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  • v PINKHOPE
    Just popping in to say hello and encourage you on the journey! Enjoy the rest of June and keep pressing on!

    Suzanne

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    1487 days ago
  • v KIERAE
    Welcome to the Smart Carbing team. Don't hesitate to holler if you have any questions or need any help. Look forward to having you on the team!

    1512 days ago
  • v MORTICIAADDAMS
    Welcome to Smart Carbing!! Come join us on the forums!!
    1513 days ago
  • v CINDYSDAY
    I hope that you are having a great day!
    1529 days ago
  • v FITB4-40
    Hi Denise,

    I am happy to answer your question. As for snacking, I try to avoid snacking during the day and have only an evening snack of 15 grams of carbs or less. Often I will eat nuts, pork rinds, a low carb bar, cheese, olives, berries, veggies and dip. Twice a week, I will have a higher carb treat like popcorn or ice cream. This is what I do when I am at my best, some days are better than others. I have fallen off the low carb wagon in the past and regainned the weight but this time, I am learning that it is not as much about perfection as it is about consistency. More good choices than bad!

    When I was diagnosed with type II, my doctor gave me a blood sugar meter and sent me to a diabetes education class. During the week between my diagnosis and the class, I read a lot and checked my blood sugar often. By the time I started the class, I realized that many of the foods they were telling me to eat like oatmeal and whole grain spiked my blood sugar. When I mentioned that my blood sugar was close to 200 after a bowl of no-sugar oatmeal, the diabetes educator said that my doctor would likely put me on medication or insulin to bring down the numbers. I decided that I'd rather avoid the foods that cause my blood sugar levels to rise. As for my doctor, she gave me kudos because when I returned in three months, I had taken my A1c from 9.5 to 6 then after 6 months my a1c was in the fives. My blood sugar and cholesterol numbers had improved as well and I was losing weight. I think the best way to deal with a doctor that is not on board with low carb, is to do well on the plan. It is hard to argue with results.

    Another thing I would recommend is daily exercise, even just walking, does great things for your blood sugar.

    Have a great day!
    Christy
    1529 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/17/2012 9:29:07 AM
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