Sam F.
By Sam F. Latest Reply 2012-01-27 08:17:39 -0600
Started 2012-01-26 20:31:44 -0600

Ok so my BFF has type 2 diabetes. She got diagnosed last summer. She's always craving food but also always saying her body can't take the sugar. I know there is something I can do but I just don't know what.

** I'm not diabetic but I post Q's for my BFF. we are both 13.

2 replies

John 2012-01-27 08:17:39 -0600 Report

Hunger always overpowers willpower, so when I see someone hungry, I am concerned with the long term viability of their plan.

Many of us believe that metabolic syndrome, which your BFF probably suffers from, is caused by diets too high in sugar. But we can't simply cut sugar out of our diets, and that's a paradox most people refuse to see around. Low carb, high fat people say there is nothing wrong with fat. Not only do we eat as much as you want, but 60-70% of our diet is fat. This greatly reduces insulin levels and our fat stores are free to burn. Physical hunger dissappears, largely.

I don't recommend anybody simply jump in to my plan without researching all teh facts and satisfying yourself it's healthy. I of course believe it's best for most, but our governments and health care communities haven't bought in, yet. After four years, nothing but good has come of it for me.

MEGriff1950 2012-01-27 01:28:38 -0600 Report

Hello Sam and I really appreciate you supporting your friend with her disease. There are many healthy snacks that your friend can enjoy without hurting her blood sugar readings. Fresh fruits and vegetables, unsalted nuts, hard boiled eggs, lean cooked meat, possibly some cheese. The snack foods that are good for her are also good for you to enjoy too. You might try switching to healthier snacks the 2 of you can eat together.

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