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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 25, 2012 at 2:18am

Linda and David, I notice that white wine (even drier ones) affects my BS more than red wine, so I stick to one glass of red.
But then I'm not a huge drinker either.
David, I agree that being as precise as possible about the carbs is important, because you can start feeling secure about what you eat and find out that you've been letting the carb grams add up slowly. It's always good to do a reality check!

Comment by Dedene Nelson-Court on July 25, 2012 at 2:15am

Hi Trenia,
I know that low carb diets aren't easy. Two good sources for figuring out which carbs to eat are 1) the Glycemic Index and 2) the Glycemic Load (this is supposed to give an even clearer view of how the carbs burn over time in the body). Both of these lists are accessible on Internet. If you can't find a good one, let me know and I'll track down a website for you.
I understand too about not being able to get books and other info as I don't live in the US either.
Stick with whole grains as much as possible. As far as veggies go, I eat pretty much anything but potatoes and real starchy ones like corn.
Good luck!

Comment by trenia on July 24, 2012 at 1:40pm

hi, just want to thank you for sharing your experience.
I am a new to low carb diet and I am so confused. I am looking for low carb vegetables on the internet but lists with them differ a lot. What list of low carb should I respect? Now I cut off bread , flour and patotoes, and have 100-110 but legs hurt and feel small burning. what vegie I can eat, where to fing the list of low carbs? please help me. I cannot buy books you recommend from Poland.

Comment by David (dns) on July 24, 2012 at 9:39am

I try to be as precise as I can about carbs. It's impossible to be truly exact, there are just too many variables. No two carrots have exactly the same amount of carb -- the numbers are just averages. Since true precision is basically impossible, I feel that makes it more important than ever to strive to get as close as you can, so I do. I weigh things and try to keep carbs as consistent as possible from meal to meal so I can balance it food and meds as well as humanly possible.

When eating out, of course, you can't weigh your food nor know its source. So we're reduced to estimating. Fortunately that improves somewhat with practice and experience.

As for alcohol, it does not raise and can temporarily lower blood sugar. Bernstein discusses this in some detail.

Comment by Linda G on July 24, 2012 at 6:03am

Hey Judy....The chat room is on the home page, but I guess you figured it out by now ;)
As for carb count...I'm not meticulous about it, but I am aware. That said....I pretty much eat what I like (save for one or two things)...but in discretion. For example...I'll have pizza on occasion, but it's thin crust...and a small slice. It still will raise my bg....but, it's a once in a while treat. I have wine,'s half a glass of dry white (I'll not drink any other type of the drops my bg. The one thing I don't store/restaurant bought muffins. Even half of a small one will cause me to spike. Hey...I may have diabetes...but first of all, I'm human!

Comment by Yvonne on July 24, 2012 at 3:39am

I don't feel the slightest bit of guilt about being type 2. I have it on both sides of my family. There is so much ignorance about obesity and type 2. Wooh. My mentor told me diabetes makes you fat--not the other way around. I believe it. Although I don't consider myself a real low-carber, I do watch the number of carbs I eat at each meal. You just have to do this. Check yourself when eating new foods and throw those crackers away. Anything that is high carb and is tempting. Your family needs to go along with you.

Comment by Peetie on July 6, 2012 at 8:39pm

I drink Crystal Light Christalyn. It has never caused a spike for me.

Comment by Christalyn on July 6, 2012 at 11:11am

Has anybody had any blood spikes while drinking Crystal Light?

I have been having high glucose levels for the past several months. I don't remember having this issue a few years ago when I was drinking it. But now I am not so sure.....

Comment by Gerri on June 27, 2012 at 3:25pm

Judy, chat is only available on the weekend.

Comment by karaoke judy on June 27, 2012 at 2:55pm


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