 2010

51 likes received
15 likes given
Send a message via Skype™ to jasonsandeman

I am eating the CDA/ADA diet. I know! Sacriledge!

I went on it Jan 31st, and I also went on Metformin.

I have lost 7 lbs, and I am eating according to the diabetic exchange plan given to me.

The weird thing? I actually have lowered my needs for insulin, lost weight without exercising, and I feel decent.

I also learned about portion control. I was eating like a pig when I was eating LCHF - and the primal way.

Calories really do matter.

I thought the dietician would be wrong - turns out that I was.

One thing I will add though - I REFUSE to eat processed crap. I think that may have made the difference.

For example, I won't eat margarine, fat-free stuff, etc. It has to be as natural as possible, That means butter, olive oil, etc.

timmy likes this.
Well Done, Chef! Real for For Your Life: http://welldonechef.com
jasonsandeman is offline  
Old 03-26-2012, 15:51   #9
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 24,394

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2009

23930 likes received
32255 likes given

Excusing you, Jason - this poll is for type two patients. But as Ken suggests in the original post - please feel free to open an equivalent thread/poll for type 1 members.

And adding to your post, this is where metformin shines . . . increasing insulin sensitivity and facilitating weight loss, all while giving our pancreases a rest. When type 1 patients develop insulin resistance, it's definitely called for.

Last edited by Shanny; 03-26-2012 at 15:57.
Shanny is offline  
Old 03-26-2012, 15:52   #10
Senior Member
PC76's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 497

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2011

260 likes received
33 likes given

Low carb kinda. Roughly 50-75g a day. And high everything else. I dont really limit my protein intake or fat. I eat till Im full. I dont over do it either. Eat till Im full.


Type 2
Diagnosed March 3 2011
A1C March 5.7/June 5.6/Dec 5.6
Metformin 250mg daily
Co-ramipril 1 daily
ASA 81mg daily
PC76 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Low carb, high fat... Really? adiecain Diabetes Forum Lounge 15 04-16-2013 23:32
Judith. New on this type 2. Looking for low carb diet. judith geitgey New Member Introductions 11 01-01-2012 21:27
High Fat diet keeps little boy healthy aimster1mo Diabetes Forum Lounge 3 12-16-2011 15:01
Another Low Carb High Fat Diet discussion tony0611 Diabetes Treatment 3 11-22-2011 12:10
Low carb/high protein Diet News Patdart Diabetes News 2 06-14-2011 21:08

By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 22:45.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.