I have been reading some of your concerns. This is my first time to visit this web site. I also have look at some of the recipes. The reson we are all diabetics later in life is because of our horrid eating habits. I was a nice rolly polly 340#. Bingo I got diabetes. I have been A diabetic for almost 20 years now and am finally on the needle. I have done extensive research on diaibetes. Most people and even most Doctors do not understand what iti is and how to take care of it. Insulin resistance is our biggest problem. Most people when diagnosed are put on some kind of drug to hel[p the body produce more insulin to counter act the sugers you are taking in. An dthis causes more insulin resistance. Sad to say here come the The Doctor with the next steo in your care. The Doctor will now put you on stronger drugs to put out more insulin which in turn makes you more insulin resistant. After a while the body can no longer keep up and the his only cure now is you have to start taking insulin by the needle. Which will also will increase as time goes by. I know the how it works for I am there. The reason most of us are diabetics is because we can't say no to ourselves when it comes to food. I got very serious about this when I was diagnosed and lost 150#. If you really want to get healthier you have to say no to your self. Diabetes is some thing you can live with if you put forth a good effort. If you do not take care of it , it will take care of you!!!Too much Insulin causes stokes because it damages blod vessels and it also helps you gain weight. Stayu awat from noodles all pastas, potatoes and breads. These are all starches which when digested will turn in to sugers. You have to look at suger content but also be aware thatcarbohydrates are the enemy too. Watch for high frutos corn syrup as a sweetner. Please all of you look at the non suger sweetners that are out there. Aspartame is mad from wood alcohol. Look it up on the internet and see all the problems it is causin and has caused. Diet pop is sweetned with aspartame. The FDA does not do a job keeping you safe from all the crap that you can buy in our storess. It is a money driven industry and it does not care what you put into your bodies as long as it can sell you products, safe or not. Americans love swets and the food industry caters to your taste so you will buy it. I know after reading some of the reciepes that they are all very well intended but some are a disater for a dibetic. Potatoes, white bread, pastas are no good for you . It is just to make every thing taste good. It took us a long time to get to where we are and it will take some doing to undo what has happened to our bodies. If you care anything for your selves and your loved ones Study and learn about your problem and then do some thing about it. There is nothing worse than to see some one you love die from this. It has happened in my life, that is why I am so adimant about this. I am working very hard in my own life to get rid of diabetes, It's not easy and you have to be very, very self controlled. I have in the last month cut my inslin usage in half. I'm not there yet but hope to be in the near future It has to come from you. Having kidney failure or going blind, nuropathy, stokes and heart failure can all be part of your future if you don't take care of it and your selves. Because of diabetes I have already had heart surgery, two strokes and about ten prescription changes for the eyes. The doctors if they really knew what to do would be doing preventitive medicine, instead they treat symptoms because that is all they are taught. there are many good people in the medical proffesison. Drugs and operations are big bussiness and they are taught nothing else.You don't want your loved ones to hear "I'm sorry but we did all we could" The truth is they did all they knew how. The body is a amazing thing it can usually heal its self, but YOU have to give it that chance.
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