What’s The Best Advice for Diabetes

Hello all. I need help/ advice on the most basic levels up wards.
I work on tugboats, for the last month at sea I had an incredibly unquenchable thursh, dry mouth and constant need to use the rest room.
Made it to shore again 3 days ago, got off the boat, got on the computer and started googling my symptoms. Everything said Diabetes. I’m 32 years old, have never been diagnosed with diabetes. I went to the rest room and stepped on the scale, I was down to 129 pounds. Iv always been a small guy, but my weight normally hovers around 150.
I went to Walgreens and bought a blood sugar monitor tester thing. Poked my finger it read 563. Googled 563 blood sugar and everything said go to the hospital. I tested again just to be sure, and the meter would only say high. After reading the Manual, it said it would only read high if it was <600.
I went to the ER, told them what was going on, they tested my blood sugar it read 645. They took me strait to the back and started filling my arms with IV’s ect. Doctor told me he had no idea how I wasnt in a coma.
By the following morning my sugar level was down to 202, the doctor realised me if I promised to get my prescriptions filled and go to a Non Er doctor ASAP.
I filled my prescriptions. 1 is 2.5 MG glipizide to be taken once a day, the other is 850 MG Metformin to be taken twice daily. I called every doctors office for 100 miles, the soonest anyone will take me in is OCT1.
Scince being released from the er my blood sugar has not been below 200. I quit eating evey thing that has any type of sugar in it, and am only drinking water.
I tested my blood sugar yesterday, in the morning it was 305, after lunch it was 296, after dinner in was 343. I went on a 4 mile run to try to get it down, when I was finished it was 240.
When I awoke this morning it was 205
I at breakfast 3 eggs and water.
Checked and hour later it was 300.
After lunch, can of tunafish on wheat bread it was at 340.
Done some reading, internet seems to think sweet potatoes is a diabetic super food, so I ate roasted sweet potatoes for dinner.
Blood sugar is at 315 as I type this.
I am almost scared to eat anything and I feel like I’m starving.
Can yall please give me some advice to get my blood sugar down before I see the doctor OCTOBER 1. Thank you

Vicki Howat My symptoms were a lot like yours,I did go in a coma at bs readings of 1513.this disease has changed my life and never had diabetes til I was put on steroids for backpain

Michele Berns Dandurand If your insurance has a nurse line call them and ask his or her advice. They are usually 24 hours. Some insurances have doctors that you can skype with. Follow the lchf guidelines. I think you need professional medical help. Good luck!

Nina Neher Welcome! So glad you found this group because eating only what’s on that food list works!

Please listen to admin and read and learn from past posts and files etc.

All the best

John Kawakami Those are really high. Can you get a video or phone consult before the oct 1 meeting? Did they test the insulin level in the ER? Are you producing insulin?

Annie Culley Brandon Hayes. Hi Brandon. Florida can be rough trying to get a timely medical apt. Concentra offers telemedicine which is a skype medical visit. You might try that to continue meds and get started. You did all the right things – good for you. I was at 575 BG less than 3 weeks ago. I try to adhere to no carbs as much as possible and foods only on these lists and my BG dropped down to an avg of just 103. Its 80 right now.. Dont try to improvise with the foods and you should see less spikes. Good luck. You are in good hands with all the experienced people here. 

Wilma Perkey So going by the list….go get yourself a steak and a big plate of broccoli or asparagus or whatever your favorite vegetable is. Don’t be scared to eat, just eat foods that are on the list.
Eggs, bacon, and cheese for breakfast sounds good huh.

Simmie Davis Check ALL meds. You might be taking something else that is making it spike. Be conscious of the time. At least 1 hr after eating b4 testing. Increase your medicinal teas Try sage tea it brings it down. You may have such blockage that you’re insulin can’t get in. Read all labels. Hidden sugars. Don’t use ANY root veggies. Potatoes. Carrots. Turnips, anything under ground including nuts, can spike sugar. Nothing white. Focus on salads
Lower protein to a few eggs per week. Kerp.us posted.

Brandon Hayes The two medications I list above is all I’m taking. I’m the type of person who wont tale an advil if I have a head ake. I hate meditation with a passion.
And yes the diet change is going to be a learning curve but I’m g.j oing to the store tomorrow to restock the pantry.

Simmie Davis Brandon Hayes Excellent. I hope that you can embrace this new leg of your journey. It took me a year, with the eight information . And in the process, I have shed 85 pounds and my A1c is sliding towards 6. Goal is under 5. You can do this. Be steadfast. Ita your on ly life. Fall down 7, get up 8. Rooting g for you!

Wilma Perkey You can eat eggs and other proteins. Especially if you’ve been losing weight that you don’t need to lose.
You don’t need to eat salads everyday. You can eat raw or roasted vegetables. Pickled okra is one of my easy go to snacks. Spinach can be added to eggs and bacon and cheese for a simple wonderful omelet. You want to enjoy your food so that you can maintain this WOE for a lifetime.

Carol Amato Welcome and thanks for sharing your story. You’ve already received a lot of great advice. Use the search function to the left to read about anything you’re wondering about. Glad you’re doing better. Look forward to hearing of more progress.

Jennifer Lynn Get yourself some glucose tabs please. They are found near diabetic supplies.
Glipizide may cause lows blood sugar. Do not take ibuprofen, motrin, asprin
NSAIDs over the counter medication with glipizide.

Christine Armstrong My suggestion would be ro make an appt. with a Nutrionist, with knowledge of Diabetes, in the mean time. They will be able to answer your questions, and help you make up a diet plan.. They might want your lab work, A1C number, etc. I think this would help you a lot. Also, they might be able to call a dr. for you and explain you need an office appt. NOW and the dr. will be more willing to open his schedule for you. I hope this helps. Blessings!

Rhiannon Jones The unexplained weight loss, thirst and out of control blood sugar makes it sound more like type 1.5 (latent autoimmune diabetes). Definitely need to get in to a doctor ASAP, you may need insulin to control your blood sugar.

Brandon Hayes I posted this at 8:52pm my blood sugar level was 315
Iv been working out scince then, it’s now 12:45 am my blood sugar level is now 138!!!!
I’m definitely starting that diet when I wake in the morning.

Ann Long Boulis My brother was a small guy and he was 41 when they diagnosed him with type 1 diabetes. He has a very fast metabolism so he has to have lots of calories or he gets to thin. I hope you can be seen soon. Nothing to mess with.

Marge Thomas You need low carb HEALTHY fat LCHF food list. It’s at top of page under documents. No bread, rice, pasta or potatoes of any kind including sweet potatoes. This group is reason I went from 7.5 to 5.8 in 6 months. Lots of good things to eat but dietician will tell you 45 g /MEAL. We say 50 OR LESS PER DAY. From our food list eat protein, veggies & cook in healthy fat. Good luck.

Sandie Lynn WElcome Brandon, you have come to the right place for help with what to eat and what to ditch. This group follows a Low Carb Healthy Fat way of eating for Diabetics. Note: We do not follow the old outdated ADA guidelines you will find on the internet and that some Drs. still follow. Also, note. When you numbers are running high , over 200, do not drink excessive water or exercise at that time. Drinking to much water will flush the electrolytes you need right then, instead sip on a berry or strawberry flavored Power Ade Zero. These conatain electrolytes, magneseium and potattsium you need. . Though exercise is good for us, exercise will also temporarily raise you BG, which is OK if your numbers are down, but if your BG is over 200 your number will only go higher and may not come down. Here is a tool to use to help you learn how the foods you just ater are effecting your BG in real time. This also teaches you the normal ranges to aim for and how to recognize a spike.

Since you will be eating much less carbs per day , you will need to add Natural Fats to all your meals to keep you full longer and satisfied. Ditch the man made inflammatory oils/fats that cause heart disease. Natural fats are : real butter, made with just cream,salt. Real blocks of cheese you slice or shred yourself, real full fat sour cream, real full fat plain cream cheese, real cream like heavy whipping cream. Milk is loaded with sugar so you can sub. in unsweet Almond or Coconut Milk, or Heavy Whipping Cream. Here are the Oils to eat and which to ditch:

I’m 31 125 lbs and 5’8 so this is a little shocking to me! My A1C is 8.4

I was recently diagnosed (former gestation diabetes), I’m 31 125 lbs and 5’8 so this is a little shocking to me! My A1C is 8.4.
I’m in the hospital now and the doctors keep saying “we want to know why you got this” and your not overweight.”

Is diabetes just not happen in thin people or are these people crazy?

Looking for support as I’m super overwhelmed.

Michele Berns Dandurand Read Blood sugar 101. Type 2 diabetes is genetic also.

Kim Brave I was diagnosed at 36 (symptoms at 33). I had gestational with my first son when I was 29 but not my second son when I was 32. I, too, was not overweight. It was my inheritance from my dad!

Mia Hernandez Usually they check your thyroid and some other things but you don’t have to be fat to have diabetes it could be u healthy eating habits… some foods are known to cause diabetes

Leni Alexandra My doctor thought my bloodwork was for a different person. It has a lot of genetics. My mom, dad and aunt are diabetic too.

Adrianne Evans Murray I was thin as a rail when I was diagnosed at age 18. 5’7 1/4” tall, around 118 lbs.

Weight alone is absolutely NOT a reliable indicator for diabetes.

Also, quite a few women who develop gestational diabetes will go on to become full-blown Type II Diabetics after their children are delivered.

Kimberly Harris Massie Adrianne Evans Murray I had gestational 17 years ago. My dietician told me that my chances of it recurring were higher because of that. She said it typically happens about 15 years later. And that is exactly what happened. My son turned 15, and at my doctor appointment later that month, boom.

