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Practical Tips For Type 2 Diabetics

We are building a page that is designed to help Type 2 diabetics get the right diet in place. Please let us know your thoughts. Our aim to is involve the PEERtrainer community in this discussion as much as possible.




Thu. May 7, 10:58am

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If you are with insulin or medicines that cause insulin to be delivered from your pancreas, take diabetes testing machine, sugar or dextrose pills and insulin or medicines with you every time.

Friday, December 08, 2006, 4:28 PM

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Thank you because my aunt really needs to see this. She struggles a great deal and is always looking for new resources.

Saturday, May 09, 2009, 8:15 AM

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glad it is helpful!!!


Sunday, May 10, 2009, 11:11 AM

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I have found a plant based book that is just for diabetes, particularly type II. It is called the 30-Day Diabetes Miracle and has a companion cookbook. It helps you to count carbs, but you still eat a plant based diet, so you get lots of fruit and veggies, and beans, nuts and seeds. Very similar to Fuhrman, but not focused as much on nutrient density as on quantities and timing. You eat a big breakfast, moderate lunch, and soup and salad dinner. Very good diet though. check it out.

Monday, May 18, 2009, 2:23 PM

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PT-you might find this page helpful, from the Physican's Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Dr. Neal Barnard is similar to Dr. Fuhrman in advocating a plant-based, lowfat vegan diet. He has his success stories and is highly evidence-based, but unlike Furhman, he has not created a mini-industry selling supplements.

You might want to take a look at the forums on his site to see what people are discussing their -- though not an identical match to the PT audience, they can probably expose some angles that you haven't thought about yet. The forum looks very good because it is moderated by MDs and dieticians and not just by members with unknown qualifications (like me!).

Diabetes and heart disease seem to be so responsive to diet and nutrition imrovements that anything PT can do to support these lifestyle changes (that in some ways are so much harder than just taking a pill) has the potential to improve so many lives.

Thank you!


Monday, May 18, 2009, 4:26 PM

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4:26- thank you for the link. This organization looks great and we are going to explore your idea. We are very focused on finding ways to help people make these changes.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 7:44 AM

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Not too much protein for diabetics

When my husband was diagnosed diabetic due to pancreas surgery, we had a consultation with a dietician. She stressed balanced eating including vegetables and fruit and not to go too heavy on meats and other proteins even if they were lean. Too much protein puts a strain on the kidneys and diabetics need to be very careful. We had thought he could fill up on more meat or chicken, but the portions need to be controlled for optimal health. The whole family eats a healthy diet now, with plenty of fresh fruit, raw vegetables and whole grains.

Friday, May 22, 2009, 6:21 PM

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My family has a hx of type 2 diabetes and i have been watching what i eat and eating healthy foods, fruits and bvegetables, fiber ,water and portion control whic i use my hands to determine plus calorie counting. and half an hour or more of exercize daily. i am really motivated in not subcuming to type 2 diabetes when I have achieved changing my eating habits. very helpful article, thank you

Sunday, August 02, 2009, 1:43 PM

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Wheat is known to increase insulin sensitivity. Diabetics should avoid it. Omegas increase insulin sensitivity, diabetics need to make sure they are getting enough.

Sugar has to go. "All natural" sweeteneres aren't always a good answer- maple syrup and honey still spike insulin. Raw agave, xylitol, and stevia better options.

People get diabetic by making poor choices. (And I say this as a person currently beating a LENGTHY genetic history of diabetes)- once you've got it, you have to take it seriously and quit making decisions that compromise your health.

Monday, August 03, 2009, 12:49 AM

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My tip to the type 2 diabetic is to read Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Eat to Live and/or Eat for Health. It could be the best thing you ever do for yourself.

Monday, August 03, 2009, 7:34 PM

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Or it could be the worst things as avoiding meat often leads to overconsumption of grains, and you have to work much harder to get omegas on Fuhrman's diet.

Monday, August 03, 2009, 8:30 PM

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Dates on your pages

It would be very helpful if you dated your articles at the end of them. You might even put a note in italics at the end of the piece: "Updated (date)".

It's important that we know when things were posted or written and/or updated.

Thank you.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 8:36 AM

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diabetic tips

What do you mean by "in the metabolic range"? What is the range? Range of what? Diabetes, I would assume. Or does it mean pre-diabetes? Thanks,

Monday, November 08, 2010, 10:37 AM

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Monday, May 18, 2020, 4:42 PM

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Benefits of Vitamin D for Diabetes, Cancer, and Heart Disease

Recent studies involving more than a million people have found that vitamin D levels are a good barometer of your health with respect to diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. But if you want vitamin D supplements, you need to take the class to make the right choice. Here are some great benefits of Vitamin D for diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.

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