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Re: [IP] Weight Watch or other "Diet" plans for Diabetes



Good for you.

On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 11:03 AM, Nora Nevers <
email @ redacted> wrote:

> Hi -
>
>  I am a type 2 since 1992 and using the OmniPod since 2010.  I am following
> Weight Watchers and having success.
>
> The WW plan is based on the glycemic index - which is helpful to diabetics.
> I find that the WW point system encourages a balanced diet.  IMHO it also
> trains you to eat better over time.  You are allowed to eat anything you
> want as long as you stay on your point budget.  In other words, if you want
> a half gallon of rocky ripple have it, count the points, and wait until
> tomorrow to have anything else, cause you're done for today.  Or would you
> rather have 3 balanced meals and a few snacks?
>
> I try to avoid all processed foods and artificial foods.  So I ignore most
> of their recipes, but have made some that were excellent.  They advocate
> fat
> free cheese and diary and I just loathe that stuff.  I can do some low fat
> but for the most part I eat the regular full fat versions just less of it.
> I also use real butter.  If you read the label on that fat free stuff it
> will make you gag.
>
> The point allowance I find is generous - many days I just don't get it all
> in.   And then some days I'm into the weekly allowance,  that is usually
> from my wine.
>
> You look up and track your points either on paper, online or using a phone
> app.  The online and phone app display the nutrition counts as you enter
> things.  I just write down the carbs, add them up and use that to put into
> the PDM for it to calculate my bolus.
>
> The first three weeks I lost 8.2 pounds.  I weigh in on Wednesdays so I'll
> know tomorrow how this week has gone.  My insulin usage is also down
> substantially and my numbers are much better.
>
> The meetings are excellent.  They now have some that are specifically for
> 50+ pounds to lose.  I've learned a lot and am making some great friends.
> The leaders are WW success stories and have been well trained.  If you have
> any problems they have the answers or can get the answers.
>
> I highly recommend the program.  There are lots of men at the meetings or
> there is a special online program for men.  But the meetings really help.
>
> All I have been doing for exercise is a Leslie Sansone DVD a few times a
> week.  She has tons of different ones but the one I have been doing lately
> is called Walk Down Your Blood Sugar or something close to that.  It is a
> mild mile or so walk in front of the TV.
>
>
>
> > On Feb 24, 2015, at 7:38 AM, Yoel Krigsman
> <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >
> > Hello:
> >
> > My wife is on WW plan and does show that she is losing some weight and
> > not D and I am D and do have some concern if that plan is good for
> > Diabetes or there is other kind like no-carb [is this safe for
> > pumper?] diet for the D that is very safe to use?
> >
> > Advise would help! :)
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Yoel
> >
> > Pumper T2 since 2012.
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