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DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,703
10/8/13 8:00 P

Dear SITTING ON TIME

The carb range numbers that you report were provided by your SP program do not tally accurately.
I am wondering if you have set up your program correctly.
I can check on this, if you share your SP calorie range.

If you need a carb range that is based on approximately 50% of your calories coming from carbohydrates, then I suggest that you change your program and begin using our program for diabetes/pre-diabetes. Let me know if you need the steps to do this.

You can also set your own carb range amounts by:
Clicking above on MY TRACKERS, MY NUTRITION
Click TRACKER OPTIONS, and select CHANGE DIET SETTINGS
then you can enter your own range numbers and SAVE.

Hope this helps
Becky
your SP Registered Dietitian

NAYPOOIE Posts: 6,440
10/8/13 7:30 P

I don't use the tracker, so can't tell you how to change it. If you can't get it changed, you can always ignore the warnings. Or track elsewhere. I use a spreadsheet.

If you read this entire thread, you are aware that SP is not comfortable with low carb eating. There are low carb teams that you might want to check out, the atmosphere there is much more accepting of the idea that you should eat considerably less than the SP/government recommended amount of carbs. When you try to discuss low carb out here, you'll get a lot of grief from people who think you have to eat carbs.

SITTINGONTIME SparkPoints: (349)
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10/8/13 7:08 P

I am glad I found this post.... I am new to Spark and I could not believe that my daily total carbs that I was to eat was 192-236.... can you believe that....... I was told to eat roughly 90 -110 carbs a day...... I am fat now If Iwas to eat what was recommended here ....well I will get fatter and my BS will spike or stay up all day and night..... I have enough problems with all these medications that I take.... So I think I should eat less carbs than what is on my tracker...... can I change my recomended amounts....on the tracker...??? The calories seem too high too..... maybe I am at the wrong spot to be asking these questions.....

JUSTEATREALFOOD Posts: 1,452
6/4/13 10:25 P

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Edited by: JUSTEATREALFOOD at: 6/5/2013 (07:10)
NAYPOOIE Posts: 6,440
6/4/13 8:18 P

That is an excellent A1c.

I can't believe your doctor said there's more to life than controlling diabetes. What, you can't enjoy life if you don't eat spaghetti and potatoes? Insane.

Since low carb and low protein are NOT mutually exclusive (unless you refuse to eat fat), that nutritionist is not someone I'd care to work with. Could be dangerous.

Good luck on your journey.

GLC2009 Posts: 1,305
6/4/13 8:14 P

"there's more to life than controlling your diabetes."

wow--i would change drs too! i don't think your life is so much better when you eat pasta and potatoes. i think a steak and caesar salad (hold the croutons please) is pretty darn terrific. i don't sit there thinking, "this sucks without a baked potato."
there are so many things you can eat, it is a disservice to yourself to focus on what you can't eat. i think that's how so many people set themselves up to fail; they see the glass 1/2 empty.

btw--my days of tracking have been unbalanced lots of times. spark has never sent me a message. emoticon
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MADEIT3 Posts: 2,586
6/4/13 7:34 P

Thanks to everyone who took the time to get involved in answering this question. It does confirm my belief that there is a "party line" that has nothing to do with what really works for people, and that is one of the reasons why we have so many overweight and obese people in this country, and so many with pre-diabetes or diabetes 2. I can remember my mother warning against "starches" when I was young, which was then what people avoided to maintain a healthy weight. Then, along came the low fat high carb fad, and that seems to be where the trouble really got going! I've since talked to my MD about her comment and she actually said, "there's more to life than controlling your diabetes." So needless to say, I've changed docs! As for working with a diabetes nutritionist, the last one I saw - at a time when I was having some kidney problems - told me that I was - pardon my French and remember this is a quote - "screwed" since I needed lower carbs for diabetes and lower protein for kidney issues. Well now, there's a professional answer for you.

Thanks to everyone who shared their personal stories. I'm more convinced now than ever that we all have to find our own answers to live in our best health. Doctors, dieticians, and dentists (I needed that third "D" - right?) can only take us so far...

Love Spark, but I'm going to be wary of taking the official advice about diet and exercise!!

Darn - almost forgot - my last A1C was 5.5.. So I must be doing something right.

