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Old 08-10-2012, 06:40 PM   #91
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I ran out of time this morning and was unable to post my glucometer reading

This morning my blood sugar was 124 after eating Little Smokies cooked in Bull's-Eye BBQ sauce, the one with sugar. Here is a pic of the glucometer...taken before coffee...
What a coinkydink - my blood sugar was 124 this morning also!

I recently did an internet search on HFCS and what I found was very disturbing - not so much for people with normal blood sugar metabolism, but for diabetics. Even though it is "sugar" the body of a diabetic processes it differently and what it can't use, it stores as fat in the liver, giving rise to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. This can lead to cirrhosis later in life. I am on a mission to remove HFCS from my diet. Just in the short time I've been watching, my blood sugars have been much better and maybe the A1c test will be better and I might dodge the insulin bullet this time. My doctor is giving me three months to improve my readings or we use insulin. Problem is, most type 2 people will be on insulin at some in their life - I'm hoping for later in mine.

Anyway, intersting experiment PF, keep up the good work.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:25 PM   #92
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I recently did an internet search on HFCS and what I found was very disturbing - not so much for people with normal blood sugar metabolism, but for diabetics.
I may be wrong but I'm not so sure people with normal blood sugar metabolism should also be concerned about consuming HFCS, or for that matter excessive sugar in any form. I think it's entirely possible for healthy people to develop insulin resistance by lifelong poor food choices.

Even if I'm wrong I'm sure that it's better for everybody including healthy people to avoid HFCS, and to err in not eating it is to err on the safe side.

I'm bothered about the possibility that all barbecue sauces will contain HFCS at some point (maybe already). I like this shortcut because I don't always want to make my own barbecue sauce, because of the time involved.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:39 PM   #93
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Did I mention I have a cardiology appointment in the morning...I almost forgot, I've been a bit busy lately. You think I could get away with butter??? Really?

She can smell butter I ate a week ago...evil woman, she's just evil...back to cardboard and water.
Oh...I hope she didn't smell the cupcake!!!
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:21 AM   #94
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You are a paragon of virtue and a Princess among women, er...ogres?

Thanks so much for doing this. Not only did I learn that HFCS will increase your blood sugar readings, I also learned that you measure differently in the US. If I had a reading of 124 or 130 points I'd be DEAD. Our standard is 4-7 is heaven, up to 10 is still a friend.

Also, thanks to taxlady for telling me about Stirling's weight loss when he eliminated the sugar from his coffee. BIG deal that I will share with a coworker who is really struggling to lose a few pounds. Oh, and that's a favorite tea of mine! Did you know it can help bring your BP down (up to 17 points diastolic) if you drink 3 cups a day regularly?

I'm being a bit more conscious of my sugar intake the last week thanks to this thread. I suspect that will change tomorrow when we hit the holiday trail. LOL!!
We are measuring in mg/mL, not 4 mmol/L or 72 mg/dL.

I'll be happier when I get a fasting of 110. But, with summer and heat and popsicles...
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:31 AM   #95
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What a coinkydink - my blood sugar was 124 this morning also!

I recently did an internet search on HFCS and what I found was very disturbing - not so much for people with normal blood sugar metabolism, but for diabetics. Even though it is "sugar" the body of a diabetic processes it differently and what it can't use, it stores as fat in the liver, giving rise to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. This can lead to cirrhosis later in life. I am on a mission to remove HFCS from my diet. Just in the short time I've been watching, my blood sugars have been much better and maybe the A1c test will be better and I might dodge the insulin bullet this time. My doctor is giving me three months to improve my readings or we use insulin. Problem is, most type 2 people will be on insulin at some in their life - I'm hoping for later in mine.

Anyway, intersting experiment PF, keep up the good work.
Thank you Linda! And if you end up going to insulin, PM or e-mail me, I have an alternative that is not a first round therapy but should be if you can tolerate it and if your insurance will pay. Both Shrek and I have had excellent results. Just another thing to dodge the insulin bullet.
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Oh...I hope she didn't smell the cupcake!!!
No, she didn't smell that or the butter... But she did hear a new murmur and wants that checked. Have a couple of tests to be done to calm both of our minds. Have to wait a couple of weeks, though. But, she is happy with how things are going.
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Just sos ya knows, Hunts Ketchup is made with sugar. I just read the label.

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A good use for this thread, keeping all of us appraised of what still has sugar and what had recently changed to HFCS's.

Thanks, Chief!
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Just sos ya knows, Hunts Ketchup is made with sugar. I just read the label.

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