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Thread: Type II Diabetic?

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    I am not your physician. I haven't examined you, I'm not familiar with your case and I don't know you. So, I am not offering medical advice.

    I will say that the advice given to diabetic patients, while approved by the American Diabetes Association, strikes me as being completely backwards to the goal of people living good lives. Particularly for Ty II diabetics, the idea of eating lots of (small) meals throughout the day, eating 50% or more of your food in carbohydrates, and taking medicines like metformin that raise your blood insulin levels seems backwards to me, from a physiological basis.

    The idea is to make the individual cells in your body MORE responsive to insulin, so you need less insulin (like the amount that a Ty II diabetic can produce normally). Most every hormone (insulin is a hormone) has a feedback mechanism in the body, to either tell the body to stop making it, or make it less effective.

    Your body will release insulin based on blood glucose levels. If you keep the blood glucose levels down, the insulin will stay down and the cells will be more sensitive to it. The best way to keep blood insulin/glucose levels down is to minimize the amount of carbohydrates you eat. After all, your body requires exactly ZERO external carbohydrates to function - much less the 50% or more that the ADA recommends.

    The actual foods the ADA recommends are
    • vegetables

    • whole grains
    • fruits
    • non-fat dairy products
    • beans
    • lean meats
    • poultry
    • fish

    From their website,

    Vegetables is too broad - things like corn on the cob, while delicious, are very high in sugar: So are vegetables like beets, rice, most squashes like pumpkin, etc....Whole grains are 100% carbs, and are not good for you compared to regular grains - they're just less bad. The sugar in fruit, fructose, is VERY bad for people, since it has no feedback method to tell you you've had enough; and it is a form that pretty much goes straight to fat....while keeping your blood insulin high.
    And non-fat dairy? Why non fat? It's because they're telling people to get too many damned calories from carbs....

    Really poor advice, with the official seal of the ADA and the government. Which have pretty well caused these problems in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illini Warrior View Post

    Doc Doom snuck in a 3rd Part >>>>
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