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My blood sugar was 112

Monday, December 02, 2013

Besides eating more vegetables like I have been doing, maybe this is good advice for me. I found it on a website about controlling diabetes.


"The Mediterranean and low-carb diets resulted in greater weight loss. All of these diets emphasize vegetables, limited whole grains, legumes (such as beans), lean proteins, and small amounts of healthy fats, such as olive oil. The Mediterranean-style diet showed the greatest improvement in blood sugar control."


One thing I don't understand is this: I thought eating all the veggies would bring my blood sugar down. And I am using quinoa instead of rice. I have not been eating sweets. And the protein I have is nuts or plain meat like chicken breast meat.

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  • SUSANELAINE1956
    Great comments, so far. Some veggies can cause a spike, so you may need to look at which veggies you are eating. For me, carrots are not a great choice while any dark green leafy veggies bring great results. You are doing great!
    1094 days ago
  • MONICASHAFFER40
    Have you tried taking cinnamon capsules at least twice a day? I have PCOS which causes a type of insulin resistance. I had very good results in the past with this and have just started again due to PCOS recurring. I've included a link for an article published on the American Diabetes Associations site on the use of cinnamon for Diabetes. Hope this helps. Keep at it...it will pay off.
    http://care.diabetesjournals.or
    g/content/26/12/3215.long.
    Just copy and paste in your browser.
    1095 days ago
  • DS9KIE

    http://www.drfuhrman.com/librar
    y/anti_diabetes_foods.aspx#.UeB
    biW1AL0s


    On this page I have posted alot of stuff on diabetes that might help

    http://www.sparkpeople.
    com/myspark/team_messageboard_t
    hread.asp?board=-1x1024x5016139
    1

    exercising is also important to do even just 10 a day helps.
    1095 days ago
  • ARTJAC
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    1096 days ago
  • 2HAMSDIET
    I know that there is a book in the eat to live family for diabetic persons. Not sure the name. Dr. Dean Orinish also which diet is very close to it also has a studies on diabetic diet. Maybe some thing needs to be twitched
    1096 days ago
  • CINDYWAGNER1
    emoticon love quinoa it is really good.
    1096 days ago
  • FLAMENM
    Exercise goes hand-in-hand with diet. It can take a while for blood work to show changes.
    1096 days ago
  • PETALIA
    There are so many positives about quinoa. It is one of the few plant-based sources of all the essential amino acids making it a complete protein. Nonetheless, it has slightly more carbs than brown rice. 1 cup quinoa has 46.8 gr carbs and 9 gr protein. 1 cup brown rice has 45 gr carbs and 5 gr protein. In general, I believe grains are quite carb heavy. What about playing with portions. Have mountains of vegetables and just a little bit of grain. If 112 was your blood sugar first thing in the morning my unprofessional self would say that was really good. Sounds to me like you're eating good food. If you're enjoying it, even better.
    1096 days ago
  • LAURANCE
    I gather there are many factors which affect blood sugar. I'm learning, and still have a lot to learn.
    1096 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I am glad I read this, I am making small changes and waiting for the payoff too...
    1096 days ago
  • PRINCESS_SOFI
    Change doesn't happen overnight. It will take months of eating a clean diet to see a change in your blood.
    1096 days ago
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