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Old 10-27-2011, 20:14   #11
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Quite a few of us here have had the same experience.

It takes a certain cussedness to deal with diabetes, and part of that is the fact that ADA advocates this high-carb diet. Many of us find that when we eat low-carb, high fat, our blood sugars are better controlled, our lipids improve, and ... we lose weight.

Some people think it is a conspiracy, others think it is the stupidity of committee decisions. Whatever it is, the ADA diet does not work for many people.

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Old 10-27-2011, 20:16   #12
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Doctors are just parroting what they were taught in med school, and we suspect they're also obligated to conform to ADA (American Diabetes Assoc) guidelines. But here is a doc from Sweden who is not bound by the ADA, and the Swedish food/drug administration has seen the light and given a GREEN light to the LCHF way of eating.

Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt on LCHF

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Old 10-28-2011, 08:01   #13
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Welcome to the forum.

Question: Are you taking the oral meds with food? They can not be taken on an empty stomach or else you will get lots of bad side effects.

Comment: I wouldn't be afraid of Insulin. My A1c was 12.7 (very high) and my tests showed I wasn't producing enough Insulin, so I started Insulin and Metformin ER about 6 weeks ago. At first I gained fluid weight, but that all went away in about 3 days after I took a "water pill" for a few days. Insulin has not caused me to gain any weight. But, the low carb/high fat diet is giving me weight loss and normal BGs. Without the diet (just on the meds and Insulin) my BGs still weren't normal or stable.

I would ask for a copy of your lab test results because you will want to track your Ha1c numbers. Here's a website someone on the forum gave me that has LOTS of delicious meals that are great for you AND the whole family. http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/

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