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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
If I have questions maybe I will get answer, I have been a type 2 since April 2010
Date diagnosed
September 18, 1950
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7.1%
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Oral

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What is the differece between Swiss Miss No sugar added, 60 cal, carbs 11, dietary fiber 1, sugar 7 that comes to 3 grams, and my sugar when up. Nestle No sugar added, 50 cal carbs 9, dietary fiber 1…

Posted on December 10, 2010 at 11:03am 6 Comments

What is the differece between Swiss Miss No sugar added, 60 cal, carbs 11, dietary fiber 1, sugar 7 that comes to 3 grams, and my sugar when up. Nestle No sugar added, 50 cal carbs 9, dietary fiber 1, sugar 8 that comes to 0 grams, and my sugar did not go up.

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On Thursday last week I realized I was counting carbs at night wrong, so I changed from 75 grams to 45 grams, and my sugar is in the normal range, on July 19 it was 243 in the afternoon, July 20 it w…

Posted on July 26, 2010 at 6:48am 0 Comments

On Thursday last week I realized I was counting carbs at night wrong, so I changed from 75 grams to 45 grams, and my sugar is in the normal range, on July 19 it was 243 in the afternoon, July 20 it was 166 in the morning, July 21 it was 195 in the afternoon, July 22 it was 144 in the afternoon, July 23 it was 162 in the afternoon. On Saturday July 24 it was 113 in the morning, I checked it that afternoon because I had some mashed potatoes for lunch and I wanted to see what it was, when I… Continue

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At 7:23pm on March 17, 2011, Linda G said…
How's it all going joybug?? How's the doctor chase?? Are you now on insulin??
Take care, and please keep in touch ♥
At 4:36pm on December 11, 2010, Linda G said…

Hi joybug! I was reading your comment....

"I tried Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, 60 calories, carbs 11 grams, dietary fiber 1 grams, sugar 7 grams, that figures 11- 1= 10- 7= 3 grams and my sugar went up. A couple of days later, I tried Nestle No sugar added hot chocolate, 50 calories, carbs 9 grams, dietary fiber 1 grams sugar 8 grams, that figures 9-1= 8-8=0 grams and my sugar didnot go up. What is the difference."

The "sugar" content is already included in the "carbs", so you don't subtract that. The only thing that you may subtract from the carbs is the fibre content....simply because the fibre content slows down the absorption of carbs. So, your calculation for Swiss Miss should read....11-1=10, and the calculation for Nestle No Sugar should read....9-1=8.

The difference is 2 grams more of carbs for Swiss Miss....but there are other factors in the mix....such as fat content. Fat content slows down absorption. As well, were both packets of same amount in size??

 

At 12:18pm on December 10, 2010, Gerri said…

Sorry, don't get your math:) "Nestle No Sugar added. Cal 50, Total Carbohydrates 9grams Deitary Fiber 1grams sugar 8grams. 9-1=8, 8-8= 0 GRAMS. Swiss Miss No sugar added. Cal 60 total carbohydrates 11grams, dietary fiber 1 gram, sugar 7 grams. 11-1=10, 10-7=3."

Why are you deducting the number of sugar grams from the number of carbs? If these are sugar alcohols, then they are subtracted.

 

At 3:11pm on October 22, 2010, Linda G said…
Wow wow wow Joybug....what a lot of GREAT news!!! Truly and sincerely very happy for you my friend!

At 5:13pm on September 7, 2010, Linda G said…
Holy moley Joy....that's an awful lot of weight lost! Are you seeing a dietitian??
At 5:09pm on September 7, 2010, Linda G said…
This mystery bus tour sounds rather intriguing. Never been on one! Brings back to mind the song by the Beatles ;) You'll have to tell me all about it! Sounds like you're well prepared...
where are some of the places you've been? Hope you're going via coach...enjoy!
luv....linda
At 12:49pm on August 23, 2010, Linda G said…
That's great Joybug....glad you found a way to handle it!!! Keep in touch, OK?
luv....linda
At 8:32am on August 21, 2010, Linda G said…
Hi joybug....I was away on holidays and just returned yesterday. I've read your your post about certain foods making you ill, and what I've noticed is a pattern of feeling unwell after ingesting greasy foods....I have that problem too, and it's directly connected to my gallbladder (I have gall stones)...in fact it happened during our holiday, as we occasionally ate very rich foods! Spicy and fatty foods are also problematic. And of course, any time you are unwell....your blood sugar goes up!!!!
At 4:01pm on July 27, 2010, Linda G said…
Hi Joy...I take 2 different meds for blood pressure, and with those, my BP is usually around
the first numbers you mentioned....124/77, sometimes higher...I have gone thereabouts as low as the last reading you wrote, but it never stayed there. The bottom line, listen to your instinct...call your doctor, if only to give you peace of mind.
Be well dear friend...and let me know how it all comes about!
luv.....linda
At 1:23pm on July 26, 2010, Linda G said…
Oh man....balancing diabetes can be SO frustrating! You can eat/do the same things 3 days in a row, and not have the same readings. Just when you start thinking you've got the hang of it....something comes into play and throws you for a loop! Sometimes you thing some type of food will send you high...and it doesn't. And the converse!!! Here too, potatoes aren't too bad for me...rice is worse...and pasta worse still!!! And 1/2 a (healthy) yucky tasting bran muffin (would prefer the decadent type!) at the coffee shop...just 1/2!!! sends me through the roof!
About subtracting fibre from carb count....a lot of people are not aware of this...so now YOU know :) And by the way....YOU'RE DOING GREAT!!!
luv...linda
 
 
 

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