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Old 05-10-2013, 14:51   #11
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Some people say that change is hard to do. They just aren't looking at the options realistically. Change or lose your vision, change or loose your feet, change or die and leave your loved ones behind. Change or it will happen. If they think it won't happen to them, they have blinders on. If they think they are superman, the fact is, carbs are kryptonite.
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Thanks Guys! The whole point is that I am trying to make a positive change. My intentions were to stay away from white bread and try wheat instead. I have started buying brown rice instead of white. I work out at the gym every day. So I really want that change and keep weight loss down. I have lost 30 lbs before that I had levels of over 500. Now last night was the highest in a long time (292). So it's not that I am not trying, it's probably that I am trying the wrong way. Believe me I am taking in all your comments. It really helps.

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It makes me sad to see that you really do not understand how incorrect the professional recommendations are. Yes, it is true, some people can eat a less-limited diet than others, but apparently you are not one of them.

Heed your meter -- it is not your personal failure, it is those overly-liberal recommendations!

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Tania? You've been on our forum nearly two years and you know what to do to control your blood sugar. Bread and fruit are out. Doesn't matter what kind of bread or what kind of fruit. Doesn't matter who provides it or why you eat it. You need to STOP eating it. You will never gain control until you stop eating carbs. As already mentioned, you can go on insulin, but then if you continue eating carbs, you'll gain weight. You can't have your cake and eat it too. Carbs are going to kill you, but before that, they will rob you of your sight, your renal function, your extremities. Wake up and take responsibility, young lady.



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Yes, ma'am, I will. The thing has been since I was diagnosed was that if I lose the weight and get back to where I was, maybe I can come off meds and not have to worry any more about my condition. Some people say you can get rid of diabetes if you are type 2 and then there are others that say that is not true. I work with a guy who had weight loss surgery and he was a diabetic. He said he is no longer a diabetic. So I work out every day to try and get back to where I once was. I have lost 30 lbs so far. I am really trying but am doing it wrong. I had baked chicken, green beans, and squash last night. That is one reason I was surprised to see such a high number. Yes, it's Tania. Thanks.

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I can't speak for other sources where you get information, but I can assure you that what you read on this forum is the complete unvarnished truth.

Weight loss to the contrary, you will always have to 'worry' about diabetes. It doesn't go away, but it can be controlled so that you are asymptomatic, and at low risk of complications.

What you eat makes a far greater impact on your blood sugar than how/when/if you exercise. Both green beans and squash are some of the carbier but still allowable vegetables. If you haven't already, then get busy testing the foods you eat to compile a list of safe foods. Get your way-of-eating in order and then worry about exercising.




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Relying on a workout ONLY, to control your BG, will eventually lead to frustration and burnout, IMHO. I have more control with modified diet ... and insulin.

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People who have WLS often think they've "cured" diabetes because they cannot physically eat as much anymore, so they avoid the carb spikes. Or sugar makes them "dump" so they avoid it. Unfortunately as well as the inability to eat a lot of food, their bodies will suffer from malnutrition in a lot of cases. So don't envy your friend, you can accomplish the same thing by eating fewer carbs and not having your body carved up.

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