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Old 02-09-2014, 03:46   #1
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Yup! I feel managed. I don't think I was ever diabetic full blown, but yesterday I looked back at blood tests I have going back to '03 and they all show BG levels around 110 or over.

I've been about mid 80s fasting average for several weeks now and started eating very LC since shortly before Christmas. Up until dinner at Sizzler tonight I'll bet I have consumed under 20g carbs all day.

So I had a 8oz Ranch steak cooked rare and the salad bar. A little romaine, lots of spinach, red pepper ring, lots of red onions, red cabbage, half avocado, few green beans, lots of blue cheese dressing and cheese. Drizzled with olive oil too. I had 4 chicken wings with hot sauce and BC dressing, a small cup of veg soup with chunks of steak. I did not eat the potatoes or carrots or corn in the soup. I also has steamed broccoli and covered it with nacho cheese sauce. Water to drink.

It was good, filling and took the place of lunch and dinner as I skipped lunch today. The best part was I tested about 1 hr 15 minutes after first bite at 89! Yup, I think I'm managed :-)
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It's great to be able to go out and eat that well! Well done!

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Yep, you are managed. Well done.

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Good for you! You've learned how to do it!




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Thanks all! I never could have done it using conventional wisdom. I owe my success solely to this forum. I have spent much of my free time reading here and following links posted here. In the end it's you members that have shown me what works for you. The little $10 meter and a couple of hundred strips I bought on Amazon along with following what works for you have allowed to easily get my BG levels down to a very healthy level with diet alone.

I was elevated for at least 11+ years I found out recently and just the 3rd day of diet change brought down my FBG to a safe level. This whole experience and lots of reading and exposure to HFLC has really changed my outlook on the whole healthcare industry which had already been pretty cynical.

I'm now wondering if any doctors are actually trying to cure their patients of anything, or are they just trying to manage their maladies to the point of a bit of increased comfort but keep them diseased to the point of continuing to utilize their services forever.
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:20   #7
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Yeah, I'm new to this but it seems that there is a lot of misunderstanding/ignorance on the doctor side of this. We are in charge of our own destiny in the end eh?

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Big Nick!

On to less cheery matters. Blame goes to the system more than to individual docs (allowing for the inevitable bad apples found in every group).

The American Diabetes Association (ADA), along with many of its counterparts in other nations, is responsible for setting high-carb diets and high A1c's as desired standards for diabetic care and outcomes.

These are the standards many docs learn in school. Insurance companies, HMOs, and many physicians' groups dictate these standards to their employees ... the docs, dietitians, nurses and diabetes educators so many of us must rely on.

Why is this so? ADA's revenue sources are the most likely reason. In the 2000s, it was well known that ADA received much funding from Big Junk Food, Big Agro, Big Pharma and Big Insurance. More recent donor privacy provisions make their current funding sources harder to track down.

Big Media is similarly (and more openly) corporate-funded. Myths about diabetes abound throughout our culture, and are constantly refreshed. This is why support from friends, family and co-workers can be hard to find.

Long story short ... yeah. We have to be in charge of our own destinies.
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Happy Dance for Big Nick!

Happy Dance for being in charge of our own destinies!
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And on a side note, your dinner sounds absolutely delicious.

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