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Old 03-13-2011, 12:54 AM   #21
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My parents are both, Type II Diabetics, so is Shrek, my husband. I am an RN and I take care of Diabetics.

My advice: Portion sizes, watch those. Cut back on carbs, but don't cut them out, it just makes you want them more. Make sure you keep your doctor appointment and if the doctor does not suggest a consult with a dietician, you suggest he make the referral. If the doctor refers, insurance pays.

We all want to help, but when it comes to an initial diagnosis...you really need to talk to your doctor first!
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:02 AM   #22
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Thank you for all the helpful information. I do have a doc. appt. on the 23rd. I'm trying to at least have a couple of weeks to get jump started. It's been a few years since my last physical so I will take heed to whatever the doctor recomends.
I wish you well for the 23rd
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go to splenda.com. many wonderful recipes without sugar.
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I wish you well for the 23rd
Thank you.
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:22 PM   #25
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go to splenda.com. many wonderful recipes without sugar.
Thanks! My spouse made me a wonderfull banana bread tonight with splenda. After not eating any good bakery for 5 days it was a real treat.
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:26 PM   #26
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Thanks! My spouse made me a wonderfull banana bread tonight with splenda. After not eating any good bakery for 5 days it was a real treat.

Don't go nuts with the Splenda, it has a side effect of "gotta go lots" if you eat lots of it.
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:16 AM   #27
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Don't go nuts with the Splenda, it has a side effect of "gotta go lots" if you eat lots of it.

only if you eat too much banana bread at one time. now those diabetic bars are a different story.
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only if you eat too much banana bread at one time. now those diabetic bars are a different story.
Shrek and I went overboard when Splenda came out...it wasn't pretty with only one bathroom and just getting to work was an adventure.
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I was recently diagnosed as 'pre-diabetic'. I think being pre-diabetic is like being 'a little bit pregnant' -- it just means that the disease hasn't progressed far enough to be considered diabetic.

I got a blood glucose monitor, and I 'eat to my monitor'--did a lot of testing at first, and figured out what made my sugar spike. For me, it is grain--and sugar, of course, but I am not a big sweets eater.

I eat meat, eggs and lots of low carb veggies, and I don't skimp on the butter or salad dressing. I pretty much avoid any grains, or eat them in tiny (compared to what I used to eat) portions. If I get a craving for sweets, I eat some no sugar yogurt. I don't eat much packaged stuff, but when I do, I check carb counts on the label.

Low carb veggies would be asparagus, lettuce, cabbage, green beans, celery, cauliflower--there are more, just google.

I need to lose lots, but I am not concentrating on that right now, just on my blood sugar. I have lost 20 pounds since Dec. 1, kind of like a side effect of sugar monitoring.
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I was recently diagnosed as 'pre-diabetic'. I think being pre-diabetic is like being 'a little bit pregnant' -- it just means that the disease hasn't progressed far enough to be considered diabetic.
The difference between prediabetes and diabetes is that prediabetes is reversible.
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