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Old 03-23-2012, 04:35   #21
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Shanny, my ignorance is showing! I don't know much...don't know one from the other..., but just ordered sweetener from your site's recommendation...I'll now stick to food I do know about.

Shall we talk crawfish or gumbo?




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Old 03-23-2012, 05:16   #22
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I used to make a mean gumbo, but I haven't tried it with cauli-rice. Prob'ly should, shouldn't I?!




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Old 03-23-2012, 10:37   #23
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Hi Nancy I am new here also hope to get to know you and learn as much as I can..have a wonderful tomorow

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Old 03-29-2012, 05:24   #24
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Boy, I've gotten so much help already. You're going to be here a lot Jan.

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Old 08-04-2012, 01:45   #25
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Hi B'ham Nancy.

Sounds like we're not so different. I've recently read Richard Bernstein's update book The Diabetes Solution (in the Whatcom County library system). By following his advice back in the mid-90s I managed to keep from progressing from 'impaired glucose tolerance' to diabetes but then slipped ... a lot ... wrong diet, wrong exercise, not measuring BG etc. The usual suspects.

If you've not read Bernstein's book, I highly recommend it. (I'm not into measuring BG 8 times a day, though. 3-4 is generally all I'm willing to do).

If you prefer, there is good info on the web. For a quickie intro to Bernstein's approach, check out his recent (2010) lecture on youtube, by searching for "Richard Bernstein diabetes"

You also can find what I think is good information, in nice digestible portions, on a website you'll find by searching for "blood sugar 101" (I can't put in links yet, as I'm a new member too).

I've cut waaaayyy back on carbs of all sorts, pretty much stopped wine (no more than 2-4 oz in the evening), increased walking after lunch (works for me but apparently not some others here) & taking the extended verson of metformin XR (500 AM, 1000 PM, 500 PM). I'm drinking a LOT more water, too, as I've discovered that my BG goes up when I'm not very well hydrated. Stress, lack of sleep, illness all pump up the BG too. ick ick ick

My BG is dropping back toward normal ranges, especially fasting BG. Post-eating is best if I move around a lot the 1/2 hr after eating: a walk, heavy-duty outdoors work, etc. Reading, sitting at the computer or other sedentary activities (my 1st) preference, is definitely NOT the right thing for me to do, though I often do just that. It shows in the BG numbers. Probably as dumb for me as eating carbs, actually.

Don't give up hope. Improvement is possible.

And hey, your BG supplies etc are now covered by your Medicare insurance payments, no additional co-pays!


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I'm 65 years old, 20 year Type 2, recently having a lot of trouble with BG. Take 1,000 Metformin AM and PM. AM BG running in 150's and spiking after any carbs. No weight change recently but about 40 lbs overweight. Really getting help reading all your posts. Thank you. Never had to watch my diet this close before. Will be here frequently.

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Old 08-04-2012, 02:56   #26
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Hello and welcome!

My last sushi meal was right after diagnosis, I spiked to 11. I may do that once in a very long while but it's definitely off my "can eat" list. Tonight though I had a lovely chicken, avocado, bacon, cheese and lettuce wrap. Later I'll have some blueberries and cream. Num!

I'm so glad you're watching the carbs and testing! You'll figure out what you can and can't stand as far as carbs go.

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Old 08-04-2012, 03:31   #27
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Continue your renewed discussion, folks, but we are finding many many posts to old threads recently, so do try to watch when you're prowling through old threads . . . check the date of the most recent post to that thread and if it's more than 3 or 4 weeks ago, be sure your post is relevant and reviving the thread makes sense. You can also check if the original poster is even still active - just look at their profile and it tells their most recent activity. If they haven't been back since they started the thread, there's prob'ly no point in addressing them - they're long gone and the thread is dead.





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Old 08-04-2012, 13:41   #28
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For all you sushi lovers! Here is what i found;

Low Carbs High Fat: Search results for sushi

I hope that this will replace what you are missing. I haven't tried them myself but am tempted to. Check out the other recipes too, they look yummy.

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Old 08-04-2012, 21:42   #29
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For all you sushi lovers! Here is what i found;

Low Carbs High Fat: Search results for sushi

I hope that this will replace what you are missing. I haven't tried them myself but am tempted to. Check out the other recipes too, they look yummy.
Oh my!! That is something I just may have to try!! I saw she/he? mentioned trying the miracle rice as a substitute. I just got some more of it in my netrition order. An experiment may be at hand!! Need to get some smoked salmon and I'm set!

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Old 08-05-2012, 07:05   #30
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Let us know how they turn out GrammaB :-)

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