August 12 will mark 2 Years since learning I'm Type II Diabetic. I wasn't officially Diagnosed until early October 2008. My Physician told me all Type II's are IR, Insulin Resistant. After much thought, I believe the South Beach Diet is tailored for my specific needs. I would be concerned to progress onto Phase II and Phase III, as my Body doesn't Metabolize Carbs well. Is it a must that we advance, or can we stay at Phase I?
Since you have not had any sugar in a couple of years, then you've basically already done phase one. It's just a "detox from sugars" period, and not a diet that one should really live on for life, whereas phases 2 and 3 are.
to South Beach. It is a great plan for diabetics and can really help keep things under control. My DW is diabetic and now that she eats pretty much the way I do her numbers are going down a bit and she has been able to decrease two of her meds.
Ruth can tell you more specifics but I also think that it is recommended that diabetics start with Phase II.
This is a great forum for support and information. You will see some threads that really can help you stay on track. The Chicks here are friendly and always willing to offer ideas and suggestions for whatever questions you have.
Have you read the book yet? It's a great place to start and really helps you understand the thinking behind this plan.
Baby steps, getting back on track 2015. Moving the next 10 lbs by the end of the summer.
Maintaining 48 lb loss since 2008, working off regain to a sensible maintenance level. 65 lbs and counting!
Thank you for the warm welcome,Cottagebythesea I checked the Book out at Library,but haven't had time to really get absorbed in the Book.Finalizing last minute details for School.What I have read thus far doesn't mention Diabetics skip Phase I.
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I have eaten Sugar since Diabetes (Chocaholic),but do try my best to steer clear.I read SB is good Carbs,I guess from Vegetables and good Fats.Thank you for the links.I'm reading the Book,and hopefully as soon as I can get everything settled for School,I can Read in entirety.I want to buy it.I've heard a few things about Chia Seeds and want to buy,yet Money is limited,so haven't bought (yet).
I really need control!If Phase II is recommended,then why didn't Dr. Agatston not mention/suggest?I started considering SB after happening upon a wonderful website designed by an ND.He said,"If you need more dietary support than this webpage provides,the popular diet that is closest to this IR diet is The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston, M.D.".I spoke with this ND on Telephone,and he told me his Therapeutic Diet for IR is based closely to SB.