Anyone eating for diabetic reasons?

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AnaE7

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Posted: 02 Aug 2018, 14:01
I've been diagnosed w/prediabetes and facing meds if I don't get my numbers down by December. Anyone know of healthy meal plans for bkfst, lunch, dinner that work to keep carbs & sugar down to a minimum?
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baskington

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Posted: 02 Aug 2018, 14:11
not diabetic but using the food journal and posting whatever food you are thinking of eating will give you the macro's on the food. basically all meat and most seafood is totally carb free. leafy green veggies are very low carb to hardly registered.


broccoli, cauliflower zuchinni are super low carbs safe for you.


flours, sugars etc are all high carb. there are alternatives to use, just takes a little research for low carb breads and noodles.


I am keto but it is a bit too restrictive for some folks. Eating healthy is much easier. you just have to watch your carbs.
AnaE7

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Posted: 03 Aug 2018, 14:38
Good to know some of my favorite veggies are low carb! I heard a Stevia Monk Sugar combo is a healthy alternative from my Doctor. Doing my best to lower sugars & carbs. Thanks for your info!
Ana
Elvis2U

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Posted: 07 Aug 2018, 07:50
Research Adzuki Beans and Mung Beans. They are great nutrition that help control diabetes.
I remember reading about Adzuki Beans in the book Sugar Blues, and just did a web search for “Adzuki beans and diabetes”. There is a lot of information out there.
AnaE7

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Posted: 07 Aug 2018, 13:07
Hi Elvis2U; I found some interesting receipts using adzuki & mung beans. I'm looking forward to trying them. Thanks for the tip and Sugar Blues (appropriately titled).
Ana
mrsgruffy666...

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Posted: 07 Aug 2018, 20:27
If you avoid grains, even wholegrains, all vegetables which grow below the ground, and rice and pasta, you'll be on the right track. Of course, no sugary cakes, lollies, chocolate or biscuits too. I am diabetic, and I have tested all the artificial sweeteners.. including stevia, maltitol, erythritol and xylitol and I react to them in exactly the same way as if it was sugar. Steer clear of all low fat stuff.. if it's low fat, it's almost guaranteed to be full of sugar or sweeteners and carbs. Read labels.. a can of tomato soup has 9 teaspoons of sugar in it! You'd think tomato soup would be safe, right? Fruit is also quite high carb, apart from berries. I hope this helps.. good luck!!
MrTommy

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Posted: 08 Aug 2018, 07:07
I've been "high/normal blood sugar" for years now. I'm 72. I watch the obvious stuff (white anything, deserts, fast food, etc) and check my blood sugar every morning. There's no explaining the readings. Some days I get a 130 reading and the previous day I ate nothing but meat, salad, protein drinks etc. Next day I get a 109 reading and had a bit of ice cream at a friend's house. And maybe a small bag of chips. No meds though. I'm not sure what the trigger numbers are for 'having' to take meds either. It's odd about the 'numbers'. When you read articles on diabetes and diabetes diets, they seem to forget to mention the 'numbers'. What's good, what's bad, etc. What's up with that? Have you discovered mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes? And riced cauliflower instead of rice? I have one slice of Trader Joe's flour free bread every morning with my breakfast. According to glycemic index info, some of this stuff takes longer to digest and therefore has a lighter effect on your blood sugar numbers. Good luck with this crap - ha.
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AnaE7

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Posted: 08 Aug 2018, 15:36
Thanks for the info and tips. I had no idea that I should steer clear of veggies that grow below the ground! And reading labels takes time but worth it. I have tried mashed cauliflower (frozen variety) and found it pretty tasty. I dodged meds for another 6 months and when I return for my blood test in Dec., and hoping I won't get prescribed any. But yeah, need to be mindful of everything going down the hatch from this day forward. Flour free bread at Trader Joe's...well, taking myself there this weekend. I know that my number for Carbs needs to be no more than 150 gms/per day. Sugar no more than 25 gms/per day. Thanks for your input mrsgruffy666 and Mr. Tommy! And my best to all!
Ana
Lippybeth

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Posted: 10 Aug 2018, 10:26
I don't use a meal plan per se, but I limit my carbs, eat virtually no bread, pasta, or sugar at all and it has kept me from developing full blown diabetes. I have been on the borderline for several years and want to keep it that way !.. It's easy to do if you just eat proteins and lo carb vegetables. There is a great website called DietDoctor.com that has incredible lo carb and keto recipes. I never even think I am being deprived and I am never hungry or have cravings.
AnaE7

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Posted: 10 Aug 2018, 14:57
Thanks Lippybeth, will check out DietDoctor this afternoon.
Ana
foreverhealt...

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Posted: 24 Aug 2018, 09:14
I was just diagnosed with pre-diabetes also. I don't have a blood sugar tester until my november appointment, hopefully; but, asked to have my A1c done. so my understanding is, for breakfast no refined carbs, but steel ground oatmeal with a raw apple,cooked and freeze individual portions, or can thaw overnight in refrigerator; need maybe a tsp of brown sugar only and milk You need the grains also for fiber. Hard boiled eggs are convenient for breakfast. As Mr. tommy suggests the better carbs; are slow in increasing your blood sugars; and help for hunger
AnaE7

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Posted: 24 Aug 2018, 16:11
I enjoy steel cut oatmeal too. I toss in a cinnamon stick when cooking. And use unsweetened coconut/almond milk and a handful of blueberries. Learning to make modifications, portion control, no pasta or rice or too many sandwiches or burritos (darn). Using little to no sugar in tea. I do enjoy a tsp. Of organic Agave sweetener that has 5 sweet calories. I’m losing weight by ounces though. That’s better than not losing anything.
Ana
Yoyonomore66

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Posted: 26 Aug 2018, 09:06
Hi Ana, I’m diabetic T2 and I started keto in April. I also have a lot of other health problems and I am a part time wheelchair user. I have cut out all obvious carbs, bread, pasta, rice etc and I now only get carbs from veg. Honestly I was the Queen of carbs before : breakfast, dinner, tea and supper. It only takes a few weeks to stop the cravings for them. It’s so worth it to as I’m now in the recovering diabetic group. I will always be diabetic but my bg is completely normal unless I eat the obvious trigger foods. I have familial hypercholesterolism and it to is now in the normal level for the first time in my life. I’ve been on statins since my mid 20’s I’m 52 now. I stay below 20 carbs every day x
AnaE7

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Posted: 26 Aug 2018, 21:28
Hi Yoyonomore68, you’re doing great. Keep it up! I’m making slow progress. I blow it here and there. Today, I ate ahoney wheat loaf from Outback and 1/2 a margarita. But, will get on track tomorrow. I still have cravings I need to say NO to. Changing your food choices is one of the hardest things ever!
Ana
RDL58

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Posted: 24 Apr 2019, 05:11
I just heard of the Virta health plan for reversal of type 2 and pre-diabetics. Maybe have a look at them. https://www.virtahealth.com/
Dee_T

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Posted: 24 Apr 2019, 08:29
Absolutely.
When I started 12/1/18, my A1C was 7.1 (out of control diabetes)
The 4-month checkup was 6.1 (pre-diabetic)
Eating Keto. (Basically Atkins phase1 if you are looking for easy instructions).



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Anyone eating for diabetic reasons?
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