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6/29/13 12:02 A

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I too love the flat breads - they don't present a problem for me normally. Funny thing is that my readings THIS week have not only been GOOD, they have been low enough at night that the doctor and I have agreed that if I am exercising in the pool for HOURS (I have been doing a LOT of exercise because in the pool I call it relaxing and FUN) I am NOT TO TAKE ANY INSULIN and on the days when I don't work out so hard, I will be taking it as needed based on my FBS and before bed readings. I am REALLY REALLY excited.

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



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6/28/13 10:21 A

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Oh, boo, I'm sorry to hear that. It definitely doesn't work for everyone. I'm one of the lucky ones, which is good because I'd probably have a rougher time with this disease than I already have.

I've also noticed that I can tolerate some "flat" style breads, like lavash. I use Joseph's Oat and Flax Lavash bread - it's flat and square. I cut one in half and make "wraps" out of it. It doesn't seem to hurt me like regular bread does. My husband likes it, too.

Anything with yeast, though, that's a KILLER. No regular bread, no cake, nothing like that. Even a tiny bit of a cake slice spells out my death warrant.

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6/27/13 10:43 P

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I really appreciate all of the suggestions and comments. I have tried Dreamfields and liked it but it did NOT like me. Ed and I have found that our bodies react very differently to certain foods.

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



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6/27/13 10:23 P

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Have you tried Dreamfields brand pasta? It's low carb and a lot of diabetics can eat it with no problem. It tastes JUST like regular pasta - you will never know the difference.

Be warned - it does NOT work for everyone. It's worth a try if you love pasta like I do, though.

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6/27/13 2:07 P

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mmmm maybe you should to talk to your doctor... how strange.... this is the first time that happens? if not do you keep a track of this events to tell to your doctor?

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I understand that pasta raises MY levels quickly but Ed's were lower than normal and he ate the same meal.

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



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6/27/13 12:58 P

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Eating Well with Type 2 Diabetes

this article has been very helpful to me!

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6/27/13 12:48 P

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be careful with the pasta!! is very tricky because of the white flavour!! It raises your levels immediately, I try to avoid white rice, pasta, bread and if I ate with vegetables so you do not have to eat to much quantity of those carbs...again be careful!!

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6/26/13 10:24 P

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THIS IS NOT A DIET - it is a lifestyle change and is about learning new habits and finding out what works best for YOU. My son and I are both diabetic but our bodies respond differently to some foods - after the same meal and activities last Sunday, my BS went over 300 (not a normal reading for me) and his was 98 (also not a normal reading for him). We had homemade ravioli (even his pasta was homemade) and I almost never have pasta but it doesn't seem to affect him.

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6/26/13 10:12 P

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Dee is not easy to follow a diet I can totally understand you, but you have to be strong for you and for your family, it is a daily struggle but you can totally do it!!
Breakfast is the most important meal in the day so try to plan beforehand when you go to the grocery's to make a healthy list for that meal, I do that and it is very helpful, because if not I get tempted with sugars stuff.

And remember the physical activity is something that you have to incorporate in your life and never leave it.
My blood tests are impeccable for all the activity I do and it gives me a "space" to eat things that my doctor do not allow me!

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6/21/13 12:08 P

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That is a good idea. Experiment until you find something that works for you.

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



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6/21/13 11:38 A

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Thanks, I'm trying to have a protein shake in the morning to get started on breakfast. That helps. Yesterday I had a day off and now I have to get started again. I trying to do better and get back on track. I've always felt that it was all or nothing, but now realize that it's ok to occasionally have something not so healthy as long as I don't consider that a failure and fall completely off. It's just a meal or day.

With Christ's love to all,

Dee

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Get started again with wheat or gluten-free eating and I'm going to make it this time by doing little steps.


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6/21/13 11:31 A

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Breakfast doesn't have to be BIG, you can have a healthy breakfast that is light and will not leave you feeling bad. I often grab a couple of hard boiled eggs or a fiber or protein bar. It is possible to eat a little and help to start your day with something to get you to lunch without being too hungry.

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



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DARDEE98's Photo DARDEE98 Posts: 1,654
6/20/13 11:48 P

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Sorry, I didn't check my blood sugar. I didn't feel so well though.

With Christ's love to all,

Dee

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Get started again with wheat or gluten-free eating and I'm going to make it this time by doing little steps.


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6/20/13 3:43 P

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Would love to hear how you did after your big omelet.

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



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6/20/13 12:13 P

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Thank you, I will read them now.

With Christ's love to all,

Dee

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6/20/13 12:07 P

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You may find the information in these two articles helpful in putting a plan together that will work for you. Portion control and meal planning are keys that can help especially when selecting carbohydrate choices.

Meal Planning Tips for People with Type 2 Diabetes
Putting It All Together
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/
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ticles.asp?id=883


Carbohydrate-Counting Chart for People with Diabetes
A Single-Serving Reference Guide
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/
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6/20/13 12:05 P

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Thanks, it helps a lot. I can do all that, but I do still have a personal problem with breakfast. Now I just made me a big omelet with ham and cheese so I'm hoping to wait for a while to want to eat again. Something small at about 11 would be nice. Then a small lunch at about 1, etc. But my guess is that I will think I'm hungry in about 30 min or less. I know it's probably all in my head but it still causes me problems.

I will be strong and wait. Now that I've exercised, it might be easier.

Thank you again.

With Christ's love to all,

Dee

Goals for 2013:
Get started again with wheat or gluten-free eating and I'm going to make it this time by doing little steps.


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Okay, the first thing is that your eating throughout the day is not necessarily a bad thing as long as you eat healthy foods throughout the day AND staying within your calorie ranges. Secondly, you can have some bread/pasta/rice type stuff in small portions - choose whole grain versions whenever possible and IF you like them because they are less likely to cause a spike in blood sugars. Try eating them at meals that have mostly veggies - the fiber will help slow down how fast the carbs are absorbed and reduce the likelihood of a spike. Finally, you have things backwards about the times to eat - eating a healthy breakfast will help you feel full longer throughout the day and research shows that those who eat breakfast are more likely to lose more weight. Adding salads or soup about 20-30 minutes before a meal help you feel full sooner, stay full longer, and to eat less (about 1/3 less). Check blood sugar and plan to have enough calories to eat something in the evening if your blood sugar is a little low so you don't experience dangerous lows while sleeping. A small snack with some protein and a few carbs before bed is often a good idea. Peanut butter and whole grain crackers, cheese and whole grain crackers, a piece of string cheese, a glass of milk, some nuts, etc. are some options. Hope this helps some.

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



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6/20/13 9:47 A

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Three weeks ago I was told by a doctor that I had to get my diabetes under control or else. She also told me to eat meat and veggies with a little (very little) fruit added. This has been working for the last 3 weeks, but I must admit that I do miss the occasional pasta and bread, especially the bread. Are there any suggestions on a proper diabetic meal plan?

Plus I'm a spastic eater, meaning I eat all day by nibbling and have very few "meals". Any suggested on how to overcome that bad habit. I don't eat in the morning, just have my coffee, then later I will go have my breakfast and then begins my day of nibbling. If I could just stop eating close to bedtime, I'd probably loose weight.

Any help would greatly be appreciated.

With Christ's love to all,

Dee

Goals for 2013:
Get started again with wheat or gluten-free eating and I'm going to make it this time by doing little steps.


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