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Old 06-21-2012, 08:19   #31
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Hate to tell you this, but frankly, I'd dump the cereal altogether. The carbs in grains are about as bad as sugar for us sweet folk.

I (and my blood sugar) prefer things like bacon-&-eggs, or avocados, or even something un-breakfasty like tuna salad.

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I agree with Shalynne here.

The only difference between the carbohydrates in grain products and sugar (white or brown) is the time it takes to show up as blood glucose. But it all ends up as glucose just the same!

Sausage and eggs, a handful of nuts and a nice black coffee - makes a great breakfast!

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Hi Shalynne and John,

The tuna fish salad and nuts are great!! I love them. I have a tuna fish salad for lunch everyday. That might sound boring having the same thing to eat everyday but it keeps my A1c, cholesterol and trycliderides in the normal range.

I am changing my diet over to a gluten-free diet and that is working. I look for gluten-free products when I go shopping. That is giving me more of a variety in foods.

It is true that meat has protein and less carbs. I am glad that it is working for you. How is your cholesterol and tryglicerides on your diet?

Thank you for the info on sugar.

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Hi Shalynne and John,

The tuna fish salad and nuts are great!! I love them. I have a tuna fish salad for lunch everyday. That might sound boring having the same thing to eat everyday but it keeps my A1c, cholesterol and trycliderides in the normal range.

I am changing my diet over to a gluten-free diet and that is working. I look for gluten-free products when I go shopping. That is giving me more of a variety in foods.

It is true that meat has protein and less carbs. I am glad that it is working for you. How is your cholesterol and tryglicerides on your diet?

Thank you for the info on sugar.

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Have a look The graph is in French Units - like blood glucose i.e. grams per litre rather than mg per decilitre - so shift the decimal point to get numbers that make some sense to you. I don't think I got a problem with this picture

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I'm neither John nor Shalynne, but I believe we all eat similar diets and I do eat a lot of fat and less than 30 carbs a day and my lipid panel has gone from okay to gorgeous since I've eaten this way. I have eggs every day for b'fast (2 or more) and bacon or whatever's around...I love a piece of left over steak for example...but, I haven't had cereal in two years now. Ever since I began checking my blood sugar.

I love tuna salad too!




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I agree with Shalynne here.

The only difference between the carbohydrates in grain products and sugar (white or brown) is the time it takes to show up as blood glucose. But it all ends up as glucose just the same!

Sausage and eggs, a handful of nuts and a nice black coffee - makes a great breakfast!

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John, we've just been in France for three weeks for the first time since my diagnosis and I couldn't find sausages anywhere which did not contain sugar. I did have a sausage and wondered why I felt hungry two hours later, until I checked the label.

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Back to my Health Now Medical. I recieved a phone call today. They are in Sunnyvale CA. I would have to stay there for two days. Then, I can receive help by phone calls.
Since Health Now Medical is geographically close (w/in driving distance) from me, I did some poking around online, and all I can say is to be very very cautious. For anyone who cares, they are associated with the Church of Scientology. Some consistent complaints are: nearly everyone is found to be gluten intolerant whether they are or not, overpriced supplements and tests at questionable labs, they're all about the money, boiler-plate diagnoses and protocols. Be careful, Ruth.

As for what to do about the Corn Chex, personally I wouldn't eat it.

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Oh, no! Not the Scientologists .... how disappointing!

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John, we've just been in France for three weeks for the first time since my diagnosis and I couldn't find sausages anywhere which did not contain sugar. I did have a sausage and wondered why I felt hungry two hours later, until I checked the label.
Tell us about it!

We've been here eight years and we can't find any decent sausage either. Judy noticed, before my diagnosis that sausages and minced beef from supermarkets showed "ingredients" rather than "content". That means that there is something in there other than meat. Even if it's a gras item that doesn't need to be disclosed, the use of the word "ingredient" says there's something.

Dextrose and Soya are the two items which do show. Judy's question was "why do sausages have sugar in them". The answer - shelf life. And although Judy isn't diabetic but she is soya intolerant, so we're both nailed!

Bottom line. Judy buys the beef and makes her own sausage patties with an interesting seasoning mix that she changes regularly. They're great but it does mean more work for her, something I'm not entirely happy about but better that than poison!

Yet another case of RTFL (old computer jargon that started out RTFM - read the friendly manual. (although the second last word was sometimes changed))

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Tell us about it!

We've been here eight years and we can't find any decent sausage either. Judy noticed, before my diagnosis that sausages and minced beef from supermarkets showed "ingredients" rather than "content". That means that there is something in there other than meat. Even if it's a gras item that doesn't need to be disclosed, the use of the word "ingredient" says there's something.

Dextrose and Soya are the two items which do show. Judy's question was "why do sausages have sugar in them". The answer - shelf life. And although Judy isn't diabetic but she is soya intolerant, so we're both nailed!

Bottom line. Judy buys the beef and makes her own sausage patties with an interesting seasoning mix that she changes regularly. They're great but it does mean more work for her, something I'm not entirely happy about but better that than poison!

Yet another case of RTFL (old computer jargon that started out RTFM - read the friendly manual. (although the second last word was sometimes changed))
Very similar to some military jargon...RTFTO. TO stand for tech order, manual if you will.

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