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Resistant starch and leftover pasta

Started by Nellie. Last reply by Georgia boy Oct 19. 1 Reply

I saw a mention in a cookbook I recently bought (Blending Science with Spices, by Gita Patel, the dietician I saw a couple of weeks ago) of "resistant starch" - which occurs in cooked-then-cooled…Continue

Self-monitoring study for people with type 2 diabetes

Started by Emily Coles Aug 29. 0 Replies

Researchers from Columbia University are looking for individuals with type 2 diabetes to participate in a self-monitoring study. The purpose of the study is to collect a set of data to develop and…Continue

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Started by Krztina. Last reply by gg Aug 4. 1 Reply

I was curious if anyone has started this new once a day medication. The part that doesn't grab me is the "diuretic" effects as well as yeast infections. Just curious what other peoples personal…Continue

Why am I peeing so much?

Started by Dee. Last reply by Dawnnikki98 Jul 30. 1 Reply

I thought this is what happens when your D is out of control. But, as soon as I started insulin + victoza 6 weeks ago I started getting thirstier and needing the bathroom more often, and waking up…Continue

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Comment by Dedene Nelson-Court on July 26, 2012 at 12:19am

Linda, I've noticed that with my medication, wine gives me slight headaches as well. But that being said, if the wine is of really good quality (bourgogne, bordeaux), than it shouldn't make you sick in small quantities. Also, organic wine is much easier on the body.
Oh dear! Now I sound like all I do is drink which is not the case. But when you live in France, you must be knowledgeable about these things! LOL!

Comment by Dedene Nelson-Court on July 26, 2012 at 12:17am

Hello BadMoon, The bloodsugar101 site is amazing. Thanks for the tip!

Comment by BadMoonT2 on July 25, 2012 at 3:24pm

Trenia, I was looking at your earlier post and saw you mentioned burning in your legs. When I first got my blood sugar under control I experienced the same thing. This is a symptom of neuropathy. As time went on and I continued good blood sugars it went away. Don't know why better blood sugars would trigger worse neuropathy symptoms for a time, but this was my experience. Another thing to do is make sure you are getting enough salt. Your kidneys excrete more sodium when you cut carbs and lack of sodium can make you feel bad. This is the cause of the so called Atkins flu.

Natalie, I remember kluski too, and her apple strudel was to die for:)

Comment by Natalie ._c- on July 25, 2012 at 2:23pm

And the kluski too. I LOVED them when I was in Poland, but haven't been successful in trying to make them here. We also had a soup called zurek (?) that I wish I could have again, too! :-)

Comment by BadMoonT2 on July 25, 2012 at 2:19pm

Trenia, unfortunately if you follow the bloodsugar101 program you may have to give up Pierożki(hope the spelling is close) or what we call Pierogi's here. My Grandmother who was Slovak used to make them. Many of us have found a low carb diet really helps, good luck.

Comment by BadMoonT2 on July 25, 2012 at 10:22am

Trenia, The bloodsugar101 website helped me tremendously after I was diagnosed. Pay particular attention to the page titled "How to lower your blood sugar" It describes the "Eat to Your Meter" system so you can easily figure out what foods are causing you problems. Another great resource is the Bernstein Group here on tuD

Comment by Ila on July 25, 2012 at 9:40am

The only thing I know about wine, other than it is alcoholic, is that some are sweeter than others. So, you need to take that into consideration. Ends the extent of my knowledge.

Comment by David (dns) on July 25, 2012 at 9:33am

Interesting, Dedene. I haven't compared different types of alcoholic beverages to determine how their effects differ. I've simply noticed that more than a tiny amount does indeed depress my BG, as Bernstein says it will.

As far as "carb creep" goes, I don't really worry about it. Weighing portions (which I do) keeps it pretty consistent, and if I drift, I'll know it right away given how much I test. [Wish I owned stock in a test strip company!]

Comment by trenia on July 25, 2012 at 9:15am

I appreciate your great help Dedene, I can start now. I thought, you ignored GI, only counting carbs load. Thanks for the link.
Greetings from Cracow, Poland to all helpful ,great friends

Comment by Linda G on July 25, 2012 at 7:46am

Hmmm...interesting, that, Dedene!
Do the wines that you are referring to affect your bg by dropping it...or elevating it?
I have 6 or 7 bottles of very good red wine here that I don't dare they trigger migraines. Even with a good quality white wine...I have to assure myself that it wasn't aged in oak! At times, I dilute the wine by adding a sugar free spritzer. Depends on the occasion!


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