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Eating Well with Type 2 Diabetes

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If you follow the Wheat Belly way of eating - no grains or sugar/ processed foods and lots of healthy fats - you can reverse Type 2 Diabetes. Report
I wish I could get my cousin to eat better to control his diabetes. Report
I wonder if someone could tell me why my b/s runs anywhere from 120 - 140 in the morning for about a week. I've lost 48 lbs. since I've been on SP. I hope everyone has a Terrific & Blessed Tuesday!
How do you change the tracker to spark d for diabetics? Report
My diabetes doctor lowered my insulin by 4 units, I now take 26 units instead of 36 at bedtime and no meal time insulin. She says I may be put on "controlled" diabetes program. Many thanks to this program. Report
Cat in CJ ... I just joined this site and so far I find the information current and helpful. I saw a dietician not that long ago and she was basically telling me the same things. What I like about this better is the actual help with meal planning vs the discussions around count this, watch out for this, etc. Report
I am a type 2 diabetic and on pills and insulin. My sugar levels have been managed since starting to exercise and log in my food. Hoping to get off some of my medication. Report
I am Pre-diabetic and have been solid seeking info. (these articles are from 2007 and there is a lot of new information out there, plus there are conflicting opinions among the articles, making it very confusing for someone who doesn't know which end is up.

I have researched out many the medical links, asking for help only to find that, unfortunately, I cannot see a professional until after I am diagnosed with diabetes . . . because of the billing codes and insurance coverage.

I am following a plan, developed by me after many sessions of diabetes education, that works for me.

I already knew how I was supposed to eat, and mostly I followed the good ideas, but once a week or so I might try buying some cookies or candy, imagining I could dole them out one a day. As soon as I ate the first cookie I would finish the whole bag! But I kept imagining I could control my cravings. Last fall I cut out all concentrated sugars (including dried fruits, honey, etc.) -- except one ounce of chocolate at the checkout when I go grocery shopping. The first couple of months were very hard--breaking the sugar addiction. Buying the tiny chocolate at the checkout counter keeps me from throwing big sugar sources into my basket.

My blood sugar is near the normal range, and as a side benefit I have lost 12 pounds in 6 months--slow and steady, the way I want it.

I'm having really bad allergies, and I'm going to try a teaspoon of local honey every day. If that doesn't work, if I go on honey binges, I'll give away the honey and try to get on desensitization injections. Report
great ideas thanks Report
The comments section of this article contain more beneficial information than the article. The article advocates the kind of food plan that has made many of us diabetics feel there is no hope for us. Low carb/keto has changed my life and given me confidence I can put diabetes in remission. Report
Advocating sodas and artificially sweetened products are incredibly irresponsible! Google is your friend...use it. Report
Low carb (ketogenic) is the best thing for diabetes. Sugar is the enemy and you need to avoid it and anything that raises blood sugar: grains, legumes, potatoes, carrots, milk, even fruit. I can have meat, eggs, cheese, heavy cream, almond milk, coconut milk, many vegetables and leafy greens, natural sweeteners like stevia and Swerve. There are lots of low carb groups on Spark. Most low corners keep their carbs down to 20. Report
I see a lot of articles on SparkPeople suggesting diet sodas and sugar substitutes. This is very bad advice, especially for diabetics! There are extensive studies that some of these can actually cause diabetes as the body does not know how to process these chemicals. Thank you! Report
I have drastically cut the number of carbs I have been eating since I joined Spark and my blood sugar numbers are normal. I can't wait to have my next A1c. My last one was 9.2 and I know it will be better now. Report

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