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Diabetes-Wheat Connection

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerri Apr 2, 2012. 24 Replies

Hi, all! I'm new here. I was diagnosed with T2 seven weeks ago. I had a fasting blood sugar of 450 and A1C of 14 and many symptoms of neuropathy. My doctor held off on meds until after I went to see…Continue

 

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Kathleen commented on Kathleen's blog post 'Holiday Cooking'
"Thanks, Trudy. I've heard good things about Udi's. I am in search of it because I would like to remove wheat from my son's diets also and that seems to be a good transition. I would have to use it most sparingly at 17 carbs a slice. I…"
Apr 9, 2012
Kathleen commented on Kathleen's blog post 'Holiday Cooking'
"It all sounds yummy, Trudy. I kept all the wheat away because I wanted to show my family that they really could survive without it. Oh, I forgot to mention that my cheesecakes were also sugar-free. I used Truvia instead of sugar and almond flour…"
Apr 9, 2012
Trudy commented on Kathleen's blog post 'Holiday Cooking'
"Not our first gluten-free holiday meal, since I've had full-blown Celiac for about 20 years now. Most of the carbs were in the fruits/dessert, of course! Ham, green beans, and mixed salad (lettuce, cherry tomatoes, mango, olives, homegrown…"
Apr 9, 2012
Kathleen posted a blog post

Holiday Cooking

I just completed my first wheat-free holiday menu. Everyone seemed quite pleased with the food. There was quite a bit of it and a great variety. Most everything was also low-carb. I wanted to be able to eat what I was making. So with the exception of the baked potatoes, I was able to enjoy everything in small amounts.Here's what I made:Appetizers:Cucumbers, carrots, celery sticks Simply Kraft onion dip (the only one I could find without added wheat) Rolled prosciutto and mozzarella slices Corn…See More
Apr 9, 2012
Gerri replied to Kathleen's discussion 'Diabetes-Wheat Connection'
"Yay, for the happy fasting! I saw improvement without grains. We've been lead to believe that grains are essential. They're not. Then there's all the grain marketing about fiber. Vegetables have much more fiber than grains. 1 avocado…"
Apr 2, 2012
Kathleen replied to Kathleen's discussion 'Diabetes-Wheat Connection'
"Thanks, Gerri! Did you find a marked improvement in your numbers after removing the grains? I hit a milestone (for me) this morning with a fasting blood sugar reading of 99. That's the first under-100 I've had in the morning."
Apr 2, 2012
Kathleen replied to Kathleen's discussion 'Diabetes-Wheat Connection'
"After I noticed the problem while testing for the first two weeks, I did read the "Wheat Belly" book and also some references to wheat in other places."
Apr 2, 2012
Gerri replied to Kathleen's discussion 'Diabetes-Wheat Connection'
"Happy for your success! Quite an amazing improvement & how wonderful to feel better. I found that wheat sent me soaring higher & faster than other grains with the same amount of carbs & fiber. Lesson learned. Been low carb for going on…"
Mar 31, 2012
Kathleen replied to Kathleen's discussion 'Diabetes-Wheat Connection'
"I just read that 70% of people with wheat sensitivities do not show the normal digestive issues and don't even know they have it. I'm guessing I'm probably in that number."
Mar 31, 2012
Kathleen replied to Kathleen's discussion 'Diabetes-Wheat Connection'
"Thanks, Whirlygig. I've lost a total of 18 pounds in the last 7 weeks and haven't felt this well in a long, long time. I did have my eyes checked out yesterday and I do not have any diabetic complications. Dodged that bullet. I will ask my…"
Mar 31, 2012
Whirlygig replied to Kathleen's discussion 'Diabetes-Wheat Connection'
"You have done a great job! Continue eating to your meter. I think some people are just more sensitive to certain foods. And you really might want to make sure you don't have celiacs. It can have a whole mess of complications so you want to rule…"
Mar 30, 2012
Brian (bsc) replied to Kathleen's discussion 'Diabetes-Wheat Connection'
"I think there are many of us who find that wheat is a source of problems. Yes, it could just be that the carbs from wheat drive up your blood sugar. But it could be a bigger problem. As BadMoon pointed out, there is a lot of thinking now that wheat…"
Mar 28, 2012
Kathleen replied to Kathleen's discussion 'Diabetes-Wheat Connection'
"Hi, Jeannie. That's right. The wheat not only messed up my blood sugar for that day but it also messed it up for the next. I found that really odd because a banana only raised it for a couple of hours. Yes, I've read his book. It validated…"
Mar 27, 2012
Jeannie Wagner replied to Kathleen's discussion 'Diabetes-Wheat Connection'
"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…"
Mar 27, 2012
Kathleen replied to Kathleen's discussion 'Diabetes-Wheat Connection'
"Hi, Kim. No, not a lot of fruit. Never really did. I carefully monitored what I was eating. An apple or a banana did raise my levels to a degree (about 20 points), but not to the degree that my tortilla wrap was or a small bread roll (about 50+). I…"
Mar 27, 2012
Kathleen replied to Kathleen's discussion 'Diabetes-Wheat Connection'
"I come from a very long line of T2 diabetics -- my mother's whole family. My doctor is pretty positive it's T2. A change in diet worked "miracles" for my blood sugar levels and neuropathy."
Mar 27, 2012

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Holiday Cooking

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 6:22am 4 Comments

I just completed my first wheat-free holiday menu. Everyone seemed quite pleased with the food. There was quite a bit of it and a great variety. Most everything was also low-carb. I wanted to be able to eat what I was making. So with the exception of the baked potatoes, I was able to enjoy everything in small amounts.

Here's what I made:

Appetizers:

Cucumbers, carrots, celery sticks

Simply Kraft onion dip (the only one I could find without added wheat)

Rolled…

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