Edited by: MADEIT3 at: 6/4/2013 (19:35)
NAYPOOIE Posts: 6,440
5/13/13 10:27 P

To quote the OP's OP:

"I went on a medically monitored extremely low calorie diet to control Diabetes 2 and discontinue metformin. I was successful (yay) but still have a problem with blood glucose spikes when I eat any type of grain (tried them all) and starchy veggies like potatoes. So, I just stay away from these types of carbohydrates and watch my fruit intake as well. As a result, I'm contiuously getting messages that my diet is out of whack. Maybe for most, but it's just perfect for me. Any thoughts from the nutritionists and dieticians out there? It looks like I'm on the high side for fat and protein, but I really can't eat 100 grams of carbohydrates a day without spiking my blood sugar. Thanks for the advice!!"

No, we don't know her A1c or pre/post eating BG. Here's what we do know. This person has been able to get her BG under control without drugs by eating very low carb. Her BG spikes when she eats carbs. She was concerned because SP keeps sending her messages that she isn't eating an appropriate mix of macronutrients. She wanted reassurance that her low carb diet was appropriate.

Based on what she told us, I have to conclude that she would do better to continue her low-carb ways and not worry about the messages. I see no way that such a recommendation (which was the gist of most of the posts) could be either inaccurate or dangerous.

On the other hand, having her eat more carbs will lead to high blood glucose (as she stated it does) and, in the long run, diabetic complications. THAT is dangerous.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,703
5/13/13 8:49 P

I promise you all that this will be my last post here. Too busy to "rehash" the topic. So many other threads that truely need my attention.

Why would the OP need clarification about her carb intake and her plan, if this had been discussed with her medical team?? All diabetes educators I know provide this type of education with their basic diabetes education. If a lower carb intake is necessary, this would have been discussed. If foods where identified as trigger foods, this would have been clarified. So the question remains...why is she in need of asking here at SP???

As readers of this thread, I repeat again...do you know her pre and post blood glucose readings at meal times? Do you know her A-1C? Do you know her distribution of carb intake throughout the day? Do you know how much her blood sugar increases when she eats certain types of carb foods vs other types of carb foods? What were also eaten with those carb foods--how much fat, how much protein? Do you know her readings with metformin? How much metformin??

I don't know any of this. If she was my client, I would find out this information prior to giving "any" additional advice about her carb intake. For this information would be vital to determining her specific needs.

Therefore, since we don't have this information---any recommendation that is provided in this thread "could" be inaccurate for her specific case and "possibly" dangerous.

Becky

Edited by: DIETITIANBECKY at: 5/13/2013 (20:51)
NAYPOOIE Posts: 6,440
5/13/13 3:29 P

Becky, we WERE supporting the OP in her efforts to do what she knows works for controlling her blood glucose. She was being advised to take drugs so that she can do something (eat more carbs) that (1) is unnecessary and (2) will raise her BG. We don't want to argue about it. We want her to have success. Eating low carb works for her (as for us), and we support her in that. That's why we're here.

Now, is there a policy that forbids directly answering a question? I've asked a fairly important question twice on this thread and you have not responded.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,703
5/13/13 12:42 P

I think we all agree that the original poster needs a specialized diet and it is probably not the general recommendations from Sparkpeople.

What I am wondering about (and confused about) is the communtication between this member and her doctor or doctors. Sounds like one message from a medical weight loss doctor and another message from a general doctor. When there are more than one health professionals covering care then "communication" is of vital importance. The right hand needs to know what the left hand is doing and saying. Sparkpeople, our members and experts are not a replacement for this communication...which is why I continually referred the poster back to the health care professional(s) monitoring her health. She is the only one that can demand that they all get on the same page with a unified agenda for her medical management.

Becky

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
5/13/13 10:51 A

I think that the reason for confusion by a lot of people is that they have success doing something, and then are told that something else is the answer, when it almost never works.

However, as a dietitian, I understand it is Becky Hand's job, and responsibility to state what the current guidelines are, and to ensure that no one follows the advice of other members without consulting a doctor, and making their decisions along with them.

I think the OP gets both sides of the argument, and I found myself getting angry, which is why I deleted my last post. I had to step back and ask what is best for the OP, and that may be low carb, but what is good for me may not be best for others.

