Post Edited By Moderator (LanieG) : 11/5/2007 2:47:40 PM (GMT-7)
Karen said it all, Ceebee! I've read and re-read the Bernstein book trying to absorb and remember everything in there because it's very informative, not only about diet and food but about all kinds of medication. It's worth the money to buy that book. Carbs drive blood sugar up. Why would we follow the food pyramid based on carbohydrates then? Keep in mind that since you are on medication, you have to watch your readings carefully because IF a low-carb diet plan lets you lose weight or lowers your blood sugar, you might need to adjust your meds accordingly, so be sure to keep records to share with your doctor in case you do have to change your dosage.
And about plane travel, that question was asked a couple of weeks ago and there were a few answers, so you might want to check back through the old topics. But I hope others will still come along and answer your specific questions. Also, you should inform the airline you're flying that you are diabetic so it can be documented beforehand and when you check in as well.
Post Edited (LanieG) : 11/5/2007 4:14:39 PM (GMT-7)
I thought I'd add my endorsement to Lanie and Karen's posts. I think the more we restrict our carbohydrate consumption, the better our blood sugar control becomes. I've done a lot of research into the effects of the 3 food groups, carbohydrates, protein and fat, on our health. I'm in no doubt that we're perfectly adapted to a diet based on protein and fat, but very poorly adapted to dietary carbohydrates.
And yet the ADA and Diabetes UK persist in advising us to 'eat starchy carbohydrates at every meal'. It's crazy and quite possibly medically negligent. Ceebee, if you're on medication, I've no doubt you'll be able to dramatically reduce it on a low carbohydrate diet. I use 25% of the insulin I used to use before I saw the light!
I could bore you half to death on the subject, so I'd better stop now.
All the best,