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Old 06-09-2019, 12:46   #11
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The several small meals a day was recommended many years ago to me because of hypoglycemia, and recently to help minimize acid reflux from having a hiatal hernia.

I can see it could possibly be helpful for diabetes only in that there could be fewer carbs at a time so one's insulin production would better match the need. Perhaps a nice theory but in the real world not of much practical use for blood sugar control.

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Old 06-09-2019, 16:46   #12
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Winomaster, thanks for your reply. You seem to be going on a real good path, just remember we all react differently, so expect somethings to be different and unique to you.

I have never been a fan of fasting, but I know many others find it useful. On the other hand I usually have eaten dinner by 7pm every night. I go to bed around 10pm to 11pm. I get up between 6:30 to 7:00am. Therefore I fast for 11-12hrs. every day. Sometimes I see my fasting blood sugar spiking over 140, that's the morning phenomenon many of us talk about. When I start doing this I will eat a few small pieces of hard cheese before bed, and that fixes the morning spike for me!

Also, a word of caution to all about weight loss. I lost 70lbs. in less than a year. I was taking both blood pressure medication and a water pill when I started the weight loss. within a few weeks I started getting light headed. Part of it was salt loss, my body was throwing off water and so I had to drink more water and salt my food a lot more. That worked right away. Then a few weeks more and it happened again and taking salt did not help! I check my blood pressure and it was very low. I called my doctor and he cut my dosage of medication for blood pressure in half. That fixed it!

After I had lost all this weight with in a few months I had a bad gout attack (Ouch), it was really painful. My doctor started me on medication to stop these attacks and gave me something to take if I had another attack. These were strong meds with lots of potential complications, but I had to use them. I continued to have these attacks every 4-6 weeks in my big toe and then my ankles. After over 6 months of this my doctor finally realized that my water pill I was taking was no longer needed. It was cause my body to pass water to fast, not allowing my kidneys to filter properly. I stopped the water pill and had two more attacks, but each was smaller than before. That was over 5 months ago, and I have had no attacks since....thank God, if you have lots of these attack you will get permanent Arthritis in those joints....

So if you lose weight challenge your doctor to back you off on meds....

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