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Old 10-20-2016, 02:39   #1
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Hey! I'm Carol and i'm trying to avoid diabetes, so i joined this community

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Hi ketocarol, welcome to the forum.

Since your profile shows Pre, means you are susceptible to getting diagnosed as diabetic. However, taking charge now can put off the diagnosis and avoid the complications. We like to refer people to a very informative website, Bloodsugar101, to help them get a good grasp on understanding and managing diabetes (and keeping at that "pre" status.

Many of us here have been very successful with maintaining near normal BG eating low carb high fat - LCHF. Not all are aiming in getting into nutritional ketosis. Me, I try to be there most of the time, with a target of 30 grams of carbs per day or less.

We like to hear of success stories, and being proactive is a step in the right direction. If you could, would you share how you were given the "pre" title, how you are currently managing, and what kind of BG you are seeing on your keto diet. I am assuming you are doing it all on diet and exercise alone at this time.

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Old 10-21-2016, 00:37   #3
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Thank you for your advices! I'm on ketogenic diet currently, so i pay attention to my carb intake. Honestly, I'm not diabetic, there were no option to indicate it when i joined to the community. That's why i selected "pre". However my mom just got diagnosed with type 2. I wanted to know more about the disase, and how to prevent it. And i'm on ketogenic diet, and i like your recipe subforum. That's why i joined. Hope you don't mind

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You're more than welcome here, Carol.

There are a few of us on the forum who maintain ketosis. I try to stay there all the time but sometimes go out because I'm only at the edge of ketosis. I use the Ketonix breath meter to measure my level of ketosis. Now and then it measures high but most of the time it's in the low to moderate range.

The carb level (and fat level) needed to be in ketosis helps me a lot with blood sugar control. But it certainly is a commitment.

Is your mom agreeable to at least lowering her carbs to help with her diabetes? The website Blood Sugar 101 is an excellent resource for all things about diabetes. The author of the site, Jenny Ruhl, has also published a book of the same name which contains what is on the website. I find reading a book preferable to reading a computer screen, and perhaps your mother would also like a book she can study. (There is a new updated version of Blood Sugar 101 now, just published this year.)

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Thank you for the kind words! Sadly, my mother doesn't speak english so i absorb the info on her behalf

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Hi Carol and welcome.....

Diabetes is a weird disease in that usually you have to have the genetic make up to get the disease. It is not caused by eating poorly! Of course as you know, your mom is a diabetic so that alone, increases the odds that at some point you will become diabetic.

The bad news is that if you have the genetic predisposition to be diabetic, there is nothing you can do to 'not become diabetic'!

The good news is that you may be able to delay the onset of the diabetes and you may also limit the severity of the diabetes you may experience.

Most of us here use a special way of eating (not a diet), that involves eating very low carbs at all times, that helps us maintain our blood sugar levels below 140mg/dl (7.8mmol/L), as this is the level of blood sugar where cell damage begins.

Then we also increase our intake of fats, to offset the metabolic requirements from reducing our carb intake. We call this Low Carb High Fat (LCHF)! The science behind this is spelled out in the website noted above by VeeJay!

First learn all you can about this, and if it looks like a good plan, give it a try. Of course you will need a blood sugar meter with strips to monitor your results. But doing this will for sure delay the onset of diabetes if you are in fact destined to have diabetes....

Good Luck

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