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Updated: 2017-12-11T06:18:56.781+11:00

 



Greetings from Northern California - The question...

2016-05-12T03:17:26.589+10:00

Greetings from Northern California -

The question I have for you, Alan, is how one can combat the dreaded and discouraging "Morning Phenomenon." Why are fasting blood glucose numbers alarmingly high, while pre and post meal BG readings are okay and frequently in non-diabetic territory? What can one do (besides increase frequency and intensity of exercise) to lower those FBG numbers, get 'em out of the danger zone? My doctor recommends a diet of 5-6 small meals a day, stricter than ADA and very similar to what you have outlined here, as well as to the Pritikin plan.

Thanks!



Thank you so much for your support and for posting...

2016-01-27T09:43:50.009+11:00

Thank you so much for your support and for posting your experiences. It has helped me get started with how to make some changes to my eating and how to monitor my blood glucose. These are things my doctor did not tell me. In fact he told me very little other then come back in three months for my next A1C test.

Eleine



G'day Bec. I'll repeat the disclaimer fro...

2016-01-18T22:51:38.877+11:00

G'day Bec.

I'll repeat the disclaimer from the header: I am a diabetic, not a doctor nor a dietician.

> have been told to reduce 10 kgs.

You have posted on the weight loss page; hopefully this information will help you lose your excess.

>I bought a blood test monitor, and when I test an hour after eating, the reading is sometimes about 8.2.Two hours later it is about 5.4.

8.2mmol/l (148mg/dl) is marginally higher than most non-diabetics would see at one hour but not cause for alarm. I presume there was a reasonably high carbohydrate content on the menu.

>Please can you advise how I should proceed.

Please read the Discovery section of this page: http://loraldiabetes.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/i-think-i-may-have-diabetes.html

Hopefully all your tests will be normal. If not, move on to the Action section.






Hi Alan, I have come across your blob only today....

2016-01-15T09:59:35.983+11:00

Hi Alan,

I have come across your blob only today. So much useful information and easy to understand.

I am not diabetic and all my regular blood tests come out less than 5.5. But diabetes runs in my family and so I am very conscious of it.

I notice that after some meals, I start to feel very drowsy about an hour later. I suspect it is linked to blood sugar. I am 66 years old and weigh 78 Kgs and have very painful knees among other things. So have been told to reduce 10 kgs.

I bought a blood test monitor, and when I test an hour after eating, the reading is sometimes about 8.2.Two hours later it is about 5.4.

So I am trying to pinpoint what is causing these spikes and my drowsiness. And also reduce my weight by eating right. So far I have found that oats, pita bread cause drowsiness.

Please can you advise how I should proceed.

Regards,
Bina



Great inspiration found in these pages. Thank you ...

2012-07-13T08:17:29.649+10:00

Great inspiration found in these pages. Thank you Alan. My first weight in was 180 lbs at 5'4". Started matching my carb intake to my glucometer readings and have lost 4 lbs. I have a long way to go, and all the optimism in the world.



"I weighed in at a whopping 285 lbs. I've...

2012-02-18T09:35:50.846+11:00

"I weighed in at a whopping 285 lbs. I've since lost 30.5 lbs. I've got a long way to go, but I know I will make my goal - 125 lbs."

Wow! That is a great start. I'm sure you'll reach your goal; just take it steady and don't try to do it all too quickly.



Thanks Alan. You are a great source of info and I...

2012-02-17T08:53:20.082+11:00

Thanks Alan. You are a great source of info and I really appreciate all you have done for us type 2 diabetics. I was diagnosed April 2011 as type 2, high blood pressure, high cholesterol. I weighed in at a whopping 285 lbs. I've since lost 30.5 lbs. I've got a long way to go, but I know I will make my goal - 125 lbs. We just celebrated our 21st wedding anniv. When I loose the weight, my husband said we could renew our wedding vows. I've got my sights set on a church wedding. :-)



The ebook is available on Kindle. Click on http:...

2012-02-16T07:03:33.294+11:00

The ebook is available on Kindle.

Click on http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/97553

That takes you to Smashwords where you have choices for several e-readers. When you get to the checkout, include coupon number YL78Y (not case-sensitive) for 15% discount for readers of this blog. The discount only applies for Smashwords sales.

Cheers, Alan



I hope your book can be purchased at iTunes/kindle...

2012-02-15T11:36:30.561+11:00

I hope your book can be purchased at iTunes/kindle ,I didn't see the option at amazon :(



Alan , thank you for cluing me into all this great...

2012-02-15T11:23:29.774+11:00

Alan , thank you for cluing me into all this great information. I am looking forward to checking out the recipe book. I loved the idea of sharing when going out to eat !!!! Your style of writing is great ,makes me want to keep reading,
Thank You,
Lainie



Hello Alan, I was reading your comment to Linda Co...

