Thank you so much for this website and your comments! Reading your comments has helped me as diabetic try things within the realm of my sickness and not be dangerous. It has also enlightened me and helped me to realize that I AM ALLERGIC TO STARCHY CARBS - COMPLETELY!!! (that was hard to admit) My health manager put me on the following to manage my diabetes and to loose weight 2 months ago: 1400 cal, 158 carbs, 88 protein, 47 fat. It was not until after reading your comments that I realized the starchy carbs may be my problem altogether! My blood sugar has not been a steady stream for 3 days in a row....it runs 125 in the morning - upon rising....after breakfast, about the same and dinner up in the 140-180. There have been times that I've experienced great numbers when I graze throughout the day and not eat three traditional meals! I cried when I saw the following numbers 86, 96,106! My goal to aspire to...... This week I am sick with flu systems, not to much of an appetite, and it has been ridiculously high, 199 this morning....I am taking prednisone, hydrocodone cough syrup, and an inhaler. I am feeling better today with the flu systems. I am anxious to try cutting out all starchy cards and to break my 2000 mg of Metformin HCL into four doses instead of two!
Thank all of you for sharing your experiences.....they have been helpful and enlightening and I will report back of my progress in a few weeks or so!