Low carb for glycemic control

As a rule I avoid the word diet. Diet has a connotation that takes us to trends or something temporary. A form or way of eating is a way of life that we consciously choose because we choose every day to be the healthiest and most concentrated and as they say “the best version of ourselves”.
The screenshot was taken from my personal CGM.


Any insulin-dependent diabetes will tell you how challenging it is to control blood sugar. When we eat high carb meals like most of the western population the sugar rages throughout the day and into the night and goes on a roller coaster ride. The result that appears on the glucose meter is never expected and any measurement is a surprise in itself.


Dr. Richard K. Bernstein and before him Dr. Elliott P. Jocelyn are the prominent figures who have proven that carbohydrate restriction is necessary for a fruitful and long life with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
In diabetes as in life, timing is everything. A 10-minute difference at the time of injection can be the difference between hypoglycemia and a normal blood sugar level. Therefore, every diabetic must know his body as best he can. Each patient will respond differently to insulin, with some affecting it within 10 minutes and others with 50 minutes. It’s an endless trial and error. Trial and error is the basis for proper management of diabetes. No doctor knew how to do it for you, certainly not according to pre-determined formulas and measurements.


In diabetes as in life, timing is everything. A 10-minute difference at the time of injection can be the difference between hypoglycemia and a normal blood sugar level. Therefore, every diabetic must know his body as best he can. Each patient will respond differently to insulin, with some affecting it within 10 minutes and others with 50 minutes. It’s an endless trial and error. Trial and error is the basis for proper management of diabetes. No doctor knew how to do it for you, certainly not according to pre-determined formulas and measurements.

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