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7/21/11 6:01 P

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I was diagnosed pre-diabetic once. What I didn't know then that I know now is that 90% of people who are diagnosed as pre-diabetic end up eventually being diagnosed as Type 2 diabetic.

When I was diagnosed pre-diabetic, I called my insurance company to see whether they would cover a consult with a dietitian. No. So I didn't go. If I did the whole thing over again, I would have paid for at least one consultation with a dietitian when pre-diabetic. I just didn't know how nearly inevitable the diabetes diagnosis was going to be, and I could have used that information!

The most effective health-care is self-care.

Nutrition is the prescription.

You can literally stretch your lifespan by shrinking your waistline.

Nutrition and other lifestyle factors that you can choose are a more significant determinant of your health than genetics.

Filling your stomach with high-nutrient foods is like by-pass surgery without the surgery.

We are all born with an innate desire to not only survive but thrive.

--Joel Fuhrman
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7/21/11 2:10 P

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"Don't chew the fat--eschew the fat!"

Oh, that's clever!

I'm enjoying this thread a lot, and learning from it. If my test results aren't good, at least I know where to come to get the information I need.


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7/21/11 1:58 P

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The fat you eat is the fat you wear.

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7/21/11 10:16 A

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TEACHERWANDA: "What I learned most from Dr. Barnard's book was that fat is the primary cause for type 2 diabetes."

I would totally agree with this point from his book, which most diabetics totally ignore. I would probably not call fat the "primary cause," but perhaps "a major actor" in the whole diabetic metabolic syndrome.

T. Colin Campbell once said on a radio program I heard (which led me on to read the important book The China Study) that meats, even chicken, have lots more fat content than people normally believe. I didn't believe it, either, until I went vegetarian and dropped another 8 pounds. Push the fat away!

The fat sources I have retained are nuts (either as a small snack or in my salad dressing) and sometimes olive oil and vinegar for a salad dressing. Also I use extremely small amounts of canola oil in my Indian style cooking (a la Madhu Gadia in Indian Vegan Cooking).

Don't chew the fat--eschew the fat!


The most effective health-care is self-care.

Nutrition is the prescription.

You can literally stretch your lifespan by shrinking your waistline.

Nutrition and other lifestyle factors that you can choose are a more significant determinant of your health than genetics.

Filling your stomach with high-nutrient foods is like by-pass surgery without the surgery.

We are all born with an innate desire to not only survive but thrive.

--Joel Fuhrman
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7/21/11 8:30 A

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What I learned most from Dr. Barnard's book was that fat is the primary cause for type 2 diabetes. Even though I could not follow his strict vegan program, I was able to use his concepts on low glycemic carbs and low fat to improve my diet and significantly reduce my blood sugar and cholesterol.

Dr. Barnard and Dr. Fuhrman have similar philosophies except for pasta and whole grains. Dr. F restricts these where Dr. B does not.

Dr. B promotes a very strict vegan diet where Dr. F allows for flexibility. In my opinion Dr. Fís recipes are far better than Dr. Bís.

If you have diabetes Dr. Barnard's book is a must read.

Dr. B has a program that is frequently on PBS during fund raising drives, watch it if you can, itís very informative.


As long as you are trying your very best, there is no question of failure.
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7/21/11 7:31 A

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I do have a bit of a worry that I am at least pre-diabetic, so it's encouraging to hear your blood sugar didn't get too low on strict ETL. It's also very nice to know that you eventually had to up your calories--if you used ETL to lose weight, you must have done so fairly rapidly, and that's another vote for the ETL program to me.



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7/20/11 6:47 P

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I'm thankful I have not had to deal with diabetes, but sure appreciate knowing how to avoid it!

I stay on my road and I don't change lanes.
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"If your lifestyle doesn't control your body, your body will eventually control your lifestyle." Ern Baxter
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I AM more powerful than the temptations I face today. I AM stronger than my addictions.
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I AM nurtured and nourished. I AM healthy, happy and energized.
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I AM calm, patient and peaceful. Nothing can disturb my serenity.
~
"Your body is never not looking." Dr. Michael Klaper
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7/20/11 6:25 P

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I know there are a number of diabetics and pre-diabetics here. I kicked mine here. Burritaelita has made reference several times to Dr. Neal Barnard's book,
DR. NEAL BARNARD'S PROGRAM FOR REVERSING DIABETES.

I finally came across a used copy of it and I am enthralled with his style here just as I was with the Breaking the Food Seduction book.

I personally had no problem with my blood sugar going too low on strict ETL, but within a very few months I did have to up my calories and did that partly through eating more grains. I was worried that my blood sugar would go up from doing this but it most certainly has not and in reading this book I am beginning to understand why.

My blood sugar now ranges between 70 and 110 most of the time and I routinely eat four servings of starch, mostly oats and sweet potato, and six to eight servings of fruit in a day.

One of Dr. Fuhrman's recommendations for increased calories for very active people is increased starchy foods by the way.
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