Adrianne Evans Murray Wow, Kimberly, your dietician was certainly prescient!! My sister had gestational diabetes with her second baby, and not long after—I can’t remember exactly how long it was, but she didn’t make it anywhere NEAR the 15 year mark—she developed full-blown Type II diabetes. So far, she hasn’t required meds, and I’m thankful for that. She turns 50 today and sticks to a tight diet—not quite LCHF but she refuses to eat any “white foods” and usually fills up on lean cuts of meat, salads, and other healthy veggies.

I developed diabetes at age 18. That was a couple years ago. 😉 I managed to keep it in check with diet and exercise until I was in my mid 30s. Then I went to my doctor feeling extremely lethargic, as well as feeling as if my legs were on fire—I couldn’t stand for anything to touch them. I was afraid I had developed fibromyalgia. My doctor didn’t think so—he thought from the start it was related to my diabetes. After we got fasting labs back, my doctor put me on Metformin, and he told me that the odd burning sensations in my legs were caused by excess blood sugar pooling in my leg muscles. I thought I was familiar with all the signs and symptoms of elevated blood sugar, but that was a new one to me. He was right, though…as soon as I got the Metformin established in my system, the painful sensations in my legs subsided!!

Laraba Kendig I was also very thin all my life. Diagnosed during pregnancy at age 34. Stayed diabetic post partum. They did testing to make sure I wasn’t developing slow onset type 1. Nope. I am type 2. Genetics got me as it runs in my maternal line. I am now 15 years into this journey and doing well. My last a1c was 6.1 which was a little high because I got careless with carbs.

Jennifer Coley I’m thin and have type 2. Lantus gives me migraines, fever and horrible body ache. Victoza is awful for me as well. I can go without the Victoza, but my type 2 requires insulin for now anyway. 😕
Edit- I didn’t realize at the time, however three pregnancies caused mine and I had no idea for many years.

Lori Amron Matava It’s from the gestational diabetes … once you get that you are bound for the real deal ! I just got diagnosed too!

Della Doherty Ott Farris I am 130 # size 8 in clothes .& yet was diagnoised 2003 .. Mine is DNA .. From my grandparents, mother , 2 brothers on insulin, one passed from complications, sister prediabetic. Ect .. None obese..

Lesley Craig My dr told me I should expect to be diabetic eventually after I had gestational. Also found out diabetes runs rampant on my dad’s side of the family. I found out a few months ago that I’m now prediabetic. 

Shannon Hennessy Gardner Makes me so so mad the stigma that its about overweight and sedentary lifestyle, while it can be for many its not I had gestational diabetes as well, and yep hit me years later. I am very active. When people say things like that they make it sound like it’s a choice.

Pamela Beard Darrow Shannon Hennessy Gardner agreed!! I get it ALL the time… “ but you’re not fat” or else it’s just assumed you have to be overweight and hiding candy wrappers under the mattress 

Jeffrey Arneson ive never been considered over weight I have type 2. my father had type 2 that’s how Im guessing I ended up with this.

Lindy Fields Most GOOD docters agree that type 2 is caused by a gene that us activated by serious infection did you have ear aches allergies tonsilites ect when you were growing up? My daughter is 5’3′ weighed maybe 100 pds and a size 2 but she had gestational diabetes

Susan Stalker Lindy Fields I was a sick baby who always had ear infections and Tonsilitis. I was Gestational with my second born and diagnosed T2 13 years later.
Thank you for sharing that information about the sickness because I’m the only diabetic and we wondered where it came from. Obviously eating sugar and high carbs but being sick my whole childhood added to it too. Thank you again 

Mary Beth Wolf Hitt When I was diagnosed 10 years ago, at a healthy weight and exercising regularly, I was shocked. My doctor basically said “you can’t out -exercise/out-diet genetics.”

Laurie Brunson DM It’s genetics. I’m thin..mine spiked after a tooth/sinus infection and the steroids they gave me. Went from under bs of 100 to average of 535.

Tanya Hupalo-Dalrymple I was told it was bad luck. It runs in both families and it didn’t matter what I did over my life span if I was going to get it there was nothing I could do to change it.

LaVonne Davis-Schenck Fortunately for me, my MD and four of his five siblings are STICKS and have Type 2. Guess which one isn’t? You’ve got it: the one who carries a few extra pounds. It happens.

Bree Elizabeth I heard the genetic gene remains stagnant in most people until something “activates” it wether its gestational diabetes, diet, surgery/medical steroids, etc. Everyone here has a different story and different viewpoint as to why they got it. But I do believe genetics plays a huge part. I also believe, despite what the dietitian at my waste-of-a-time diabetes ed class said, it can skip a generation. Both of my mom’s parents AND both of her grandparents had diabetes, she doesn’t but I do. It also runs on my dad’s side but he does not have it either.

Mary Robinson My mother was 4’11” and 107 pounds would walk at least 3 miles per day and she was a diabetic. It is genetic.

Kathie Scott Learned something here today. Didn’t know it was more from your father’s side, but that is the case for me. Didn’t know a health issue activates it.

Can’t identify mine. Last surgery was at least 5 years prior, maybe more. Had bronchitis every year, but it was getting progressively worse. My dad developed his after surviving his first round of cancer.

I learn so much in this group.

I am still overweight, in my 40s and was more than 100 lbs overweight when diagnosed. (My psychiatrist thinks the weight gain was because of the antidepressants I was taking).

But my regular doc reminds me it’s genetic and though my weight might have made it happen sooner, eventually I would have been diabetic.

Bree Elizabeth Kathie Scott that is my case too. I woul have ended up diabetic later on in life anyway because of genetics but my poor diet made it a problem sooner than later

Nina Neher I had it with both pregnancies and my father and mother have it. My father has never been “overweight”.

Ashley Wallace Cynthia Flowers I’ve heard of this also. Not sure what I have yet. They think type 2 for a minute then not sure because of my size.

Robyn Burnell Type 2 can run in your family. Also if your mom had gestational diabetes you are more likely to get t2 early.

Lance Johnson I just got diagnosed Thursday my dr told me that yes I need to lose weight being I’m 6′ 244lbs but also told me that even with the weight loss where it could possibly help that weight dosnt always have anything to do with it

Elizabeth DeLouise I had GD and am now diabetic. It runs on both sides of my family.

Rena Baum White I had gestational diabetes with my 3rd child. A few years later was diagnosed with type 2. My mom was actually diagnosed with T2 after I was.

Sibel Yalcin sometime to much stress , virus can spike your blood sugar I have cut down on bread to much bread makes me close to 20

Catriona Boyle I was told at 28, that it was inevitable that I would develop it since it runs in the family. I held it off for a couple of decades and was diagnosed this past June.

Laura Tolbert I have PCOS and developed insulin resistance around the age of 26. I started gaining weight couldn’t loose it no matter what I tried. Finally got pregnant with my daughter at 36 and was officially diagnosed. I was already on Metformin (for the PCOS) and they said it masked my diabetes. Had an aunt who was type II as well.

Mary Sue Harper I have pcos and it caused me to gain weight. I couldn’t lose it to save my life. I had a hysterectomy in 2016. No one prescribed metformin until I was diagnosed t2 almost 3 months ago. My doctor said my t2 was caused from pcos.

Beth Martin I was not diagnosed with gestational diabetes when I had my 10.10 lb, 9.3 lb and 10.3 lb babies in the 1980s. I’ve been rail thin my whole life & consistently work out. A diabetic educator I spoke with last week said I probably had gestational diabetes as the guidelines were revised in the 1990s. I was weirdly glad to hear that because it helped explain a bit what was happening.

Are you still on it? Does gestational diabetes change your systems so that even if it goes away after birth, it will eventually come back? I feel so ignorant about the mechanics os this disease. I’m pre-diabetic, 5.7 A1C, 117 fasting glucose and having to navigate this on my own as Medicare doesn’t pay for classes. I can’t find any local classes, the YMCAs near me don’t offer then. So please forgive any ignorant questions!

Lisa Wood Just remind me not to see your doctor anybody can develop diabetes i work with a man that is thin lucky if hes 120 hos diabetes is out of control taking 5 shots aday

Lori Beesley I was very thin when diagnosed. In fact I could not gain weight. They told me lots of thin people are diabetic. I gained too much weight after I started insulin.

Sara Brison I was diagnosed a year ago, and I eat relatively healthy, it wasn’t a shock to me because basically everyone on my dad’s side of the family has type 2, so yes it is hereditary, it doesn’t just happen to overweight people, just be careful with your carbs, being thin you probably do, I still struggle everyday, it is a life changer

Beka Reardon Actress Berry was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 22, after she became ill and slipped into a weeklong coma. In 2007, however, Berry announced that she’d weaned herself off insulin. Doctors say that Berry likely had type 2 diabetes all along, because there is no way to avoid insulin if you have type 1.Oct 19, 2017

 

Low Potassium Foods for My Diabetes

I have horrible Charlie horses, usually potassium takes care of that but since I can’t eat bananas I am at a loss. Yes I drink water enough to float a boat and really don’t want to take potassium in a pill form.

Annette Warner Magnesium before bed and stay well hydrated with water. Half your body weight in ounces every day. Sip on berry flavored sf gatorade. It worked almost instantly for me.

Susan Littlefield Annette Warner yeah I can’t do those kind of things. I tried taking vitamins and others and it makes my stomach so upset so avoid all sorts of vitamins etc. because of it

Annette Warner Be careful when BS is high to not drink so much water though. Your body depletes itself of electrolytes when you pee alot and that causes cramping etc.

Susan Littlefield Annette Warner no matter what I do I stay between 80 and 120. Doc is happy with this numbers.

Annie Culley Annette Warner. How much magnium do you guys take? I just got magnium citrate pills 150 mg and i dont know how much to take.

