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April 30, 2012 4:27 PM

The bottom line is that there is no such thing as a diabetic diet.

Diabetes is a disease of glucose control. Reducing the glucose load is fairly hard to argue against, don't you think ?

Especially as there are no "essential carbohydrates" ie carbs that your body has to have and can't make (as opposed to "essential fatty acids" etc).

Diabetes associations worldwide have their heads up their ass advising "balanced diets" and crap that leaves their victims munching on the very foods their body can't handle.

True. And it isn't just the Diabetes associations. I was diagnosed pre-diabetic about seven years ago and became full-blown insulin dependent after an attack of pancreatitis set off by the steroids I was given for Bell's Palsy back in 2009.

I was in hospital a number of times between 2007 and 2009 and was shocked by what would end up on my food tray when I chose the "diabetic plate" for breakfast, lunch or dinner. At least half the items would be chock full of carbs - and not the good kind. I would have my wife bring me in a big bag of beef jerky to eat on between meals because I left most of the food on the tray and just ate whatever protein and fat there was to be had.

Admittedly I am an extreme case but my wife and I went out for lunch a couple weeks ago and I got a wrap that sounded ok. Tortilla, scrambled eggs, sausage, tortilla couldn't hurt, right? Checked my BG two hours later and it was over 400. People have different levels of Insulin Resistance and there are some of us who simply cannot eat carbs except for green veggie carbs.
April 30, 2012 7:03 PM
+1 - The Glycemic Load Diet
May 2, 2012 8:12 AM
Thanks for all of your replies everyone! Lots of people have things in common it seems, but there are different opinions as well. Thanks for all of the websites everyone recommended too!!! This diet is extremely hard but I'm following it with strive!!! Everyone in my family, aside from my husband, treats me like I'm stupid for eating the way that I do...Which I find shocking as they are my family, but hey what can you do right? I really appreciate all of the support on here :)
August 7, 2012 1:39 PM
September 14, 2014 9:12 PM
I have just been diagnosed with insulin resistance but can definitely help. Firstly, I love cereal. I know how hard it is to cut it out. But really do try. If you can't, drink it with unsweetened almond milk for a protein boost. Also, don't eat only a can of green beans for a meal. Every meal should have protein. I suggest chicken and turkey because they are the leanest. However, a healthy kind of a fat in limited amounts is actually a good way to help your body process the sugar. Go with quaker lower sugar oatmeal. It's the best. Also, Sara Lee whole wheat bread is also great. For fruit, try and learn to like berries. Apples and other fruits can be high in simple sugars. Worry about the calories, but don't focus solely on them. It's more about lowering carbs and sugar while boosting protein. Lastly, try and eat your carbs later at night. Your body will process them better.

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