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When your HbA1C is "normal"...

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by ixi1429, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. verdesca

    verdesca Type 2 · Active Member

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    back in the very early days I innocently asked my Doctor, "What can I eat?", She replied, "You can eat anything you like but remember there will be consequences."She is very good, I smile as I learn
     
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  2. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Very true. It is the fallacy of average. Two people can have the same HbA1c. One can have roller coaster swings with very variable peaks and troughs . The other can have minimal variability. The roller coaster person is more likely to experience complications.
     
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  3. singsteve

    singsteve · Active Member

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    Hi,

    One of the issues is, what's normal? certainly not a highly processed food diet with a large % of carbs. There is a massive choice of foods outside of what you perceive as normal. I have done low carbs and low processed foods for more than 20 years, I never touch bread and sugar and soda drinks are banned from the house but maybe just once a week i will go for marinara with spaghetti.... Of course, the purists would say use wholegrain spaghetti with homemade sauce and eat it slow.. which is fine but the Italian restaurant close to me is sublime. All my numbers are in the perfect range. After some time away from processed carbs etc, amongst other things, your body will become more sensitive to insulin and what was previously scary, becomes no issue. Just a point; go easy on animal saturated fats. look up 'intracellular-lypotoxicity' and it's contribution high blood sugar. I am involved in a government study in my Country and we have compiled the medical data and we amazed that there are not more publications. i do work in the medical industry and i am a qualified nutritionist. Good luck.
     
  4. veggirl

    veggirl Type 2 · Member

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    I do eat normal occasionally usually when I go to someone' for a meal and they serve up lots of carbs so i eat a little so as not to cause a fuss potatoes, bread but not cake or obvious sugary stuff. Most people just don't get what carbs are they think it's just sugar and say but fruit is healthy not for me it isn't but then I was ignorant once too
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    And those dang keto purists would say just have a steak...
     
  6. britishpub

    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'd keep that quiet :bag:
     
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  7. singsteve

    singsteve · Active Member

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    part of our current study is to explore what people really know (or don't know) so i am hoping to engage with people heavily involved in d2 forums and analyse what they think based upon forum advice from (in some cases) supposed experts....
     
  8. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    The thing about low carb is that it is normal for me - I am eating now the same foods I have always eaten when I could get away with it, because I have always had problems with my weight going up very rapidly when I ate 'normally' - since the mid 1970s low carb has been how I needed to eat. When I was very active I could eat up to 80 gm of carbs a day, usually it was more like 60gm, these days as I have so much more weight to lose it is often about 40 - almost two years of cereals to lower cholesterol and I weighed 264lb at my highest, with a waistline more like an equator, painfully and incompressibly over 50 inches.
     
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