Brunosbud, white rice and white pasta are refined versions (in the case of white rice) and refined and highly processed (in the case of white pasta) versions of wholesome,whole natural foods. But despite their color, white potatoes are simply a whole vegetable that happens to be white. I eat them all the time, Potatoes sustained whole civilizations.
It is my understanding that the therapeutic dose for metformin is at least 1500mgs and possibly more but that a doc will prescribe a lower dose such as the one you were prescribed to see if you can tolerate it without gastrointestinal problems. Anyone else know if this is correct?
I eat no meat, fats or oils, dairy, eggs. I do eat potatoes and sweet potatoes, corn tortillas made with just corn and lime, brown rice, beans, polenta, oatmeal, squashes and lots and lots of leafy greens and other vegies and fruit. T2 for twenty years. No meds. Fasting sugars now in the 70's.
Atkins wrote a book called Dr. Atkins Nutrition Breakthrough or something like that. In it he says that although his diet is the best diet for diabetes some of his patients "adjust" to his diet (quotes his) and their sugars start to rise. I get the impression that while you are losing weight your sugars might be lower but if you are at your normal weight they can rise. So he devises a "meat and millet" diet in which he adds grains. I think this will not work because he doesn't eliminate meat and fat. He also doesn't seem to mention this in his other books.
Fat causes insulin resistance. Animal protein can cause a spike in insulin sometimes more than some carbs.
On the other hand, I notice many on the group have been low carbing for years. If they are taking no meds and their sugars remain low or get lower then maybe they are doing something right. If it ain't broke don't fix it. But if you are eating a certain way and your numbers climb and you have to take more and more meds then maybe you should take another look at what you are eating.
Look around you. If you know other t2 diabetics you will probably see that unlike people on this group, they are careless about diet and rely on pills. People who come to a support group like this and who want to take charge of their own health are in the minority.
I have to ask this. Could one's age have anything to do with a Wii injury? I ask because I have grandchildren who love the active WII games and every time I am at their house they are playing. Now this is something else for me to worry about. But kids do all kinds of things that older people can't do. They seem so much more flexible.
I am going to my daughter's who will be having ham, meatballs and sausages and desserts. I always bring my own food for myself and another daughter and anyone who wants to try some. I will be bringing a big salad, made from scratch organic polenta with tomato sauce, a lentil loaf, fruit, a butter bean casserole and bean enchiladas. My daughter will bring a dip if white beans, artichoke hearts and spinach. We use vegetables or FinnCrisp fat free rye crackers with the dip.
Larrybaseball, what is your A1c and your fasting numbers? Eighteen years is a long time. Are you at a normal weight? Do you take meds? Have your numbers been increasing over time or are they pretty stable? Do you have any complications?
Halle Berry was a T1 diabetic and was using an insulin pump. Then I saw an article somewhere in which she said she either cured herself or was cured of the T1. Is this possible? Sounds to me like she is a T1 1/2.
I do not quite understand. If your numbers are consistently low then wouldn't your HbA1c reflect that your insulin is at least adequate? Does insulin continue to become depleted even if your blood sugars are normal? If your blood sugars are normal what good what it do to know your insulin levels? Is there anything you can do to protect your beta cells? If you can't, what benefit accrues from testing insulin? Can you be insulin resistant and still have adequate insulin or does being insulin resistant cause depletion of beta cells?