When I brought this up with my doctor she said that it's almost impossible to get people to give up their carbs as a way of life. Our food plans are so tied up in what we ate as children, comfort and stress reduction and socialization that it's a hard sell to new diabetics and longtime ones as well.
It is only when we are really involved with out daily glucose levels and fighting hard to keep everything in line that we see the value of this type of eating. Heck! I didn't recognize how to lose weight myself with meds and insulin until about
two months ago when I was forced to give up my Avandia and change my diet. And I didn't buy a book or join a club, I just stopped eating starches and processed grain products. It's amazing how much of our food intake revolves around these dumb grains!
As the primary cook in our home I have had a bit of a time changing the meal plan around here. LOTS more vegetables on the table. Many more canned goods in the grocery cart. Taking a good look at different types of bean salads and bean dishes... And as the hot summer days roll in I'm missing my pasta and potato salads.
I know I'm being childish about
this so I'm trying to find new recipies for the family and keep us all healthy.
Anyway, congrats on the great numbers!!! KOKO!
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
~Please remember that 50% of all doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class! Yours may be one of them...
=================="People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in
, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross