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5/4/17 12:26 A

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I've read that eating plenty of beans helps stabilize your body's blood-suger levels. Try eating some with every meal and see if it helps.

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2/25/17 2:44 P

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My son eats them cold but I zap mine in the microwave... so yeah I agree with you on the cold oats. They are better after being soaked though. If you really want to eat them cold maybe unsweetened coconut would help.

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2/25/17 2:30 P

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Hi ChrsitineBWD, How can you eat the soaked oats? They are horrible to me, especially after getting cold in fridge.

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1/15/17 5:14 P

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I am allowing myself 1/4 cup of blueberries with my soaked oats in the morning. With a metformin pill.

Maybe one half of an apple at lunch sometimes. I agree with the rest of your tips too!

I am on day 33 of getting my exercise too! :) This week I need to add 10 more minutes to my elliptical training.

I am slowly losing weight on the eat to live plan. Since I am 64 that is fine with me.

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1/15/17 1:41 P

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I lived with a type 2 diabetic for several years. For him, fruit was very, very unproductive. It always spiked his sugar levels. Also, white starches, such as potatoes, rice, etc., did the same thing. It's important to watch the little details. Be very aware of carbs and what kind you're eating. If you do eat rice or potatoes, keep the portions small and eat whole grain, or leave the potato skins on. It might help you narrow down the issue if you can be more specific about the makeup of your meals. And as others have said, exercise was crucial.

Good luck!!!

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I've sent you a note, check your SparkMail. I'm a type-2 diabetic myself.

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I'm not sure if this answers your question but someone was asking about fruit and blood sugar and here is that link

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I have never seen that program, but I am following the Eat to Live, the end of diabetes. He says to bring my blood glucose down I need exercise more and eat less. Exercise before eating up to three times a day. Water also helps.

He also clearly stated I must be physically fit if I am going to beat diabetes. Never miss my exercise. Which I have missed twice out of 24 days. I keep telling myself progress not perfection.

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Hi all. :)

Type 2 diabetic here, have been following the diet outlined in the book Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes. I've been plant based for about three weeks (this time, I've done this before), but have only been skipping Taco Bell and soda for a week. I'm doing a great job of sticking to the plan - at least, outside of Taco bell before, and now entirely - but I'm not seeing my blood sugar come down. In fact, it spiked to 252 (extremely high for me) two hours after my most recent meal.

Full disclosure, up until this week I hadn't checked my blood sugar in months, but my A1C a week ago was 7.8%, meaning my average blood glucose was 177. So the 252 spike is kind of throwing me, and my blood sugars in general haven't been much better than 177 either.

When I ate this way for two months before while traveling, my A1C had come down two percentage points. (Gone back up since I went back to my old eating habits.) So I know this way of eating works for me, yay! Unfortunately, during that two months I didn't have my meter with me (and honestly was just too lazy/cheap to go buy a new one), so I don't have any idea how long it took for my blood sugars to begin coming down.

SO. My question for you is how long did it take before you began seeing an improvement in your blood sugar numbers?

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