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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:12
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:59
Brownies! Been a while since I had some of those. I am really just annoyed at the moment that I did fine for 2 years, and then out of nowhere, its like a switch was hit and my body refuses to play nice anymore.
Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:05
Type I is something I don't think I would wish on my enemies. It's not preventable and its not curable. The only "cure" is replacing one type of med with another if you get an organ transplant.
I here ya . It's like our own bodies are rebelling against us . I have health issues myself , not diebetes (so far anyways) . But I have problems with diet and nutrition . It does get aggrevating .
Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:19
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 20:43
Whole wheat is extremely bad for keeping your sugars down. A 6 inch subway sandwich will spike my sugar by 300 points and a king sized snickers bar will only do add 150. That should tell you something. A king sized snickers has more carbs/sugar in it than the sandwich, yet the sandwich does more damage. My doctor is having me do this because he was able to get most of his patients to reduce their insulin dose by an average of 40 units just from this one change.
Whole wheat is the way to go
I can't even touch white bread or not whole wheat pastas without my sugar getting really high
also fried foods like french fries basically 4x when when fried
also you may have gotten lucky and had a nice long honeymoon phase before your pancreas kicks it for good
I am a diabetic to only diagnosed little less than a year ago. Only thing thats been bothers me about it is I can hardly get any blood out of my fingertips anymore
Posted 13 October 2012 - 20:53
There is no avoiding spikes all together since I am on slow acting insulin. The problem with wheat is that it is just not as healthy as people claim it is. Anyone else notice that the government started heavily investing in wheat crops around the same time they moved it up on the food pyramid.
gnuman is right. Gluten varies per food item but generally can be related to the amount of protein within a grain. What makes gluten interesting is that the composition of gluten in our crops over time has increased. Farmers, over centuries, have been genetically selecting the best crops. Strong, high yielding crops generally contain high amounts of gluten, so over time those strains of grains have evolved into what we consume today. Gluten in the most simple terms causes inflammation in the body.
So what we're looking for is variations of food that just happen to be missing gluten. For starters you can avoid all wheat and grain based products. That excludes a ton of items; crackers, cookies, pasta, cereal, bread, fried food and so on. So rather than try to replace these grains, let's just see what is already naturally gluten free. Gluten free goods include; vegetables, fruits, beans, corn, rice, meat and dairy. So now back to gnuman's point, you will need protein. Wheat has great nutrients; folic acid, protein, zinc and iron. I can tell you from personal experience, I've been gluten and sugar-free for five years, the iron, zinc and protein are the most important aspects of this type of diet. Good replacements for zinc include spinach, lintels and bell peppers. I typically would not eat meat on a daily basis in the past but now I try to every day. My favorite way to cook is defintely on the grill. Either wrap all your veggies up in foil or slide them on a skewer. But I have not gone for any of these "gluten free" brownies or cake or anything like that. I am not diabetic so I feel like you should be more strict than I am. Those grains are just switched out for potato or rice flour, which doesn't have gluten but it will definitely spike your blood sugar.