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Interesting girl-living-life - I'm going to look into this edamame "noodle."

Would you share your "bread" recipe?

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I will share the bread recipe. I should have mentioned two websites that I go to for terrific low carb recipes. AlldayIdreamaboutfood.com and Ibreatheimhungry.com. It took me a while to stock my cabinet with the exchange ingredients, but now that I'm stocked, I find that making things is quite easy, although, not the cheapest of ingredients. I do a combination of pricing at costco and amazon and sometimes netrition.


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Ha, I was going to type out the bread recipe, but here's the link: http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/2015/0 ... ecipe.html

Also, here's another snack staple in our house: http://communitytable.parade.com/366238 ... kind-bars/ I use pre-roasted almonds and peanuts (salted, so I eliminate adding salt in later) and don't use walnuts or chocolate. I also use VitaFiber IMO Syrup in place of the brown rice syrup and I cut the honey in half.

Like I said, took a while to get my pantry stocked, but now that it is, I can whip up stuff quickly.


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Thanks!

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you can get a little gadget that you can make "noodles" out of squash. and AL talked about hormone levels affecting sugar levels. Have you had your levels checked?


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I've seen those gadgets - do they work pretty good?

No, I haven't had hormone levels checked - I'm going to ask my doc about it when I have a physical in a month.

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YOU MUST get your thyroid checked at a minimum! See if you can go in beforehand and have blood drawn so you can review the results with your doc in person.

and yes the little gadgets work pretty good.


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Ok - will do. I get blood drawn a week before the office visit and I'll ask about it when they call to set up the blood draw - I think he does check thyroid - I'll look at an old lab report. Thanks!

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I’m so sorry to hear about problems with both your blood sugar and your periodontal disease. There is probably a link between these issues. A history of elevated blood sugars can predispose diabetics to periodontal infections and periodontal infections, in turn, predispose diabetics to high blood sugar and insulin resistance. I’m not saying that your diabetes caused your periodontal problems since I don’t your A1C history. But you are likely to have trouble getting your blood sugar back under control until after surgery and successful treatment for any infection. I hope that your periodontal surgery goes well and that resolving that issue helps with your blood sugar control.

I also wanted to comment briefly on blood sugar meters – they are only required to be accurate to plus or minus 20 percent for blood sugar reading over 75 mg/dl in order to be approved for sale by the FDA. Once they are in the marketplace, there is no follow up testing to ensure that they continue to meet that accuracy level. A few studies have indicated that some meters don’t. The current FDA minimum requirements for meters:
For blood sugars over 75 mg/dl: Accurate within 20%. For example, if your blood sugar is 200, the meter must read between 160 and 240 at least 95% of the time.
For blood sugars under 75 mg/dl: Accurate within 15 mg. For example, if your blood sugar is 60, the meter must read between 45 and 75 at least 95% of the time.

If you have any interest, I would be happy to share some Type 2 resources that I found when I was initially misdiagnosed as a Type 2 based on my age. I can also share other low carb recipe websites, if you have further interest in that. Girl-living-life already posted my favorite low carb site http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/. Carolyn Ketchum is the genius behind that website.


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Thank you Starsky for all the great information.

I have kept my A1c right around 6 - that does not sound bad but it crept up last year to 6.4 and my doc said, "I'll give you 3 months to see if you can get it under control." Seriously, we ate very little and mostly salmon and cucumbers and after 3 months............it was 5.6 - still in the pre-diabetic range. After 6 months, I'm up to 5.9 - but I didn't follow as strict of a diet but I'm happy with it - anything under 6! I do take metformin daily and I know that helps.

My fasting BS is high for me - but I have a friend that is type 1 and I know she would kill for my numbers but after a good day of few carbs - my fasting BS in the morning is 130 - I'm usually under 110 and on rare occasions right at 100 but it's been creeping up 115 - then 120 - now 130 and I'm afraid it's not going to stop. I see my doc at the end of July for another A1c - so I'll get a better idea of how I'm doing.

The perio specialist did say that diabetes is a trigger and I have an autoimmune disease as well which he wants me to stop the immune suppressants for the cleaning and surgery but he has to talk to my other doc. It will get straightened out but I appreciate you sharing anything that can shed some light on this and I know others would be happy to read it also. I know that I am NOT the only one going through this and I would so appreciate hearing/reading the experiences of others - knowledge is key and personal experiences are priceless.

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My doctor actually doesn't recommend at home testing, except for patients on insulin, because insulin requires regular and frequent monitoring. He said, testing is stressful (bad for diabetes) and research of people who test versus those who didn't revealed very little difference in A1C levels after 6 months of study, but those who tested regularly were far more likely to be very stressed out.

I have such a strong eating disorder history that testing is a bit of a trigger for me, so I was really relieved when he said I didn't have to.


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I can believe that! The stress finally got to me and I stopped testing.

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