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I finally convinced my husband that we both need to eat a little lower carb.

This guy is a carb hound who absolutely must have his sweets and heavily
carb-laden foods. It will be a good thing for both of us. He is also now
a diabetic, but for some reason he was of the mind that you aren't being
"naughty" until your A1C goes over 7!!!!! Every time I told him that was
wrong, he denied that it was so.

He always has a stash of candy around, and he doesn't test often at all.
He takes his januvamet and thinks that is all he needs to do besides go for
a blood test a few times a year.

Fortunately neither one of us is in bad shape, but I have definitely had
some issues. Only when he heard from another diabetic on Sunday that under
6 is what is to be aimed for, did he realize that I was right. As for
testing after meals and seeing what various foods do to his BG's that will
have to be another battle.

So every day I am trying to make just meat and vegetables and salad, with
perhaps a piece of fruit later on.

This is a guy who has always been extremely healthy, active, and any sort of
illness or weakness is not included in his definition of himself. I am
doing my best to convince him to go for tests when the doc orders and he
just procrastinates about it and somehow he just doesn't go. Nagging makes
it worse.

But eating just meat and veggies and salad for dinner seems to satisfy him
and wasted no time in pointing out to him that he isn't into the chips and
cookies and who knows what all else after dinner when he keeps his carb
intake down.

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Evelyn

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Sit like a mountain floating on the earth.
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Evelyn wrote:

I finally convinced my husband that we both need to eat a little lower
carb.

This guy is a carb hound who absolutely must have his sweets and heavily
carb-laden foods. It will be a good thing for both of us. He is also
now a diabetic, but for some reason he was of the mind that you aren't
being "naughty" until your A1C goes over 7!!!!! Every time I told him
that was wrong, he denied that it was so.

He always has a stash of candy around, and he doesn't test often at all.
He takes his januvamet and thinks that is all he needs to do besides go
for a blood test a few times a year.

Fortunately neither one of us is in bad shape, but I have definitely had
some issues. Only when he heard from another diabetic on Sunday that
under 6 is what is to be aimed for, did he realize that I was right.
As for testing after meals and seeing what various foods do to his BG's
that will have to be another battle.

So every day I am trying to make just meat and vegetables and salad,
with perhaps a piece of fruit later on.

This is a guy who has always been extremely healthy, active, and any
sort of illness or weakness is not included in his definition of
himself. I am doing my best to convince him to go for tests when the
doc orders and he just procrastinates about it and somehow he just
doesn't go. Nagging makes it worse.

But eating just meat and veggies and salad for dinner seems to satisfy
him and wasted no time in pointing out to him that he isn't into the
chips and cookies and who knows what all else after dinner when he keeps
his carb intake down.

Hell Ev - he voted for Obama.
How many life changing measures do you expect the guy to make without
some resistance ?
Tell him how truly NASTY neuropathies are, and how they can be
avoided if he............................behaves.

D
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Susan wrote:


I think we're built better. ;-)


We *are* built a lot tidier, for certain.
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"High Miles" wrote in message
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Evelyn wrote:

I finally convinced my husband that we both need to eat a little lower
carb.

This guy is a carb hound who absolutely must have his sweets and heavily
carb-laden foods. It will be a good thing for both of us. He is also
now a diabetic, but for some reason he was of the mind that you aren't
being "naughty" until your A1C goes over 7!!!!! Every time I told him
that was wrong, he denied that it was so.

He always has a stash of candy around, and he doesn't test often at all.
He takes his januvamet and thinks that is all he needs to do besides go
for a blood test a few times a year.

Fortunately neither one of us is in bad shape, but I have definitely had
some issues. Only when he heard from another diabetic on Sunday that
under 6 is what is to be aimed for, did he realize that I was right.
As for testing after meals and seeing what various foods do to his BG's
that will have to be another battle.

So every day I am trying to make just meat and vegetables and salad, with
perhaps a piece of fruit later on.

This is a guy who has always been extremely healthy, active, and any sort
of illness or weakness is not included in his definition of himself. I
am doing my best to convince him to go for tests when the doc orders and
he just procrastinates about it and somehow he just doesn't go. Nagging
makes it worse.

But eating just meat and veggies and salad for dinner seems to satisfy
him and wasted no time in pointing out to him that he isn't into the
chips and cookies and who knows what all else after dinner when he keeps
his carb intake down.

Hell Ev - he voted for Obama.
How many life changing measures do you expect the guy to make without
some resistance ?
Tell him how truly NASTY neuropathies are, and how they can be
avoided if he............................behaves.

D



Been trying, D.

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Evelyn

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Sit like a mountain floating on the earth.
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On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 18:41:51 -0500, Susan
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In my experience, that's not the reason. My worst, most disabling and
life threatening conditions have been caused directly by my doctors,
either due to treatment or failure to diagnose.

I think we're built better. ;-)


You simply wear us out...

Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 17:54:52 -0500, "Evelyn"
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But eating just meat and veggies and salad for dinner seems to satisfy him
and wasted no time in pointing out to him that he isn't into the chips and
cookies and who knows what all else after dinner when he keeps his carb
intake down.


Woo-hoo! Cool! Glad he's finally seen the light

Nicky.
T2 dx 05/04 + underactive thyroid
D&E, 100ug thyroxine
Last A1c 5.3% BMI 25
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"Evelyn" wrote in message
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This is a guy who has always been extremely healthy, active, and any sort
of illness or weakness is not included in his definition of himself.


Evelyn, the majority of the men in my family are like that too. To kowtow
to a physical illness is to admit weakness. And we can't have that! I've
had a couple of them tell me they'd rather be dead.
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"Michelle C" wrote in message
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"Evelyn" wrote in message
...

This is a guy who has always been extremely healthy, active, and any sort
of illness or weakness is not included in his definition of himself.


Evelyn, the majority of the men in my family are like that too. To kowtow
to a physical illness is to admit weakness. And we can't have that! I've
had a couple of them tell me they'd rather be dead.



Then you DO know what I am dealing with. This morning, after that nice low
carb dinner the night before, I woke up to see him eating one of those huge
english muffins with lots of jam on it. He's definitely still in denial
about it.

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Evelyn

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Sit like a mountain floating on the earth.
Breathe like the wind circling the world


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Evelyn wrote:

"Michelle C" wrote in message
...

"Evelyn" wrote in message
...

This is a guy who has always been extremely healthy, active, and any
sort of illness or weakness is not included in his definition of
himself.


Evelyn, the majority of the men in my family are like that too. To
kowtow to a physical illness is to admit weakness. And we can't have
that! I've had a couple of them tell me they'd rather be dead.



Then you DO know what I am dealing with. This morning, after that nice
low carb dinner the night before, I woke up to see him eating one of
those huge english muffins with lots of jam on it. He's definitely
still in denial about it.


Evelyn, who does the grocery shopping? I don't have that kind of stuff
in the house. My DH is good about figuring carbs because his pump
requires it, but I wouldn't dream of having stuff around that was
totally off limits to him.
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Evelyn wrote:

: "Michelle C" wrote in message
: ...
:
: "Evelyn" wrote in message
: ...
:
: This is a guy who has always been extremely healthy, active, and any sort
: of illness or weakness is not included in his definition of himself.
:
: Evelyn, the majority of the men in my family are like that too. To kowtow
: to a physical illness is to admit weakness. And we can't have that! I've
: had a couple of them tell me they'd rather be dead.


: Then you DO know what I am dealing with. This morning, after that nice low
: carb dinner the night before, I woke up to see him eating one of those huge
: english muffins with lots of jam on it. He's definitely still in denial
: about it.

Can you just keep the no sugar added Smuckers jam in the house? Also keep
lots of Wasa or Ryevita in plae of all those english muffins. Then he can
have peanut butter and jelly if he likes.

I have also found the Arnold bakery carb bread pretty good and infinitely
better than the "light" breads which are so insubstantial that they don't
satisfy. the Arnold I get has 9 grams of carb per slice, 3 fiber for 6
grams net and tastes pretty good and has some heft.

Wendy


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"Janet Wilder" wrote in message
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Evelyn wrote:

"Michelle C" wrote in message
...

"Evelyn" wrote in message
...

This is a guy who has always been extremely healthy, active, and any
sort of illness or weakness is not included in his definition of
himself.

Evelyn, the majority of the men in my family are like that too. To
kowtow to a physical illness is to admit weakness. And we can't have
that! I've had a couple of them tell me they'd rather be dead.



Then you DO know what I am dealing with. This morning, after that nice
low carb dinner the night before, I woke up to see him eating one of
those huge english muffins with lots of jam on it. He's definitely
still in denial about it.


Evelyn, who does the grocery shopping? I don't have that kind of stuff in
the house. My DH is good about figuring carbs because his pump requires
it, but I wouldn't dream of having stuff around that was totally off
limits to him.



We go shopping together, and the naughties just miraculously appear in the
cart. :-(


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Evelyn

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"W. Baker" wrote in message
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Evelyn wrote:

: "Michelle C" wrote in message
: ...
:
: "Evelyn" wrote in message
: ...
:
: This is a guy who has always been extremely healthy, active, and any
sort
: of illness or weakness is not included in his definition of himself.
:
: Evelyn, the majority of the men in my family are like that too. To
kowtow
: to a physical illness is to admit weakness. And we can't have that!
I've
: had a couple of them tell me they'd rather be dead.


: Then you DO know what I am dealing with. This morning, after that nice
low
: carb dinner the night before, I woke up to see him eating one of those
huge
: english muffins with lots of jam on it. He's definitely still in
denial
: about it.

Can you just keep the no sugar added Smuckers jam in the house? Also keep
lots of Wasa or Ryevita in plae of all those english muffins. Then he can
have peanut butter and jelly if he likes.

