Re: [IP] Re: venting
Hi, Adrienne, I have done a small amount of research on this, so I
absolutely am limited in my knowledge, but a high protein diet is a good way
to lose weight for the short run, but quite unhealthy over the long haul.
People who cut their calories will lose weight no matter what the crazy diet
is. The issue is living a normal life and eating healthy for many years.
I'm not sure that a high protein diet is the way to go for a very long time.
Perhaps, someone else can chime in on this. I am very physically active and
I just don't think a high protein diet would do it for me. And, what people
need to be aware of is the glycemic index of a food. So, if a type II eats
only whole wheat bread, which is very low on the glycemic index, they will
feel full much longer since it takes so much longer to digest and does not
spike your sugar. It has been proven that spikes actually make you
On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 11:55 AM, Adrienne Burton <email @ redacted
> Protein gives you energy as well I think.
> On a forum I'm on, there are lots and lots of people with type 2 who all
> or infact 'no' carb diets and they have lost weight and their type 2 is
> Obviously 2 is different from 1 but they are fit and energetic and healthy.
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> From: Susan Lane
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> Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 6:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [IP] Re: venting
> Wow, Valerie, that's amazing. I do know about Dr. Bernstein and his
> ideology, but I would probably be anorexic if I ate the way you are. I am
> already very thin (58 years old) and I eat carbs to not get any thinner.
> actually eat ice cream once a week and sometimes a slice of pizza once a
> week, just to keep some weight on. I rarely go low, because of my CGM. I
> wonder how your energy level is on such a low carb diet. Could you
> that please? I always thought you needed carbs to have energy. From what
> I've read, a low carb diet is fine for the short run (like if you want to
> lose weight) but not for the long haul.
> I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks, Susan
> On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 7:40 AM, Valerie Adams <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > Hi Susan,
> > I was fortunate to discover Richard K. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution
> > years ago. I also had a wonderful endocrinologist, David Price, who
> > believed
> > in empowering diabetics to "eat and live the way they want to" rather
> > use the old sliding scale that I was initially given.
> > Diabetes fits my type-A personality; I'm a bit of a control freak so I
> > keeping my blood sugar at target a personal challenge.
> > I keep my carbs super low: less than 30 grams a day. The only carbs I
> > are veggies. I know that many people don't subscribe to as strict a
> > lifestyle but it works for me and I don't miss fruit or other carbs.
> > Dealing with the beginnings of menopause for the last few years has
> > my weight to creep up though and my numbers have been tougher to deal
> > I've lost 32 pounds (so far!) since mid-February and am committed to
> > finally
> > losing the remaining weight that's bugged me.
> > I'm having to reduce my basals every couple weeks right now, as I'm
> > My TDD has gone from 35 units to 22 right now. I am dealing with some
> > lately but I test hourly to keep a careful eye on things.
> > I use my pump and temporary basals if I start to become low so I can
> > correct
> > without extra calories.
> > No, I never eat pizza or ice cream. I've had pizza here and there over
> > years but I'm lucky that I don't like it that much. I've never bothered
> > finding out how to work all the square wave bolusing to handle it
> > it's not worth it to me. I love shaved ice and use that with sugar free
> > syrups if I'm craving sweets.
> > I buy Sucralose from a food supplier so I don't get the extra carbs from
> > the
> > bulking agents that Splenda adds, so I've even cut out a few grams of
> > here and there from Splenda packets.
> > My recent 4.9 A1C is the lowest I've ever had; I usually stay around
> > 5.2-5.6. I think it's lower because I've lost weight.
> > Valerie
> > On 7/4/11 6:19 PM, "insulin-pumpers-digest"
> > <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > > Valerie, please, please tell me how you have such a low A1C. Do you
> > go
> > > low and if you do, how often? What do you eat? Do you ever eat ice
> > cream
> > > or pizza? I'm dying to know how you do it. Susan
> > .
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