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Re: [IPk] Re: deja vu

Hi Nanette
I've had exactly the same experience as you with wheat.
I abstained totally for several months and things improved a lot. Now I've
gone back to eating some wheat (because it's a real pain, especially when
travelling, and I miss some things too much) but I try to keep my wheat
consumption down as much as possible and I feel much better for it. Don't
know what my latest HbA1c is - haven't had one in almost a year because my 6
monthly appointment got postponed for another 6 months due to staff
shortages or something. But my Bgs have definitely been better.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nanette Chana Freedman" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, February 09, 2003 12:34 PM
Subject: [IPk] Re: deja vu

> This is probably a very long shot, and maybe something you've already
> tried (if so please press delete!) but something struck me about the
> foods you are eating. A while ago, there was a discussion on this list
> about sensitivity to wheat - there were a few people who said that
> although they did not imagine they would be diagnosed with coeliac or
> with a wheat allergy, their insulin resistance seemed to get higher
> when they ate quantities of wheat.
> At that time I experimented a bit - did not stop eating wheat entirely
> (too fond of wheat containing foods) but changed my breakfast cereal to
> avoid wheat, and also stopped eating sandwiches at lunch time - salad
> or soup instead plus a plain yoghurt - and I did notice an improvement
> in blood sugars and drop in insulin requirements - and HbA1c which had
> obstinately remained around or above 8, finally came down to around 7 -
> still not great, but felt important, also because the funding people
> were implying before that I don't make good use of pump so maybe should
> not be funded, and they wanted to see an improvement.
> I have continued with a diet less high in wheat than before and the
> improvements have been maintained. Also many but not all of my worse
> patches are when I eat more wheat. Though I seem to be able to get away
> with it better if I am being very physically active - sandwiches are
> fine for me on hikes.
> I understand that you want to ensure that you are getting carbohydrates
> plus insulin to drive away the ketones. Also that if you are feeling
> lousy, you need to be eating 'comfort' foods, that are different for
> each of us, but wondered if experimenting with non-wheat containing
> high carb foods might be worth trying?
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