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Taking Control of our Own Health Destiny

Posted 07-30-2010 07:55 AM by Sunsetnan
Updated 07-30-2010 11:06 PM by Sunsetnan (Added text for clarity.)

I'm learning a lot reading the glycemic load diet book. It is much less strict than the low blood sugar handbook. It tells you to eliminate refined starches, but it allows you to have some sugar and flour in small amounts. In effect, it lets you to not sweat the small stuff.

I will have to see how these dietary changes effect my blood sugar. So, far I haven't caught my blood sugar any higher than 114 mg/dl or any lower than 74 mg/dl. It's mostly in the 80's before meals and...
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Eating right, taking care of yourself, & teaching family

Posted 07-26-2010 10:27 AM by Sunsetnan
Updated 07-26-2010 10:33 AM by Sunsetnan

Well, I guess I'm on my own learning about a reactive hypoglycemia diet. The dietitian says that my insurance doesn't cover the expense. To pay out-of-pocket, it will be over $200. I think I'd like that job. I wonder how much of that $$ actually goes to the dietitian?

I guess that learning how my body reacts to certain foods is something I will have to find out on my own anyway. But, it would be nice to have at least some guidelines. I did print out the glycemic index and...
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