"First off we are most Insulin resistant in the morning so try eating it at another time of day. Also most yogurt is low fat. I find the higher fat I eat the lower my bg. You can stir some heavy cream, sour cream, whipped cream cheese or melted…"
"The important thing with exercise is to do things that you like and won't get bored with. I burnout on the machines quite quickly. Try to take different classes with different instructors. Balance aerobic classes with some stretching classes…"
"I was also put on statins with slightly high cholesterol numbers. I also became intolerant of statins with severe muscle pain. My doctor now just advises me to keep my weight and BMI quite low to manage cholesterol. Actually he told me there was no…"
"For Type 2's not on insulin carb counting is used to keep bgs in range after meals 120-140. By frequent 1 and 2 hour testing you can find how sensitive you are to certain carbs. It is really a trial and error process and e eventually you know…"
"Are you still taking Metformin to deal with the Insulin Resistance? I am also very insulin resistant. I lost all the weight I can without being underweight. The best things for my IR is daily exercise 1-2 hours. I find walking 3-4 miles is best. As…"
"On every package there should be nutrition facts. For example flour is usually around 96 carbs per cup. With fruit you will need to use a book like Calorie King and then weigh your bananas to figure out the exact carb count. After adding up all…"
"The best way to cut your carbs is to set a carb limit for each meal or snack. For example I know at breakfast I need to keep my meal below 3 carbs or I will spike above 120. At lunch I have more leeway and can handle 15 carbs. Dinner is usually…"
"My doctor writes my Rx for 3 times per day but my insurance won't cover the cost until I hit my deductible which I never do. So I now buy them on the internet. I find Amazon has great prices and they are always at least a year away from…"
"Hi, I was dx'd about 5 years ago and I was 148. I am about 120, now. I take metformin and it works if I stay under 10 carbs per meal. If I go over that I will spike very high. The metformin has helped me with the liver dumps. I find if I eat…"
"I also do low carb but little by little decided that wheat was my big problem. I gave it up about 2 years ago and haven't looked back. I am still able to bake with alternative flours but anytime I have any type of bread, cracker or breading I…"
"What I have read is that for a certain population the HbA1c is not accurate. If you have any type of disease that affects the life of your red blood cells, HbA1c will be inaccurate. The Fructosamine test I think only checks for the past 2-3 weeks,…"
"I don't think Dr Bernstein believes in unlimited calories. He actually says he prefers you not to snack between meals. If you look at his suggested menus the portions are normal, not unlimited. A lot of people use Dr Bernstein as a framework…"
"Type 1 and Type 2 are totally different diseases but have the same symptoms. The only way your doctor can dx type 1 is with Antibody tests. Type 2's can also go into DKA and have very high bgs. Has your doctor ever talked to you about your carb…"
"What eating to my meter taught me is there are some foods,no matter how healthy I just cannot have. Foods like yogurt, bran cereal, raisins, any type of bread or even oatmeal are all banned on my low carb diet. I think a lot of doctors take the…"
"Exercise has always spiked me but my doctor tells me to keep it up because it is so good for me. I also found the more intense the higher the spike and the higher it stays up. I have changed the way I exercise and now opt for power walking instead…"
Thanks for the heads up on your soluble fiber post seems chia seeds are just as good as pyllium flax is also a good source of muilage fiber which is what I am looking for not as good as psyllium but a good plant source coconut oil; sun flower seeds sounds like good advice I'll be supplementing my diet to your recommendations
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