certified diabetes educator

By grandmaducky Latest Reply 2011-09-06 14:24:17 -0500
Started 2011-08-16 11:18:19 -0500

when i was first dx withe type 2 i went to cde to get my tester and stripes and diet she told me to eat about 90 carbs a day i told told her that was to many for me ( i have been to medabolic doctor years before and learned to lose weight for me i had to be below 40 carbs a day ) well she just looked at me and she was done because i told her i wouldn't eat all that fruit so she washed her hands of me. i feel sorry for new diabetes because you feel lost and don't know what to do so you listen to doctor and diabetes educator with out knowing what they tell you in some cases will never lower your bg s.
you have to do some learning on your own after you know the basics because you have to know your own body. I feel sorry for people who are doing what they are told and still have high bg i want to tell them they are still eating to many carbs . this is just my 5 cents worth inflation you know lol

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Type1Lou 2011-09-05 13:34:24 -0500 Report

I agree. I found that the fewer carbs I eat, the better my BG's are. Dr. Richard Bernstein's book "Diabetes Solution" clued me into this and I've been a believer ever since reading it about 6 or 7 years ago. It took a number of years before Dr Bernstein's low carb approach was validated by the medical and diabetes mainstream. You can't argue with the good results!

Kirla 2011-08-16 16:15:32 -0500 Report

I’m glad I never had a diabetes educator. My doctor never sent me to one. When first diagnosed I didn’t know anything and researched the Internet for all the information I could find. Within a few weeks I realized that high carb starchy foods were what we had to avoid. I stopped eating bread, pasta, potatoes and all foods made with flour. My numbers only took a month or 2 to reach normal numbers. Went from a 14.1 to 5.9 A1C in less than 4 months.

After about 3-4 months I found Dlife and started to read the forum discussions. I was shocked at what I read. People were telling other people they had to eat 45-60 carbs per meal and 15-30 per snack. That’s when I started to post how I controlled my blood sugar. For almost 2 years I have been posting first on Dlife and later joined Diabetic Connect. I even wrote my story on a blog and have tried to get the word out to anyone who will listen. Haven’t been around lately, kind of burned myself out.

Anyway I agree that thousand it not millions of people are going to these experts and are being told how to eat and what’s healthy. I just wish people knew the truth. Following a low carb diet is the way to go. I believe that most people will benefit from such a diet. Anyway back to retirement for me. I don’t post much anymore but your story kind of hit a soft spot.

Thanks for posting

robertoj 2011-09-05 17:31:07 -0500 Report

I was told to eat 15 carbs at a meal. Three to four times that is scary. I feel that I have gotten good info from my CDE. It is important to find a good one as I have read some good articles from CDE's and some that sound like sabatuers. I happened to watch a dLife program the day after my dx and joined them that day.

jayabee52 2011-08-16 23:35:49 -0500 Report

Good to see ya kevin! You may or may not be aware, that I have joined you in contolling my BGs through what I eat without any diabetes meds. I have been doing that since Feb 2011 and have been telling everyone who will listen, kinda like you did. Please don't stay away too long!

JoleneAL 2011-08-16 11:44:08 -0500 Report

Fruit is a serious no no for me too!! I realize it is good for me, but not for my diabetes. I eat it, but only after I've had a low.

grandmaducky 2011-08-16 11:50:31 -0500 Report

thanks sometimes i feel like i am the only one that know fruit is bad for my body

KrisTX 2011-09-05 13:01:10 -0500 Report

when you say fruit, do you mean all fruit? I've read that pears and oranges make a good snack food (half an orange, whole pear). I've already been told apples and peanut butter are a good snack too.

grandmaducky 2011-09-06 14:24:17 -0500 Report

i agree with james but i fine for myself i get enough carb form green leafy veggies for me so i dont eat much fruit peanutbutter and celery is better for me than and apple and peanutbutter but you have to choose for you

jayabee52 2011-09-05 13:19:21 -0500 Report

apples, pears, oranges are better fruits than something like bananas or melons. Generally speaking the more fiber a fruit has the better it is for one's BG numbers. The berry fruits are perhaps the best in that regard.

Kirla 2011-08-16 16:17:10 -0500 Report

Your not alone were out there.

grandmaducky 2011-08-16 16:23:03 -0500 Report

thank you i think people listen too the low carb high protein but alot are brain washed i don't like the ada i know why are kids are fat ask me and i will tell you but thanks again glad i am not a lone

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