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Old 08-03-2014, 16:54   #41
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You haven't completely given up white flour, because the power crunch bars contain white flour.




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Your test shouldn't be over 140 at any given time. I aim for 120. Organ damage can occur if ur blood sugar is over 140. It's best to keep blood sugars flat, not rising and falling
Newbie question here: So does this mean people with NO blood sugar problems, their BS stays the same? I thought it was normal for it to go up some, and then come back down.

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No, they don't stay exactly the same hour after hour. Non-diabetics, having healthy livers and pancreases, do experience fluctuations in blood sugar, but their signals systems quickly notify whichever organ of the specific need - glucose or insulin - and that organ can deliver with pinpoint accuracy the amount of either substance required. A drop or two of insulin if the carb load is way heavy . . . a drop of two of glucose if blood sugar is falling a bit low.

Our impaired organs cannot meet the challenge, so we have much greater fluctuations and must employ other methods to keep our fluctuations to a minimum.

This article shows that non-diabetic blood sugars prob'ly range from 70 to 120 at most.




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Newbie question here: So does this mean people with NO blood sugar problems, their BS stays the same? I thought it was normal for it to go up some, and then come back down.
Depends on the person, meds, and what is being eaten, exercise, etc.

Speaking just for myself, someone not on meds, if I can get the right level of exercise and eat a meal of only protein and fat I can see a decrease in BG from premeal to one hour reading, then a slight increase at two hour point. These numbers are usually starting in low 70s, then down to low 60s then up to high 70s-low 80s.

If I eat dark greens with the meal I will see a slight increase at hour point and level off at that number. So the same numbers as above but without the dip in the middle.

Again, that's just me. Just to show that a spike doesn't necessarily have to happen. We just have to learn how to eat for our own individual circumstance.

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Please don't get sidetracked onto the weight loss detour. Listen to your body when it tells you fats prevent that shakiness and the hunger. Concentrate on lowering your blood sugar with LCHF, and your weight will take care of itself. Fats do not make us fat - carbs are what makes us fat.

And please do read the links I gave you above . . . and check our own recipes board for the best tried and true LCHF recipes. We can't speak for a lot of what is floating around the net, but we know our own recipes work!
Wow, a big ol' light bulb just lit up! I have been struggling with weight for a very long time, morbid obesity. Several years ago I lost 70 lbs and got stuck there. Kind of half-assed doing LC, and that is when I got my dx. Still focused on weight loss I just couldn't fathom all that having T2 meant. While I cut down on carbs, I didn't cut down enough.

So now, in part thanks to all the wonderful, common sense information and support I am getting here, I finally "get it" that I need to just eat right for my poor body to heal itself and the weight loss will work itself out.

And I'm also giving myself some credit for sticking to VLC (not perfect) for almost a month now. Each day is getting better and easier.

What a relief to know I only have to focus on one thing!

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BTW I always figured that because I was losing weight, the numbers would come down. Not true for me. Doctor kept repeating...lose the weight you'll improve your T2. Nope. Eating less, in and of itself, did not do the trick for me. Eating FAT and protein will.

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Yep - first lesson learned - docs don't know sic 'em about diabetes control. Some dang fools along the way have taught them that weight loss cures everything. T'ain't so, folks!




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Also, the scale doesn't move sometimes when inches of fat are disappearing. I don't know why, maybe I'm building more muscle from being more active?

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Yep - first lesson learned - docs don't know sic 'em about diabetes control. Some dang fools along the way have taught them that weight loss cures everything. T'ain't so, folks!
Yes, and when you go to the doctor for a broken leg you get lectured about being fat. Every thing is because I'm fat. No wonder I avoid doctors like the plague.

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Newbie question here: So does this mean people with NO blood sugar problems, their BS stays the same? I thought it was normal for it to go up some, and then come back down.
My husband has no sugar problems. We tested his blood sugar today with...yes, a bran muffin! and his readings were
92 before eating
147 thirty min after
158 an hour after
86 two hours after

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