Posted by: Julia | 2012/07/28

sugar craving

I am a 62 year old woman. My blood sugar reading indicated that I might have insulin resistance and could become diabetic. I asked the doctor if I could try to rectify this without medication and he is supportive of this. However, although I am taking natural supplements with my doctor''s knowledge, to help balance my blood sugar and steady my appetite, although I am doing my best to follow a diet from a dietician to satisfy my appetite but also reduce refined carbohydrates and although I am trying to exercise more, I am not doing well. Almost every day I reach a point when I feel both physically drained and hungry and just must have something really sweet and fruit won''t do- it needs to be pudding or baked goods. I feel better after eating these- all warm and relaxed-but then I get very sleepy, as would be expected. When this craving hits I try to start with protein- cheese, canned fish, etc but it doesn''t help - I still eat the sweet stuff, I think even more than I would have without the protein, so I end up eating more than I should of everything. I am exercising a bit, but not half enough. I just feel so heavy (I am heavy) and drained of energy. I also have developed a very fine rash (almost invisible but I can feel the tiny bumps) on my torso, especially my lower abdomen. It itches especially in the evenings. I realise that I must be making myself ill, but I really need advice on how to help myself, as I still want to avoid medication.

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It is imperative that you consult your doctor for a glucose tolerance test, fasting insulin level and lipid profile. If you are pre-diabetic, you will need medication. Insulin resistance is treated with Glucophage, which has a very good safety profile. Ask your doctor to examine the rash on your abdomen, as it might be due to a Candida infection.


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Posted by: Bev | 2012/07/30

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Posted by: Peter | 2012/07/30

Please obtain and read the following books about low/no carbohydrate diets or rather lifestyles:
Challenging Beliefs - Professor Tim Noakes
Why we get fat and what to do about it - Gary Taubes.

Works like magic without starving yourself!

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