"Are you taking Metformin? If so, are you taking B12? The lack of B12 (which is caused by long-term use of Metformin) can cause neuropathies too, and these are not fixed by lowering your blood sugars. It is reputed to be a long haul, but lowering…"
"Compared to what? I think that beans are pretty high carb.. GI is not ver y helpful for diabetics.. Test before eating, after 30 mins, 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, and work it out for your own metabolism. I haven't eaten too many beans lately..
"Are you taking Metformin? If so, are you taking B12? A shortage of B12 (which is a side-effect of Metformin) can cause neuropathic symptoms which are hard to fix.. Some other drugs also remove or block B12 (PPIs and steroids, particularly)
"Gliclazide is a beta-pusher, (makes the remains of your poor strung-out pancreas work itself to death) and it will increase your weight.. You have to "eat to your drug" or you get lows. Metformin and low-carb is the way to go IMO.
"It's much more important that you control your blood sugars than that you worry about your weight. Are you on insulin? With a FBS of 180+ you might want to be on a basal insulin (long-acting) What are your post-meal numbers like? What are you…"
"Your doctor is not helping, nor is that diet recommendation. Sack them both, please, and get your self-respect back.. You're doing your best with very poor assistance.
Eat, test, anything that spikes you has to go or be eaten in smaller…"
"You need to look at the Book again.. Fibre counts too, and you need not to stuff yourself in any case, as this distends the gut and causes blood sugar rises. It's not easy, but it's Really Worth While..
"Weird is a matter of opinion. Other's opinions are not always allowable.. Roll thin slices of cheese and ham together into a sausage and eat that (I do..) This will survive at least 4 hours uncooled and still palatable
Cold sausages are nice..…"
"I see this as a not-very-subtle form of bullying "Look at me, I eat this and I'm not diabetic!!!" So it must be my fault.. ? Food is like religion and tastes in reading or music, mine is none of your business really..
"Well, speaking as a T2 with a lot of testing under my belt, I found that GI was pretty much (bats***) unhelpful.. The difference between low and high GI foods is largely about normal responses, and the two sorts still spiked me just as high and…"
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