I've only been diagnosed for about 6 weeks. (Type 2) The diet my doctor put me on has no milk for breakfast. (Boy, I was always a cereal eater!) I get one fruit, one meat, one bread and one fat exchange. Since my cholesterol is 220 (still too high) I avoid eggs. My exchange list shows 2 tablespoons of peanut butter as a meat substitute. OK, so that's "breakfasty" right?
So I spread a thin layer of peanut butter on 4 squares of graham crackers and put slices of banana on top of the peanut butter. There's my bread, meat, and fruit! Yummy.
I add a powdered creamer to my coffee to get the fat exchange.
As a follow on, what do you eat for lunch? I'm in an office during the day and am finding it difficult with food (i.e. very bored of the same old stuff and letting my diet slip a bit). I've got an appointment with a dietician next week but some ideas in the meantime would be great!
Post Edited (whoa182) : 12/19/2005 12:21:30 PM (GMT-7)
I don't believe Reversatrol has any effect whatsoever on blood sugar. From everything I've read, it is a powerful antioxident and is most comonly used adjuctively for people with Heart Disease and Cancer. The only mention I've been able to find about a direct link to diabetes, is that it mitigates some neuropathy in rats.
I'd be open to any studies that show that grapeseed extract (Reversatrol) either stimulates insulin release by the pancreas or increases sensativity to insulin.
Post Edited (whoa182) : 12/20/2005 12:42:42 PM (GMT-7)
Post Edited By Moderator (Jeannie143) : 12/25/2005 9:41:03 PM (GMT-7)
::chuckles::: if we look at the two graphs (and Im guessing the bottom scale is minutes since its not labeled) we can see that the highest spike that this person had after a "Large" meal is a BS reading of 105 !! This person obviously doesn't need ANY medication so my question is this. Since the readings are so vastly different in a diabetic and the basic endocrine system that "reversatrol" is trying to effect is broken in a diabetic.....does it really have any effect in diabetics on a consistent basis?
If you decide to use this stuff, keep some good notes and then let us see your results, it would be interesting. Thanks
Post Edited (whoa182) : 12/23/2005 6:23:50 PM (GMT-7)