I have been a Type 2 Diabetic for about 10 years. I have used myself as a human guinea pig by playing with different foods to see how my sugar levels would react, thus learning which foods to avoid and those which are *safe*.
I have found several foods that are positive no-nos for me…MILK being the #1! I LOVE milk, but I have tried all forms of the product, and they all contain to much *sugar*, and will cause my levels to sky rocket in a matter of minutes!
But, I have found one product that I can eat my weight (and THAT is exaggerating, but NOT by much!) of, and it cures my sweet tooth craving but will actually LOWER my sugar levels!
BEFORE I reveal my secret (and I HOPE science does NOT find it, or the *price* will sky rocket, LOL)…I HIGHLY recommend EACH person to TEST it with just a *SMALL* portion first…as not every one reacts to things exactly the same!
I buy the LARGE Restaurant (7lb) can at Walmart for about $7, and eat one cereal bowl full every day! There are also different brands…but I get the DOLE brand (it's what Walmart has). It is:
TROPICAL FRUIT (in Light syrup & passion fruit juice)!!
I started using it January, when my levels were running nearly 200+ and I was using 50 units of Lantus insulin shots nightly, as well as Glyburide Metformin 5/500 (TWO caplets TWICE a day) and Actos 15 mg (1 tablet nightly).
When I went for my 3 month A1C Doctor visit in April…not only were my overall levels at 6.7, I had even LOST 15 lbs!! The doctor took me OFF my Lantus shots, and we are now hoping to work on getting rid of the Actos!
I am an ex-smoker (I quit a 3 pack a day habit in Sept 2006), and I was really bad about *grazing* to replace the cigarette habit, and I had gained quite a bit of weight. So, when I found out that the fruit was also helping me reduce my weight as well…I was even HAPPIER!
IF any of you want to TRY this Tropical Fruit, and let us know how it works for you…I am really interested in how it effects others! BUT…I ONLY recommend it for those that have HIGH sugar levels, because as much as it has dropped my sugars, I would NOT recommend it for LOW sugars!
BUT…AS the saying goes…CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE trying this, so s/he can monitor your progress WITH you!!
If any one else knows of *Miracle* foods that help control the sugar levels…PLEASE share with us! Help us all find those foods that make living with Diabetes…easier!
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