(Closed) Any diabetic or pre-diabetic bees?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Darling Husband is a Type I diabetic, so I have a little bit of advice. I suggest cutting out all liquid sugar (cokes, sweet tea, etc.). Neither I nor Darling Husband drink anything with sugar. We’ve replaced these drinks with diet coke, tea sweetened with splenda, and crystal light. Crystal light (or the generic alternative) is wonderful. It helps if you don’t like drinking water, and you can freeze it into popsicles for a snack. You can rack up so many carbs through drinks with out realizing it, so I would stear clear all together.

Also, exercise is a great way to get ahead of the curb and avoid progressing. Its importance is easy to overlook/discount, but it’s a must. Start off small (if you’re not used to regular exercise), but make sure to be consistent and increase the frequency/difficulty level when you can. Type I is different than Type II (which is what they would be referring to with your prediabetic diagnosis), so I can’t think of any other pertinent advice.

Good luck!

Post # 4
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I am prediabetic.  I tell you nothing scared me more than hearing those words from my doctor. 


Since January of this year, I have been really working on myself.  I think I have been very successful.  I have lost 45 pounds, I have my blood sugar in control, and I don’t use a single drug.  I am hoping that with some more hard work, I can reverse my insulin resistance completely.  This may take some time, but heck, I destroyed myself over a long period of time too. 

So, here is my journey in a nutshell.  My doctor gave me guidelines, you probably got them too.  But, I really wasn’t happy with the information I received, so I started researching.  I have come to realize that sugar and starches (carbs) are evil, and are what cause diabetes.  So, when my doctor told me to eat only 200 carbs a day, I realized that this was a crazy insane amount of sugar to be dropping in my bloodstream.  I now only eat about 20-30 a day.  I have never felt better!  I no longer feel hungry after I eat a full meal, I don’t have those horrible lows, my heart doesn’t beat out of my chest when I consume something. 

I guess I would suggest doing some of your own research, but I think I can point you to some really great info, and you can go over it yourself!!!

First…. watch the documentary Fat Head, you can watch it free on HULU.

Second, visit dietdoctor. com  This guy is a swedish (and really hunky) doctor, who started realizing that the low fat, high carb diet is killing us.

Third read ANY book by Gary Taubes.   This man routed through all the studies that have been done in the past, and basically lays it out on the table, REALLY informative.


Yeah, so those are some really great starting points. 🙂  For what I eat on a daily basis, low carb, and high fat.  Yummie, satisfying, good for you F  A   T.  Steaks with the fat left in, all sorts of slightly modified french cuisine.  Of course no flour (white or wheat) no sugar no starches.  Plus I try to get a daily walk in.  Studies have actually shown that walking lowers you blood sugar.

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