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Borderline Diabetic, 30 year old female, need assistance on diet......

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created June 24, 2012 at 3:36 PM

I'm asking this for a friend who is a 30yo female, of general good health, borderline diabetic, slightly overweight, exercises routinely but not overtly, can not loose weight; has a standard Brazilian diet (located in Brazil-rice, beans, meat, ) has tried every kind of diet imaginable.

Those of you who know about this condition can you provide me some links to pass onto her about how to manage her health and healing through nutrition and diet (ie: is Paleo a good diet for her?, or is there another route for her thats better?)

Are there certains herbs, spices that are helpful--i heard cinnamon and cumin?

any other helpful tips, tricks. sites?

(she's is more concerned about dropping some weight which she feels will lower her risk than any other things right now)

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on June 26, 2012
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thank you!! appreciate the info!

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on June 25, 2012
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thank you!! appreciate the info!

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on June 25, 2012
at 12:03 PM

thank you!! appreciate the info!!

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on June 25, 2012
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thank you!! Appreciate the info!

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on June 25, 2012
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Tips to lower blood sugar are great for diabetics but do not address how to prevent diabetes in the first place.

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on June 24, 2012
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Kelly on a different note, lmk how you like the Whey Cool!

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-1 for blatant self promotion on first post.

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on June 24, 2012
at 05:24 PM

This site had been very helpful for me http://bloodsugar101.com/. I found a recommendation for it and a link for Chris Kresser's website. He considers the author Jenny Ruhl, to be a leading authority on diabetes and pre-diabetes. There is diet info on both the sites. Its always the same pretty much.. low carb/low sugar. Carbs should have a high glycemic index.

Besides cinnamon (I had not heard about cumin, good to know) Ubiquinol and R-lipoic Acid are helpful.
My friend who has lost 60 pounds and is trying to lose 20 more had leptin resistance and high Bg and she is taking this and swears by it. http://www.lef.org/Vitamins-Supplements/Item01492/Optimized-Irvingia-with-Phase-3-Calorie-Control-Complex.html

Chris recommend testing post-meal blood sugar and recommends a specific device here, its been great for me: http://chriskresser.com/how-to-prevent-diabetes-and-heart-disease-for-16

What has been confusing for me is that I have been eating high protein, high healthy fat and low carb or vlc and this is the first time ever that my Fbg and insulin have been high. My A1c was not tested by Im getting that done today as its the more important measure, along with post meal readings, for people eating low carb. From Chris *If you???re following a low-carb diet, fasting blood sugars in the 90s and even low 100s may not be a problem, provided your A1c and post-meal blood sugars are within the normal range."

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on June 25, 2012
at 12:10 AM

Tips to lower blood sugar are great for diabetics but do not address how to prevent diabetes in the first place.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on June 25, 2012
at 12:03 PM

thank you!! Appreciate the info!

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on June 24, 2012
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Check out http://perfecthealthdiet.com/category/disease/diabetes/ . Lots of good information.

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on June 25, 2012
at 12:03 PM

thank you!! appreciate the info!!

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on June 24, 2012
at 09:12 PM

This site gives plenty of food for thought, both for weightloss and diabetes: http://www.phlaunt.com/lowcarb/

After my diagnosis, I gradually went to the 'slow-carb' scheme proposed by Tim (I love to promote myself) Ferriss. You could Google "slow carb diet," the guidelines could be printed on a matchbook.

Even a half-hearted low-carb approach like this took 30 pounds off of me in about 4-5 months. My blood glucose levels have stayed in 'normal' range since, except for an experiment with pasta-eating (212 2 hours after eating)!

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on June 26, 2012
at 02:39 PM

thank you!! appreciate the info!

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on June 24, 2012
at 03:47 PM

http://whole9life.com/itstartswithfood/

Fantastic book for a newbie. Doing a Whole30 with the help of the books guidelines is a great way to start - hard core to some, but tears up those bad habits. Really, really good for prediabetes.

And of course the Whole9 site. http://whole9life.com/

I'm a big believer in cutting out ALL the crap at once as that's the surest way to break the addictions to sugar etc. Support from a forum helps a lot to stay on track. Accountability is a major part.

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on June 25, 2012
at 12:03 PM

thank you!! appreciate the info!

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on June 24, 2012
at 04:49 PM

Kelly, direct your friend to my website, i have a lot of info there: www.eatgenius.com. i help people lose weight and reverse diabetes. had a client who has tried many diets, lost a significant amount of weight in a month, reversed diabetes in a few weeks on my program.

Also have her check out mercola.com and westonaprice.org

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on June 24, 2012
at 05:13 PM

-1 for blatant self promotion on first post.

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