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Tell your friend to get this book- The PH Miracle by Robert O. Young and Shelley Young- it's an eye opener.  

Its all about changing, go to the Mirror and look at yourself and say what will happen in 10 years? still taking 10 pills a day or making food that your body and you will LOVE!  Yes, you CaN Eradicate Diabetes, it's been proven!

Its all about getting rid of fats, salt, and sugar.  

Diabetes is a life changer- it means reading labels, yes, labels on everything you buy, boxes, cans, bottles, pkgs, etc.

You can only have 10 mgs on a box or can or pkg.

You will be shocked that sugar is in practically everything, why? To make you buy more, taste good, right?! Wrong! 

Fats- Meat, Chicken, Fish it's loaded and probably you eat it 3X a day which is a big NO! NO!  

That means, once all the fats, sugar and salt is eliminated or slowly subsiding your body starts repairing by eating fresher food from the ground, organic is better, vegetables, don't like it?  Try one, in a recipe, in another recipe, in another recipe and somewhere you will love it!  keep trying till you can get an assortment of different colors, greens,yellows, reds, purple, yes, there are purple.  

Remember Fresh is Best!

what about good protein?  Avocado, beans, lentils ( what are those?  They make the best stew or soups, no -don't buy canned, make it yourself, less salt).

Tofu has NO taste so YOU must dress it up, make it come alive in your recipe. 

This book has great smoothies as well, and meal planning too, so start YOUR NEW LIFE!

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I was diagnosed a year ago and by merely changing my sugar, carb intake; eating more veggies, and no dairy, I went from readings of 270-340 to 129-139. I am not saying it was easy to give up ice cream, cake, and cereals but the end result is preventing me from taking insulin...I am diet controlling and walking more.
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What makes up those 600 calories on a fast?
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When I was given the news about a year and a half ago, it was a sobering moment (A1C of 7.4) .  My Doctor apologized for not having any additional resources to help me with mapping out a course of action. With all of the cuts in Healthcare their network no longer had a Dietician or any other consultant specializing in preventative actions.  Basically I was told to change my Diet, lose weight and Exercise. No other guidance?  The first action I took was to cut out all sugar and switch over to whole grains whenever I are breads and/or pastas.  I lost 10 pounds in around 40 days.  I went out and got a tracker unit that showed my steps, sleep and other data.  I upped my walking to around an average of 5 miles a day.  After the initial weight loss I hit a plateau for 3 months.  I was very frustrated.  My wife showed me a segment from Dr. Oz on fasting and I took it to heart.  I'm 5'10" and initially weighed 239lbs.  I am now at around 205 and my last A1C was 6.1.  Fasting is not at all what I had envisioned.  There have been times when my wife asks me in disbelief as to am I fasting or not due to the amount of food I am able to consume.  I fast 2 days each week and consume around 600 calories each of those days.  

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I was just diagnosed 5 years ago. The first thing I cut out was sugared soda pop. I lost 20 pounds in the first couple months, AND got my A1C under a 7.
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Your friend needs to be encourage to work with his Doctor, a doctor especially for diabetes.  They need to make sure the doctor is working with them, they can have your friend go to a workshop with a diabetics expertert to learn to live a good life with diabetes.  

 

I had a bad docotor and my glucose levels were very high, AIC at around 10.  I found a great doctor and now AIC is under 7 for over a year and I feel better.  You support your friend by encouraging him to work with the experts on diabetes.  Another thing is to walk every day for at least 21 minutes, get a fit bit or something like that so you can what you have done or not done.  

 

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I am new to this site also IN FACT...THIS IS MY FIRST COMMENT...BUT IM NOT NEW TO DIABETIES 2 !BUT I TAKE THE PILLS SO FAR AFTER 6 YEARS. . VERY BLESSED!
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Does ur friend take pills or insulin?
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I have been dealing with diabetics for about 10 years, It was difficult at first, especially finding a good doctor!!,   I have been able to keep my A1C under 7.0 for over a year now.

 

The biggest difficulty is finding a pharmacy that works with me, I am retired and on Medicare, plus have a supplemental Insurance.  It seem like the pharmacies do not like Medicare.  I have tried Costco, Haggen, Rite Aid and live in the Northwest near Seattle.  The biggest problems seems to be getting the pharmacies to tell which Glucose meter and testing strips they will sell under the Medicare plan.  I have only been on Medicare for about 10 months so it may just I am not very knowlegable about it.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Ron

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