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Old 10-02-2015, 22:25   #1
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I am a 72 year old male who has ben a diabetic for about 32 years I just started using coconut oil about a week ago.my wife put me on a very strict diabetic diet and so far I have gained five pounds and my blood sugars are between150 and 200 I was up to 3 tbls but I have cut back to 2 tabs. anybody got any help or answers for me

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Tell us about the "Diabetic Diet" your wife has "put you on".

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she took all my simple carbs away I eat quinoa for breakfast I eat a lot of leafy greens and fresh vegies I have cut down on my meat.

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Yep. That would do it. That's a diet guaranteed to make things worse.

Try a nice breakfast of bacon and eggs. Whole eggs at that. It's prettying as good as it gets

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Welcome to the forum.

I'd like to suggest a couple websites for you and your wife to read.

www.bloodsugar101.com will increase your knolwledge of diabetes, and especially how to get your blood glucose (BG) down quickly and safely - read the section called "How To Lower Your Blood Sugar".

I have to tell you that the "diabetic diet" that you are on now will not accomplish this. There is a way that the folks on this forum have found to be instrumental in getting their BG down and keeping it there. Basically, one stops eating the foods that cause BG to rise in the first place - carbohydrates. This way of eating is call low-carb/high-fat (LCHF). You can read about it here LCHF for Beginners – the Low Carb, High Fat Diet I will point out that eating fats will not make you fat nor will it clog your arteries. Which is exactly what those of us on this diet have discovered. You can find more information about this on the diet doctor site.

I hope both you and your wife will read these sites, and the threads on this forum - especially other members' intro threads. Come often, and ask any questions you may have. We're here to help you get control over your diabetes. Many of us have, and you can, too.

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I should mention that while coconut oil is good, it's not going to accomplish any miracles in the way of controlling diabetes. Diet is the key.

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oh buy the way three years ago I weight 325 lbs today I weight 234 lbs

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Weight loss is all well and good and I congratulate you, but it isn't going to fix your high blood sugar. The best way-of-eating for controlling diabetes is low-carb/high-fat, whereby you eliminate from your meals all grains (corn, wheat, oats, rice, barley, quinoa, etc.), root vegetables (potatoes, beets, carrots, yams, etc.) and fruit (basically all fruits except possibly a few berries occasionally). What this means is no bread, pasta, cereal, or other starchy/sweet foods. Meat contains no carbs whatsoever, so there's no need to cut down on meat, unless you've been eating way too much of it. Use this calculator to learn how much protein you need, and then stick to it. http://sweetgeek.net/food/protein_calculator.html

This link (Getting started on LCHF – Part 1: Clean out day | The Science of Human Potential) outlines the guidelines for LCHF, although you'll want to ignore the part about a 'whatever' day, because diabetes doesn't take any days off, so we can't either. So no whatever days.

And eating to your meter is paramount in maintaining good stable blood sugar, so follow these instructions: Eat-to-Your-Meter and start keeping your blood sugar UNDER 140 (7.8) from now on.




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Welcome!

You've already been given the important links to read, please do read them and if your wife will, her also. You will learn so much about how to control your diabetes by doing this reading. It isn't going to be easy at first, but in the long run it is so worth it. Give LC/HF a good chance and I think you will be well pleased with your numbers.

Glad you found us and best of luck to you!


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I am a 72 year old male who has ben a diabetic for about 32 years I just started using coconut oil about a week ago.my wife put me on a very strict diabetic diet and so far I have gained five pounds and my blood sugars are between150 and 200 I was up to 3 tbls but I have cut back to 2 tabs. anybody got any help or answers for me
Hey oldmangruff, welcome to the forum. You've been given links to very good reading material, so I can't add to that. Only things I can think of is asking about right now are: are you on any meds for diabetes, what has your testing times been, what has your BG been running (prior to the coconut oil). You said you have been taking coconut oil for a week and mentioned your BG, what are the readings of 150 and 200, fasting, after meal, random readings?

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