That is awesome about your diabetes. That is a disease that runs heavily in my family through my mother's side of the family so another reason to go low carb. I feel it will reduce my risk if I try preventative measures early. I am hypoglycemic, but that has been under control for years due to just knowing what and what not to eat so I can see it working for diabetes too.
As WOUBBIE wrote, I'm one of those people who won't go anywhere near wheat. For one thing it is about 80% carbs, for a second thing wheat has been genetically modified quite a bit in the last 30 years, so it isn't what it used to be.
For health reasons, as a type 2 diabetic I avoid carbs and after 10 years of diabetes medication I can finally manage my blood sugar without meds, as long as I'm low carb.
Welcome to the team! Your LUVZ2BAKE name reminds me of when I joined a sugar addicts group when my name was CHOCOLATEKRIS.
Good luck to you on your journey of figuring out what works for your body. I went low carb a few years ago, but never truly saw improvements in my stomach issues until I went gluten free as well. Now, if I have carbs, they are always 100% gluten free. Finally....freedom from stomach aches and other unpleasant intestinal issues. My heart goes out to you and your brother.
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Wheat isn't a friend to us here for sure. I can tolerate a slice of 40 calorie bread for my french toast in the morning and that's about it.
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I have mild form of Sprew and breads, pasta's, etc. don't sit well on the digestive system. My brother had full blown celiac disease, so I am very familiar with the symptoms and types of foods to avoid so figured a low-card approach would be the best direction for me to go as it eliminates the majority of these types of foods, but you can still maintain a healthy diet. I am not following any particular plan as I am not sure which one is best and it can become quiet overhelming quickly. Any help along the way would be greatly appreciated.
One week ago I started eating low-carb, have not had any bread products until last night, which got caught in a pinch and had limited choices so I opted for a wrap instead of the sandwich. So far so good.
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