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Getting more and more confused

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Kikky, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    With all due respect, I am shaking my head at your comment. All meat is good, fattier cuts are preferable when in context of a diet specifically based on lowering carbohydrates. Lower carb veg is better than those which are high in (esp)starchy carbs. All veg has carbs but wiser choices can be made as to which you can load up your plate with. In my opinion rice of any description should be excluded from a low carb diet with thepossible exception of a treat for someone who has recovered a measure of insulin sensitivity.

    As to fats which you do not mention specifically I know, healthy fats have to be included to offset the fuel from carbs lost and these are natural fats from fruits such as coconut oil, olive oil and avocado, or animal fats such as butter, lard, cheese as well as the fats from foul.
     
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  2. Pinkorchid

    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Many here have a low carb diet cutting out starchy carbs fruit and cereals and have all full fat stuff and a lot of meat and that works well for them and they enjoy it but it is not for everyone. Some do not like or can't tolerate full fat and red meat and prefer lower fat some are vegetarians and do not eat animal products but they make it work for them. A good way of getting fat is with olive oil and avocados with some nuts and olives and that works as well it is personal preference. Go with your instinct and do what you think will suit you best
     
  3. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. Some would say 'Fat doesn't make you fat' - it's the carbs that can cause weight gain.
     
  4. Stephen Lewis

    Stephen Lewis Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Last year I was put on insulin for the first time and as the dose was increased over 4 to 5 months my weight went up by 15+lbs. and my bg levels also increased for several days. When I asked my endocrinologist whether the insulin injection immediately caused my pancreas to motivate my liver to produce more glucose or whether the pancreas produced less insulin because of the higher insulin levels his response was, "none of these er no the first er no the second er the first."! I sounds like that part of your pancreas that pushes the liver is still working. As you say the only answer is a low carb diet. If I had known this 13 years ago I would have saved hundreds of dollars a year in drugs.
     
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  5. enb54

    enb54 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It is very simple for 99% of people with T2D. Get a blood glucose monitor and learn how to use it. Any other advice is for the 1% of T2D people who have additional health issues. End of story...
     
  6. Kikky

    Kikky Type 2 · Member

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    Hi Bluetit1802, I have no idea re HbA1c and no I'm not on any diabetes meds, it's all of a big learning curve, but I survived the weekend away, very very few carbs, even with friends offering crisps left right and centre !!
     
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  7. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Then you need to ask for a print out of the test results. This will tell you all you need to know, and believe me, you need to know what all your results are, not just blood glucose but also cholesterol, liver and kidney functions. All you have to do is ring up and ask the receptionist.

    Well done for surviving the weekend and avoiding the crisps!
     
  8. JohnH2019

    JohnH2019 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Please also have a look at testing your nutrition levels. Something like NutraEval from Genova Diagnostics or something similar. I had a doctor talking statins and a pacemaker when the underlying issue was my pancreas giving out causing nutrient deficiencies. My cholesterol was high due to excess sugar/carbs in my diet, another thing the statins doctor never even asked about. Improving diet (great advice from posters above), testing for and fixing nutrient deficiencies made a tremendous difference and avoided the statins, insulin shots and a pacemaker. ( for now at least...:)). I do also have to take pancreatic enzymes with each meal to break down the nutrients as the exocrine side of my pancreas was also impacted.
     
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