Katie Dexter My dad drinks pickle juice straight from the jar. Swears it helps.

Ann Cunningham My neurologist recommended magnesium for muscle cramps, but I don’t know how much. I just take a pill at bedtime.

Carol McKay Drink dill pickle juice. Will stop cramps almost instantly. Has worked for me since I had weight loss surgery.

Pam Warner Sitz Try propel or Gatorade woih no sugar. There is also ther foods high in potassium

Mary Beatty I use legatrin. It’s awesome. I have had crampy most of my life. These pills are over the counter. Take 2 as soon as cramp comes and it goes within 5 minutes. I could not make it without them.

Caroline Anderson Can I ask what a “Charlie horse” is please?

Jim Knepper Caroline Anderson a guy I work with had a Charlie horse in the middle of the night in one of his legs. He actually pulled the muscle and limped for a month from it. So the name sounds almost humorous but they can be serious.

Vickie Allen Go to a Walmart and get bottle water with quinine in it. It says it on the bottle. Drink about 2 inches every night till they go away then about an inch after that each night!

Simmie Davis I know that it can really be painful and I had it for a long time so I learned that there are liquid trace minerals that you can take the one that I like is by a company called source naturals and it’s very inexpensive and it does the job it has a balance of all the trace minerals but especially magnesium and potassium no calories either

Candice Emily I have insanely low magnesium so I’m on supplements. They help a lot but I also find that if I don’t drink a crazy amount of water, I get nasty cramps.

Ann Marie Stark I use yellow mustard, take Vit D 3, potassium and magnesium. I have heard pickle juice works. Also Hyland leg cramp pills are good – Walmart or drug store.

Karo Kuykendall Salt. Put some in your hand lick it. If it’s sweetish, ya need salt.
Drink a bunch of water with it

Stephanie Simcox I know you said you didn’t want to take a pill supplement, but just wanted to share how I was doing it. I found the lowest dose magnesium pill I could, took one every night until I had two nights in a row with no cramps. Then I started taking only one a week thereafter. If a cramp came again, I did the same. It has worked quite well and I haven’t had them in quite a long time. Good luck.

Julie Cornell I do the bellin walk of 6.2 miles n when I cross the finish line the charlies have been extremely intense until I started coconut water during the walk. I dont have no charlies at all now and I m able to walk to my car. I drink daily shots of coconut water now

Annie Culley Tara N Jose Garcia. Oranges will send our BG through the ceiling. We do not eat oranges. I’ll let admins comment further.

Marguerite Epstein My husband is a polio survivor and his muscles are atrophying again from post polio syndrome and he has horrible muscle cramps. I found him something called “Stops Leg Cramps” it’s an Amish remedy, you can find it on amazon. The ingredients are apple cider vinegar, garlic juice and ginger. A capful stops his cramps in a minute or two. You would need to test to see if it spikes you.

Bev Huffman Can also be magnesium deficiency. Next blood draw ask for a nutritional profile. That way you will know what you really need.

Deb Karst Magnesium. If you work out and get cramps you need potassium; if you don’t work out and get cramps you need magnesium

Ivea Mark Eat celery sticks with homemade blue cheese dip! Crumble your cheese into a bowl, add 1/2 cup mayo, sour cream, some slat and pepper to taste, stir it all up, let sit for a while to blend the flavors.

When Should A Diabetic Take Insulin?

talked to a guy yesterday. who is totally aware he’s type 1 diabetic. yet he doesn’t take his insulin, he’s fat, always tired, in constant kidney pain & wearing diapers. he sat there and ate a pint of ice cream & drank a bottle of sweet tea while he told me about his latest trip to the hospital for malnutrition and blood sugar that was off the chart.

talked to another guy today in a wheelchair because he had one leg chopped off. i asked him if he was diabetic? “oh yeah i have that too” he said grabbing his bottle of fruit juice next to his other bottle of sweet tea.

it’s just incredible how intentionally stupid people can be ..

Annette Warner We have all been stupid at one time or another and still. We don’t know another persons demons or problems, lives. Some probably wish they were only stupid. Nah. Encourage…don’t give them more of what they go through daily that doesn’t work…their shame. Food and sugar addicts are no different than drug addicts …just a different need for a high. Stop judging.

Sheila R. Pazera Some people really live by the motto we all have an expiration date no matter how healthy we live….it’s their choice .

Don Tucci Actually most of them are not stupid they are merely misinformed. Many are misinformed by doctors who are also misinformed themselves. The medical community treats this disease as a death sentence and will surely progress. But we here in the group know better. If you follow the eating plan on the guidelines of the group you can slow or stop the progression of your disease. Ignorance is not stupidity it is actually lack of knowledge

Emily Steen Lindholm It scared me when I was diagnosed but listened to drs who wanted to shove meds in me instead of changing my diet and lifestyle. I’m so glad inhave found this woe. I dont want to die like that. I dont want to live like that.

Patrick Laundra precisely my point. i don’t believe that after getting to those extremes. that they don’t know better than to slam sugar all day. no matter how misinformed there doctors are on the finer points of diet .. why would you choose a miserable painful death when you know better? Sad, but it gives me a good example of how Not to be ..

Maggie Maye I am amazed at how many ppl have told me since my diagnosis last week, that they are in fact diabetic type 2 also, and tell me it is to hard to follow a diet and they would miss their favorite foods so they can’t do it ..
This diagnosis scared me to death! And I can honestly say, for me? nothing taste as good as my health
It is sad ppl don’t listen and try

Gina Lawrence Amen, I feel the same way. Years back I loved my sweets, pop, chips etc. When they told me I was prediabetic, I immediately made changes, sadly with genetics the diabetes still caught up with me. But I love my fingers, toes, and living daily, so although I miss those foods, it’s not worth it to be missing fingers, limbs, or have to spend time in the hospital. I had to yet make more lifestyle changes but I still value life more than succumbing to illness.

Annie Culley Maggie Maye. Same here! There are people who know they need to avoid sugar and carbs, in general, and it stuns me that their response is, “But that’s too haaard,” “I can’t do that,” etc. Seriously? I care tremendously about my survival and quality of life. Don’t they? The internet is available to all of us. It takes very little to Google diabetes risks health nutrition and get lots of information. Having said that I thank god every day I found THIS group first try on FB because I would’ve had a hard time trying to figure it out on my own. 

Katie Ward I blame doctors that I am sure never told them about our way of eating and testing.

Harvey Lawrence Jr. Katie Ward I think the whole medical community should be held accountable. The ADA guidelines are set to keep us going to the Dr. this way of eating helps us not the other way around

Amy Thomas I don’t believe in the lawsuit approach. We live in a sue happy world. When will it end? People die every year from drinking themselves to death. You just cannot sue people who manufacture booze. We need accountability as humans for our own choices.

Janet Lightner Palmer growing up for me, was watching my mother take shot after shot… eating what her doctor told her she could eat… she was T1 … seemed to me nothing she did helped her… she passed away almost 40 years ago because of this… my younger sister passed away 5 yrs ago because of this… ate anything she wanted to cause her Dr. said it was ok in moderation …. but she drank Diet Coke … I swear this is not going to take me like that… this WOE is for me… not what my GP said I could eat….

Bree Elizabeth Most people have no reason not to trust their doctors who tell them everything in moderation or not to trust their dietitians who tell them they can have 45g of carbs per meal and 15g of carbs per snack every day. It is so hard to completely give up what you have spent your entire life eating regardless of whether that’s 30 years by the time of dx or 70 years. We have all been raised on the ideology that food is comfort, love, someone put their hard work into making that dish so it’s rude not to eat it. Etc. People aren’t stupid, they’re unwilling to give up that sweet tea or juice or pie or whatever it is, because our view of food at least in the US is so skewed

Carolyn Roberson Bree Elizabeth you speak the truth. I went to diabetic class and have the diets where I’m suppose to eat 45 carbs per meal and have a 15gr snack during day and at night. Its what we’ve been taught. When I started this woe I came off my insulin in 5 months. Thankful I found low carb lifestyle

Bree Elizabeth Carolyn Roberson my mom and I went to see a dietitian per the doctor’s orders just around a week and a half before I found this group 🤦‍♀️ so I ended up doing a total 360 on my viewpoint of what the dietitian told me while my mom still insisted I go by the dietitian’s guidelines. She’s gotten better by now but at first everything was an argument “the dietitian said you could have this”

Carolyn Roberson Bree Elizabeth totally understand. When I get confused about keto/low carb/low calorie I just try to keep it simple eating. Avoid anything white except cauliflower. Wish you the best on your journey

Gina Lawrence My husband works with a person in that situation. He is diabetic, he is overweight, he is constantly drinking 20 ounce soda 4 at a time (regular not diet) and junk food. He has had toes amputated and can barely move. I just don’t understand some people’s mindset.

Suzi Johnson Michaels I have lost so much of my way of life with all my other disorders, I refuse to let this latest one take any part of me away, except for unneeded fat! I don’t think I’ve ever been so driven and dedicated to anything in my life as I am to avoiding those foods that will kill me.

Darcie Hall It is shocking and it’s sad. When I found out I was type 2, that very day I gave up sugar and I have only had sugar 3 times since then. Each time it makes me feel like utter crap, so it’s really not worth it. People keep asking me how I changed my diet around so damn fast and the only answer I can give is I’m more afraid of blindness, neuropathy, kidney disease, and death than I am of not having sugar. That being said, I smoke cigarettes. SO! One can know that a thing is terrible for them and still the addiction monster can overrule them. It is possible to change, but the person has to want it.

Caroline Anderson I hear what you are saying but I have been that person. I have tried to ignore my Diabetes and my weight. It takes some people longer to get to where they need to be and some people never get there.

