-don't eat dessert. ever.
-eat whole grain carbohydrates instead of processed white carbs. whole grain carbs don't spike your blood sugar and drop fast later.
-eat lots of vegetables and lean protein (chicken, fish, tofu)
-avoid dried fruit
-eat small amounts of fruit (1 banana _or_ 1 apple) in the morning for breakfast
-avoid soda and energy drinks
-don't put sugar or honey in your coffee
-don't drink milk
-don't eat cookies, cakes, pies.
-if you are on insulin and drink alcohol, be very careful to monitor your blood sugar so it doesn't go low, especially if you mix alcohol and exercise
-eat carbohydrates before exercising. keep a large bottle of gatorade in your backpack while exercising in case you go low.

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Last A1c, 6, and I eat mostly because I'm hungry or I enjoy the food. After 40 years of T1D and lots of experImenting I have learned a lot about foods and tecniques that work for me.

If I stuck with your list I'd go crazy for beating up on myself, Learning to enjoy food and taste, while still managing BGs is fun sometime...enjoy life despite the D and master it!
ahh thats kinda sad thinking you only eat to sustain yourself. It should bring some pleasure into ur life. There are lots of ways to prepare foods that make them ok to eat. I used Splenda to make cookies and my family thought they were awesome without knowing the secret change in the recipe. I guess if I was not controlled or had a high A1c I'd feel different. What is your A1c David ?
I agree with David about the white carbs...I only do wheat now. And rye occasionally. BUT for the most part I'm down with Lizmarie. I eat a wide variety of things in my diet now. And hit the gym in the AM for sure each day and in the PM 3 days a week minimum. So its alot of gym work I think that helps with my BG. Dessert is a regular part of my meals anymore. Even for breakfast. Thats where I have a banana (and per Dannys thread, they dont do horrible things to me either.) Then again we are back to that whole exercise thing . LOL I do credit much, if not all, of my success with exercise. Even a brisk walk after "cheating" on a nice piece of pepporoni pizza helps alot.

My former A1c was 14.6. My last A1c was 6.7. My next A1c will be lower yet (I hope) but if not thats fine too. Its a work in progress.
Judith, Wow!! Great A1c....just amazing.
Judith,

Eagerly awaiting the pumpkin bread results. Sent you a scrumptious chocolate torte recipe. Hope you got it.

Amazing A1c. You have the healthiest diet.

Love to you & your mom. Think of you both often.
Cool, thanks for sharing everyone. I'm no expert, was just trying to share what worked for me. Best to all, David

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