The Fourth Day of Christmas

December 28 On the FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS I gave to myself 4 approaches to dietary management to consider (but I'll choose the best one for me!), 3 servings of non-starchy green vegetables, 2 eggs from organic, cage-free, pasture-raised chickens, And a plan to eliminate my hyperinsulinemia with an avocado tree. If you got … Continue reading The Fourth Day of Christmas

Identify Your Dietary Approach to Diabetes Management

Goal/objective: To identify your dietary approach to managing your diabetes, within your chosen dietary lifestyle. Time frame: Ongoing. With the caveat that you can adjust/change your dietary approach at any time. For all of us—type 1 and type 2 diabetics, “pre-diabetics,” ex-diabetics, recovering diabetics—whatever we choose to call ourselves, we can choose to follow a specific dietary approach to … Continue reading Identify Your Dietary Approach to Diabetes Management

Fruits, Grains, and Nuts

Everyone pretty much agrees that good nutrition is very important for diabetics. What they do not agree on is what constitutes good nutrition for diabetics. If you grew up Adventist, you learned that the Eden diet consisted of fruits, grains, and nuts. "Then God said, 'I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of … Continue reading Fruits, Grains, and Nuts

Time for a Quick Review

Let's take a few moments to assess what you've accomplished so far this year. (Yes, 2018!) First, you spent some time between Christmas and New Year's to evaluate your personal diabetes status and set some goals, objectives, strategies, and tactics for improvement in the coming year. Setting Goals, Objectives, Strategies, and Tactics [PDF] If you've been … Continue reading Time for a Quick Review

Why Does the McDougall Diet Work?

One of our group members reported eating a bowlful of cooked barley with 3/4 cup of berries for breakfast. When I asked him what his average blood glucose is on that type of diet, he said 83 mg/dL (equivalent to 4.6 mmol/l), which is well within the non-diabetic normal range. I applauded him for his … Continue reading Why Does the McDougall Diet Work?

Dietary Approaches to Diabetes Management

During the week of October 25-31, 2015, the weekly poll asked about members' approaches to diabetes management. Although we realize there are as many variations on approaches as there are members, for convenience we used the broad categories shown in the chart below. For many members, they best they can do is eat whatever they … Continue reading Dietary Approaches to Diabetes Management

Present Truth

Wikipedia defines "present truth" (in Adventist theology) as "a belief in truth as appropriate to any given time." But it is the dietary approach to diabetes management that especially needs application of present truth as I continue to research and sort through the plethora of conflicting ideas. Eden diet? Clean meat? Vegetarian? Vegan? Weimar/NEWSTART® diet? Atkins … Continue reading Present Truth