Jay I went uncontrolled for years since being diagnosed in 2012 because I thought i had time and could just lose the weight “some day” and reverse the diabetes. I was never educated about blood vessel & nerve damage. Nurses talked about diabetes like it was this mythical boogeyman that was going to get me in the dark. Of course I didn’t take it seriously. If someone actually sat down and explained the actual science of the desease and this W.O.E. to me I would have been much better off.

John Mooney Makes me furious, I’ve been busting my ass even before this diagnosis to work out and eat right and I’m in the best shape I’ve been in 15 years and yet I saw someone very large drinking a bucket size big gulp and eating one of those movie sized snickers and all I could think was that God is laughing at me

Carrie Priddy God isn’t laughing at you John Mooney. God loves you & wants all good things for you. Your struggles are acts of faith to do what is right. Our bodies are temples of God; you are right to try to take as best care of your body as you can. Not everyone is strong like you, & don’t underestimate your strength & don’t make light of your faithfulness. There are many ways to measure.

Bree Elizabeth John Mooney I agree it is so frustrating watching a very large person eat what they want and looking in the mirror and knowing you can’t eat that stuff. But as many diabetics as there are out there, like John said, they may be diabetic and just not know or care about it. On the other hand maybe their size is due to other issues not food and that’s just how they eat. Maybe they just had a bad day and that food was the happy spot in their day. Not everyone’s size is 100% related to food. If it is and that’s how they continue to eat that’s on them, they may end up with other medical issues. Unless I know for sure someone was diabetic I would not say anything to them about what they eat. And if they were diabetic I wouldn’t debate with them just converse about it.

Sue Jones John Mooney lots of skinny people who are diabetic and don’t know it too.

Frieda Boyd Reiter From what I have read Diabetes is a genetic disease, it runs in families. I have it in both sides so I knew it was coming but was still not prepared. My husband is overweight, drinks sugary drinks, eats doughnuts etc and he is not diabetic. Not fair!!

Tammy Maass Scott I was diagnosed with type II in March during a 9 day hospital stay due to pancreatitis from extremely high triglycerides (over 1100). My old doc totally missed everything. My vitals were so high the doctor said I should of had a heart attack. I never want to be that sick again. I don’t understand how some people can totally ignore or just do t care about their health

Carrie Priddy Today I walked around a nice Art & Craft show. It was outside & the weather cooperated & it was peaceful. I saw a man, over weight yes, but wearing shorts that I could see his legs were discolored & his skin was dryish looking, scaly, dusty looking, flaking & tight. It looked painful; the color was an unnatural angry dark purple. Both legs were affected to the knee. I felt sorry for him as I think he was suffering from the effects of uncontrolled diabetes. I was sad for him. I walked past the food court where they offered hot salted soft pretzels, something in days gone by I would have bought & walked around eating. The very first thing I noticed when I got off the carbs & sugar was the swelling of my feet & ankles went away. We are choosing to love ourselves & saving our own lives when we take control of the sugar monster. But not everyone is strong. I didn’t think I was a strong person before; but now I tell myself I am strong & I will keep myself strong because I matter. So do you.

Patrick Laundra well said. my aversion to people who know better & still don’t take care of themselves. is the lack of self respect. & their inability to recognise the higher part of themselves. i completely agree with the people who are saying Depression & Despair are the major contributing factors here. in this instance. i know this to be true ..

Simmie Davis What you’re seeing is not necessarily stupidity but loneliness and giving up when you have had this most of your life and everything that you have tried has blown up in your face over time it begins to affect one’s psyche and depression is a real side effect it is a process and if we are on here at all it is because we have truly been blessed with another chance let’s try to pray for people like this and talk to them was some compassion because those things can really make a difference and save lives

Annie Culley Simmie Davis. Good post. I need to dial back my own uncharitable astonishment when someone doesn’t do what I think is obviously unhealthy. Eating a half gallon ice cream or pounding sugary drinks is not lack of knowing better but it could be a sign of emotional resignation. It’s all sad. 

Patricia Laramore I don’t think anyone should be called stupid . Shame on you . They may have lots more then just diabetes , like cancer and Doctor told them they have not long to live .

Heather Mendoza I was like that…I was addicted to sugar…I was an emotional eater,took me a lot of soul searching…I’m now back on track
My sugar is down to 174 from 389

Mary Doty I feel like it’s their life though. Where is it our place to judge… I mean some people work their butts off to get and or stay healthy and that’s awesome but that’s what they want to do. If someone wants to eat junk etc and it’s putting their health at risk it is still their perogitive. I feel like so many people judge others for their life choices and it isn’t their life to make the decisions for..
To each his own

Mark Vandewater Sometimes it gets frustrating when you are doing everything right and your sugar stays high anyways. I have gone on binges where I said screw it, it’s going to be 300 something no matter what I do so I might as well have these cookies.

Annette Warner Mark Vandewater it takes time for your liver to cleanse. And if you eat sugar and your blood stays 300 anyway….imagine what it rises to after eating sugar.

John Hrynda I hear all of this. Food is a drug. I’ve seen what happens if I eat a slice of bread or a piece of candy. I end up stuffed with junk and in the 300s or higher. We can only educate the uneducated and be a little less angry towards them.

PAtrick J Sweetie Been there done that , when they end up in hospital for DKA or Pancreatitis and end up with their gut slices open and butterflied like a steak to have all the crap scraped outnof them maybe theyll realize its NO JOKING MATTER I was 420lbs and out of control off the charts 500plus BS had Triglycerides of 36,000 + spent over 7months on hospital ended up having NOT MY CHOICE GASTRIC BYPASS due to scar tissue from the feeding tubes and drains from a pseudo cyst on my pancreas …do wish more people payed attention and gave a crap about their own health.

Maureen Telleria Frankl I dont think its stupidity, just ignorance. Many diabetics follow ADA guidelines, drs advice and have the mentality they can eat whatever as long as they take their meds. Met a man who was diabetic because a bad accident damaged his pancreas. He was having a beer and a burger. I told him I’m diabetic but I follow a LCHF diet. He said his dr said he could eat what he wants because he’s so active, he would burn off the excess carbs. Ignorance and bad advice.

Frieda Boyd Reiter I have a friend who got diabetes because of the meds he has to take for his Addison’s Disease, he sees a diabetes doc who has a CGM. My friend just got a CGM because of going into comas from lows. She told him he can now eat anything he wants in moderation, even deserts!! He is in the hospital no because he lost the sight in one eye due to high blood! What goes through doctors minds when they give such stupid advice???

Annette Warner Food and sugar addiction is no different than a drug addict needing drugs over a better lifestyle. Stop judging.

Katie Ward I just feel so sad for the people who never would think that advice on line was better than their doctor. They trust their doctor. It makes me sick! This information is not new, just because drug companies don’t benefit in anyway from the truth! I heard one the other day on here I think, one doctor justified not telling people not because he didn’t know it works, saves people, saves money. He just doesn’t believe people will stick with it long term. Well I for one refuse to have these horrible consequences and cots if diabetes if there is anything I can do about it. Thank goodness for this group and our moderators!

Mary Ruhland To me, it’s no different than a meth head that won’t stop taking the drugs. They CAN’T. It’s an addiction. And it’s worse for sugar addicts because we still have to eat and drink. I don’t think those guys are bad, they just haven’t addressed the addiction.

Frieda Boyd Reiter I have people in my life who knowing I am diabetic and trying to stay on point with Keto. “Come on, you can have just a small piece of pie, it won’t kill you!” They call me a wet blanket and that my husband is suffering because of my refusal to go to parties they are throwing. I usually respond “Yes it could kill me!”and leave it at that.

Dene Tothill Nichols I don’t think you can blame the doctors. It’s your disease, it’s your body. It’s up to you to study this life threatening disease and respect the limitations

Maria Arzaga Dene Tothill Nichols everyone has a choice of what they put in their mouth, it is the same as being alcohol, you have to get clean and work it one day at a time…for life…damage to organs start when the blood sugar is 120…but remember some people are in denial, some people just do not care about their health, some people are scared straight, and some people live with regret….I appreciate this group, I have learned a lot and still need to learn more…let us be kind to all…

Vincent Bryant Calling them stupid is not fair. Not everyone has what it takes. Some have other health problems that keep them depressed and down. To think they should think like you is wrong. Not everyone is the same.

Lori Kristjanson I understand what your saying about people being sick from other health issues, including depression and anxiety, I suffer from those things as well, but when I was diagnosed, I started to change my diet right away, lost so far 35 pounds, got my A1C down and got my BS under control, My own Sister has type 2, and in 19 years has never taken control of her condition. She uses her other issues to get sympathy which is a condition all on its own, she has a difficult life having a child with Autism, I know how hard it is for her but she is the only one who has the power to change her situation. I don’t think she’s stupid, but I do think she is acting lazy and she’s on at least 18 other meds that have side effects that need more meds to counter those, it’s insanity, it’s her choice that makes me angry with her, she consciously chooses not to help herself, it is a choice, those people choose not to do anything about their health. That is my opinion anyway.

Pamela Beard Darrow And just today a good friend told me they met someone at their nephews soccer game who was blind….. by diabetic complications..

P Edward Murray That type 1 guy…he’s going to end up dead soon..My first cousin had to have his pancreas removed so he became type 1 and died a few years ago from complications due to diabetes…It happens even if you are doing everything ok.

