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Old 08-01-2013, 00:15   #1
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Hello- I am having gallbladder removal in 5 days
And wonder about not consuming too many
Carbs, sugar, or fat. Seems like most diets
Following contain a lot of starch. Also, I love
Raw vegetables and salads. Don't know what
Is ok.

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Welcome to our forum!!!

Sorry to hear about the gall bladder but you will soon hear from members who also lack that particular organ and are doing quite well.

Please tell us about yourself, your blood sugar numbers first thing in the morning, 1 & 2 hours after meals and at bedtime, describe your current diet in detail and anything else members can use to relate your condition to their own and start helping you with what works for them!

While you're waiting go out to Blood Sugar 101 and do a little reading. Jenny has maintained this site, written a book and quotes scientific research to back up what she posts... it doesn't hurt that she is also a diabetic! Blood Sugar 101 is sort a bible around here.

Many of us also follow a Low Carb/High Fat diet as discussed at this site, LCHF for Beginners, but I'm not sure how the upcoming surgery on your gall bladders affects what is promoted here... although as I said, others will be along to help.

In the meantime, read a lot, post a lot, ask lots of questions (there are no dumb or silly questions) and make yourself to home!!!

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Ok; I was diagnosed about 5 years ago,
Probably have been diabetic for much longer.
I have worked hard in the last 9 months
- working out; strict low- glycemic eating,
Supplements-has paid off well. HgbA1c was
around 6.2, now it's 5.7; my cholesterol,
Weight, and B/P have dropped! I feel good-
(have severe neuropathy tho) but this
Gallbladder problem I think has been a long
Time in the making. I could help someone
Who has trouble with general changes
Because I did my own research and has
REALLY paid off!

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Kitty, I'm glad the glycemic has helped you, but I found it let me have too many carbs, so I do true carb counting and it has been much better for my blood glucose.

Oops, I forgot to welcome you, so here's a great big welcome!

Can't help with the gallbladder diet, but we've discussed it before and some of us have had that problem, and they'll be along soon to discuss it with you.

Congrats on the new A1C drop!




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Thank you Patdarr and friends. I am having
Some trouble with figuring this site out
And communicating - a rocket scientist
I am not!! Do work in the medical field
Though. But thanks and I hope this posting
And responding and sharing gets easier.

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Sorry, I meant Patdart

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When the gall bladder is removed, it stops the ability to store bile up for when one eats a fatty meal. For this reason, especially right after the surgery, many find fats cause intestinal upset.

Usually, after some time has gone by (a year or so) the problems get less. Sometimes, like in my case, they come back with a vengence when one begins to increase one's fat intake.

Taking ox bile capsules before a meal helps tremendously. Although one still produces bile after the gall bladder is removed, it is only a steady "drip", so to speak, and there often isn't enough to cover fats in a meal. So taking the bile capsule restores the balance.

The surgeon who removed my gall bladder back in 1975 didn't tell me about taking bile salts (that's what they are sometimes called) - and I suffered for years unnecessarily.

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Veejay, thank you for this information.

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Hi, Kitty.

I also had Neuropathy, but once I got my bg below 140 mg/dl (7.8 mmol/L) and kept it there, it started getting better right away, then it went away.

We're glad you found us, welcome to the forum.

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