Welcome to the HealingWell Forum, BJH. I'm sure you'll find a lot of useful information here and please take your time by going through our past topics here for information on food and meds. You'll find lots of people taking the same thing and dealing with the same problems. And post your successes too so we can all learn. The "nothing white" refers to a diet that eliminates: flour, sugar and potatoes and everything made from them. This means all kinds of bread, cakes,
cookies, etc. Now, some of us can eat whole grain bread or cereal without spikes in their blood sugar, but you have to test yourself after you eat the particular food. Remember that the way our bodies metabolize carbs differ from person to person; some of us take meds and some don't; some of us exercise more than others. We all have to learn what drives our blood sugar up. Generally speaking, simple carbohydrates create spikes but the complex carbs may not. Again it's up to you to test yourself to see how you react. Exercise and strength training (lifting weights and resistance exercises) help keep the blood sugar lower. I hope this helps.
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds