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Watercolor
06-03-2010, 01:54 PM
I've got to get my act together and it seems that South Beach will help me a lot. I have Celiac, so my carbs are already limited, so that's not going to be so hard.

My issue is I have type II diabetes and I've heard that diabetics should not do phase I, that they should start at phase II. Any thoughts or advice on that?

Thanks, Cindy


Heidi58
06-03-2010, 02:14 PM
I have a friend with type 2 diabetes who did SBD after seeing my success. Her doctor suggested she start with phase 2. She took his advice but really did more of what we call "1.5" around here - just 1 grain and 1 fruit/day.

She lost steadily, about a pound a week, but didn't get that big jumpstart most get with phase 1.

Watercolor
06-03-2010, 02:56 PM
Thanks Heidi and Mexia, I'm going all in (pushes poker chips to the middle).
See you on the beach - I'll be the one with the purple towel.... hey, are those cabanas for everybody? Sahweeeet...


ChelseaW
06-03-2010, 02:59 PM
Welcome Watercolor! Sounds like the Beach will be a good fit for you. Best of luck!

cottagebythesea
06-03-2010, 09:48 PM
:welcome:, Watercolor! As the others have advised, it is best to start with Phase 2 if you have diabetes. You'll find that the SBD is excellent for getting your blood sugar levels under control, and it's doable with Celiac Disease, too, with a few modifications.

Good luck!

WaistingTime
06-03-2010, 10:09 PM
:welcome2:Cindy. Nice to meet you.

rtmomma1677
06-03-2010, 11:06 PM
:?::?: In regards to Cyndi's response why aren't type II diabetics suppose to do phase 1? Just curious.

Watercolor
06-04-2010, 09:36 AM
Hi RT Momma!

Well, the short answer is that diabetes really scroos up the me and food situation in so many ways, one of them being that I need carbs but not too many carbs so doing phase I is not enuf carbs, etc etc.

The long answer involves charts and graphs. Oh, and I'd also have to kill you after I tell you.

Heidi58
06-04-2010, 10:05 AM
Hi RT Momma!

Well, the short answer is that diabetes really scroos up the me and food situation in so many ways, one of them being that I need carbs but not too many carbs so doing phase I is not enuf carbs, etc etc.

The long answer involves charts and graphs. Oh, and I'd also have to kill you after I tell you.

:lol: Your response is more colorful than mine. :lol:

My friend's doctor felt it would be too difficult to manage her blood sugar levels on phase 1.