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6/5/13 9:44 A

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I feel like being diagnosed also puts you on a huge learning curve. There are always new foods to try and then see how they affect you. I found that I almost can never eat rice, tortilla chips, or anything with white flour without my BS spiking dramatically. I have been trying things that are made with wheat flour or just eating altogether different foods. It has to get better. I have to believe that. I was so depressed one night when my family went for icecream at Dairy Queen and I had nothing. I was too afraid to. I have recently found out that they do have some sugar free treats. I also went to their website and looked up the sugar and carb content on certain things. I guess my point is that if you can't move that mountain ie Diabetes, then go around it!

"Sometimes things have to go wrong in order to go right!"

"Just because you can, doesn't mean you should."


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6/3/13 7:48 P

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I think that as we DO TAKE CARE and pay attention to our test results and health in general, we learn what we CAN do and what we are better off NOT doing. Each of us is different but we need to figure it out.

With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.



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6/3/13 11:45 A

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Everyone is different. I happen to be one of those who, over time, now has consistent test results in the low 90s. Did not start off that way for sure. Kept logging food in paying particular attention to carbs and adopting a mantra of moderation. My diagnosis came in 2005. Am blessed. Follow your plan, faithfully test and log in exercise and food. Tweak as needed. And keep at it. Best wishes.

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6/2/13 5:12 P

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Ed has been making nut flour but we had been using it instead of regular flour as a coating - this interests me and I sure it will interest him too - I will look some recipes up and have him try them out. Thanks for sharing this with us.

With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.



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6/2/13 4:55 P

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Here's quite a few here~ http://healthylivinghowto.com/1/post/tag/b
reads-muffins

And if you google almond flour recipes you should get more. Or go to google low carb blogs, most blogs have great recipes to print!. And Spark people recipes has some too if you go to SP recipes and search almond flour.

Hope that helps!
I've got a gal in the hospital right now from my group home so not much time to send specific recipes! emoticon

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6/2/13 4:11 P

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Would you please post some of your recipes with Almond flour.

I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me!


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6/2/13 3:29 P

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I bake my own treats with almond flour. (very low glycemic) I eat low carb and that way I can have treats. It kills me everytime I make my kids cinnamon rolls. I'll never get one again unless I make a low carb substitute which is not the same- but it will have to do!
Have you ever read Wheat Belly?
Be careful! emoticon emoticon

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6/2/13 3:07 P

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I will tell you that - for my family, the answer lies somewhere in between yes and no - I have been a T2 diabetic for 13 years, my son has been for about 8 years, my father had his for almost 35 years before his death. My grandmother had it for 40 years before her death. Each of us has had a different experience. My grandmother and my son were similar and couldn't/cannot get around the "paying for it" when eating something they shouldn't, blood sugar goes sky high. This drives Ed crazy, because I don't usually experience that. With mine, I fit my treats - yes, ice cream, cake, doughnuts, potatoes, etc. - into a reasonably healthy program and will experience a slight rise afterward (sometimes but not always unless I REALLY go crazy and have 3 or 4 treats in the same day) and return to normal by morning when my FBS is under 90 again. My father on the other hand had less problems than we do - even at 92 and bedridden he was not on insulin and although he ate mostly whatever he wanted, he didn't want or eat much in the way of sweets. My stepmother has recently been taken off her meds and she eats whatever she wants in moderation and like my father doesn't really enjoy many sweets any more.

Part of the reason I can deal with mine is that I experimented with my readings by testing VERY FREQUENTLY and recording what I ate and when - I learned that stress and illness were really hard on my readings, that in moderation, most foods had a minor impact but that IF I DIDN'T GO CRAZY, I could enjoy anything I like. I learned to LIKE less frequent pastas, rice, breads, and potatoes, etc. and MORE whole fruits (especially berries) and veggies. When I am going to have a treat, am ill, or particularly stressed I may test more frequently just to make sure my body is still behaving in a predictable manner.

With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.



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6/2/13 1:36 P

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You must realize that you are worth taking care of. Could not agree more with the "tough love" post!

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6/2/13 12:18 P

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I appreciate your "tough love". I guess there is a part of me still in denial. But I can choose to be happy and healthy, and be grateful it is a condition that can be contolled.

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6/2/13 11:59 A

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I'm afraid so. I was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes (425) 5 years ago. In the beginning, I was overwhelmed by what I had to do to get my glucose under control. Eventually, I learned how to eat properly (watching my carbs and calories). The payoff was I had my sugar under control. I continued for 2.5 years then I stopped everything (taking medications, choosing healthy eating and exercise). What happened? I ended up in the ER with sugar up to 426! I've come to realize that there is no way around it. If I want to live without complications from diabetes, I must take care of myself! I'd rather do without 'junk foods' than live without my limbs, eyesight or internal organs. If you don't start choosing healthy snacks, you will end up much worse than high sugar levels. I know because my father chose to not take care of himself. He lost a leg and eventually died from diabetes complications.

I apologize for the 'tough love' but you need to realize you are worth taking care of yourself.

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6/2/13 9:35 A

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I have been T2 for several years and take oral meds Yesterday i indulged in a half inch slice of coffee cake and my glucose was still over 300 hours later and I felt miserable I feel like I can never give myself a treat without having to "pay" for it afterward Does anyone else feel this way? Is this how it will always be?

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