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Hello Raindance. You're right - there ARE several schools of thought. The biggest difference is that a low-carb way of eating actually keeps blood sugar from rising to begin with, so there's no need to struggle bringing it back down. The other main method requires ever increasing meds to stay ahead of the rising levels created by including all the grains/fruit/etc., promoted by official diabetes organizations & carried forward by the minions of docs/dietitians/diabetes educators who are still taught these unrealistic carb ideas. Nevermind that their patients come back time after time unable to lower their numbers; in their professional zeal to defend their book-learning, they label those patients as being non-compliant even when they aren't, and in essence label them liars too - which they assuredly aren't.

If we don't want high blood sugar, why would we eat food that raises it, when that requires more expensive meds to control it? Carbs are not necessary to human health & well-being. High fiber IS good for us, so high-fiber vegetables make good choices for diabetics, and keeps us well-regulated. The high fiber content is a good counterweight to the carb content, and blood sugar levels aren't normally affected much. Including fats in the equation also keeps the carbs from spiking us so much.

Until your husband gets a meter, my advice is to keep him on the low carbs like you are, especially since he doesn't seem to MIND! ;) My own carb limit is about 50g per day & I don't feel deprived. His 6.7 A1c converts to an average blood sugar of 137, so you're catching this early. It seems to me that you're on the right track and just have to stick to your guns.

Thank you for joining us & do visit often! :)
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