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Old 06-29-2013, 05:37 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by BABSY View Post
She was trying to tell me I need to eat more carbs than ten per meal. She said if I don't my blood sugar would be higher. She said," I am not trying to be hateful, but, I don't have diabetes. You have to go home and live with it everyday, I don't."
I lost 70 pounds on Atkins (not the shakes). Despite my diet being moderate-high fat, all of my lab work was in the normal range after about 2-3 months.

The last 100 pounds were lost on a combination of Atkins and Dr. Bernstein's "Diabetes Solution". Bernstein is low fat which I don't think is necessary but I do follow his rule of just protein and green vegie type carbs. He also limits carbs to 10 per meal but since I'm not off all medication and my A1C is down to 5, I'll usually eat 20-25 carbs (all from green vegies) per meal.

As Harriet said, the diabetic community is sadly misinformed about how to control our diabetes. Read read read and then follow your own plan.

I love being a noncompliant diabetic with an A1C of 5 and healthy lab ranges. They just don't know how to deal with it.

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