Adam Mendoza My cousin died from type 1 last year couple years ago had a tie cut off than the foot the up to his knee than the other foot. Some times ppl don’t care about themselves. He was only 45

Is keto really bad for diabetics

Boy you guys were not kidding! I went to my appointment today to see a dietitian and he was something else!! I literally left almost crying…. he basically sat there and talked about how Keto is bad ,eating less carbs is bad my WOE is bad.. I mean his name was Alfredo lol but every question I had he basically told me to just eat what I want but cut out processed foods and start eating Whole Foods 😒he mentioned beans a lot that my body needs to build a normal immune to what I eat… I left in a hurry kinda upset with him and said I’m not going to do that

Gretchen Brightman Palmer A lot of us have had the exact same experience. I just nodded and said ok when the diatician I talked to said basically the same thing. 35-40 carbs per meal and just cut your starches in half. I knew I wasn’t going to listen so I just let her ramble on.

Amy Poe I guess I am lucky. My dietician is very supportive of this woe

Gretchen Brightman Palmer Amy Poe my PCP is very supportive, the diatician was anything but helpful.

Wilma Perkey Amy Poe you are lucky. I get way more from this group and doing my own research than I got from 2 four hour classes. I have one more class to go and I’m supposed to meet one on one with a dietitian and take a food log. I know they are going to push the 30-45g of carbs per meal and I’m not going to do that.

Rebecca Platt Several people have asked me if I’ve seen a dietitian or nutritionist since being diagnosed 2 months ago & when I tell them no, they say I should. I’m not going because I know I would have an experience such as this. I’m sorry you had to go through that. 

Suzi Johnson Michaels Apparently my Primary is too,(very supportive) because she told me she started keeping her carbs under 20 just from finding out she was pre-diabetic! Which makes me wonder why she had the nurse give me ada crappy literature, but I think she trusts my determination because she was willing to discuss which med, and she ditched the idea of Metaforim (sp) and started me on 1 mg Glimperide.

Gina Lawrence Suzi Johnson Michaels did you have any side effects from Glimepiride? One they told me was it makes you real hungry and you gain weight.

Suzi Johnson Michaels The first time I took it (supposed to be taken with first meal or breakfast), I didn’t feel well afterwards. I can’t specifically explain how, but I felt instinctively I might need a couple more carbs because what I fixed wasn’t much more than a Jimmy Dean sausage patty with compliant cheese melted on it. Now I make sure I’m including something that has a few carbs and I haven’t had any side affects at all. My Dr. had prescribed me Diphenoxylate-Atrop in case I got diarrhea but I haven’t needed it.

And yes, I do get hungry because I’ve been very strict not to eat anything starchy or even an ice pop so my body has had some adjustment to the smaller less filling meals. In the case I do get hungry before I can fix dinner (I just can’t get 3 meals a day in), I snack on an ounce of protein, usually cheese. I think that only became a necessity the first week. (I’m on week 2 1/2). I lost 10 pounds, then gained it back, and now lost it again. With congestive heart failure and head induced edema, my weight fluctuates frequently, but I can FEEL my body has less fat, and I can spring up into my truck seat much easier, so…..

Lucy Brown Sorry. I know it can be very upsetting. My husband (the diabetic in the family) doesn’t tell his doctor about his diet because he doesn’t want to hear a lecture. Of course she thinks his fabulous results are due to her care not even asking about his diet. Numbers don’t lie and his numbers have improved greatly with LCHF.

Suzi Johnson Michaels “Building an immune to what you eat” makes no sense, if he knew the workings of diabetes at all! You’d be doing just the opposite. Sorry for your ordeal, glad you are here!

Jill Hogg Yeah, I saw a nutritionist a few times, but she harped on about processed foods a lot. The only good tip she gave me was to be sure to eat protein with my carbs to keep things from spiking.

Leah Ann I have decided not to see a dietician specifically because I have a sense that they are going to start saying the same. since joining this group I feel I am on the right track. I don’t need anyone trying to make me feel bad. Good for you for telling him you got this 

Wilma Perkey Well the ADA has changed their “standard of care” regarding nutrition for diabetics as of June 2019. However they refuse to actually put a number on the recommendations for daily carb intake stating that eating patterns should be customized for each patient. And the medical field won’t adopt the new guidelines for months.
I’m going to print out anything I can find, from the ADA website, advocating a VERY low carb eating pattern to take with me to my next appointment(s) with dietitian and Dr.

Katie Ward Wilma Perkey I think everyone that jumps into this WOE realizes pretty quickly that it really works. It treats the route cause and helps us start healing pretty fast. I agree with all above
I just have such anger that these “professionals” are so misguided and because of their position are hurting so many people!

Annie Culley What is the story with that teaching our bodies to accept carbs theory? The other support group I left demanded all members eat 30 to 45 carbs per meal. They said if I didn’t do it immediately I was putting myself in harm’s way because I would always spike. I read a study by a guy that said he followed the same everything but ate low carb one period and then healthy carbs the same amount of time. He had way less swings on low carb. Does anyone know why they think we need to condition ourselves to eat carbs?

Sheila Harmon Wilma Perkey I’m just curious. why do you need the stamp of approval from your doctor or dietician? They can tell you to only eat spinach but it’s up to you as to what you do. When they ask me what I do I tell them I eat the way a diabetic person is supposed to.

Kathleen Axtman Fortner I mean, yes, they stay their standards have changed. However they still support eating carbs that just aren’t good for us, such as Legumes and grains.

Harvey Lawrence Jr. I see my endocrinologist tomorrow for my 3 month check-up. I always bring my bs results. The last 2 weeks or so are going to blow his mind.

Nancyl Wilcocks But when you get your numbers down to a great level please go back and show her. Show her she is very wrong! Or at least send a copy of the results.

Sandra Navigato-Varley Hmmm….. when my doc told me I was diabetic I obviously didn’t know this group existed. She asked if I wanted to talk to the dietitian. I told her no, I know how to eat right, I just don’t. I was wrong. I didn’t know. Thanks for your help. My doctor will be amazed at my weight loss and my bs score

Tippi Sladaritz Sandra Navigato-Varley it amazes me how many people don’t know, but think they do.
I had someone argue w me that fruit is a better snack than crackers when I tried to tell them it is ALL sugar for a diabetic.

Annie Culley Same here. My doctor said she agrees with us and it makes sense to trust my meter. However she also said she wants me to see a nutritionist for support and we’ll see how goes. Her name is Iris. I hope she’s not like Alfredo but I’m expecting she will be.

Candy May Neumann My husband dietician said same thing last week ,he went to doctor yesterdayand he asked her about it and she said the totally opposite ,bc he told her I was doing low carb for him and she said to keep doing what I was doing,but to be careful bc u still need ur carbs too

Stephanie Bobak That’s why I didn’t go to my appointment. What I’m doing here is working just fine & I don’t need anyone putting negative thoughts in my head & ruining my progress.

Bahl Cyndie Don’t cry ! Just eat chicken, turkey, salad. Lots of water and when ac1 goes down. You can try a little bit here and there, and check your meter after your meal. And see what it might be. Also try to eat only a deck of cards size of food and of course salad. Good luck! But no crying!

Brooke Fleetwood Larrimore Honestly I just smile and nod. Proof is in the “pudding”. My numbers have come down so quickly just since nov. my health is fine. Labs prove that. I don’t do super high fat because of gastroparesis but I do low carb high protein! Sometimes I think the info is awful because they’d be out of a job! Can you imagine the amount of people that would do so much better with a simple diet change? Cutting carbs down to 26 a day (I actually have a decent nutritionist and she told me 26 a day endo said up to 30 a meal!) and I feel like a new person. I can tell when I’ve had a tad too much because I feel like I’ve got the flu. Everything hurts! I try to tell my husband to try to do it at least cut out some (I was really strict with me when I got diagnosed but fell off the wagon) and he felt so much better he even slept better. It is will power tho.

Dee Cee Fleetwood Thomas Hamilton high protein – good fats, low carbs portion control.
Fish, red meat, chicken, some nuts, veggies (in moderation).
No pasta, no bread. There is a lot we can eat.
PS I’m her mom

Dawn Agrait Weate I wonder what doctors, nutritionists, diabetes educators think when they have the evidence right in their face that this way of eating is working. For me, my diabetes educator was pretty much all for it and quite interested. Even asked for the name of the group and was considering joining. The nutritionist was supportive, but still encouraged me to add back in fruit. I don’t think my doctor had an opinion one way or the other. Didn’t ask any questions. Didn’t even review my BS numbers. But when called with my a1c, told me to keep up the good work.

Laraba Kendig I saw a dietitian when I was first diagnosed 15 years ago — at the time it was gestational diabetes and then shifted to Type 2 after my baby was born. She gave me all kinds of garbage advice. Thankfully my mother gave me a low carb diabetes book (Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solutions) and I decided to let my meter rule my eating.

Sibel Yalcin I check youtube google and fb that’s my dietitian and its free I did go on dietitian and she did not explain much maybe every dietitian different

Jennifer England My dr set me up with a diabetes education class after my diagnosis but my ins wouldn’t cover it so I tried to get a referral for a dietitian which also happens to not be covered but after hearing these types of stories full of misinformation and outdated ideas, I’m glad I didn’t waste my time, I’ve found a lot great support in these groups with more accurate information.

Maggie Maye My educational group is next fri. One on one is Wednesday..
I am a lil nervous.. I am praying they support this way of eating.. cause I am not changing..

Patrick Laundra yes do you listen to a medical professional? or believe what you read on facebook? it bites that our society has even come to this.

Tippi Sladaritz Patrick Laundra it does. But we can research what we read and are told. Days of our grandparents faith in only listening to the Dr is gone. We have information and big grocery stores in our reach

Can anybody told me how to control blood sugar without insulin

Can anybody told me how to control blood sugar without insulin

Billi Jo Bennett Eat healthy make better food choice no sugar or carbs and exercise

Ravisankar Kumarasami Have regular-walking for 1 hr daily apart from regular diet

Ferdinand Balois do intermittent fasting (16 hrs fasting & 8hrs eating windows) with low carb diet 10%, protein 20% & 70% good source of fats. watch doctor jason fung in you tube, he will explain how to reverse type2 diabetes. God bless.

