overall management of diabetes

Cookies Vegas
By Cookies Vegas Latest Reply 2015-03-03 09:49:46 -0600
Started 2015-02-20 16:19:24 -0600

I am trying to get off all meds by eating better, sometimes, most the time i am confused about whats good for me, what can i aford, and be able to eventually not need meds anymore.


10 replies

Kabby52
Kabby52 2015-02-22 03:22:21 -0600 Report

I've done it with a very strict diet. But I found it hard to find a doctor that would give me encouragement and support in a natural way of handling your BG. Most doctors I find will want to ignore your great results and try to convince you to go back on the meds. I got my ac1 down to 6.7 and BG range from 80 to 120 but the doctor was still not impressed and would say things like "One of these days, you pancreas is going to explode". Also my sister-in law that is pro medicine became upset and told me to go back on my meds. She believed that I would develop kidney failure by not being on meds. That's the problem I faced, but you can do it without meds but you need to find support or you might give up. Best of luck.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2015-02-22 00:13:55 -0600 Report

Howdy Neighbor
WELCOME to DC!.
I had developed a meal plan where i stopped my twice daily injections of NPH insulin, kept my BG (blood glucose) in the 80 to 130 mg/dl range and achieve an A1c of 5.5% and lose 65 lbs over a 5 mo period. I have written up this meal plan and am still using it 3+ yrs later. I offer it to anyone who is interested in taking a look. It doesn't use any fancy foods, just basic foods.

God's best to you and yours
James

WitchyVic
WitchyVic 2015-03-02 22:43:24 -0600 Report

I would love to have a copy of your diet. I would love to get my A1C down to below 8. How can I get a copy?

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2015-02-21 02:33:13 -0600 Report

In terms of what you can afford to eat… I am on food stamps, low income, and I thought I could not afford to eat healthy. I do not know how I afforded not to eat healthy before. Eating healthy I shop the perimeter of the grocery store, I don't go up and down the aisles (except occasionally the coffee aisle and the spice aisle) I do buy frozen fruits and veggies. I start and spend most of my shopping experience in the produce department, then move straight to meet where I buy some beef and chicken, then skip to frozen, then on to dairy for cheese, yogurt and cream. Occasionally, very occasionally, you have to add in things like oil or stuff like that, but man once you stop buying all that pre-packaged stuff and canned stuff, it is so much cheaper you'll be amazed at how your grocery bill gradually goes down. Mine sure has.

Mallacai
Mallacai 2015-03-03 06:14:31 -0600 Report

Ten points for you lilleyheidi. Shopping on the perimeter of the supermarket is the best way. It's healthy and cheaper. My suggestion to you would be drop the beef and use turkey instead. yes i know it is poultry but your body would love you for it. Keep it up.

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2015-03-03 09:14:19 -0600 Report

I'm a firm believer that beef is good and healthy for you. Our bodies enjoy the fat content from it. But that is just my opinion. I don't eat it every day, but a few times a week.

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2015-03-03 09:49:46 -0600 Report

ahhh, yes traditional dietary advice says a lot of things that are not true. If we listen to a lot of the things that are said we would be filling up on more carbs per day than are healthy for a diabetic and not eating enough protein. There is absolutely nothing wrong with red meat. Our ancestors ate plenty of red meat and lived a long time with no coronary issues. Ahh, don't get me going ! LOL, trust me red meat a few or more times a week is plenty okay for you :)

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-02-20 18:02:38 -0600 Report

I don't know where you are at in your diabetes management…I don't know what meds you are taking or how many carbs you are eating per day..My basic advice is going to be the same as anyone else's here…cut out the white…don't consume any refined sugar in any form…crystals in your coffee or tea..in cakes or candies…cut out the white bread and substitute with 100% whole grain…eat brown rice instead of white and 100% whole wheat pasta instead of the regular common pasta…I would love to give you more advice…however because I don't know what meds you are on it makes it difficult…I am Keto, but I only take metformin..no chance of my meds really causing a low..so I can play with my carbs more..your best bet would be talking to your doctor about how to get off your meds…and if he doesn't give you an answer you like ask for a referral to an endo or a nutrisionist…but don't stop asking..

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