Dear SugarplumButtercup, I agree with your opposition to postpone eating if the glucose reading is "too high".
For those who take insulin then the glucose readings are often used to determine the insulin dose. However I favor the strategy that focuses more on identifying a specific eating strategy and then sticking with it without regard to the most recent blood sugar reading. Blood sugar spikes generally come from excess dietary carbohydrate intake that is highly processed. The way to avoid spikes is to stick to an eating plan designed to avoid this.
When I published research in 2005 comparing popular diets, our research group demonstrated that the Atkins, Zone, Weight Watchers and Ornish (high whole grain vegetarian diet) plans each reduced glucose, insulin, and other risk factors to a similar degree because weight loss occured to a similar degree. For example, insulin reduction at 2, 6, and 12 months paralleled the amount of weight loss regardless of diet type, so Dr. Sears can point to that data to answer Delores' question.View Thread
Dear Brunosbud, Thank you for your kind words and support.
I'm quite in favor of keeping the forum "colorful". It would be much less interesting and fun if everyone was polite and appropriate all the time. I enjoy when people are pushing the boundaries of personal expression and making their feelings known. Having said that, I will admit I've occasionally had hurt feelings when someone thinks I'm lame, and it feels good when others speak up in dissent. Thanks again. MichaelView Thread