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Old 12-30-2009, 16:36   #1
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hi there. I have had diabetes about a year and a half.

I take a low dose of met, I eat less than 50 carbs a day. I excersize 3 times a week.

this has worked for me.

my ac at Dx was 10.5. my last four have been 6 or under.

I am off my statin.

I have lost just short of 80 lb and holding.

that is what is working for me.

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Yannah, that is fantastic, you are a Type 2 role model! I cannot eat less than 120g of carbs without becoming weak and then I cannot do my daily exercises without feeling exhausted the rest of the day. Don't you become tired very easily? I know a dietitian who says adults need a minimum of 130g of carbs each day in order to function properly and have the energy we need to get through the day. She also mentioned that our brains need the carbs to function 100%.

I do see many Type 2 diabetics who are eating well under 100g, like you, and they seem to do quite well with it. I wish I could do that. I am 29 pounds overweight and holding steady for a long time. If I could adjust to 80 0r 90g per day and still exercise, I would probably lose my extra pounds.

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This is the reason that I like you Kelli. You are a good roll model to be Happy & Healthy.

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The dietician I just saw told me to keep meals to 45-60 grams carbs and snacks 15-30 grams. I was shocked to be allowed that many grams and definitely do not eat that many.

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There are many dietitians who will say this to all people, diabetics included. I have read this on many diabetes websites. They may be taught this when they are biing trained as dietitians, I don't know. Since I have 3 meals and 2 snacks each day, I would be eating 165-240 carbs per day. I actually eat 130 carbs per day and that satisfies me very well. It took some adjustment for me to be able to do this. I do not gain weight as long as I stick with 130 carbs. I gradually cut my carb intake each week until reached that level. I know diabetics who eat as little as 50 carbs per day and still exercise and do quite well. I need my 130. I tried 100 but even after several weeks I did not have enough energy to do much exercise at all. It may have something to do with my age. I am 70 now.

The level at which we can be healthy, avoid weight gain and have the energy we need, varies from one person to another. You need to experiment and find your own level. take it slowly. If I ate what your dietitian suggests I would gain a lot of weight and my diabetes would suffer greatly.

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Based on my blood sugar, I could not handle 40 g per meal as my Endo recommended. In fact, about 30 is my limit; I try to eat that much only at dinner. And I am finding exercising (gently!) immediately after dinner is also helpful to my blood sugars.

I have added Vitamin D, more Omega 3's (gotta research use of omega 3's some more, especially since I limit myself to flax oil, as a vegetarian) to my regimen.

And it is what works for me. I cannot eat very much starch at all. I am finding tiny portions, like 10 g net carb worth, keep me from missing my beans too much, and I make sure to eat them with a portion of low GI vegetable, to slow them down.

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I think you are right about the weight loss part of it all. My sugar levels are now good and I am exercising more and more, but my weight loss has plateaued. As you both said, I need to figure out what works best for me, so I will keep experimenting.

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What works for me has to do with the acidic level of the food and liquids I eat/consume. I also make sure to snack through the day at about 2 hour intervals until 8 pm at night.

As I've mentioned in other threads here, by working with the acidic level of foods I seem to have found a good way of controlling my weight, blood sugars, and medication requirments.

Follow the link when you click on my name to the website that discusses this - look for the blog page 'You-the Chemistry Set". I hate to be pushing the web site, but the info there does explain what I mean completely and simply.

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hi

you seem to be adhering to too much of restrain.keep away the
stress of diabetes and be a bit more liberal lest you may face
malnutrition.

all the best

enjoy the life.

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