Siberian, an overweight or obese person will probably have a hard time controlling blood sugar especially if he is genetically inclined to diabetes even if he's not diagnosed yet, which is why one of the most important ways to fight high blood sugar is to lose weight. Sometimes, merely losing weight along with a decent diet and exercise can keep blood sugar to normal levels. Secondly, reducing intake of carbohydrates is important to controling blood sugar, regardless of weight, which is why most of us here follow a low or no carbohydrate way of eating. Please look through our past threads to see information about
food and diet. The South Beach Diet has three phases. Only the first phase cuts out the carbs. Phases two and three introduces them back into the diet, which would not be appropriate for someone who cannot control his blood sugar by diet alone. Others who follow the insulin resistant diet are successful in pairing some carbs with proteins. There are many factors to this problem: whether one is type 1 or 2, on meds or not, the type of meds, activity level, etc.
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"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds