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Old 06-08-2014, 18:50   #1
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From what I read, organ damage from BG occurs at BG of 140 and over. I believe I could eat several chocolate chip cookies each day, a bite here and a bite there, i.e. very small portions, and never spike my BG over 140, or even 120, yet I would probably end up with a much higher A1c than Dr. Bernstein would approve of.
My question (maybe a stupid one) is, would I be damaging my health by eating like this?

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From what I read, organ damage from BG occurs at BG of 140 and over. I believe I could eat several chocolate chip cookies each day, a bite here and a bite there, i.e. very small portions, and never spike my BG over 140, or even 120, yet I would probably end up with a much higher A1c than Dr. Bernstein would approve of. My question (maybe a stupid one) is, would I be damaging my health by eating like this?
Why would your A1c be higher if you can eat a cookie and not have a spike?

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Why would you want to? You said that you were trying to avoid an official diagnosis. Eating foods that are pure junk would be counterproductive.

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Your HbA1c maps very roughly to your average blood sugar over the llifetime of your red blood cells (in theory 3 months.) An HbA1c of 5.7% maps roughly to an average of 117 mg/dL.

To achieve a sub 5% A1c, you are targeting your average at below 95 mg/dL. I'm not convinced that cookies, even in small portions will help you achieve that.

You believe that you could do so? Or do you have evidence in terms of test results showing virtually no spike?

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Do you intend to eat anything else besides cookies? And you got this idea from your diet guru, Dr. Bernstein? I thought you had embraced his ideas and nowhere do I see him recommending chocolate chip cookies.




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From what I read, organ damage from BG occurs at BG of 140 and over. I believe I could eat several chocolate chip cookies each day, a bite here and a bite there, i.e. very small portions, and never spike my BG over 140, or even 120, yet I would probably end up with a much higher A1c than Dr. Bernstein would approve of.
My question (maybe a stupid one) is, would I be damaging my health by eating like this?
Well ... I used to believe that. Hey, my doc said I could! So, I tried it. (Apples and toast, rather than cookies. Still ... carbs.)

Big Shock: I spiked to the skies!

Turns out that carb effects accumulate ... and over a 24-hour period or shorter, several nibbles are the same as 1 big gulp. The effects of a carb binge can last from 48 hours to 1 week.

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Well ... I used to believe that. Hey, my doc said I could! So, I tried it. (Apples and toast, rather than cookies. Still ... carbs.) Big Shock: I spiked to the skies! Turns out that carb effects accumulate ... and over a 24-hour period or shorter, several nibbles are the same as 1 big gulp. The effects of a carb binge can last from 48 hours to 1 week.
I've personally never experienced carb effect lasting long. I'm able to eat carbs and if I see a spike it's usually back down quickly and never seems to effect the next days numbers. That's just me though.

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Yes, but if I'm not mistaken, you've posted many times in various threads about how you can eat high carb foods and meals (pizza, pasta, etc.) and react as a non-diabetic would. There's a big difference there. I don't actually know any diabetic that can eat pasta or some of the other foods you are able to, and control blood sugar or spikes with minimal effort. Just sayin -

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Yes, but if I'm not mistaken, you've posted many times in various threads about how you can eat high carb foods and meals (pizza, pasta, etc.) and react as a non-diabetic would. There's a big difference there. I don't actually know any diabetic that can eat pasta or some of the other foods you are able to, and control blood sugar or spikes with minimal effort. Just sayin -
I'm not saying every one can. As I said I'm able to. Maybe there are others. Everyone's body is different.

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Volfan? I think it's time you started testing after you eat all these carbs - at one hour, mind you - and sharing those numbers with us. You are disrupting this forum with your taunts about all the carbs you eat, and we have the scientific knowledge that carbs raise blood sugar without fail. You are not so individual as to be able to sidestep this basic biological finding.

So either 'fess up, or shut up.



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