.tennie wrote:Seems like your mom did real well to get to 88 and is just pre-diabetic. As I understand it, that means fasting levels from 100-120--I may be wrong because it seems even the medical profession can't always agree
The whole grains are supposed to help stabilize the BG levels, but everyone's different. Try her with a whole grain a day and also with some kind of fruit--strawberries, blueberries or apples are my choices.
We know that this may be a 'trial and error' time. Did he prescribe a glucose monitor? If so, you can track food/blood sugar problems. If not, then he probably feels that just a healtier diet with less sugar is the answer.
Follow the SBD guidelines, reduce refined sugars and see what happens. Try to not get her too obsessed with 'which grain or vegetable', but rather with a healthy diet.
Lots of luck--your parents are lucky to have you so close in concerned.
Burdle wrote:I told her she can have 2-3 servings of grain based foods a day, and 1-2 servings of fruit. She has already lost 1 lb. (I got a call about that at 7AM this morning!).
bobbeleh wrote: If you can find high amylose rice (28%) that's the best rice out there. Bangladeshi rice seems to be the highest with a G.I. value of 28.
bobbeleh wrote:Today I passed my first mini-goal of 15 lbs!!! When I got on the scale, it showed I'd lost 15.5 lbs and this in spite of the fact that this is proving to be an exceptionally social month for me. My original goal was to lose 10-15 lbs by mid-November, so it looks like I'm in ahead of schedule.
Burdle wrote:Thanks, everyone. I've already warned my mom about pineapple, watermellon, and canned fruit packed with any sugar. She is only using brown rice, has been for awhile. She only eats 1/2 small banana a day. The doctor told her to for the potassium.
I've stocked her up with sugar free gelatin and the lowest sugar, highest fiber bread we could find. Also almond and peanut butter, both with no added sugar. I also bought her the Good Fats Good Carbs Guide, which she is reading.
Her state of mind is pretty good right now, my dad is going to eat what she eats, perhaps a little more because we don't want him to lose too much weight.
I'd still like to know what you more experienced folks have to say about sweet potatoes, millet, and spaghetti squash, please.
Marilyn, I am just speaking off the top of my head, but have you tried eating a meal or snack before exercising?
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