2010-12-08T03:41:09.016+11:00

Hello Alan,
I was reading your comment to Linda Copeland over on Adults living with Type 2. And I found myself reading your blog. A lot of good information. When I was diagnosed I went right to this diet. I was very surprised that I was following it almost to the T! It wasn't anything any one told me. Just ideas I guess I formed! Your blog here has given me encouragement that I am on the right track! Thank you and thank you for all the help and encouragement you give others that are struggling with this life style!



From Karen Thank you, Alan! I am roughly where yo...

2010-11-17T06:04:39.576+11:00

From Karen

Thank you, Alan! I am roughly where you were, and going to propose your approach to my doctor.



PS For Karen. My fasting and pre-dinner numbers di...

2010-11-16T11:53:18.030+11:00

PS For Karen. My fasting and pre-dinner numbers did not seem too bad during the weight loss phase and were slowly improving on my numbers at diagnosis. I thought I was doing OK until I saw those peak post-meal numbers.

Those pre-meal numbers had given me a false sense of security.



Hello Karen. At that time, before I discovered &qu...

2010-11-16T11:50:36.838+11:00

Hello Karen. At that time, before I discovered "test, test, test" I was usually only measuring fasting and pre-dinner, with occasional tests randomly. Some of those random numbers were well above 10(180) and some were high teens in mmol/l, which is in the 250-300 range in mg/dl.

When I started testing post-prandially during the dietician's course far too many of the numbers were in the high teens. That was when I realised it was time to make some changes and the high carb advice was killing me.



Alan, thanks for sharing your story. I'm wonde...

2010-11-16T09:44:27.268+11:00

Alan, thanks for sharing your story. I'm wondering -- how high were your numbers during your weight loss phase, before you shifted your focus to glucose control? I'd like to do something similar, but I'm a bit concerned about my doctor's reaction to the idea.


Thanks for your perspective, and don't worry -- I do understand the difference between your own experience and medical advice.



There's a bit too much in your post to discuss...

2009-10-29T13:55:03.606+11:00

There's a bit too much in your post to discuss here. If you would like to email me at buaws-tambrajak@yahoo.com.au I am happy to chat with you directly.

I'll make just one suggestion here. Eat something as soon as possible after you wake. It doesn't have to be a big meal, but enough to send your body the signal that you aren't starving. Read this for more detail: http://loraldiabetes.blogspot.com/2009/02/i-ate-nothing-why-are-my-bgs-high.html



I thank you so much for your advice and informatio...

2009-10-29T13:30:08.843+11:00

I thank you so much for your advice and information. I have had diabetes for 5 years and just started insulin 1 month ago. I struggle, a lot because I eat what is here and dont have alot to spend on the special things. I gave up my coffee creamer because it seemed to spike my BS and started using 2% milk but wonder if this is any better? Also, i work 2 jobs and start my day at 2 a.m. and go to bed at 10 p.m. should I be spreading out my 5 small meals throughout? Right now I just drink coffee or tea until 7:30 and then start my "eating day" but my BS is always spiked before breakfast??



Thanks v m for this blog. You are a good "tea...

2009-09-25T01:49:40.453+10:00

Thanks v m for this blog. You are a good "teacher".God bless
JbENTO
Portugal



Thanks for putting so much into this. I have lear...

2009-09-24T04:15:51.667+10:00

Thanks for putting so much into this. I have learned a lot so far and think this is a diet I can live by. My hubby and I are already getting the hang of sharing plates when we go out and I have started cutting my portion sizes way back.



How many carbs? Ask your meter: http://loraldiabet...

2009-09-14T12:33:33.642+10:00

How many carbs? Ask your meter: http://loraldiabetes.blogspot.com/2009/04/test-test-test.html



I am tryng to figure out how many carbs I should h...

2009-09-14T11:11:40.814+10:00

I am tryng to figure out how many carbs I should have a day



Alan, this was very helpful! I was diagnosed last ...

2009-08-12T16:50:23.919+10:00

Alan, this was very helpful! I was diagnosed last week and felt a little abandoned by the doctors when I wasn't given any information except phoned instructions to pick up prescription of Metformin, and come back in 1 month. It's good to see there are others dealing with these health concerns and doing well!

Thanks!
Jason



Fruit has many nutrition benefits. However, it als...

2009-08-12T08:21:57.756+10:00

Fruit has many nutrition benefits. However, it also has dangers for the diabetic so must be treated with some care.

No matter how nutritous it is, fruit is packed with carbohydrates; mainly in the form of sucrose and fructose. If you have diabetes you need to test it, using your meter after eating, to find the portion sizes that you can tolerate at different times of day. If you are not diabetic, you still need to be aware of the carbs and calories in fruit.

Like all foods fruit needs to be treated with a bit of caution until you know what it does to you.



What about fruit? Minimal fruit?

2009-08-12T03:45:41.213+10:00

What about fruit? Minimal fruit?



Great advice about the insurance. Right now my fam...

2009-08-05T03:16:44.363+10:00

Great advice about the insurance.
Right now my family is on "Community Care" which is through donations to the hospital.
and we have been paying small payments.