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ceebee
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   Posted 11/20/2007 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Because my asthma doctor had me on so much prednisone, after I was off they found my lungs are prednisone dependent. So, to breath, I am on large doses of prednisone and my sugars are up and down. My doctor wants me on a no carb, no sugar diet to keep the bs down. What can I eat? Is there a book I can get to help me? I am lost here. What vegetables have carbs? Thanks for any help:)

LanieG
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   Posted 11/20/2007 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Ceebee, if you look back at your own topic that you started last week "carb diet for diabetics", Karen and I gave you some information about what to eat and suggested Dr. Bernstein's book The Diabetes Solution.  Please look back through our past topics here that have to do with food and recipes and you will have lots of good ideas for what to eat.  Essentially, you'll eat some kind of protein (meat, fish or chicken if you're not a vegetarian), a couple of small helpings of vegetables and maybe some salad greens or salad food like cucumbers, radishes, celery.  Check out the glycemic values of food; you can find lots of sources online for listings for food.  The higher the glycemic value, the higher the carbohydrate it has.  In general we say to stay away from "white" food (potatoes, rice, bread, cake) except cauliflower.  Also, do not overeat.  If you overeat the "good" food, your blood sugar can still rise more than expected.  Lastly, participate in regular daily exercise of some sort as this also helps keep the blood sugar more level.

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ceebee
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   Posted 11/20/2007 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lanie:) Can I buy the book at Barnes and Noble Bookstores?

LanieG
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   Posted 11/20/2007 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   

Yes, ceebee, any bookstore that has a diet/nutrition/cookbook section. 

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tutorgirl
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   Posted 11/20/2007 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I actually ordered mine from Amazon and I also got his recipe book. There is also a book by Dana Carpender called "500 Low Carb Recipes". You can also go to the forum for Dr. Berstein's book and get recipes that people who follow his way of eating post. You could probably google low/no carb recipes and find a ton of sites that have those type of recipes. Good luck.
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ceebee
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   Posted 11/21/2007 1:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the help. With battling both severe asthma and diabetes, I am so tired trying to get all the meds right and the eating too. Some of the asthma meds do not mix with diabetes and actually caused the diabetes. I really appreciate all the help:) Thank goodness for insurance because the last count, my meds cost over $3000 a month! What do people without insurance do?? Have a good Thanksgiving all:)

siberian
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   Posted 11/27/2007 5:01 AM (GMT -7)   
ceebee The southbeach diet is a place to start. Their are bad carbs (simple) and good carbs (complex) All vegetables, beans, legumes, are carbs. Pick the ones with the lowest glecimic ranking

Siberian

ceebee
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   Posted 11/27/2007 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks siberian:) I just heard about using the glecimic ranking yesterday and will check it out. I am staying 90 to 126 bs and losing weight while on prednisone by staying away from carbohydrates. It is hard..oh my, do I miss potatoes and bread!LOL

LanieG
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   Posted 11/27/2007 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
If you like mashed potatoes, you can make a decent substitute with cauliflower.  Boil the cauliflower till it's very soft.  Drain the water and mash it with butter and some cream.  Very low carb.

Lanie
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ceebee
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   Posted 11/27/2007 10:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I love cauliflower any way...raw, cooked, so this sounds like a great substitute. Thanks:)
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