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
- 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
- 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
- Nuts & Seeds
(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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