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Old 09-21-2010, 23:05   #21
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You don't gain weight on this program? Good for you . . . I'd be the size of the Goodyear blimp!

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I just don't see the advantage of taking less insulin and starving. There is no such thing as a spike that is too big for a good meal like Smothered burritos or spagetti or baked mac and cheese. I like good food and I will take as much insulin as it takes.



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I do not gain weight from eating and I really don't eat that much but I wont compromise what I do have for meals. Today I had 2 frozen waffels and coffee for breakfast and a bowl of chili with cheese and crackers for dinner. I don't wat lunch any more and have managed to maintain my weight.

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I just don't see the advantage of taking less insulin and starving. There is no such thing as a spike that is too big for a good meal like Smothered burritos or spagetti or baked mac and cheese. I like good food and I will take as much insulin as it takes.
The only advantage I have for trying not to take too much insulin for me is just gaining weight. The truth is...I can cover just about anything...but when I eat higher carb foods that require more insulin I gain weight. So for me, watching my carbs is as much for weight control as blood sugar control. And....there is such a thing as too big of a spike for me. Your average blood sugar matters of course...but those big over 200 spikes after a carb laden meal arent good for you either. Granted, it comes down usually within the 2 hour mark, but someone that is not diabetic just doesnt spike that way after eating. Do I soemtimes break down and eat something carby because I know I can cover it? Sure I do....but it certainly isnt something I do all the time or I wouldnt fit in my clothes anymore

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The only advantage I have for trying not to take too much insulin for me is just gaining weight. The truth is...I can cover just about anything...but when I eat higher carb foods that require more insulin I gain weight. So for me, watching my carbs is as much for weight control as blood sugar control. And....there is such a thing as too big of a spike for me. Your average blood sugar matters of course...but those big over 200 spikes after a carb laden meal arent good for you either. Granted, it comes down usually within the 2 hour mark, but someone that is not diabetic just doesnt spike that way after eating. Do I soemtimes break down and eat something carby because I know I can cover it? Sure I do....but it certainly isnt something I do all the time or I wouldnt fit in my clothes anymore
Very well said Pam-I agree with you 100%

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wouldn't it be nice if we had fast acting insulin that acted as fast as the insulin that our bodies used to make and then we would not have those spikes. as long as they don't last all day they are not much of a danger. it is prolonged high glucose levels that do the real damage. If it were true that spikes kill you I should be dead already. And people who aren't diabetic die of heart disease and get limbs amputated too. Diabetes is in my opinion is used as an excuse a lot of times. The one thing that it does do damage to that no one else will get is your eyes.


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I just don't see the advantage of taking less insulin and starving
Hm. I can definitely not be accused of starving either myself or DH! In my own case, eating lower carb actually seems to make me feel more satisfied, not less. But whatever floats your boat Adjitater - your program seems to work well for you!

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wouldn't it be nice if we had fast acting insulin that acted as fast as the insulin that our bodies used to make and then we would not have those spikes. as long as they don't last all day they are not much of a danger. it is prolonged high glucose levels that do the real damage. If it were true that spikes kill you I should be dead already. And people who aren't diabetic die of heart disease and get limbs amputated too. Diabetes is in my opinion is used as an excuse a lot of times. The one thing that it does do damage to that no one else will get is your eyes.
Yes that would be awesome Heheheh I am gonna put that on my xmas wish list! Maybe if I am a really good girl....

No, I dont think spikes are going to kill you...I would surely be dead as well. We are all different and respond differently to foods. For me, if my average insulin usage goes up too much I start gaining weight. I dont blame it so much on the insulin, but more on the cheeseburgers and cheesecake So, its better for me to go the low carb route as much as possible!

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I really struggled with the healthy eating thing too. I have tried everything including juicing (that helped run my blood sugars through the roof) and total carb deprivation. It seems to me that each person should start with basic facts and tailor there diet to meet their needs. In my case, fiber is a big help. But that may not be for you.

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Fiber & fat both help slow down the carb escalation . . .

and welcome to DF, Bryant . . . good to have you with us . . . thanks for joining us!




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I really struggled with the healthy eating thing too. I have tried everything including juicing (that helped run my blood sugars through the roof) and total carb deprivation. It seems to me that each person should start with basic facts and tailor there diet to meet their needs. In my case, fiber is a big help. But that may not be for you.
Hello Bryant and welcome to the forum! Thanks for joining us and we appreciate all tips and opinions. Take time to visit often and take care!

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