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Old 05-24-2011, 23:37   #11
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What they told me is that I should be consuming 30 to 40g of carbs per meal. I think that is way too high and I should be only consuming not even half of that.

I was trying to stick to between 10 and 15g per meal and that seemed to be working with my BG numbers, although I am not noticing a significant weight loss. I have lost 3 lbs. in 3 weeks. I thought it would be much more than that at the beginning.

I'll keep plugging along but am really frustrated with this whole thing. Oh, and did I mention that even though my BG numbers have dropped significantly, they upped my Metformin from 2 x 500 mg per day to 3 x 500mg per day?

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I never eat a salad without putting avocado on it.

Look SandraO, We as adults know whats good food and bad food. I'm not saying don't listen to your doctor but you don't need him to tell you that cutting carbs and eating more greens and natural foods is good for you.

When you ate that orange you should know right then, that there is no one diet for everyone across the board. We are all different and if eating that way is counterproductive to you maintaining healthy BG levels then you need to try something more suited to your body.

You know what is healthy. All you have to do is put that knowledge into play. Really for me that was the hardest part. Listening to myself.

By now Ive realized that there is no magical diet that is going to cure me, there is no diet that I can follow exclusively for ever and be ok. I realize that being resilient and keeping low numbers is the best I can do. The rest is up to the man upstairs (or woman) .

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You are correct and that's why I have decided to do what I think is best for me. The orange was an experiment and I got the result. My mind told me that it was not what I should be doing, but on the other hand my medical team is telling me it's what I should be doing. Now I know. It just makes me wonder why I'm going to all of these appointments when I'm not getting correct information. Something definitely wrong with our medical system. I guess it's all about the mighty dollar. If they don't have people on meds and using their testing equipment, there would be a lot of people out of work! It's sad that they put our health at risk to keep their paycheques!

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That's why they call it PRACTICING medicine.

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You are correct and that's why I have decided to do what I think is best for me. The orange was an experiment and I got the result. My mind told me that it was not what I should be doing, but on the other hand my medical team is telling me it's what I should be doing. Now I know. It just makes me wonder why I'm going to all of these appointments when I'm not getting correct information. Something definitely wrong with our medical system. I guess it's all about the mighty dollar. If they don't have people on meds and using their testing equipment, there would be a lot of people out of work! It's sad that they put our health at risk to keep their paycheques!
You're sooooo cynical!

And sooooo right!

And we've all gotta experiment with the Dark Orange Side every now and then ...

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Test your blood glucose and in time you can decide for yourself. Eat to your meter is my refrain! Why not try their diet first and just see where it gets you? Oh, I see you have. Well, decide for yourself what the answer is and then follow the path you feel best for YOU?




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I think we have all been through the same experince. The medical community has views that don't work to keep our bgs low. They will tell us that an HbA1c of 7% is fine. They tell us there is not way we can have normal bgs and we will all end up using insulin at some point. They give us these high carb diets because they say we can't live without processed carbs. Many here and at other D forums have taken control of our own diabetes. We eat to our meters. The doctors and dieticians work for us, not the other way around. At first I felt bad going against my dieticians advice. But the results prove my point. I am only 4 years into this and I am down to my college weight- 118, in a size 4. My HbA1c is 5.3, almost normal. Yes, I eat low carb, but I don't deprive myself of anything. I just figure out a way to cook it low carb.

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sorry Im laughing here...Ive had identical situations...my reply was

so I need to eat more carbs so I need MORE insulin? And if they don't get that...they'd be on the other side of sane!

it is a constant battle with 'professionals' to see the positive side of low carb...personally I lost 35 kilos on low carb...so I can't see how that's bad for my diabetes...like you they looked at my very detailed numbers and suggested lol 3 x optifast...I know who is the sanest!

good luck...and yes the meter tells the truth

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