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Old 07-01-2018, 17:52   #11
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Yep ... poor eating and a lot of soda did me in. Docs kept telling me I was in pre-diabetic mode. I kept thinking ... "nah, only old people get diabetes". After getting up to pee five times a night and mouth dryness always thirsty. I went to the doctor. I was 831, they couldn't believe I was still standing.

I went to all the different doctors, ophthalmologist, podiatrist, Endocrinologist. Took classes and for the last 2 years since I was first diagnosed had it all under control, kept my ac1 from a 10.5 to a steady 6.0. My sugar level was at a steady 90-100. But the last week or so things have changed. This morning my levels was a whopping 346. I haven't changed my diet, so I don't know what's happening.

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My sugar level was at a steady 90-100. But the last week or so things have changed. This morning my levels was a whopping 346. I haven't changed my diet, so I don't know what's happening.
I keep my a1c under 6. Sausages are part of my diet. I also can tell there is nothing new in my diet, except it happened there was a new brand of a product which is a part of my diet.
Perhaps you used a new brand of a dip, a new sauce, a new vinaigrette, or a new brand of bologna or other sausage, or similar ?

About a month ago I had a simple quick lunch; about 5 ounces Iceberg lettuce with couple of Tbsp peanut oil, and two store-brand lamb sausages which I've never had before). An hour after my lunch I measured 290 mg/dl (16.1 mmol/L).

It was very hard to believe sausages contain so much sugar (or starches) so I was puzzled and kept wondering what the heck I may have ingested between my breakfast and the lunch.

Few days ago I pulled the remaining lamb sausages from a freezer, and later measured 270. Still don't know why would anyone make sausages with a truckload of sugar. But, there was no any new food or other new brands in my plate. Sausages did it.


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Still don't know why would anyone make sausages with a truckload of sugar. But, there was no any new food or other new brands in my plate. Sausages did it.
Around here people try to be cute and put things like apple and cranberries in sausages (usually bratwursts). Not good for the ol' carb content... But the mystery ingredient also might have been something like potato or even a lot of tomato and/or onion or a condiment like barbecue sauce.

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Around here people try to be cute and put things like apple and cranberries in sausages (usually bratwursts). Not good for the ol' carb content... But the mystery ingredient also might have been something like potato or even a lot of tomato and/or onion or a condiment like barbecue sauce.
The only condiment in my lunch was bit of apple cider vinegar. Nothing else, and no sides except the Iceberg lettuce. I suspect there were starches (filler) in my sausages, and/or a plain sugar to make the meat tastier. I don't think there were any fruit pieces, but I have seen sausages with cranberries.

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I suspect there were starches (filler) in my sausages, and/or a plain sugar to make the meat tastier.
Wow. Just shows that it's tough to cover every base...

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Wherever the food industry, advertisers, and restaurants can add flavor, sweeten taste, and enhance its appearance, they will. Last count is there are 20 categories of additives with over 800 individual food additives. I assume only the air i breathe and the water i drink are safe from carbs or additives that can raise glucose.

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I had a blood test done ordered by my doctor that was non fasting.Then it was a phone call telling me the results saying I have pre diabetes,blood sugar level was not right.

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I'm assuming a genetic mutation as it happened when I was young.

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Yep ... poor eating and a lot of soda did me in. Docs kept telling me I was in pre-diabetic mode. I kept thinking ... "nah, only old people get diabetes". After getting up to pee five times a night and mouth dryness always thirsty. I went to the doctor. I was 831, they couldn't believe I was still standing.

I went to all the different doctors, ophthalmologist, podiatrist, Endocrinologist. Took classes and for the last 2 years since I was first diagnosed had it all under control, kept my ac1 from a 10.5 to a steady 6.0. My sugar level was at a steady 90-100. But the last week or so things have changed. This morning my levels was a whopping 346. I haven't changed my diet, so I don't know what's happening.
I suspect the sudden change in glucose at times happens to many of us. I wake up anywhere from 87 - 320. I've found that (interestingly) when I eat a high-sugar snack (like dried fruit) before bed, I usually wake up lower - 107-160 than when I go to bed hungry (as recommended).

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Dr Robert Lustig says; type 2 diabetes needs to be called what it is; "processed food disease".
Robert Lustig Website | Promoting global metabolic health and nutrition.

Dr. John A. McDougall says; the rich western diet is the cause of type 2 diabetes.
He also states that cows milk is the cause of type 1 diabetes.
https://www.drmcdougall.com/

I know how I ate most of my adult life "not good". So I belive them.


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