Hello, my name is larrybaseball and I've had type 2 diabetes for about 18 yrs. I always thought that controlling carbs was the key to controlling diabetes. Recently I caught a snippet of a tv program that featured Dr. Neal Barnard. He said fat plays a role in controlling diabetes. What is the latest medical info on the interaction of fat and diabetes?View Thread
that was a great response. You are taking charge of your t2 diabetes in a way that works for you. Psychological, it must be satisfying to take control of your food intake(not diet) and see the results. I like your ability to take 'the power back' and not rely on Dr's. With me, going to the Dr. was an easy way out. just take the pills and you'll control the t2 diabetes. Ive come to the conclusion that I really don't want to change my style of my eating. Fear basically took over because of the high #'s 4 months ago .The fear has subsided because I have brought my #'s substantially the past 4 months. What I have learned, gradually though, is that eliminating certain foods brings real benefits. . I think I'm on the road to making to making a total change in my eating style. Thanks for the response.View Thread
I did google Dr. Barnard and his name DOES come up in highly sophisticated research on fat and diabetes. Researchers are now finding a DIRECT link between fat(in the cells) and diabetes. I've reduced my fat intake considerably along with cutting out all white starch except for 1 piece of toast with my morning coffee. It has been a relief to know that I can eat a considerable amount of food, except for the fat and starch, and still get fairly low fasting bsug's,~90 to100. I'm do for my A1C this wk and I think it will be in the low 7's. still need to get the A1C to around 6.View Thread
I have cut out all white starches, ie, wh potato, rice, spaghetti. have substituted winter,or butternut squash for starches. gives me the full feeling with low carbs,no fat. cut out cheese completely, except for small quantities of cr and cot ch. no beef, only chick br's and ctr cut pork. adding legumes to garden salads, ie, kidney bns, chick peas-both are high in fiber and give full feeling. cked carrots and broc are high in fiber, low in carbs and fat-both give me the 'full' feeling.
My sense, after watching the pbs programs featuring Dr's Neal Barnard and Joel Furhman, is that Fat and dense sugar products(w/ hi glycemic index #'s) are the problems in diabetes.View Thread
I got the Dr. Barnard dvd and watched it last nite. Animal fat in the cells blocks insulin from opening up cells to glucose and causes insulin resistance is his primary thesis. Technically its about mitochondria in the cells that burns fat. His answer is a vegan diet with extremely lo fat. I have trouble with a vegan diet but I have to do somethingView Thread
a1c went from 7.2 to 8.2 three months ago. Altered my eating greatly and my recent fasting bsug has been around 100,over 3 month period. my strategy of increasing protein and fat and reducing carbs seemd to be working, But when I saw Dr. Neal Barnards program on diabetes and he said aminal fats were the real culprit in diabetes I got scared. I'm at my lowest weight in yrs, from a high of 208 now down to 168, yet still with sometimes hi bsug readings. on max glipizide and metformin. with my weight so low I need a new strategy on food. have problems with vegan diet. if Dr. Barnard is right, fat is building up in my cells causing insulin resistance.View Thread
I can understand why fatty meats and dairy products would contribute to high blood sugar levels but I don't understand why lean meats, which are protein, would contribute to high blood sugar levels. The same goes for 1% or skim milk. Why are low fat animal products a problem?View Thread