I have also found the Arnold bakery carb bread pretty good and infinitely
better than the "light" breads which are so insubstantial that they don't
satisfy. the Arnold I get has 9 grams of carb per slice, 3 fiber for 6
grams net and tastes pretty good and has some heft.

Wendy



He knows about the substitutions but he doesn't even care.

I will look for that bread, Wendy.

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Evelyn

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: "W. Baker" wrote in message
: Can you just keep the no sugar added Smuckers jam in the house? Also keep
: lots of Wasa or Ryevita in plae of all those english muffins. Then he can
: have peanut butter and jelly if he likes.
:
: I have also found the Arnold bakery carb bread pretty good and infinitely
: better than the "light" breads which are so insubstantial that they don't
: satisfy. the Arnold I get has 9 grams of carb per slice, 3 fiber for 6
: grams net and tastes pretty good and has some heft.
:
: Wendy


: He knows about the substitutions but he doesn't even care.

: I will look for that bread, Wendy.

: --
: --
: Best Regards,

Can't you try to have just the OK jam in the house? I actually make my
own during the summer when I can either pick or buy berries fairly
inexpensively. You must have access to blackberries inlateJuly and
August, and blueberries are sometimtes on great sales a few times in the
summer at about $2 a pint. I use the no sugar neede pectin adn follow
the directions in he package. You can either do sterilized jam or freezer
jam, (if you have enough freezer room). If you want luxury, get the ocal
strawberries or go to a u-pick place if yur back can take it and the smae
for rapberries. I usesd to have enough raspberries on our little piece of
land to make jam, but they dies off and now I get enough for a few at
breakfast.

The home made is much tastier than the Smuckers. I sweeten it with
either Equal or splenda when I open the jar adn then refrigerate the open
jar as it does not last long when it has no sugar as a preservative.

Wendy
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"W. Baker" wrote in message
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Evelyn wrote:



: "W. Baker" wrote in message
: Can you just keep the no sugar added Smuckers jam in the house? Also
keep
: lots of Wasa or Ryevita in plae of all those english muffins. Then he
can
: have peanut butter and jelly if he likes.
:
: I have also found the Arnold bakery carb bread pretty good and
infinitely
: better than the "light" breads which are so insubstantial that they
don't
: satisfy. the Arnold I get has 9 grams of carb per slice, 3 fiber for
6
: grams net and tastes pretty good and has some heft.
:
: Wendy


: He knows about the substitutions but he doesn't even care.

: I will look for that bread, Wendy.

: --
: --
: Best Regards,

Can't you try to have just the OK jam in the house? I actually make my
own during the summer when I can either pick or buy berries fairly
inexpensively. You must have access to blackberries inlateJuly and
August, and blueberries are sometimtes on great sales a few times in the
summer at about $2 a pint. I use the no sugar neede pectin adn follow
the directions in he package. You can either do sterilized jam or freezer
jam, (if you have enough freezer room). If you want luxury, get the ocal
strawberries or go to a u-pick place if yur back can take it and the smae
for rapberries. I usesd to have enough raspberries on our little piece of
land to make jam, but they dies off and now I get enough for a few at
breakfast.

The home made is much tastier than the Smuckers. I sweeten it with
either Equal or splenda when I open the jar adn then refrigerate the open
jar as it does not last long when it has no sugar as a preservative.

Wendy



I do make a lot of fresh fruit into jam for him, but he really has a serious
sweet tooth, and is just incorrigible at times.

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Evelyn

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I finally convinced my husband that we both need to eat a little lower carb.

This guy is a carb hound who absolutely must have his sweets and heavily
carb-laden foods. It will be a good thing for both of us. He is also now
a diabetic, but for some reason he was of the mind that you aren't being
"naughty" until your A1C goes over 7!!!!! Every time I told him that was
wrong, he denied that it was so.

He always has a stash of candy around, and he doesn't test often at all.
He takes his januvamet and thinks that is all he needs to do besides go for
a blood test a few times a year.

Fortunately neither one of us is in bad shape, but I have definitely had
some issues. Only when he heard from another diabetic on Sunday that under
6 is what is to be aimed for, did he realize that I was right. As for
testing after meals and seeing what various foods do to his BG's that will
have to be another battle.

So every day I am trying to make just meat and vegetables and salad, with
perhaps a piece of fruit later on.

This is a guy who has always been extremely healthy, active, and any sort of
illness or weakness is not included in his definition of himself. I am
doing my best to convince him to go for tests when the doc orders and he
just procrastinates about it and somehow he just doesn't go. Nagging makes
it worse.

But eating just meat and veggies and salad for dinner seems to satisfy him
and wasted no time in pointing out to him that he isn't into the chips and
cookies and who knows what all else after dinner when he keeps his carb
intake down.

--
--
Best Regards,
Evelyn

Rest in a sky-like mind.
Sit like a mountain floating on the earth.
Breathe like the wind circling the world
Congrats you've convinced your husband about eating low carb food, my mom had try it many times she haven't convinced my dad.. I also want to eat low carb foods a vegetable salad and fruits.


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