Hi all! Just joined this site a few minutes ago.
So glad to see discussions on type 2 diabetes.
I probably had high glucose levels for many years, before I realized it.
Had a heart attack 8 years ago, then found out my average BS was 30 for last three months (at that time). 30 is the measurement in Canadian figures. For example, in our terms, a normal measurement would be below 7 fasting.
I do not take meds, but eat low carb.
I try and allow no more than 20 CHO grams per meal.
So many people think that there are carbs only in bread and potatoes, rice, and such. (the nurses and doctors insisted that I eat bread at every meal.) Simply cannot abide by that! I think the Diabetes associations have got it all wrong. The new trend is low carb!
There are carbs in lettuce, chard, green beans, peppers, cucs, etc. Many researchers believe that one does not need to eat bread, rice, potatoes, carrots, etc, but can live quite happily on the "green" foods, and meat and dairy of course.
I use no fruit juices, and only a little fruit.
The less starchy (high carb) food I eat, the more energy I have, so cannot believe that one needs high carb for energy.
The less starchy food I eat, the easier it is to keep my weight down. At first I lost about 25 pounds; could still lose a little more, but weight has stayed the same for about 5 years.
I noticed that some of my friends on meds keep gaining and gaining.
I do crave muffins, bread, etc., but lately have been drinkin lots of water and this curbs that craving.
It's hard, isn't it? My whole life changed when I got this miserable disease.
Oh that we could "pig out" on two chocolate bars, or three large slices of chocolate cake!