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Old 11-17-2010, 05:13   #1
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Hi all. I posted here a couple of weeks ago when I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic. I am on no medication, just trying to control w/ diet and exercise.

I am still waiting for the doctor to refer me to an endo (jeez, what is taking so blasted long?) and really feel like I am going it alone right now when it comes to diet. Since being diagnosed, I am watching labels very carefully and eating lots of protein and very few carbs. This is a whole new way of eating for me and in the past 4 or 5 days, I have had chronic diarrhea. Could the sudden change in diet bring on the change in bowels? Obviously my body has been so used to the crap (no pun intended) it's been getting that it's probably in shock from getting healthy food!

Anyone have any suggestions? I have some kaopectate, but it says do not use it if you are diabetic without consulting your doctor. Problem is, trying to reach my Dr. is like pulling teeth sometimes.

I've thought about eating some bran flakes with nonfat milk, but since I haven't seen the endo/nutritionist yet, I don't even know if I can have them.

Help!

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Hi there. Keep in mind that while you need to limit your carbs, you still need some. That is the preferred fuel of your cells and without it you can have other complications.

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Hello Wendy, the link below shows the Glycemic Index. It gives examples of foods with higher numbers that suggest fast acting carbs, and lower numbers that suggest sloer acting carbs. If you avoid the fast acting carbs it will help prevent high blood sugar soon after eating.

http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...mic-index.html

I never eat any kind of cereal. I usually avoid rice, white bread, bananas, potatoes and certain other foods. These foods can be eaten in small portions, after you have a treatment that gives you stable control.

I hope you can establish good control with diet and exercise alone. Many type 2 diabetics can do that. Good luck during the weeks ahead!

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Hello Wendy, the link below shows the Glycemic Index. It gives examples of foods with higher numbers that suggest fast acting carbs, and lower numbers that suggest sloer acting carbs. If you avoid the fast acting carbs it will help prevent high blood sugar soon after eating.

http://www.diabetesforum.com/diabete...mic-index.html

I never eat any kind of cereal. I usually avoid rice, white bread, bananas, potatoes and certain other foods. These foods can be eaten in small portions, after you have a treatment that gives you stable control.

I hope you can establish good control with diet and exercise alone. Many type 2 diabetics can do that. Good luck during the weeks ahead!

Richard
Thanks for that Richard!

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