Linda Tabuko You can try seed based nutrition… It contains 4 major seed needed for our body..

Dina Essam Start keto diet and calculate carbohydrates in your meal by using fat secret APP .. its really work

Darron Williams Exercise and eat whole grains and fruits and veg. Legumes and nuts. Fresh air and sunlight.

Aguilare Aguilare the best i can say is watch sugar intake and exercise…..discipline yourself .i know it for sure coz im a diabetic for almost 6 years

JP Maccini Aguilare Aguilare is exactly right. We brought my husband fro 240 to 72 in less than 3 months. Veggies with no sauces just good seasoning, lean meat & make sure to have some fish – not fried. Anything that we used to have as processed bread/crackers I now make an alternative with almond flour, my new best friend! And we’re both loving the results!!

Rebecca Murphy I’m on insulin. As long as I take my long acting Tresiba and don’t eat ANYTHING, only drink water, and walk I can stay in range. As soon as I eat anything, I have to take my fast acting humalog. We are all different and what works for me might not work for you. The only thing I can suggest is only drinking water and non sugary drinks, low to no carbs, portion control (extremely important), and exercise.

Abhilash Shah All diabetics who wrote the long list of therapy and recomendations will ultimately be taking the medication. Diabetes is a prescribed killer and all diabetics die because of some or other stuff due to diabetes no matter how hard you control it

Nancy J. Simmons Real ray of sunshine there bud, in a little over a year, I have gotten my A1C from an 11 to a 5.2, drink nothing but water, low to no carbs, I had a brother and sister that did not take care of themselves and they both died before they should have.

AnThony Anania Diabetes is like any other disease. It effects everyone different. Keto is not for everyone and can be dangerous. Sit down with your support team and discuss what is best for you

Jill Schuler Rosenau Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease – and is completely reversible with lifestyle as well! Educate yourself! Read everything written by Dr Jason Fung. You have to find what your body responds best to. In general, no sugar, no flour, and intermittent fasting have proven results.
I was type 2 diabetic for over 20 years. In the last 18 months I have lost 150lbs and am off all my meds by learning these skills. It can absolutely be done!!

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Rochelle Lowman Johnson Johnney Vincent I am type 2 and I am not sure what my numbers were at the time I was diagnosed because I had went to emergency due to the fact that I was very tired and almost dozed off while driving. After they examined me, I was about to leave when the nurses came running out stating that I could not go home because my sugar level was very high.

Johnney Vincent Rochelle Lowman Johnson actually my first blood sugar report was hide by the laboratory boy the government hospital. He said you have nothing don’t worry. And i lived with the impression for about 3 years that i dont have diabetes. One day i felt like getting a blood test done to know what’s wrong with my body. And to my surprise I found that I am diabetic with the sugar numbers of 331 . I felt devastated, lonely, traumatised and went into suicidal depression whose treatment am still taking….

Rochelle Lowman Johnson Johnney Vincent I was diagnosed in my late 30s. The issues I have dealt with has been neuropathy and was once hospitalized with problems with my pancreas. I have also learned that certain foods you consume is not the only way your sugar levels will escalate. Stress will do that as well. I had to learn to navigate all areas with this disease. I no longer take medication for my neuropathy because of the possible side effects of damaging other organs. I do take insulin.

Beatrice Ngubai The challenge I have is that Am not on medicine. I was advised to stop taking some. It’s been 8 months now. So I hv to be very conscious of what I etc. If I eat wrong my fasting sugar levels go to 6.3 …There about

Johnney Vincent Beatrice Ngubai hi, I was diagnosed on 14 march 2018 with an a1c of 10.7 since then I tried to educate myself about the disease. I was on medicines for the first 2 months and then I tried to experiment a lot through diet and got control over sugar numbers. I make sure I don’t eat any dairy product. Now am off meds completely. Can you tell me what was your sugar number and age at the time of diagonosis…

Beatrice Ngubai Oh that’s nice. At the time of diagonis it was at 13.0. And I was 50 years old. But I starved myself till it reached 4.7. Imagine I was 89 kgs and I dropped to 62 kgs…but now am at 76 kgs. Need to lose some more

what is the test that can tell if your type one or two called?

I have my first ever endo appt in one week! My questions is do you think they will actually listen to my symptoms or tell me I’m ok like my normal dr? My legs and feet are so swollen and feel like they are in fire but my appt is at 8:00 am so it won’t be swollen that early and my dr never believes me! Also what is the test that can tell if your type one or two called? Will they order the test? I’ve never had it done only A1C.

Holly Tesselaar Take a picture what your legs look like in the morning and then again at night. A pictures is with a 1000 words

Jim Figlozzi Gad is the test to see if your body is killing beta cells and cpeptide is the test to see your insulin production capability. Combined they are the diagnosis for type 1

Katlyn Stidd It’s been 7 years for me but every year it gets worse and the last two years I feel like I am getting worse fast. This pain and swelling just started a couple months ago and my dr said well you work long hours. I’m like they are purple when I get home keeps me up at night

I was diagnosed gestational and went straight to insulin because of how high I was. After the baby I ignored for a couple years and got really ill and went to the dr and they gave me metfomin but my sugar was still so high I got super skinny and then started insulin but I’m a type two never had any test done to confirm

Stephanie Cumbers Katlyn Stidd you could be type 1. I had gestational and I became type 1 – 11 months after the fact

Katlyn Stidd it drives me crazy I am super low sugar and pretty low carb but i go so high so quick if I even attempt to eat sugar i get so sick and so high I don’t know if I’m type one because The highest I’ve ever been 375 and I’ve seen type ones get so high

Vanessa Martinez Katlyn Stidd I got it when I was pregnant also. I think you need to ask for the tests and I agree with someone else that you need to take pics of your legs so they can see what you’re going through.

Julie Orozco You may be type 1. I had gestational diabetes that never went away. They thought I was type 2 and treated me as such. Less than 2 years later, I was in the hospital in DKA, and diagnosed as type 1. 

Katlyn Stidd Oh and I got fat ! Insulin made me gain 20lbs! I stopped gaining now tho but can’t lose it still have some highs but insulin has kept me pretty decent metfomin didn’t help at all

Teresa Kay Simons If you get the roo- y bypass when you just find out you are diabetic you won’t have it after the surgery I had but I had diabeties since I was 19 so it did not work but I weighted 189 now I weigh 124

Katlyn Stidd My weight goes up and down allll the time it’s really embarrassing I see what my friends eat and how thin they are and it’s depressing I have always been like 145 and I’m 160 right now!!!!! I’m
Way to short for this weight and I was 140 when I started insulin I hate it and my dr says my weight is fine 

Jim Figlozzi Katlyn Stidd Don’t be embarrassed! When I was diagnosed I had dropped 50 pounds with the insulin but then it settled down

Katlyn Stidd It’s just awful and I’m getting closer to 30 so my weight isn’t going to the same places it used to

Judy Baker Katlyn Stidd – I always weighed about 130. I was thin.Until I was in my early 40s. Then I stopped drinking and started overeating. I got to 160, got on Nutrisysem and dropped 25 lbs. guess what happened then! At 45 years old I had a baby and went over 200 lbs All this BEFORE I was diagnosed. Told at first w t2 then learned I’m t1 from additional testing. So now I’m 72 and struggle w weight all the time. I’m 180 now. You may think who cares, you’re 72 years old. But I love clothes, fashion and I hate being fat! It’s so hard. Do your best and be good to yourself.

Katlyn Stidd Yesss like everyone keeps telling me it’s ok your healthy now (I used to throw up a lot before Insulin) and they say your not even big but I feel like a COW I am super uncomfortable in my own skin and my two best friends are 6 inches taller then me and way thinner. I know it’s not a comparison but I am very unhappy. I need to work our more but I have a 7 year old and work 45-50 hours a week so it’s hard! I eat so good and I’m just so big right now

and super awesome that you had a baby at 45! I am so scared my diabetes won’t allow me to have more kids if I don’t have them soon

Judy Baker Katlyn, slow down, sweetie. Breathe. And try to stop hating your body. You are beautiful. You have a lot on your plate. Make a plan and work it in small steps. Get all the support you can get. No offense to any man, but my endo is a woman and we talk about whatever is bothering me.

Katie Jensen They’ll listen if you have a good doctor. 🙂
If they don’t, find another. I once spent 3 years trying different endos before funding one that I LOVED!!! She was an hour drive away, so appointments took a good chunk of the day. But it’s totally worth it. This is your life and you want to have control!

Katie Jensen Katlyn Stidd my doc always tells me that I can change my settings if I want (I send updates when I feel it needs to be reviewed). I tell her that even though I’ve had T1 for almost 20 years, I didn’t go to school for it. I don’t trust myself. She’s a doctor!!!! Lol. I’ve got too much to do to study and research how to control my diabetes. That’s why I go see her. Lol.

Some advice I can give. I use to just know how much I needed for things. For example, if I had a bowl of cereal that was 50g, I knew that I could bolus for 35g and always be okay. The issue is that my doctor never thought my bolus needed to change. So I started blousing for the actual amount. This took some work, but it’s made my overall care much better. Even if you’re doing the changes yourself, you want to look at the whole picture. 🙂

I think there are some great books about self-management out there. People keep trying to give them to me, but I don’t ever read them.