I don't think the diabetic diet works, but the OP needs to meet with her doctor, and follow his low carb plan, since it seems to be working. SP is not going to push low carb, and as she said, I believe they have 15 million members to think of, and they are trying to advocate the healthiest diet for all of them. This poster needs a specialized diet, and has noted that she can't have that many carbs. She has also been told to stick with her doctor's advice, which is a low carb , medically supervised diet.

My #1 rule is, if it is working, don't change anything. I think everyone needs to step back and think of what is best for the OP. I disagree with a lot of what has been said, but in the end, we are just fighting a difference of opinions on a thread meant to help one poster.

I hope she has read all the posts, and has made the best decision for her. I am sure that the fight between low carb, and low fat will continue in future posts..lol. I just think that sometimes we need to stop and also give a little, instead of turning a person's thread into a site for our arguments. I think everyone's point has been made.



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5/13/13 7:31 A

Becky, you are right! The OP sounds like she is advocating for herself, and that is a great way to improve the situation and be sure to have the best outcome. Definitely ask more questions, take the advice of a doctor/nurse/dietitian/nutritionist/physic
al therapist with skeptical acceptance and....take the advice of a bunch of online yahoos like me with skeptical disbelief!

That said, I really, really believe that taking pills or injections that are only necessary to counteract the potatoes/rice/wheat/noodles in a person's diet is idiocy. If you HAVE to take those medications no matter what because your diabetes is truly uncontrollable by diet, then definitely the drugs are good things...lifesaving things, but taking them so that you can eat potatoes instead of broccoli is ridiculous. If, avoiding grains is a big step forward in controlling diabetes, then eating grains and injecting insulin to counteract the negative effects of eating those grains just seems silly.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,703
5/12/13 8:20 P

This site has strict guidelines and is to be a supportive and encouraging environment.
If someone is unhappy with the medical care provided by the physician, then one has the right to seek care from another provider.

The majority of physicians are caring professionals who want patients to achive the highest quality of health and wellness through a quality diet, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, daily activity and other wellness initiatives.

This thread is taking a turn for the worst. Let's improve the positive support.

Becky

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5/12/13 7:25 P

"Patient: Hey doctor, it hurts when I do this.
Doctor: Well, then don't do that!"

has been replaced with...

Patient: Hey doctor, it hurts when I do this.
Doctor: Well, keep doing it and I'll write you a script.

Why be involved in our own well-being? We should just pay a licensed professional to deter us from the fact that we feel better when we treat ourselves well. Pills and whole-grain diets for everyone! Cheers. It's obviously working out quite well for us healthy Americans.

NAYPOOIE Posts: 6,440
5/12/13 3:30 P

"Several of the responses on this thread are not accurate when it comes to controlling blood sugar in someone with diabetes."

Becky, please give specific examples. If something erroneous is being put out there, you need to point out specifically what it is, and what is wrong with it. Statements like the above are not helpful.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,703
5/12/13 1:08 P

I have followed the posts by the original member of this thread, and she also provided a brief post at my spark-mail. Professionally, I really don't know what treatment she has recevied or is currently receiving. But I get a sense of confusion that needs to be clarified with the "team" who is providing her medical care.

I don't expect answers to the following questions, but these are the "red flags" that I would need clarification on before any type intervention would be suggested. Bottom line is still that she needs to talk to her doctor---and follow the plan. A individualized plan from one's doctor, dietitian, diabetes educator should always be followed over one's "general" sparkpeople plan.

What type of medically monitored low calorie, low carb diet? (some are good, some are not) Was this an MD you were meeting with weekly? Are you still meeting with this doctor? Is this doctor in touch with your endocrinologist or primary care physician. Who is monitoring labs and adjusting meds? What has been the transition plan from weight loss to weight maintenance. How many carbs are you to have daily? How are they divided into meals and snacks etc, etc

We do not know enough to really provide accurate answers on this thread.

