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Old 10-08-2010, 00:00   #41
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I am not on a scientific diet, as such. I am on the Glycemic Index diet. If they say that a certain food is all right, I delete it if it spikes my BG. I eat meat once each night to keep my cholesterol and trycliderides within the correct guidelines. My tests have been coming back normal. My A1c is 5.7.

There are many diets out there. What works for one person might not work for another. Some are on a variation of maybe two different diets. I say stick with the diet that works for you.

It does not matter how much money these people are making if their diet is working for us.

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I've read this thread twice, was hesitant to post the first time. Well, what the hay, here goes...........

Recently diagnosed Type 2 (late September), I tried Richard Bernstein's ultra low carb diet for a month. Hated it, and it seemed to do nothing for me.

After learning about Dr. Neal Barnard's program and being impressed with the research behind that, I started his vegan, low fat, low GI foods exactly two weeks ago tomorrow. The past few days have seen a significant improvement in my glucose scores, both fasting and 2 hours postprandial. This morning's fasting = 89. Last nights 2 hour postprandial = 114.

I am on no meds. My weight is too low - I need to gain about 5 lbs., but I'll tackle that later.

My age............ well, let's just say I am older than dirt.

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I've read this thread twice, was hesitant to post the first time. Well, what the hay, here goes...........

Recently diagnosed Type 2 (late September), I tried Richard Bernstein's ultra low carb diet for a month. Hated it, and it seemed to do nothing for me.

After learning about Dr. Neal Barnard's program and being impressed with the research behind that, I started his vegan, low fat, low GI foods exactly two weeks ago tomorrow. The past few days have seen a significant improvement in my glucose scores, both fasting and 2 hours postprandial. This morning's fasting = 89. Last nights 2 hour postprandial = 114.

I am on no meds. My weight is too low - I need to gain about 5 lbs., but I'll tackle that later.

My age............ well, let's just say I am older than dirt.
Those numbers look great...whatever you are doing is working for you

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Thanks, Pam. Have been studying the subject of diabetes and diets intensively for the past two months. Will confess I am completely and utterly confused. That's good! At least I know that I don't know anything.

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Thanks, Pam. Have been studying the subject of diabetes and diets intensively for the past two months. Will confess I am completely and utterly confused. That's good! At least I know that I don't know anything.
Mighty wars rage for ever in the fiery battlefields of Dietland. There reside innumerable warring sects in Dietland to offer deliverance to the erring diabetic. The fiercer among the adherents of each of these sects consider it their divine dharma, or holy duty, to vanquish all other sects who question their revealed path to deliverance. If one has an unsheathed sword against all those nasty unbelievers who consume the vile carbs, another has a mighty club to finish off anyone who dares to utter one word against his stone age diet, and there stands a third devoid of any thoughts ahimsa (non-violence) but a mind filled with himsa (violence), a raging desire to exterminate all those who delight in consuming animal parts. The humble undersigned tries to stand as far away as possible from these raging diet battles and the din and dust of confusion they raise. With a humble BG meter and with a strong determination never to see any abnormal numbers in it, he continues to eat all things he likes but in quantities such that the meter satisfies his desire most of the time.

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Mighty wars rage for ever in the fiery battlefields of Dietland. There reside innumerable warring sects in Dietland to offer deliverance to the erring diabetic. The fiercer among the adherents of each of these sects consider it their divine dharma, or holy duty, to vanquish all other sects who question their revealed path to deliverance. If one has an unsheathed sword against all those nasty unbelievers who consume the vile carbs, another has a mighty club to finish off anyone who dares to utter one word against his stone age diet, and there stands a third devoid of any thoughts ahimsa (non-violence) but a mind filled with himsa (violence), a raging desire to exterminate all those who delight in consuming animal parts. The humble undersigned tries to stand as far away as possible from these raging diet battles and the din and dust of confusion they raise. With a humble BG meter and with a strong determination never to see any abnormal numbers in it, he continues to eat all things he likes but in quantities such that the meter satisfies his desire most of the time.

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Amen, RAD!

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Rad, you made my day!

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One thing I don't get about lowfat vegan dieting: When I eat a starchy-carb breakfast, even if it's "healthy" whole-grain starchy carbs, and it isn't sufficiently balanced out with protein and fat, I am in bloody-awful carb-craving blue-blazing Hell for the rest of the day. It has been this way ever since I became pre-diabetic but got worse when I became fully diabetic. It seems to me that if I were to try such a diet, I would be in BACCBBH for the entire day. In fact, managing my eating so that I don't inadvertently trigger the carb-cravings is certainly the bete-noir of managing my diabetes. Am I unusual in this regard?

I tend to agree with Miss Blue's cynical suspicions, BTW. (Full disclosure: Weston A. Price Foundation supporter here.)

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I believe it's the carbs that create stronger cravings for more carbs, and I don't think you're unusual, Outcold . . . when I was consuming inordinate amounts of starchy carbs, I was jonesing for more carbs from morning 'til night. Now that I eat NO fast-acting carbs, I have NO cravings either. My breakfast for decades was at least two big slices of homemade whole wheat bread - toasted/buttered - and whatever else was being offered too, but ALWAYS the toast. Now my usual breakfast is three link sausages or bacon strips, with one fried egg; it fills me up and I don't miss having toast with it.

Welcome to DF btw . . . I hope you aim to stay around & get acquainted . . . tell us more about yourself & how you manage your diabetes.




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