Diabetes is a metabolic dysfunction...It's not a disease of food and carbohydrates are not bad for you. The focus on this board is to limit carbs. I, too, encourage all diabetics to check their blood sugar, regularly, and watch what they eat. With that said, I think carb counting is simply a method to suppress the expression of diabetes; it does nothing in terms of cure. This is why everyone explains, once you have diabetes, you have it for life.
Dear brunosbud, I hear what you are saying. It surely would be a great thing to find something new about diabetes that could lead to a real cure!
In the mean time, I was thinking about all the "carb counting" that I do, and I wonder if there are people on this board who are controlling their diabetes without taking meds who are NOT counting their total carbs, or exact portions, or balance of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins? Of my friends locally, those who pay no attention to what they eat continue to have to take more and more meds, gain more and more weight, use canes to walk, and develop many other complications.
A good friend (a diabetic) today remarked that someone he know lost a lot of toes. He then said that his own toes were beginning to itch and he was applying a lot of creams. When I suggested that he could probably help the situation by cutting back on his carbs, he just laughed. His doctor has listed him an "non-compliant". There really doesn't seem to be a middle ground.
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