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Old 10-11-2014, 00:29   #31
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Welcome, bugellen. I'm classified as pre-diabetic or was at my first A1C, but with a current 5.2 I could say I'm normal, but I know better! I'm full blown diabetic depending on what I eat. Hope you have success in your venture, but don't kid yourself about being 'formerly' pre diabetic. That term is false and misleading. This is like pregnancy…you either are or you 'ain't'. If I eat bread, pasta, potatoes, etc. I'll pay the price with a 200 BG and it's simply not worth it to me. I'll keep my 5.2 and hopefully avoid the problems that will come if I don't!

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Old 10-11-2014, 00:30   #32
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After my first trip to the "Diabetes Management" dietician, who wanted me to eat "healthy whole grains" up to 45% of my diet and exercise after every meal (okay, that was good advice) I asked her to let me do it my way first. I got my lipid panel in line and lost 20 pounds in 3 months.

No one ever asked me how I did it except the dietician. And when I said I ate mostly leafy greens and steak (and LOTS of bacon) to the tune of 20-30 grams of carbs per day, she said, "Oh my gosh, that's not enough carbs! Your body NEEDS carbs. Didn't you feel sick?"

"Diabetes Management." Says it all right there.

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Thanks Patdart, and you make a good point.. I have to learn to say what I mean, because I agree, I'm free of symptoms BECAUSE I changed my diet. If I were to go back to the old foods, I'd be symptomatic again, I'm sure.

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Margilowry, yep I agree. One of my classmates put it like this: "doctors aren't taught to help you get well, they are taught how to manage disease."

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Margilowry, yep I agree. One of my classmates put it like this: "doctors aren't taught to help you get well, they are taught how to manage disease."
It's like when I take my truck to the truck shop. I pay them to fix it up and get me back on the road. They fix what I ask them to, but do you think he will mention the little oil leak that will soon become a large oil leak? nah, he wants to see me again down the road sooner than later.

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Old 10-11-2014, 08:25   #36
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Hello Ellen,

From another "nutritionist". I have a certificate somewhere which declares that I completed a course with UC Berkeley. Being a diabetic, I had little trouble with my instructor. She understood that I had to eat differently, but would never accept it. It would be professional suicide for her.

But I learnt most of my "valuable nutrition" on forums like these. I'm sure you will be a good contributor to the site with your credentials & knowledge. The rules as you have been told are strictly enforced.
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Old 10-11-2014, 23:50   #37
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Holy cow, die?? Seriously? That must have felt so good to come back with those numbers. Did they at least want to know what you did?
Yes, I had to explain in front of a panel of doctors because my nutritionist called for an intervention! Ugh! It was terrible and I was such a noob at LC/HF. But, I read everything I could find in a short amount of time. It was quite the ordeal!

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