Where on the internet can I go to see what I can and can't eat Please?

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mamo
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   Posted 8/23/2007 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
confused  Does anyone know where I can find a diet to go by and what foods I can eat and not eat?
This would help me a lot I think.
I need to go grocery shopping and want to get what I am suppose to be eating.
Is red meats out?
Thanks so much

LanieG
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   Posted 8/23/2007 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mamo, you need either to look through the resources online or buy a book so you can read up on food that will help you bring your blood sugar to reasonable levels if you can still do that through diet.  As I'd written in another post, go to a bookstore and look at the South Beach diet, Atkins or the Bernstein books and decide which one you'd like to buy.  You can also find the same information online.  In any case, dinners would be a piece of meat or chicken or fish and then a couple of vegetables and maybe some salad greens with an oil and vinegar dressing.  At this point you should probably stay away from the obvious carbohydrates so you can get your blood sugar leveled out.  Depending on how that comes out, the doctor may or may not want to start you on medication. So, at least for now, don't eat rice, potatoes, pasta or bread or of course anything made with sugar or flour.  You can eat most vegetables but not beets or potatoes since they will raise your blood sugar.  You also need to print out a list of the glycemic index of food - google that and you can find many lists.  Pick foods under "50" on the lists.  Be careful with beans.  Too many might raise your blood sugar but everyone is different, so that's why you need to test 2 hours after you start your meal.  So:  buy all kinds of meat, poultry and fish, most vegetables, salad greens.  For snacks if you want to eat something small in between meals, choose something like nuts and cheese.  This is a start.  Good luck.  And please read the past topics here on the forum because we've talked about food a lot!
Lanie
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mamo
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   Posted 8/23/2007 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Did I tell you Lanie that my blood sugar this AM befroe I ate anything was 138? Is this still high?
Can I eat oatmeal and if so can I put a little milk and sugar on it?
Thanks you so much for your help, and yes I have been reading the previous posts, what is keytones?
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 8/23/2007 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
You can eat anything you did before but now you need to learn which foods spike your sugar and which ones don't bother you much. I started eating similar to the South Beach diet in April and have lowered my medicine intake as well as lost weight.

I can still have a small piece of fudge with my grandkids when we go to Upper Michigan, I can still have a small piece of wedding cake at my son's wedding, but if I do, I must skip my potatoes and bread. Everything is kind of a tradeoff. Ask your doctor for a nutrition class if it's covered under your insurance. That will help you lots with portions and food groups. And come back here and make friends. We all pull together to try to help each other.
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LanieG
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   Posted 8/23/2007 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, 138 is too high.  Most doctors now say it should be under 100.  If you're having these numbers, don't eat oatmeal and don't put sugar in it!  Mamo, do you know what carbohydrates are?

Lanie
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"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds


mamo
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   Posted 8/23/2007 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
sugar I think, Am I right? I had bacon and eggs with toast and a little jelly last night and my reading was 94 2 hrs later. I guess I better go to Dr tomorrow and see what he says for me to do. Why would the reading be low after supper and so high in the mornings. We went camping last weekend and I had 3 club cracker with some cream cheese with a dab of hot rasberry preserves and I mean very little. 1 hr later my blood sugar was 300 my neice who is a RN went nuts on me. She asked me why I did not call the dr she was upset with me.
But anyways thanks Jeannie and lanieg appreciate all your help and I want to get toknow everyone here. What time do you all get on chat?
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fergusc
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   Posted 8/23/2007 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Mamo,

You'll find many of us on the forum follow a set of priciples rather than a specific 'diet'. Having said that, each of us will tailor these principles based on the effect various foods have on our own blood sugars. That only really comes from trial and error, which is why a food log will really help in the long term.

Our low-carb diets are basically founded on the principles that carbs elevate blood sugars unacceptably, protein much less, and fats hardly at all. On that basis, low-carb meals require much less insulin, which limits the possibility of high or low blood sugars, greatly reduces the pancreas's workload, and simultaneously promotes weight loss to reduce insulin resistance.

So, a typical low-carb diet will include protein at every meal, with (in my case) any fats other than hydrogenated oils, and non-starchy vegetables. For example, eggs, fish, all meats, nuts, cheese, butter, cream, olive oil, and all vegetables other than the starchy ones (potatoes, parsnips etc.) are fine. Most low-carbers will eliminate all grains too, in other words, out goes the bread, pasta and rice. I know it sounds a bit extreme at first, and somewhat lacking in 'comfort foods'. But on closer examination it's much closer to the sort of diet that our ancestors would have eaten for millions of years and therefore one our bodies have evolved to be much better suited to. Personally speaking, this approach has allowed me (type 1) to enjoy normal blood sugars, a healthy weight, and a diet I honestly really enjoy. Think more French haute cuisine than caveman diet! I wouldn't trade it for the sugars and starch even if you paid me!

All the best,

fergusc 


mamo
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   Posted 8/23/2007 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank-you Fergusc, I never eat potatos maybe once a month, read I usually end up throwing away the loaf at the end of the week because we hardly eat it unless we have cold meat sandwiches and then I do not eat the whole thing. I am overweight, but I am hungry all the time here lately, and my lower back into my legs has been real bad the past month alot of pain.
I do not want this disease, no one does but if I had known that my sugar as high the past years I would of done something b4 now. The nurse told me this yesterday, I wish I would of known last year
My bad chloy and bad chloy was the best it has ever been in 5 years matter of fact my good chylo was 20 points low and he said to take fish oil capsuals 3 times a day. YUK!
You all seem very nice and extremelly helpfull!:)
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Trazadone 1oomg, requip 3mg, Effexor xr 75mg,Dyazide, aprazolam when needed, cpap machine, lipitor
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LanieG
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   Posted 8/23/2007 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Mamo, you've had a lot of responses to try to help you!  I hope you can make sense out of everything.  There are some basics that you must understand.  First, you need to know what foods raise your blood sugar.  Those food will probably be high in carbohydrates.  Carbs can be anything made with sugar, honey, maple syrup, fruit jam or preserves, flour like cakes, cookies, pies, pancakes, bread, and crackers,  pasta, rice, potatoes, chips, tortillas, pop, and so on.  Food like these or containing these ingredients will raise your blood sugar.  This is probably why the crackers, cream cheese and preserves gave you such a high reading.  As we've said before, red meat is fine but be sure your portion is not a huge piece.  If you eat too much of the good food, your blood sugar may still rise more than you want.  Are you exercising at all? 

Lanie
forum moderator - diabetes
 
"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds


mamo
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   Posted 8/24/2007 5:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I am walking. As I live in town I always walk because the stores are my neighbors :) I own a coin operated laundromat on the square where we live. All the stores are on the square. We woke up to a huge mess. We live in Southern IA, Corydon no one can travel all roads are under water bridges ect. They have already had to rescue 2 people from their cars as they were under water.
Blood sugar was 136 this AM
I will call Dr office to see if they still want to see me.
Thanks to all of you!! I really appreciate the help and friendly people in here. I will keep you posted on what happens
sleep apenia, restless legs, IBS, PLM, high blood sugar, chronic depression, anxiety,
Trazadone 1oomg, requip 3mg, Effexor xr 75mg,Dyazide, aprazolam when needed, cpap machine, lipitor
Fibromyalgia
 
 

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