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Old 08-08-2011, 10:27 AM   #1
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Question Comments on D2 and related issues?

Hi, I'm a 68yo with some D2/Pre symptoms and would welcome comments on my diagnosis and lifestyle changes for the future.
My symptoms are hot/cold/tingling feeling in my feet - often, but not always.
Some blurry vision - although I do have cataracts too.
No great thirst, but tend to want to urinate in early morning - esp on waking.
Fasting glucose (o/night) 5.2-5.7
Response after a fruit juice and brkfast w. cereal/grain/dried fruit and nuts is a peak to about 8.5 then drop to about 4.2 in about 3.5 hrs.
Q. Is that full D2 or pre-D? I am assuming it is at least pre-D.
My diet is normal - i.e. a non-diabetic diet with fish and cooked veggies, some pasta and breads (mainly whole grain), but also carbs from daily cake and perhaps a muffin. I have always liked carbs. I am slim and don't eat much really. I walk about 2-3 miles (4km) every day. I don't have butter, marg or fats, and only skim milk. A weekly meal out is my treat.

I want to change to a low carb diet of course. But first I wanted to try a raw veggie blended drink - making about 1 litre and drinking it in two 500ml glasses a day. I went and bought a powerful blender today. Q. Is this tinkering at the edges I wonder or can veggie blends have an effect? I am having trouble in finding out what are the best veggies for D. Most websites seem to want to sell something. Where can I get that information - I've been thinking of trying celery (incl tops), tomato, spinach/silver beet, frozen mixed berries, an apple, and maybe some fresh pineapple for flavour and fibre. I forgot carrot. How does that sound?

Comments most welcome. Beefy.

 
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Old 08-27-2011, 04:33 PM   #2
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Re: Comments on D2 and related issues?

I think drinking your calories can be detrimental to controlling your blood sugars. Without the digestion process, you simply absorb the carbs quickly which causes a quick blood sugar rise which causes an insulin surge. Insulin does 2 things, moves glucose into the cells and stores fat. Fat, a hormone, interferes with insulin action. Its a never ending circle.

Also keep in mind when you mix all those veggies and fruits, would you also sit down and eat all those at one sitting if you werent blending?

You could make your own juice for multiple days, but be aware of your serving size.

 
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