Jennie Liebelt My 1st endo appt was almost 3-weeks ago, I go back next week for my 3month follow up, mine addressed every concern and answered all my questions very attentive this is what they specialize in

Brian Sixbey If you have a good endo, they will either be very attentive personally, or they will have a diabetes educator on staff who will be good. Personally, I’ve always gotten more from the Diabetes educator than the Dr. – largely because the Dr. is seeing a ton of people with different issues, and the Educator is more focused, and like a nurse, more attuned to nuance.

Victoria Weeke I would be dead without my endocrinologist. She listens and has great insight because she also listens to other patients. Bring a list of written questions.

Charmaine Palmer Depends if u get a good one or just a medication,textbook pusher which is sadly the only ones I’ve come across. 🙄 good luck and hit them with every question u have.

Abigail Rivera GAD antibodies test is what shows if you have type 1 antibodies. C peptides will show how much insulin you are making, they are different, if you have a condition where you make less and less over time like LADA, C-Peptides can help show your progression. The antibody test will answer whether you have an autoimmune disorder rather than being insulin resistant.

 

Don’t ever assume that your employer has to accommodate you for your diabetes

Just found out the hard way this week. Don’t ever assume that your employer has to accommodate you for your diabetes. I just found out that although my employers have known for almost 14 years that I was diabetic and have accommodated me for that my new boss has no desire to help me maintain a healthy lifestyle. Put it on record go to your HR department let them know that under the Americans With Disabilities Act they have to make reasonable accommodation For you at work. And even if you don’t need any or require any accommodations today,you may in the future get it on record now.

Shana Smith I was wondering about this. That’s so sad. So is diabetes considered a disability?I’m sorry your new boss is a jerk.

Sherry Cochrane I believe in 2008 they made diabetes a disability that is covered under the Americans With Disabilities Act

Mark Schweim Sherry Cochrane it was that already when I was hired by the then ConAgra Poultry Processing Plant in Enterprise Alabama in November of 1996!

And the EEOC got involved and got my employment restored 3 out of 4 times after Pilgrim’s Pride bought the Poultry Processing division of ConAgra Foods and engaged in Employment discrimination against me. The last time Pilgrim’s Pride agreed to pay the fines but refused to restore my employment and effectively got me “blacklisted” with all the poultry processing companies that had locations in Southern Alabama.

First time EEOC got my employment restored was in 2003 and the fourth time when Pilgrim’s Pride refused to let me back was in 2012.

Steven Ito Yes, its considered a disability and most HR applications ask you to check a box if you have or ever had it.

Sherry Cochrane Steven Ito I was working at this company when I was diagnosed so they’re saying it was never on record.

Bo Reed Yes it is a disability. And as a disability they have to make accommodations. That’s kind of a federal law

Kelvin Morris Bo Reed I wouldn’t call diabetes a disability, being paralyzed from the neck down is a disability, atleast with diabetes we can somewhat control it

Diana Wood Kelvin Morris its considered a disability be because of equipment and time off (ie for testing ,treating a low bs) ,most employers r decent but some r asshole

Mark Schweim Diana Wood actually the reason it’s considered to be a disability is because it IS a disability in that the bodily function of self-regulating of the bodies blood glucose levels is either compromised or totally disabled even if you can still do everything else anybody without Diabetes is able to do.

Sonya Muriel Villalobos Wood When I have to pee because of diabetes and we are under “lock down” you can bet I am grateful for and use the fact diabetes is considered a protected disability that must be reasonably accommodated. I am not going to pee my pants. And that would be the results.

Sherry Walker Covington When your filling out you papers for work you check disability when it’s asked. Not that I feel it is a disability but we do have to take care of ourselves when needed.

Sherry Cochrane  you may also be surprised to find out that there are several times when they are not allowed to ask you a medical status. Go to the Americans With Disabilities Act government website it’s a really good reading.

Sherry Walker Covington The thing is when they find out they need to let HR know and the people that they work with incase you pass out. It isn’t something that anyone needs to be ashamed of no one did it to theirselve, isn’t from not taking care of yourself or from how you eat, but also you don’t need to advertise that you are one. But this is just how I feel

Matthew Sheehan I’m type 2 and work anywhere from 4-1pm to closing shift which is 10pm and any shift from 4-8am messes my BS not badly since I’m controlled I’m usually 80-100 but I’ll see 100-120 throughout the morning bc I didn’t get enough sleep or eat enoigh

Sherry Cochrane that’s what I mean get it on record. Maybe things are going OK for you now but what if they’re not later. Talk to your endocrinologist. Regulated. medication, sleep, and meals, are key to getting diabetes under control. And if your A-1 C is not lower than six Consistently, it’s not controlled. If you don’t mind me asking what is your A1c?

Sherry Cochrane Well I’m praying that you’re right and that it is lower. I just can’t work on anything other than a regular schedule. I have heart meds that need to be taken 12 hours apart with food. Diabetic medications that need to be taken regularly same time each day. And that includes when I go to bed.

Sherry Cochrane Hoping and praying for a good outcome and that you do not have diabetes. But don’t let those numbers fool you. Eat well and get healthy now you will appreciate it later.

Sarah White I had to quit my 2nd job at Kohl’s because they were not accommodating. My bs would drop and if it didn’t happen during my break then I wasn’t able to take care of it. I was terrified that I would pass out one day. Since my doctor and I are still playing with my meds I decided it wasn’t worth the risk and extra stress so I ultimately quit. Didn’t even think about going to HR.

Sherry Cochrane if your job is aware that you’re diabetic when they hire you. Or when you are diagnosed with diabetes you notify your employer. They have to accommodate you it’s the law. It does have to be a reasonable request.

Ed Dunn My HR rep who has since been terminated told me that my health problems are an issue for the company and it needs to be taken care of and get it under control. Ever since i filed a report with the VP of HR they are very accommodating thankfully.

Emmy Nalanda I’m type 1 and I don’t think it’s documented with HR. I have been type 1 since childhood, but how do I go about requesting to make that change on my HR paperwork since it isn’t a new diagnosis?

Sherry Cochrane Emmy Nalanda Ask HR for papers to fill out with regards to reasonable accommodations for disability. They should know what you’re talking about. Failing that ask your endocrinologist to write a letter to your HR with regards to any reasonable requests.

Emmy Nalanda Sherry Cochrane Perfect! Thank you! Any suggestions on which reasonable accommodations to request? I use a pump and cgm so I think I’d want to be sure that I’m allowed to beep while working lol. Access to sugar is an obvious one. I don’t need access to breaks for testing or injections. Anything else you can think of?

Sherry Cochrane Emmy Nalanda if you already have a regular schedule and that’s working for you you should also ask to be allowed to have a glucose tablets a sugary drink anything necessary to bring your blood sugar up I drop. What type of work do you do may I ask?

Michael Worrell Hmm, not sure of your specific issues, but fortunately have no issue. I keep glucose tablets with me, have a pump and CGM, and biggest issue is the rare occasion I don’t wake up due to hypoglycemia while sleeping.

Laura Freeman Yes it’s considered a disability under the ADA (at least Type 1 is) whether you accept it as one or not (your choice). You have a life-sustaining organ that is functionless (again, T1). Heres some info from the ADA website that may help those that need it:

Can an Employer Require Medical Examinations or Ask Questions About a Disability?

If you are applying for a job, an employer cannot ask you if you are disabled or ask about the nature or severity of your disability. An employer can ask if you can perform the duties of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. An employer can also ask you to describe or to demonstrate how, with or without reasonable accommodation, you will perform the duties of the job.
An employer cannot require you to take a medical examination before you are offered a job. Following a job offer, an employer can condition the offer on your passing a required medical examination, but only if all entering employees for that job category have to take the examination. However, an employer cannot reject you because of information about your disability revealed by the medical examination, unless the reasons for rejection are job-related and necessary for the conduct of the employer’s business. The employer cannot refuse to hire you because of your disability if you can perform the essential functions of the job with an accommodation.
Once you have been hired and started work, your employer cannot require that you take a medical examination or ask questions about your disability unless they are related to your job and necessary for the conduct of your employer’s business. Your employer may conduct voluntary medical examinations that are part of an employee health program, and may provide medical information required by State workers’ compensation laws to the agencies that administer such laws.
The results of all medical examinations must be kept confidential, and maintained in separate medical files.

Lizzy Blanco How do you expect them to help you lead a healthy lifestyle? I’m not judging or anything, it’s a serious question. I’m so confused by this post. I’ve been T1 since Sept 2016 and I’ve never thought about anyone else being responsible for me in the workplace.

CARBOHYDRATE OR SUGAR? Do you know the difference?

CARBOHYDRATE OR SUGAR? Do you know the difference? Do saltine crackers have sugar? This brand doesn’t. Many people with diabetes look at the nutrition facts label and scan for sugar. If the food has zero sugar, you might you are in the clear. No sugar is not a free-for-all. Look at the amount of TOTAL CARBOHYDRATE. Five crackers (one serving) have 12g of carbohydrate and zero grams of total sugar and zero grams of added sugars. Does this mean that your blood sugar won’t go up? Not really. The crackers do not have sugar, but they are made with wheat flour. Wheat flour has carbohydrate and carbohydrate is converted into sugar. TAKE AWAY TIP:

There are different types of foods with carbohydrate. Sugar is one type and flour is another type.

Just because a food doesn’t have added sugars doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have any carbohydrates.

Pay attention to the quantity and quality of foods with carbohydrate. How much carbs to eat? It varies with each individual. A certified diabetes educator can work with you to provide you with individualized recommendations.

This is how you can improve the quality of the foods you eat. These crackers are made with enriched wheat flour, not whole grains. I recommend eating foods made with whole grains.

When you buy any product that is made with wheat flour, make sure that the first ingredient is “whole wheat flour.”

Why whole grains? Benefits are plenty: more fiber slows spiking of blood sugar, helps to reduce cholesterol levels, and makes you feel fuller.

