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Old 09-29-2015, 19:37   #21
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I hate to have to tell you this, but our medical information that we get both from our doctors and diabetes educators are badly out of date. I'm type 2 and have learned that diabetes is primarily a 'do it yourself' condition. My meter is my expert to advise me. You'll catch on fast as you read sites we recommend. It just is a learning curve and you'll then know what works for your body. Plenty of fat cuts cravings by the way. Sometimes I just eat butter by itself if I've not had enough fat with my meal.




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Sorry, but eating carbs snacks such as crackers doesn't cure cravings - just the opposite - it encourages them. Sadly the advice you received doesn't surprise us.

You have done very well in a short time. When I was first diagnosed in August 2010, I had an HbA1c of 8.2%. By October, mine was down to 6.2% and by the beginning of 2011, it dropped further to 5.1%.

So, yes, you've still got scope to match that and YOU CAN! We are running a marathon and on the route we all stumble on the odd occasion - sometimes as a result of well meaning advice and sometimes because we just get a little sloppy.

We can't avoid some of the bad advice, but once we know what works for US, we can ignore things that don't.

Again, well done.

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Real peanut butter isn't too bad. Adams natural has 6g of carb per 2TBS, 2 of it fiber. I mix a bit with butter and eat it straight, or spread it thin on a thick slice of cheddar. Your carb tolerance may vary.

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chriml,
Wow, congratulations on getting you A1c down to an acceptable level. That shows you are making wonderful strides in controlling your blood sugar levels. hen I started the LCHF life on 5/1/201 I was at A1c of when I got checked again in July I was down to 6.0. I was amazed as I hope you are. During that same period I dropped my nightly Lantus Insulin injections from 126u to 60u, that also was one of my goals. I am now down to 50u and hope my next A1c is below 6.0, I want to be in the 5% club!

Keep up the good work, don't trust what so called educators tell you without your own verification either here or using your blood meter! You really are off and running, it probably just does not feel quite that way....but you really are!

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my diabetes educator told me to have that to lessen my cravings.
Good grief!!!! (Does a small drink lessing an alcoholic's cravings??? )

This kind of advice will just set you back to Start when it comes to getting over the cravings.

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You aren't the first one to be led astray by diabetes educators/dietitians/nutritionists, chriml, and unfortunately you won't be the last. They are taught the same as other medical professionals, that carbs are necessary to good health. That teaching is absolutely unequivocally wrong, and has been repudiated countless times over the years; it's just that the medical community and governmental agencies are loath to admit error, so they continue promoting the horrendous lie they fell for so many years ago.

Humans need a very small amount of glucose for specific bodily functions, but that glucose can be created from non-carb sources in a process known as gluconeogenesis. Eating carbs is unconditionally NOT a requirement!




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It's so true about doctors telling you things that are not always true. I went for blood work and 3 months ago everything was out of control and not right. When I went today everything was great except for the sugar which had come down from 8.1 to 6.1 still have a long way to go but the doctor said to me because I have diabetes there is a 3 percent chance I will have a heart attack within the next 10 years. ( He did this figuring with a calculator) He wanted to put me on cholesterol meds when all my cholesterol levels were fine. I told him I have a better chance of getting killed when I walk out this door so no I don't want to go on cholesterol meds. What is it with doctors and more meds?

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Yep, that's SOP too. Even my very wise doctor put me on statins the minute I got the diabetes diagnosis. In those days I didn't know any better, so I took 'em. After a year of pain & loss of strength, I stopped taking them and told him why.

The pharmaceutical industry pressures doctors something fierce to prescribe these very dangerous and expensive drugs. LCHF will fix your cholesterol as well and usually better than any pill.




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I eat butter, Nuts , I cook with olive oil WHAT other foods can you suggest? I would like to figure out what kind of snacks I can eat besides Vegetables. The problem with me eatting alot of fat's is I need to also lose weight.

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Fats don't make us fat. It's carbs that make us fat and cause inflammation which leads to other ailments. Eat as much fat as you can, slash carbs as much as you can, and you'll find you're losing weight as well as maintaining good blood sugar levels.

Check the sticky thread at the top of the Diet/Nutrition board for what to eat for snacks.




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