One of the first things newly diagnosed diabetics need to ingrain in their brain: Processed foods high in added sugar are poison. The average consumer is not aware how much added sugar are in:
How many health "nuts" do you know buy "No Fat" this & "Low Cal" that and "No Cholesterol" whatever...all, loaded with added sugar.
What has "sugar" have to do with a thread related to eggs? Because, most people (& doctors) believe that eating eggs raises cholesterol. There are two main reasons for high cholesterol in America.
1. Sugar (added sugar raises triglycerides, not eggs) 2. Lack of Exercise
I eat eggs all the time because I don't drink "juice" or other "health foods" loaded with added sugar and I walk six miles a day. Eat what you like without fear of high cholesterol provided you move throughout the day and you refrain from most processed foods...because of the hidden added sugar!
PS: There are many on this board that advocate eating fruits is bad for diabetes. Though both contain sugar, there is a huge difference between natural sugar in fruit and added sugar in processed foods like cereal and bread. Again, the trump card is movement.
Is diabetes a "disease"? Or, is it an "injury"? If your goal is simply to lower blood sugar, I would agree, eating fruit may present problems for many diabetics. But, if your goal is to repair and strengthen essential systems (liver, kidneys, lungs, heart immune system, GI tract) responsible for blood sugar management in the human body, I believe eating fruit, regularly, is absolutely essential. Do you want to treat the disease or do you wish to recover from injury? Fruit is not junk.View Thread
I respond to all fellow board members with the truth. My truth. Just because I share "my" truth, does not mean another's person's truth is wrong. In these hypersensitive times of political correctness and the customer's always right, most people, today, subscribe to, "If you have nothing good to say, then, shut up." In other words, it's not only bad to be "negative", it can cost you your job!
But, people need to understand that the truth is always a matter of perspective and honesty is far more important than hurt feelings...and, "shutting up" is far more "negative" than not sharing relevant intelligence with another human being in need.
Who's stopping you from eating what you want? How safe is safe?
I eat what I want, when I want. Only difference is, I'm "well" controlled. How controlled is "well" controlled? Again, I decide that! So, celebrate your power! Celebrate your mind! Celebrate your life! Whether it be in-control or, out-of-control, you're in control! How safe is safe? (note: most recent A1C: 5.2) View Thread
Processed meats are red meats cured by either smoking, curing or salting. Bacon and sausage are two of America's most eaten processed meats. The American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association advise no processed meats are safe. When my sister was first diagnosed with colon cancer, a well respected cancer dietitian in Newport Beach, CA first question to her: Do you eat any sandwich meats, bacon or hot dogs? If so, stop!
Bernstein has many followers, Flute. Someone will come along and comment I'm certain. Are you sure he wasn't talking about turkey bacon and sausage? Or, the faux, veggie (morningstar) bacon and sausage Dr. D has mentioned, here?View Thread
donpark, I'm glad you're following your doctors advice about walking, daily. If you visit almost every board, here, each guest specialist is advising their patients to eat more fruits and vegetables, reduce red meat consumption, stay away from sugar added foods and beverages, don't smoke, keep alcohol to a minimum, get more rest. There are no gimmicks or tricks. Outcomes from whichever "lifestyle" disease you may have don't improve without concurrent healthy lifestyle interventions. Without a patients full intentions and self help, doctors are left only to prescribe drugs. When diabetes treatment is limited to drugs, only, that's when patients have made a decision: quantity of life over quality of life. Amputation is a quantity of life treatment. The people you spoke of saw that train coming years before they crossed the tracks. Regardless how you sweeten the words, no choice is a choice.
Doctor's can't tell a patient that. They never will. But, I can cause it's the truth that every diabetic needs to hear. Some people can handle the truth and some people want it served with cookies and warm milk. Sorry, but that's many "carbs"...View Thread
You're a "teacher". If you were to teach a class on "How to Live a Healthy Life", what would you say? What would you show them? I think if you were to teach such a class, you'd find no matter subject you were initially hired to teach, if you're not teaching them how to live a healthy life, you don't deserve the title, "teacher". Educate yourself by educating them. A healthy life is to be selfless.View Thread