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   Posted 8/7/2008 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
A couple Day's ago,I received a packet of literature from the ADA.Enclosed was a couple of Diabetes Advisor Newsletters.A couple things TOTALLY blew me mind!
In Diabetes Advisor 11 it says the top 3 myths about eating and Diabetes.
Myth 1: Starches & Sweets are off limits for People with Diabetes.Fact: No Foods are forbidden.Carbohydrate Foods,including Foods such as Bread,Rice & Corn,are part of a balanced Meal Plan.For all Carbohydrate Foods including Sweets,it's the amounts that count.
Myth 2: The Diabetic Diet is boring & hard to follow.Fact: There's no such thing as a single Diabetic Diet.These Day's,Dieticians help People design their own Meal plans to include there favorite Foods.If you have trouble living with your Meal Plan,you can talk wth your Dietician about making changes.
Myth 3: You need to buy expensive Dietetic Foods when you have Diabetes.Fact:There's no need to buy special Foods for Healthful eating.People with Diabetes can eat everyday Foods that the whole Family eats.Choosing more non-Starchy Vegetables can improve everyone's Health.
Diabetes Advisor 2 says:
Myth 4: "Now that I have Diabetes,I shouldn't eat Sugar or Carbohydrates." Fact:These Day's,People with Diabetes can eat Sweets,Carbohydrates or any other Food & still keep Blood Glucose levels on target.It's the amount that counts.A Dietician can help you design a Meal plan that includes your favorite Foods.
I'm thinking what is the ADA trying to do kill off People with Diabetes?Seriously it went through my Head!

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   Posted 8/7/2008 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
If you'll notice, they include the disclaimer "it's the amounts that count". And this is very true! You can have 5 potato chips and not send your numbers to the sky. You can eat a bite of your husband's cheesecake at a restaurant and survive to tell about it. You can snitch one of your kid's french fries, have a bite of chocolate, eat 1/2 cup of real ice cream and still stay in your number zone.

But if you have all of those things within a short time you'll be in trouble.

Also, some of the major funding for the ADA comes from pharmaceutical companies and they are directly involved with patient education and the use of meds. I was on the upward spiral of more meds, bigger numbers until I cut out most of my carbs. Now I take less meds and eat better.

In my own opinion, if the ADA advocated a strictly low carb food plan then the amount of meds would drop and the Agricultural and Drug lobbies would go nuts. You can't make money on healthy people! Just my 2ยข.
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   Posted 8/8/2008 4:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Guess I'm the type that prefers NOT to eat the unhealthier Foods/Snacks,so the amounts that count is out for me.I'm a real "stickler" when it comes to Foods/Diet plans..I follow (at least want to) everything to a T.We have to take matters into our own Hands coz afterall we know our Bodies better than Doctor's and what works best for us.Your absolutely correct about the latter!


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