Diabetic Clinic Experience

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Diabetic Clinic Experience

 

In less than a week in March of 2017, I had lab work done, saw the ladies at the diabetic clinic, saw my doctor and went to the dentist for a six-month check-up and cleaning.

I did NOT like the ladies at the diabetic clinic. I felt like they talked down to me like I was a five-year-old. It felt like they had a ‘script,’ but I guess, more accurately, they have a check-list of questions to ask.

My daughter had taken her step-daughter to see them a few years prior and told me they will suggest what we refer to as ‘crap-in-a-can’ – low-fat, diet pop, low fat/low sugar, pre-made, packaged products. (I basically make almost all my food from scratch. I rarely have pre-made, canned, or packaged foods in my house.) So I wasn’t looking forward to this appointment.

They didn’t tell me to eat these products because I already listed all the home-made foods I eat.

 

My Low-Carb Food List

 

  • Eggs – omelettes, hard-boiled eggs in salads, or egg salad for lunch
  • Stir-fry
  • Steamed Vegetables (I eat a lot of mono-meals, where I just steam one or two veggies, no meat, no starch)
  • I eat lots of spinach, broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, asparagus, carrots, onions, mushrooms, garlic and ginger
  • Smoothies
    • Green Smoothie – avocado, spinach, vanilla, stevia & coconut milk
    • Chocolate Avocado Smoothie – cocoa powder, avocado, coconut milk, vanilla, stevia & ice cubes
    • Skinny Shake – cocoa, ice cubes, a touch of stevia, & coconut milk
  • Meat, a little bit, not very much – mostly chicken and shrimp, occasionally I eat a bit of beef or pork steak
  • Yogurt and Berries
  • Cheese
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • etc…

 

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Low-Carb Pyramid

(Source – Low Carb Diabetic)

 

I also told the ladies I don’t drink alcohol, and rarely drink pop.

But I was really pissed that they had the gall to tell me that despite the great results – 23.8 lbs. weight loss, and getting the Blood Glucose in the near-perfect range they suggested that I was too low in my carbs and that I need to increase them to the Recommended Canada Food Guide of forty-five percent (45%) daily consumption!

I told my doctor that I didn’t much like these ladies at the diabetes clinic and he told me I never had to go back!! YEAH!!

 


I am not an expert on anyone’s health besides my own, and after a lifetime of trial and error, I can only share what is working, or not, for me. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to health and ideal body size and shape. Each one is free to experiment on what works for them.

 

Books on Health, Food & Cooking That I Recommend

 

Please click on a link to read my book review

 

  • Raw Food: a complete guide for every meal of the day by Erica Palmcrantz Aziz, Irmela Lilja
  • Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD
  • Eating for Energy: transforming your life through living plant-based whole foods by Yuri Elkaim, BPHE, CK, RHN
  • The Gabriel Method: the revolutionary diet-free way to totally transform your body by Jon Gabriel
  • Ultrametabolism Cook Book: 200 delicious recipes that will turn on your fat burning DNA by MD Mark Hyman
  • Ultrametabolism: a simple plan for automatic weight loss by MD Mark Hyman
  • Eating Alive: prevention through good digestion by Dr. Jonn Matsen, N.D.
  • 17-Day Diet: a doctors plan for rapid results by Dr. Mike Moreno

 

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