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Re: [IP] a carb is a carb is a carb

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To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 1999 1:02 PM
Subject: [IP] a carb is a carb is a carb

> and by any other name would still taste so sweet...(to mis-quote the Bard)
> whether your carbs come in the form of pure glucose (cotton candy) or in
> complex starch (rice), or even simple carb (banada), it all boils down to
> same thing.  You will need i unit of nsulin to cover X carbs whether in
> form or another...then you add in the variables like fat and protein and
> fiber that make calculating more difficult.  Personally, i think the ideal
> "diabetic" diet would be nothing but carbs...easy to adjust insulin, no
> lingering fat...in and out and back to normal...I ma not ADVOCATING that
> course, but just making a point. And those nasty "dietetic" foods are
> useless...they give you diareha and taste bad and have just as many carbs
> the "real" thing!  It makes me laugh when people say honey is better for
> than white sugar..."oh there is no sugar in my healthy granola...it has
> and raisins..."  please give me a break!
> When I was 12, my doctor asked me what I ate for breakgfast.  I said "12
> vanilla wafers, a popsicle, a spoon of peanut butter and some icecream.
> freaked - starting doing his hissy dance, then I explained that I had 2
> exchanges, a fruit exchange, a meat, a milk and a fat to play with.  In
> ADA approved book that his dietician gave me, 12 vanilla wafers equalled 2
> bread exchanged.  The froze fruit (or whatever brand it was) was equal to
> fruit exchange, and the ice cream came out of the Jenny Jones diabetic
> book and was equal to one milk exchange, and the peanut butter equalled
> meat and fat exchanges.  Surely not the most nutritious breakfast, but it
> every one of the guidelines set down in the book.
> Do I think if I had had an egg, a bowl of shredded wheat with milk and a
> glass of orange juice instead, would my eyes be any better off?  no.  It
> not really my eating that was the problem, it was the fact that I didn't
> my blood sugars.

well said, sara, well said!


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