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For Different Carb Foods "We Are All Different" Is Not True - So How Can We Stop This Misinformation From Proliferating.

For Different Carb Foods "We Are All Different" Is Not True - So How Can We Stop This Misinformation From Proliferating.

We are T2s that means we have a carb limit we can process at any one time and more carbs of any type will send us high as a kite...

But weirdly, most posting T2s think they can test a food to see if it affects more than another carb food, their reasoning is they say because everyone is different

They say they test and have proven food xx does not affect them as much as food yy BUT they have not proven it at all because they do not know the base load of carbs they were already processing… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thanks @A DiabetesTeam Member I do not know who Wendy is but, yes it is best to get proper information or you will waste money and time trying to find "the carbs that do not affect you" (we are not all different)

If we are T2 we have a low tolerance level to all carbs and if we exceed our limit we go high very high with small amounts of extra carbs. The food the carbs are in makes no difference it is all about the carbs. .

edited, originally posted over 5 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I'm on metformin, trying cinnamon readings 8 & up.

posted over 5 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

That is awesome June! Please share all that you learn! We all need to know!

posted over 5 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I completely disagree. We ARE all different. Some diabetics can eat rice with no severe consequence. If others eat rice their sugar goes thru the roof. That is just one food example. I could go on and on with examples. You are not doing anyone any favors by insisting that "a carb is a carb". Everyone must work with their individual diets to learn what carbs work best for them. Humans are not cooki cutter people. Everyone is different, just as everyone's disease is different.

Colin, I believe we have had this same conversation before. Please do not post incorrect info like this. I am especially concerned for our newly diagnosed members. They especially need valid information. They need to be encouraged to test and keep a food journal so that they can learn what they can and cannot eat.

It takes the body 2 hours to digest a meal. If they are testing 2 hours post meal, then the meal has been digested and they are NOT processing unknown carbs. Testing immediately before eating and 2 hours after eating is what we need to do in an effort to keep the sugar number level, on an even keel thru out the day. This method of gaining control is recommended by physicians, diabetic nurses and nutritionists.

If you do not agree that is fine, but please do not confuse people when they are doing their best to control a very difficult disease.

posted over 5 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Wrong. We are all different. Our bodies process the sugar and carbs differently. My pancreas might produce insulin better or worse than yours. I'd suggest that every diabetic be careful but our bodies absolutely do not work the same way.

posted over 3 years ago
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