By JAT2010 Latest Reply 2010-02-01 20:41:52 -0600
Started 2010-01-31 00:28:21 -0600


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Susie624 2010-02-01 20:29:17 -0600 Report

Eat pretty much what you want just dont go overboard.Like tonight I fryed a couple of slices of bacon, extra lean of course ,scrambled an egg and wilted some spinach in the bacon drippings,crumbled the bacon and the egg over the spinach and that was dinner for me.

sweething 2010-01-31 11:18:43 -0600 Report

Kirla, what about when you get tired of this regimen?

As to what to eat for diabetes, Harlen has a good idea. Counting carbs is good. If a food has 15 grams of carbohydrates, it's counted as 1 carb. Lean meats and poultry are good, as are all vegetables and fruit; corn is counted as carbs, and fruit is limited. Search on your computer for counting carbs. You will find a site or two that can give you additional info. Good luck with your blood sugars, and do monitor at least 4 times a day.

Kirla 2010-01-31 11:54:44 -0600 Report

I don’t waste my time counting carbs. When diagnosed I downloaded the Diabetic food pyramid and got the PDF on carb counting. I soon realized I was wasting my time trying to figure all that stuff out.

Now I follow my meter. If I eat something and it doesn’t spike my blood sugar I know I can eat it. I never buy anything that has more than 5-6 net carbs per serving.

My A1C went from 14.1 to 5.4 in less than a year and my last 3 A1C’s were all normal. Not only did I get my blood sugar under control, I also no longer have high blood pressure or a problem with my cholesterol.

I am happy with what I eat and have a lot of different options when it comes to food. Carbs are just not one of them. I have no carvings for carbs and sugar. I don’t miss the bread, pasta, potato chips and such. I love what I eat and figure I will be able to eat this way the rest of my life. I don’t need anything to do the carb counting stuff.

Harlen 2010-01-31 09:38:36 -0600 Report

Hello and welcome frend
First if its tasty its bad lol
if you like it is bad lol
theres a book cald the calorie king
It has all the info you need and it will teach you how to counu carbs and this is what we all need to know to have good BS #
Best wishes

MAYS 2010-01-31 01:45:41 -0600 Report

There are many benefitial foods that are key for Diabetics but remember this, being diabetic does not mean that you cannot eat the same foods as everyone else.

The key is portion size and quality of the content.
Check out your local bookstore, and check online for recipes suited for diabetics.

Here are some videos that may interest you, I hope that they can and will be of some help to you, enjoy !








Kirla 2010-01-31 00:35:21 -0600 Report

This is what I do. I learned by testing and I believe it will help.

I was Diagnosed Type 2 on 26 Feb. 2009. My fasting blood sugar was 366, A1C was 14.1, cholesterol was 300. Blood Pressure 145/95. The doctors put me on 500mg Metformin twice a day, 10mg Lisinopril, 40mg Simvastatin and 81mg Aspirin once a day.

On March 1st I purchased a meter and started testing before and two hours after each meal.

I stopped eating sugar, using salt, drinking coffee, beer and wine right away. I started eating salads, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, pickles, sauerkraut and homemade coleslaw. Lots of coleslaw. I also started to drink at least 8 cups of water per day.

Over the next several weeks I stopped eating bread, crackers, noodles and anything that contained any kind of grains. No flour at all. I check the labels on everything I buy and will not purchase any product with more than 5 or 6 net carbs per serving with the exception of chana dal. I started to use fenugreek and flax seed on my TVP oatmeal and chana dal. I drink a low carb protien shake for breakfast in the morning and eat the TVP oatmeal at lunch. I bought like 25 pounds of it and have recently been making what I call TVP carrot, chocolate and more recently pumpkin cakes. I have a small piece at lunch almost every day instead of the TVP oatmeal. I eat about 1 oz of tuna fish every day. I have started eating peanuts, sunflower seeds and almonds for snacks between meals.

I also eat chicken quite often and eat a little beef at least once a week and occasionally will eat a little pork. When eating out I find myself eating chicken and beef a lot. Chicken wings I seem to eat most of the time when we want something fast. They also come with celery and blue cheese.

My morning blood sugar has slowly dropped from the 200-300 range, to an average of about 80. Several months ago I started testing on the peaks (1hour after eating) and most of the time it’s under 110. My 7-14-30 day averages bounce around a lot but most of the time there between 90 & 95. My lowest 7-14 day average was 88. My 7-day average has only gone over 100 only once in the last several months. My numbers are constantly changing. Like a roller coaster. They dip down and then go up and down.

Several months ago I started taking the Equate Fiber Therapy supplement. I bought it at Wal-Mart. Also taking 4000 IU’s of vitamin D, 3000 MG’s of fish oil concentrate and one multi vitamin tablet for adults over 50.

After about seven weeks of taking the meds I couldn’t tolerate the side effects any more and quit taking them. My blood sugar continued to drop week after week, my blood pressure has averaged around 110/70 and my cholesterol has remained below 200 since I stopped taking the meds. My A1C dropped to 5.9 in four months and seven months after being diagnosed it was 5.6. Got my latest results on 1/19/10 5.4


ferk01 2010-01-31 01:09:05 -0600 Report

Kevin can you tell me what TVP oatmeal is? I am a diabetic and I have never heard of that brand of oatmeal. Have I missed the boat on a great oatmeal? Please let me know

Kirla 2010-01-31 01:28:00 -0600 Report

TVP stands for Textured Vegetable Protein. It’s a soy product used as a meat substitute. I seen the recipe for TVP oatmeal and gave it a try. It was eatable so I used it when my blood sugar was in the 300-400 range. I bought it cheat at bulkfoods.com but needed to buy 25 pound all it to get a good price.

I later learned that the Atkins protein drinks were better for me to drink for breakfast. They didn’t spike my blood sugar as much. I started to use the TVP oatmeal at lunch. I soon discovered that I was getting tired of the TVP oatmeal and started to look for recipes to use the TVP in. I found lots of recipes using it as a meat substitute. That wasn’t what I wanted, so one day I downloaded a recipe for carrot cake. I ground the TVP in a coffee grinder like I was doing my flaxseed in. I grind it like 5 times to try to get it as fine as possible. I used the ground TVP instead of flour. It came out great.

Iroquois 2010-01-31 16:26:22 -0600 Report

What is the recipe for TVP oatmeal and the cake. I hear you mention it but would really like to try it. Thanks, Kathy

Kirla 2010-01-31 19:19:55 -0600 Report


You can add or leave out the flaxseed. Just use more or less milk. You can use any kind of milk you want. Just try to find a low carb one if possible. I used Soy, Almond, and lately been using Walnut milk. I found the secret to making soy milk and also make my own Almond and Walnut milk. There all low carb. Just send me an e-mail and I'll tell you how I make them.

Good luck

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