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Author Topic: Diabetes- A Disease of Glucose Intolerance  (Read 600 times)

Offline walkerwally1

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Diabetes- A Disease of Glucose Intolerance
« on: September 24, 2017, 04:17:25 PM »
I like the Blog of Kelley Pounds "The Low Carb RN" and I thought some may find this post interesting.  Especially anyone whose doctor has stated that they no longer are diabetic !

https://lowcarbrn.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/diabetes-a-disease-of-glucose-intolerance/
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Re: Diabetes- A Disease of Glucose Intolerance
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 05:36:00 PM »
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This confirms to me that my first meal of the day, while it is my biggest meal, also needs to be my lowest in carbohydrates. Most times my breakfasts are carb free.

My biggest meal of the day is usually not breakfast but it is almost always carb free.  I recently bought a gadget to cook bacon in the microwave, which works great.  So I often have 2-3 pieces of bacon plus an egg, which fills me up to lunchtime (and often beyond). 

But more to the point of the article, is that I too have found that most of the dietary "guidelines" for people with diabetes would make my BG numbers worse, not better.  I am sooooo grateful that I did my online research shortly after my diagnosis and found the prior diabetes website (from which this one came to be).  Low carb, high fat works. 

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Re: Diabetes- A Disease of Glucose Intolerance
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 07:25:18 PM »
I am playing catch up tonight.  but I do fall into that category of ones whose doctors declared her cured. I really want to read this when I am not so tired.
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Re: Diabetes- A Disease of Glucose Intolerance
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 09:21:19 PM »
Yup. It's all about food and the way you eat. Good article Wally. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Diabetes- A Disease of Glucose Intolerance
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2017, 12:39:42 PM »
I read the article and found that I'm not the only one who has their blood sugar number creep upward because of stress.  I can watch on my CGM what my blood sugar is when I enter the Doctor's building and watch as it slowly climbs up, sometimes 100 points worth of "up".

Breakfast is probably my smallest meal simply because I don't feel like eating when I first wake up.  In addition to that I take a thyroid medicine 30-60 minutes before my first meal of the day.

Rhiannon - Are you allowed to tell us about this microwave gadget for cooking bacon?  I detest having to wash a fry pan just for 3 slices of bacon.
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Re: Diabetes- A Disease of Glucose Intolerance
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2017, 01:38:31 PM »
Grammabear:  I bought my microwave bacon cooker from Amazon.  It's called Joie Piggy Microwave  Bacon Tray with splatter lid.  Amazon has several similar products.  This one is priced just over $10, so I figured even if I didn't like it, I would not be out much money.  Thankfully, I do like it, very much.  It's very convenient and easy to use, especially for cooking bacon just for myself. 

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Re: Diabetes- A Disease of Glucose Intolerance
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2017, 03:29:31 PM »
Mary,

Have you tried our BG Tracker

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Re: Diabetes- A Disease of Glucose Intolerance
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2017, 07:26:09 PM »
Have you tried our BG Tracker

In my opinion that is one of the best features of the forum. I use it everyday.
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