Shushaniki Stavroullakis As a type 1 diabetic i was taught to count carbs not sugars. I assume most diabetic’s are taught this…

Lorena Drago Unfortunately, many have never received instructions. Only 6% of persons with diabetes have attended diabetes education programs. You have been fortunate that you received the information. I teach diabetes education and I am saddened to hear so many of my patients express they know very little despite being diagnosed for many years.

Dedene Nelson-Court I’m sorry but all carbs turn into sugar in our bodies. There’s no difference between carbs and sugar except maybe how fast it raises your blood sugar. You still have to dose for it. Sorry to say it.

Jenn Taylor Sugar is counted in the carb count. Sugar matters on the label because higher sugar that is close to or equal to the carb count will usually have a difference insulin dose than the same carb count with less sugar. Example think of a reg coke.. 39g of carbs and 39g of sugar means a quick spike… as something with 39g and say 12g of sugar is going to react different. That is the thing about carb counting that isn’t taught usually. A carb just isn’t a carb unfortunately and dosing doesn’t work if their treated that way.

David Shapiro I see in groceries stores diabetic items like cookies, but the carbs are no better than real cookies sometimes.

Maiitsoh Melanie Check out fast carbs vs slow carbs and then determine which is better for lesson 1 😊 Then once you know the answer choose which foods if the better carb intake that works for you and your BS levels and then set the bolus in our pump if
You have one. Good luck to you. T1D here and my A1c is and has been outstanding but everyday it’s trial by error

Andi Gundlach Watch the serving size too. Here 5 crackers=12 carbs, so each cracker is 2-3 grams of carb.

Laura Bartels Frederick And yes…don’t forget to account for fiber…take the carbs, deduct half of the fiber content, and this is your new carb count. This is what we do and it works fabulously.

Carol DiMaggio Vizcarra When I became diabetic about 15 years ago my Endocrinologist told me I could have 43 carbs AT EVERY MEAL. I’m pretty sure that’s what the American D. Assoc. said too at that time. Yikes!!

Anthony Morris Just tell yourself suagr and carbs are the same thing. Your body barely notices a difference.

Tiffanie Moyer I ONLY LOOK AT CARBS. I could care less about sugar 😊

Which is weird because as a child I was Not ALLOWED SUGAR!!! The doctors taught me that first. It was the worst. At 10!!! No sugars! My how things have changed

Grant Reese Also, just because it says sugar free or shows 0 sugar it doesn’t mean it doesn’t have sugar, it just doesn’t have enough in a serving size to count.

Shana Smith Thank you. My Dr told me to only look at Carbs and not the sugar. I am on a 130 carbs a day diet.

Cynthia Taber Shana Smith if you look at overall carbs…most labels will have a breakdown of where the carbs are coming from and how much fiber there is…I usually count net carbs…meaning that I deduct the grams of fiber from the carb count. But I do that because my best friend used to be a boxer and body builder and his wife has diabetes and that’s what I learned vicariously from him and from his wife’s endocrinologist. But I also look at the ingredient list to see what type of sugars are included.

Sonya Muriel Villalobos Wood Fiber and alcohol sugars are harder to absorb. Blood Sugar impact is minimal and for some non-existent. The net they are giving you is minus the sugar alcohol and fiber. To know for sure how your specific body reacts to it I would suggest testing at first bite, test 1 hour and then 2 hours later. See how high it goes and how quickly it comes back down to or close to baseline. That will give you a better idea if you need to be looking at net carbs or total carbs. Remember, this can change over time. So re-testing periodically after doing this once is something I would recommend.

Neville Massey There is sugar in almost everything we eat today. Food is designed to make us ill not just process foods but even the home grown fruit and vegetables are spread with herbicides, insecticides and pesticides. The only real winners here are governments, big corporations and of course big pharmaceuticals!

Sonya Muriel Villalobos Wood When people ask if something has carbs/sugar, I tell them if it came from plant, it has carbs/sugar. The only question is, how much.

Silvia Comara I’ve got one for you! You won’t believe how many times somebody has told me that Mayo has carbohydrate in it. After thinking it over I realized that their doctor is telling them “do not eat anything white” so they assume that mayonnaise has carbs

Sonya Muriel Villalobos Wood No accounting for people. 2 of my children are allergic to dairy. How many time people have thought that included eggs! Umm, chickens lay eggs, cows produce dairy, aka milk and milk products.

 

The question is, was this “dianetic friendly” ice cream really 6g carbs

There is an ice cream/specialty food shop close to me for Diabetics. At least they make that claim. I ordered a large chocolate which they said is just 6g carbs. My blood glucose was 101 when I ate it. I checked two hours later and I was at 159, which is the ceiling of how high I should go. I drank some water and about 15/20 min later I was back down to 115.

Almost everything I eat that’s arround 6g carbs almost never has an impact on my blood sugar levels.

The question is, was this “dianetic friendly” ice cream really 6g carbs?

Tara Cannici That looks so good. Could have been the lactose(milk) in the ice cream. Anything ending in ose ( lactose, sucrose, fructose etc) contains sugar.

D.S. Cohen Yes, but that needs to be added to the carb count. When I asked about the sugar content they said all of the carbs came from the lactose.

Faye Faye I would say it is definitely Diabetic friendly.
People are supposed to spike after eating. Even non diabetics. Numbers don’t naturally flat line the way people try to make them.

Clifton Simoneaux Faye Faye true non-diabetic don’t stay flat line, but non-diabetics rarely spike above 140, unless a very large amount of rapid acting carbs are consumed. Non-diabetics also return to normal BG levels near 83 mg/dl very quickly following any spike.

Faye Faye I am not Diabetic. And I go up to 150 quite often. And no. I’m not pre Diabetic either. My daughter is a Type 1 Diabetic. She wears a CGM and I have seen non diabetics wear CGMs and do the same thing.
So I would think if this ice cream was not diabetic friendly…that spike would have been a lot higher. I know for my daughter it would have her close to 400.
So if this ice cream barely touched a diabetics BG, it HAS to de diabetic friendly is definitely my guess

Bethany Reynolds McKenzie Buy Rebel Creamery ice cream instead. Low carb. No impact on BG. No tummy issues.

Clifton Simoneaux Not all carbs are created equal.

Some raise BG faster than others, and for a T2, you will end up going higher before coming back down with the rapid acting carbs vs slower acting carbs.

Kimbra Wilder Gish I suspect it’s still diabetic-friendly. I think anything really the carb conten of regular ice cream or what have you would give you much more of a spike than that did. Most ice creams have HFCS or sugar, and those will really spike a diabetic. I’m talking 80-100+ point spike. The lactose alone could have done this. But I am so jealous of your having a diabetic-friendly ice cream place in your area! So happy for you!

Christiana Matthews Artificial sugar or high protein foods will still elevate blood sugar. That’s still not much of a spike for that much ice cream so sounds like a win to me.

Christina Marie Cueto I wish my numbers only spiked at 159 when I eat anything. I can eat something low/no carb & very healthy & I’m in the 280s. 

Caryn Conlin Those numbers sounds perfect to me. Just sayin’
I had a similar experience with McDonald’s small ice-cream. No cone. Haven’t done the research but it didn’t spike my sugar much. I’m a new T1.

Leta Barton Stewart Different food have different glycemic indexes. The different carbs can affect blood sugar very differently. Your #’s were fine!

Diane Young Stokes Would that be per serving and would a serving be 1/2 cup? That may be more than one serving so more than 6 gm. Just a thought.

Mike Hogan Some of us would kill for a treat like that. Walk a few blocks.

D.S. Cohen Mike Hogan if something says it’s diabetic friendly and isn’t, does that make me lucky? How many blocks replaces insulin? If walking cured eating sugars that are not listed but are actually there, we should all be walking all day.

Mike Hogan D.S. Cohen “friendly “ is an undefined term. All I was trying to say is that something that tastes good (how did it taste?) and only has 6 listed carbs has got to beat the full fledged 30 gram version. We all have our own variations to deal with.

Yolanda R. Castillo-Newsome That’s too bad. You should let them know and inform them they should reconsider some if their ingredients or make the claim that only a small serving is okay for Diabetics. That truly stinks.

Sonya Muriel Villalobos Wood Several things mentioned. 1 would be the serving size. Another is net carbs. Some people react to carbs not included in the net carb count making the carb count higher. And 3rd, sorry, saw you tested. Did you eat anything else prior?

D.S. Cohen Sonya Muriel Villalobos Wood that’s the thing. I never go by net carbs. I consider that a fad for Keto and Atkins more than an actual reality, so I asked and they insist this is total carbs.

I had eaten prior as this was desert, but just my normal egg, ham and cheese omelette, which is about 2 to 3 carbs total.

Sonya Muriel Villalobos Wood Did you look at the ingredients list? I have 2 children with allergies. It is astounding how many people haven’t got a clue how to read labels. It is possible they believe it to be 6 total grams of carbs when it may well be more.

D.S. Cohen They make it themselves and won’t provide their secret recipe. All they will give you is the calories, carb and fat count. I’ve emailed them about this to see if I can find out if they are going by actual carbs or fan diet “Net carbs”.

Michele Young I’d say it’s how your body breaks it down. I’ve had diabetic friendly stuff spike me and I’ve had non friendly stuff not spike me. I’m type 2.

D.S. Cohen Folks have been asking, yes it did taste good. It wasn’t super rich, but it was very refreshing and had a good texture. Now if the Carb count they provided is inaccurate, this doesn’t help because there are lots of ice creams that taste good that we shouldn’t eat.

I’m meeting with my endocrinologist in a week, and will ask them their thoughts based on my blood level change after eating.