Becky

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5/12/13 7:21 A

The OP specifically noted that she is on a medically-supervised low-carb diet. And, the OP specifically noted that her blood glucose spikes if she eats high-carb foods like potatoes. The OP then has everyone in her life tell her that her diet is out of whack when, it fact, for her this might be the perfect way to control this disease without sticking a needle in her leg several times per day. I don't think it is a stretch to suggest that if this is the case, maybe, just maybe she should not eat potatoes or other high-carb foods to control the symptoms of her diabetes.....rather than just increasing the drugs and injections so that she can enjoy the 'healthy' benefits of foods that don't provide any healthy benefits that can't be easily found elsewhere.

If you are a diabetic who suffers from HYPOglycemia when cutting out carbs, then a low-carb diet is dangerous unless very carefully monitored by skilled diabetics doctors. But if you are a diabetic that does not suffer that symptom, please, please do not think that noodles, rice, wheat, potatoes are essential foods that must be healthy because all your fat (and lucky skinny) relatives eat them with abandon. Avoiding potatoes IS NOT wierd if you suffer from a disease that results in dangerous glucose spikes if you eat potatoes!

Patient: Hey doctor, it hurts when I do this.
Doctor: Well, then don't do that!

NAYPOOIE Posts: 6,440
5/12/13 1:22 A

"Several of the responses on this thread are not accurate when it comes to controlling blood sugar in someone with diabetes."

Becky, would you please give specific examples? By quoting.

Edited by: NAYPOOIE at: 5/12/2013 (01:41)
DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,703
5/11/13 9:13 P

Since this site, our members and myself do not have access to complete medical records---then you are just guessing at a diagnosis and a treatment plan. Guessing at an eating plan intervention is inaccurate and dangerous. We do not allow this type recommedation at Sparkpoeple. While you can share what you are doing---you cannot tell another member to do the same or imply that they should try "this or that" to see if it works.

It goes against the guidelines of Sparkpeople. This site must remain safe for all 15 million members.

Becky

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
5/11/13 9:05 P

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Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 5/12/2013 (01:06)
DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,703
5/11/13 9:03 P

We do not have access to this members meal plan records, with corresponding blood sugar readings, medication usage (type, dose, time taken), A-1C, etc. etc. There is no way to do a complete medical nutrition assessment and provide an accurate intervention plan. This site, our members and myself should not be attempting this type service, nor providing such recommendations.

This member basically is reporting a blood sugar spike when eating certain types of carbs. But 15 grams of carb basically produces the same type of glucose increase. Yes, there are some food tolerance issues with certain individuals, which is when the glycemic index of foods is often evaluated. A certified diabetes educator can easily figure this out and provide the original poster with an appropriate plan. Diabetes educators do this all the time---it is indivdiualized care.

I personally know of hundreds of individuals who have gotten off medication using a carbohydrate controlled eating plan and obtaining a healthier body weight. I know of hundreds who have used a carbohydrate controlled eating plan and returned their A-1C to a healthy range.

I have read in the posts that several members have discussed their diet/low carb diet with their doctor, diabetes educator, endocrinologist, cardiologist...GREAT....this is what should be taking place; along with follow up care.
For safe medical care for this member, she should be working with her doctor and certified diabetes educator.

Becky
SP Registered Dietitian

Edited by: DIETITIANBECKY at: 5/11/2013 (21:07)
NAYPOOIE Posts: 6,440
5/11/13 8:53 P

As a type II diabetic, let me relate how it works for me. If I eat carbs freely (more than 50 g/day), even with metformin and Actos, my blood sugar will hang out at 180 and up. If I then cut carbs way down as in Atkins Induction (20 max/day), my BG will remain high for up to two weeks, even though I'm not ingesting carbs. Apparently my body thinks that's the norm. However, it will then start to drop, eventually hanging below 110. Carbs will still spike it, but it will drop back down rapidly, and as long as I don't continue to eat excess carbs, BG will stay where it needs to be.

Yes, if your BG drops too low, your body will produce some. That isn't a problem those of us with insulin resistance see that often. I've never had that problem. And yes, it can overshoot and raise BG higher than is good (as it does when I'm recovering from carb-eating). But, if your body is still producing its own insulin, it should react to this BG spike just like it does to a spike caused by eating bread, producing insulin to control it.

On the other hand, if you can't produce your own insulin and have to inject it, than Becky has a point. You won't have the insulin to deal with it. If you have to take insulin, tight carb control is essential to good BG control.

