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A New Way To Look At Insulin Resistance


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I was recently told I am insulin resistant and have some decreased liver function,as a result. My doctor told me to lose 10 pounds (I could easily lose 100 ;) . I am a big sweets eater and it was very hard for me to moderate the amount I would was all or nothing (usually all).
Then I realized; MY BODY CAN'T TOLERATE EXCESS SUGAR. In other words, I am "SUGAR INTOLERANT", like others are lactose intolerant. It's almost like I'm "allergic" to sweets.

"I would like to try the dessert you made, but I'm sugar intolerant (or allergic)".
It just makes it easier for me to say no. Just like others may want to eat ice cream, they just can't....
- Submitted by BEANTOWN18974 12/5/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 4 Comments
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CANNINGNANNY 12/6/2010 9:35:00 AM

    I, also am sugar intolerant. Eating Sugar is like an alcoholic. It's an addiction. When I stopped eating sugar all at once, I had the shakes and bad cravings. So I took my self off slowly but surely...Now I don't eat hardly any sugar. I feel great and lost 42 lbs since May of this year.
I eat ripe fruit to get my sugar fix.
Good Luck to you and all the Best...
SUNSHINE6442 12/17/2010 10:32:00 PM

    Think of Sugar as Poison .....Jello has a good sugar free desert called Mousse Temptation's. This chocolate treat is only 60 calories and no sugar. I think it's decadent.
Kozy Shack also has Sugar Free Tapioca Pudding....which stabilizes blood sugar.
KATREECE 12/15/2010 8:53:00 PM

    I am also diabetic and trying to manage without meds this was a helpful insight thank you.
LJCANNON 12/5/2010 3:47:00 PM

    That is a Great way to look at it!! I am hoping to maintain my weight loss by thinking of my weight like a Diabetic would think of their Blood Sugar numbers. You check it every day and 'Medicate' accordingly. In my case, the 'Medication' is Food.

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