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   Posted 12/12/2007 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Lanie (and others)
I have been visiting the recipe forum on Dr. Bernstein's website- there are hundreds of great recipes there. You have to register to log in- but it's a treasure trove. I've been 'discussing' the fact that low carb eating is not flesh on a plate with a pork rind chaser with an ADA advocate on another forum. I went to the Bernstein forum to find recpes that suggest the exact opposite. I thought of you and how you made up a gravy recipe for Thanksgiving- you might want to give it a peek. It's also a comforting place to visit after you've been beaten up for advocating low carbing elsewhere, but that's not the case here.
sandy :-)
I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett

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   Posted 12/13/2007 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Sandy.  I'll certainly go and check out those recipes.  In the last year, so much of the accepted 'wisdom' of diets has been turned upside down!  What a learning experience.

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following low/no carb diet, no meds

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   Posted 12/13/2007 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Sandy, I've used several of the recipes and they have been good. I lurk around there and read a lot, but I haven't done any posting. I'm afraid I'm just not as zealous as they are about getting my numbers constantly into the 80s. They really get upset if something they eat raises their number 5 points or if they have a fasting number of 97. But I do like reading their posts for inspiration.
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   Posted 12/13/2007 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   

Often times I have noticed people who have fear issues doing the extreme numbers thing. It seems to be a form of control, and IMHO this isn't always so good. There is much more to this disease than the numbers. Researchers are finding metabolic problems that occur even when the numbers are low because blood glucose levels are just the tip of the iceberg. Diabetes, both type one and type 2, seem to be much larger diseases than just our movement of glucose into the cells.

This is why I try to put it into my background thoughts and look for more quality of life. I use my 'diabetes brain' at the grocery store, when I plan meals and cook, or when I order in a restaurant. Other than that I try to leave it on the back burner so it doesn't consume all of my attention. I want to do my best to avoid complications but I know that even so, "ain't none of us gonna' get out o' this alive anyhow!"
~ 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

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   Posted 12/13/2007 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with you both- Karen and Jeannie
I think a lot of the obesssion comes from Bernstein's description of normal numbers- but in his defense, the human body works best within a tightly defined range and tries to maintain homeostasis within that range. The fact that we can function outside of the range is a testament to our adaptability. 
As Jeannie said, diabetes is associated with other disorders so that even if we maintain tight control we are more likely to have these diseases. That's because there are many genes that influence the development of diabetes and the genes for these other conditions are close to the diabetes genes and are likely to be mutated as well.
We can't control the genetics- but we can limit the amount of damage that high sugar and high insulin does to us by maintaining our environment (body) as close to a non diabetic number as possible. I think that's the best we can do. I liken it to the genes for alcoholism- if you never drink- you never develop an alcohol addiction even though the genetic susceptibility is there.
I know I'm not 'pure' enough to post there-lol, but I do so enjoy NOT getting beat up when I mention Bernstein, sat fat, or low carb - and I have enjoyed the recipes:-)
I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett

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