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1/14/16 6:19 A

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Hi JJ and Welcome to the team !!!
I am, also, diabetic and do keep my carbs low...
The best tip I got when I was first diagnosed was to eat Fresh and Nothing out of a box !!!
AND to Eat a protein with a carb....The protein takes longer to digest and slows the absorption of the carbs...(eg. an apple with peanut butter, cheese and high fiber crackers with some fruit, etc...)
Also, watch your portion sizes...I started using a 8" plate instead of a dinner plate...
Good Luck with your new venture !

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1/13/16 9:51 P

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So do I and with lupus I find that grains also make me hurt allot too

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1/13/16 5:06 P

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I do better on a lower carb regimen--not the Atkins plan, but more like LECATES mentioned, ie: the low-glycemic diet. Complex carbs are okay, but still should be on the low side.

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1/13/16 12:45 P

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I really low carbed my dh when he was first diagnosed with diabetes and was on prednisone, which really screws up blood sugar a lot. Eating cucumbers in vinegar or anything that you like in vinegar helps with the carbs. There is a really decent low carb bread out there that he uses. Also, Dreamfield pasta somehow does not mess with blood sugar---it might say 40 carbs but only really seems to count as half of that---this is from the dietician who taught us in the diabetes class he took. Hope these ideas help---he did loose about 15 to 20 lbs when I pretty much kept his carb count below 20 each day.

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1/13/16 11:58 A

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Hello all! So after being on this site off and on for a few years, I'm actually going to use a lot of it, instead of just the recipes.
As many other women, baby fat is difficult to lose. I'll be turning 40 in six months and trying to get a few sizes smaller.
I'm going a different route than others on here though. I'm trying for the low-carb thing. This is a life style change, not just a 6 month diet. I have a stupid auto immune disease and am unable to exercise, so I need to change my eating habits, by being healthier and without starving myself.
Anyone have any thoughts on low carb?

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