For me, it works best just to not eat much carb.

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
5/11/13 8:48 P

I hope you are not suggesting my information is incorrect Becky. I have been off all my meds for 3 entire years due to low carb, and yes your body produces some glucose, which is why your body doesn't shut down on 50 g or 100 g of carbs a day. Almost half of your needed glucose is produced by your body.

My blood sugars usually track in the 80's when I see the doctor, after a meal, it may hit 100. That is steady blood sugar control. My A1C is 5.4. It may be important to stress that most people don't need to drop below 100 g a day, and should split those carbs evenly to prevent low blood sugars, but throwing out low carb as an option for controlling blood sugars is dangerous. As far as I can see, it is the ONLY method anyone has used to get steady blood sugars while off ALL meds. Not a guarantee that you won't have to stay on some pills, but no one is getting off their meds on a " diabetic " diet.

I disagree with your general statement, even if I do believe that people need to be careful, since low blood sugars can result from low carb, but if doctors/dietitians would help patients do the diet correctly, then any danger would be negated.

I have CHF, and have had no adverse effects from low carb. My kidney function has improved, and my last echo showed that my heart had tripled its ejection fraction. My cholesterol is down, and my HDL up. My BP was 100/76 on Tuesday which is high for me now. It is usually more like 95/60.

If this diet was dangerous, then I, as a heart patient would be more likely than a perfectly healthy, except overweight individual doing the diet correctly. The OP is actually talking of a higher % of carbs than I need, that would not be that much less than SP recommends. I understand that SP has to give out advice that applies to the middle of the pack, and helps the largest % of people, since your advice can be read by 5 million members, but telling her it is dangerous, and is " no, or extremely low carb " makes people scared, since you are the resident expert on nutrition. You make people doubt what is working for them.

I see people " managing " diabetes all the time. My friend's Dad kept his blood sugars around 130-150 , and 10 years later had his foot amputated. Other friends of mine get prescription updates on their glasses as their eyesight fades, while they take 2-3 pills a day. Meanwhile they are waiting for kidney failure, or blindness. I think managing the disease was okay when you got it at 70. You might not have 10 years left anyways. However today, people get it in their teens, and by managing it, they are just dying slower. Problem is they have decades left, so they will eventually get to all these issues if they lower blood sugars halfway.

I guess in a polite way, you are calling people who have succeeded this way .. liars. What has happened to me, with no side effects is FACT. I don't think I am unique, so it is replicable in others, since we are basically the same. The result of low carb may be slightly more dramatic in some individuals than others, so not all may get off their meds. Most people will see a dramatic drop in blood sugars though, and that is what the problem is with diabetes.

My cardiologist loves low carb, and is the head of heart surgery. I am the ONLY patient who is improving my heart, and way ahead on diabetes. Some of this is due to my youth, and there are some other factors which is why results vary, but every single test they run has improved in the 4 years I have been on low carb, as opposed to the waterfall of bad news I kept getting on the 7 years of eating the "diabetic diet "

No one is suggesting people quit their meds without doctor consent, or to eat 0 carbs.

I do wonder...

"You may think that if you do very low carb or no carb that you can then avoid the medication. This is not correct information. ". If so, how do you explain my story. Am I special, or different? Show me someone who has gotten off all meds on the diabetic diet.

The OP will have high blood sugars if she follows your advice, and knows this. Yet if you keep telling her that she needs to be on the diabetic diet, she will follow your advice, despite knowing it doesn't work, and knowing that lower carb is working for her. The end result is the entire long list of bad things that most diabetics wait to get.

I don't expect you to be FOR low carb, but I hate when you call low carb extreme or NO carb, and tell people it is dangerous. You have thousands of members doing it on this site alone, and the side effects seem to be a LOT of weight loss, and better health.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,703
5/11/13 10:28 A

Please follow the advice of your doctor and your diabetes educator.
You should be on a "carbohydrate controlled" diet; not a "no or extremely low" carb diet. Yes, you may need to use some diabetes medication for the appropriate processing of the carbs.
There is some inaccurate and dangerous advice in some of the posts on this thread (for someone with diabetes). Please let me provide more info...

