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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

There are currently 23.6 million people in the USA with diabetes (7.8% of the population). The total number of people with diabetes worldwide is projected to increase from 171 million in 2000 to 366 million in 2030.

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MOJO0607 7/15/2014 10:42AM

    My husband was recently diagnosed with diabetes, and both his maternal and paternal sides have a history of it. It is prevalent on my maternal side, but fortunately neither my Mom nor I have had issues with it yet. I try to lead by example for my kids, so they have a fighting chance against it as well...

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EVIE4NOW 7/15/2014 10:31AM

  The statistics are alarming. People have to learn to eat healthier and to move more. Hopefully we can bring those numbers down.

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Lipid Hypothesis

Monday, July 14, 2014

Why anybody still believes the lipid hypothesis is mind boggling. Because of it and the guidelines that stem from it, people are getting sicker and dying. That is all.


Another win to celebrate

Friday, May 23, 2014

Today I had a long overdue(like a year overdue) diabetic eye exam. Exam was negative for anything bad! In a few weeks I will be getting my A1C and other blood work done. I am eager to see how much of an improvement I have made. Also now that I have a new eyeglass prescription I can go and get new lenses to replace the old scratched up ones I have. Things just keep getting better!

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ARNETTELEE 5/23/2014 11:24PM

  Happy sparking!

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Today I Claim Victory

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Since I started my new eating plan around the first week of March I haven't eaten at a restaurant. If I have had to be away from home for a meal, I have packed the meal at home and taken it with me. I have actually done this several times. Today I ate at a restaurant! First of all, I was never sure if I could choose the right food and in the right amount that would keep my blood sugar from going out of range. I also never thought that I would be able to eat at a restaurant and still be happy and satisfied without eating the way I used to. It turns out that I CAN do both of these things. Today I did it. My 1 hour post-prandial blood sugar was 83, which is PERFECT. I enjoyed my meal immensely and was extremely satisfied. My husband and my 10 year old daughter were with me and we actually shared an entree. It was an 8 ounce sirloin and chicken finger combo that came with one side. We ordered sauteed mushrooms as our side and added a salad too. My husband and I split the steak, I got 3 ounces and he got 5. Our daughter got the chicken fingers and we ordered her a side as well (a fruit cup). My husband and I split the salad. I took out one cup and let him have the rest. It was mostly lettuce, but I got a little tomato, bacon and boiled egg and it had an awesome garlic ranch dressing on it. Again we split the mushrooms and I got 1/2 a cup. They were sauteed in butter with garlic and seasoned to perfection. I found myself eating a slice of mushroom with each bite of steak. And yes, we had a food scale and a measuring cup with us. I am used to eating this amount of food, it fills me up so I was more than happy in that respect. There is always the risk that there is some hidden sugar in the food and obviously there was not as my blood sugar was right on target. This I declare is a HUGE victory!

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Regarding sugar free jello

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

I mentioned in my previous blog post that I don't do snacks because it complicates blood sugar control. I do however sometimes have sugar free jello. I wanted to add some additional information about this as there were some questions. I'm a label checker. I check labels on things I have eaten for years, because food companies often decide to just change ingredients. Hunts Snack Pack sugar free jello (at least the cherry flavored one) contains fruit juice and maltitol. Maltitol is one of the sugar alcohols (There are so many of them I can barely keep up with all the names). Sugar alcohols affect blood sugar so I avoid them and I obviously would avoid fruit juice. Remember I use jello as an occasional snack that doesn't affect my blood sugar. Jello brand sugar free jello contains aspertame. Aspertame is one of the artificial sweeteners that has been identified as a culprit for migraines. I have not experienced this myself nor any other obvious adverse symptoms. I know that aspertame is one of the most studied food additives on the market and I am not convinced its detrimental to ME. I can always change that based on new information. But for now Jello brand sugar free jello is an occasional snack. I have also found an off brand of sugar free jello at our local Walmart. Its Jilly's Gelatin and it contains aspertame and acesulfame potassium, another artificial sweetener that isn't talked about much.

I may just play around with the setting for fun on my food tracker, but as I said before its not useful to me. I know how many carbs per meal and how many ounces of protein per meal I ALWAYS eat.

Kudos to all of you who are trying to control diabetes. Its a horrible disease and we could all use the support of each other.



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