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I think you'll be fine changing your diet. I'd even say to take it a couple of steps further than the dietician at the hospital probably recommended. You can totally control your insulin with a low carb diet. I've read some 'diabetes' cook books and I'm shocked at how high in carbs some of the recipes are! You'd almost do better checking into something like a South Beach diet or a slightly modified Atkins.
 

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I think you'll be fine changing your diet. I'd even say to take it a couple of steps further than the dietician at the hospital probably recommended. You can totally control your insulin with a low carb diet. I've read some 'diabetes' cook books and I'm shocked at how high in carbs some of the recipes are! You'd almost do better checking into something like a South Beach diet or a slightly modified Atkins.
Some of those "Low Carb" diabetic diets are pretty strange, never could figure how some of them would be bennificial. Seems like most of them load you up with carbs that will take your body long periods to metabolize, that will keep your sugar from spiking but "stacking" carbs like that IMO, is not the way to go - for me anyway. I'd rather eat - control the spike and not have to "Pay" for it for the rest of the day and sometimes into the next day.

Those kinds of diets sometimes make it hard to get an accurate "Fasting" blood sugar(Caribou - notice I didn't use "BS" abbreviation - lol).
 

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When I was diagnosed as a diabetic, the doctor assigned a special diabetic nutrition nurse to me. She informed me that I needed to be a low carb diet.
She went trough all my normal meals and discovered that I was already on a low carb diet and I didn't need to change a thing. When the doctor took me off of the drugs that were inducing my high BG, I became a non diabetic again.

The reason I'm mentioning this is that my diet could be why I'm not a diabetic now, or most of my life, not dna, or activity levels. There is a possibility that being on a low carb diet can drastically lower the BG and get some people off all the drugs associated with diabetes.

My diet consists of eggs, meat, fish, chicken, vegetables. and some potatoes. I never eat fruit, ice cream, or drink milk. I do have some cheese and 2 pieces of toast in the morning with coffee or water. Most of the rest of the day I drink diet mountain dew or water.
 

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I think you'll be fine changing your diet. I'd even say to take it a couple of steps further than the dietician at the hospital probably recommended. You can totally control your insulin with a low carb diet. I've read some 'diabetes' cook books and I'm shocked at how high in carbs some of the recipes are! You'd almost do better checking into something like a South Beach diet or a slightly modified Atkins.
It's funny that you should mention that, because that's what I did. I do eat more Carbs that suggested with the Atkins Diet, but less than the ADA suggests. I also limit myself to 2000 Cal. per day so that I can lose some weight. All this seems to be working, my B/G level is down from 468 to 168 in a week, but that is also with medication.
 

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Diabetes is not an exact science it will take time to crunch all the numbers but eating as healthy as possible can only help ,you have 3 types of carbs= starches,sugars and fibers and you need all of them .On the nutrition label, the term "total carbohydrate" includes all three types of carbohydrates. This is the number you should pay attention to if you are carbohydrate counting. Limit your intake to a set number and go from there,proteins are free,and don`t go crazy with diets they just don`t work.I got this for my daughter she loves them,http://www.diabetes-shakes.com/ and if you want to crunch the numbers and see what`s on the foods we eat check this gov web site,is the one the industry uses for all the food nutrition labels.
http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/list
 

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Thank you my friend for the information. I'm new to all of this and your kind assistance is greatly appreciated. I am happy to report that my B/S is close to acceptable levels now, with medication, diet and exercise.
 

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Something to thick about for weight loss.

What is your daily carbohydrate intake requirement?
http://www.healthcalculators.org/calculators/carbohydrate.asp
If you cook and are counting carbs then you need help a good recipie calculator.You just input the ingredients/amounts and out comes the nutritional value of your recipie.Printable fool lables for keeping

http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator

http://chefben.tripod.com/recipe_calculator.html

http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php

http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ -best source for food information
and don`t forget the spices,they have carbs too.
THERE ARE CARBS IN SPICES SO A LIST FOR EVERYONE.
cinnamon for one tbsp = 1.7 net carbs
nutmeg for one tbsp = 2.0 net carbs
vanilla extract for one tbsp = 1.6 net carbs
imitation vanilla extract for one tbsp = 0.3 net carbs
black pepper for one tbsp = 2.4 net carbs
white pepper for one tbsp = 3.0 net carbs
curry powder for one tbsp = 1.6 net carbs
paprika for one tbsp = 1.2 net carbs
cloves for one tbsp = 1.7 net carbs
pumpkin pie spice for one tbsp = 3.1 net carbs
ginger ground for one tbsp = 3.1 net carbs
garlic for one tbsp = 5.3 net carbs
ground all spice for one tbsp = 3.0 net carbs
cardamom ground for one tbsp = 2.4 net carbs
mace ground for one tbsp = 1.6 net carbs
onion powder for one tbsp = 5.2 net carbs
cayenne pepper for one tbsp = 1.6 net carbs
poultry seasoning for one tbsp = 2.0 net carb
ground thyme for one tbsp = 1.1 net carbs
ground tarragon for one tbsp = 2.0 net carbs
ground sage for one tbsp = 0.4 net carbs
poppyseeds for one tbsp = 1.2 net carbs
ground cumin for one tbsp = 2.1 net carbs
fresh pepperment for 2 tbsp = 0.2 net carbs
dried spearment for one tbsp = 0.3 net carbs
dried basil for one tbsp = 0.9 net carbs
caraway seed for one tbsp = 0.8 net carbs
corriander leaf seed for one tbsp = 0.6 net carbs
ground oregano for one tbsp = 0.4 net carbs
fennel seed for one tbsp = 0.7 net carbs
dried parsley for one tbsp = 0.3 net carbs
Not my list but it helps.
Enjoy.:partydance:
 

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Thank you for the info RTG, that helps a lot. Just had a Doctors visit last week and he was very happy with my progress. He came right out and said that as I get closer to my target weight of 170-180 Lbs. I probably won't need medication, just control with diet.
 

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Thank you for the info RTG, that helps a lot. Just had a Doctors visit last week and he was very happy with my progress. He came right out and said that as I get closer to my target weight of 170-180 Lbs. I probably won't need medication, just control with diet.
How are you doing CAMO?,I pray that everything is under control.
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