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    Eating for type 2 diabetes reversal
    Michael Dansinger, MD posted:
    I encourage all people who are fighting against type 2 diabetes to consider my views on how to eat, as explained in my seven part series "eating for diabetes reversal".
    Michael Dansinger, MD
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    damondj responded:
    ......and where is this series??
    Louise_WebMD_Staff replied to damondj's response:
    Click the link right above Dr Dansinger's name to get to the first post in the series. The end of the post has the links to the rest of the Eating for Type 2 Diabetes Reversal Series .
    hawaiianlady responded:
    I have just been diagnosed wiith type 2 diabetes....I am taking my glucose test twice daily and i am suppose to keep it under 100 however i have made changes in my foods but i still cannot get my glucose below u have any suggestions?

    rubystar2 replied to hawaiianlady's response:
    Hawaiianlady, I think trying to keep all your glucose readings under 100 is very, very difficult and also a little unrealistic. In my experience, a reading of 110-112 is EXCELLENT. Check back with your doctor and make sure you have his instructions right. Have you been able to attend any diabetes education classes? Most hospitals offer them and most are covered by insurance. You will learn a LOT from those classes.
    betaquartz replied to rubystar2's response:
    everything said here, I heartily agree with. People will make changes only as their comfort range allows. However, I have found that in my own case the increase of vegetables, the removal of all white, and most other grains, and the adherence to a low fat protein seems to work well, and one can get used to it. Like all humans though I am imperfect, and not entirely without bad habits. When in Italy, it was almost impossible to find anything whole grain-so I had to go white bread for a few sandwiches at restaurants. I also love the Italian meats and cheeses, and ate them sparingly. Most other meals were chicken/fish and vegetables grilled or known as second course. I will continue to stay on the straight and narrow, but realize that on occasion I will stray, but I won't beat myself up about it-tomorrow is another day.
    DisHammerhand responded:
    I agree that most people have difficultly adopting all the measures Dr D recommends. I know I did. It was very hard to give up breads and grains. I had lost all of the weight, I mean all. I was down to 125 at 5'4". I had worked myself down to one little quarter of a pill. Three times I tried to do without it but every time after about a week my numbers would start to creep back up. Finally I said heck with it and quit the grains. Then when I stopped the glip again my numbers did not go up, in fact my number on rising was lower. And I dropped another 2 pounds.

    I do have the occasional nip of a bit of candy, or a bite of something I shouldn't.

    It's been a while since I read his diet: I have to go look and see if what I eat is the same as he recommends but basically it's no grains, no potatoes. I do eat beans but I need to make sure they're cooked from dry and not out of a can. That DOES make a difference. From dry doesn't even make a speed bump in my bg.

    I take the no limit on veggies literally. I generally eat broccoli by the pound.

    I do have to be careful with fruit, but a whole medium sized apple is fine, especially before exercise.

    Meats are lean and cheese is minimal and I schedule milk carefully only having it once or twice in a week. I also eat raw nuts -sometimes too many of them.

    I would say about 80% of what I eat is fruits and veggies.

    Two plus months glipizide free!

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