You may think that if you do very low carb or no carb that you can then avoid the medication. This is not correct information. When the body senses your blood sugar going too low, it will "spit out" glucose on its own as a protective measure. It can not really control the amount it puts into your blood stream. Then you get a spike in your blood sugar without the correct amount of insulin to take care of it. It is much safier and appropriate to "control your carbs" at meals and snacks, use the correct amount of medication based on your medical need---resulting in GOOD blood sugar control 24-7. This is probably what your doctor is suggesting. Find out how many grams of carbohydrate you should have at each meal and snack.

Several of the responses on this thread are not accurate when it comes to controlling blood sugar in someone with diabetes. Therefore, please follow your doctor's advice.

Becky
SP Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

MADEIT3 Posts: 2,586
5/10/13 10:34 P

Thanks to everyone for the encouragement and good advice. My MD recently suggested I go back on metformin in order to eat pasta. Weird. The balanced diet thing just seems to have taken over good sense! Loving SP but I now plan to ignore the 'free" nutrition tracker along with my pricey doctor and just see what my glucometer says!

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5/10/13 10:48 A

Let's see....your glucose spikes if you eat certain carbs and you know that is wrong....but you get messages from a free, online diet site that tells you that you are doing it wrong....

If those foods make your glucose spike (honestly, they make EVERYONE'S glucose spike...us non-diabetics just get a homegrown insulin spike, too) then don't eat those things. Many people are able to completely control their diabetes with diet, and for many of them avoiding ALL starches and sugars is a way to do that. The whole ADA recommendation of eating fairly large carb content meals all day long and then control it with drugs or insulin injections just asks for trouble. Some diabetics must maintain a constant carb load all day, but many just need to nix the carbs to be better.


As a funny anecdote, a friend recently gave me a copy of 'Low-Carb Living' magazine (which is put out by the makers of 'Diabetic Living' magazine). That thing featured noodles on the cover and was filled with recipe after recipe of refined sugar, dried fruit and flour. Anyone want some fudge? Eek!

Edited by: BEARCLAW6 at: 5/10/2013 (11:01)
MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (7,382)
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5/10/13 12:45 A

I've found low-carb rewards almost everyone who follows it correctly. Glad to hear you're one of the many benefiting from LC.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,703
5/9/13 8:35 P

This site, our members and our experts can not provide the recommendations you need. This should come from your "medical team and certified diabetes educator"--they would have access to your medical history, lab work, medication usage, etc. They should be doing the nutrition assessment and determining the correct carbohydrate eating plan for your special needs.

Becky
SP Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
5/9/13 8:29 P

I can't go much over 50 g a day without spiking my blood sugars and gaining weight.

Do whatever is working for you. Sp has to give the middle of the road suggestions. What works for the majority. I started low carb 4 years ago, and have been of all meds for 3 whole years. For others my carb level would be too low, but 100 is too high for me.

I try for mostly vegetables, and one apple a day, and that seems to be working.Other than that I may have a serving of cheese, or beans, but rarely. What works for you or me, may not work for the other 5 million SP members. Just do what works for you. I shut off the SP menus, and just do my own, after resetting the recommended nutritional guidelines. That way I don't get the messages that I am doing things wrong.

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5/9/13 8:27 P

I agree with DRAGONCHILDE and you need to do what works for you.

You are very lucky to have a medical professional work with you to get off your meds. Most just want to write a script. Btw bread pushes my blood sugar up more than a little sugar.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,496)
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5/9/13 8:17 P

Just ignore the messages. You're on a medically-recommended diet that's working for you, and that supersedes the generic messages you'll receive here on SP. Nothing bad will happen. :)

MADEIT3 Posts: 2,586
5/9/13 7:48 P

I went on a medically monitored extremely low calorie diet to control Diabetes 2 and discontinue metformin. I was successful (yay) but still have a problem with blood glucose spikes when I eat any type of grain (tried them all) and starchy veggies like potatoes. So, I just stay away from these types of carbohydrates and watch my fruit intake as well. As a result, I'm contiuously getting messages that my diet is out of whack. Maybe for most, but it's just perfect for me. Any thoughts from the nutritionists and dieticians out there? It looks like I'm on the high side for fat and protein, but I really can't eat 100 grams of carbohydrates a day without spiking my blood sugar. Thanks for the advice!!

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