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Offline TerryJ

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Chocolate is good !
« on: 29 April 2016, 09:42:15 AM »
Make sure you drink some tea or coffee with it for the polyphenols -

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160428124108.htm
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Chocolate is good !
« Reply #1 on: 29 April 2016, 10:13:30 AM »
Do you think that we will be able to get it on prescription then?
Patti


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Offline TerryJ

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Re: Chocolate is good !
« Reply #2 on: 29 April 2016, 11:34:31 AM »
A four week supply on a free prescription would be great !

Even if you have to pay, it's still good value.
Type 2 since 1999. Current meds Gliclazide
HbA1c Feb10 10.9, May10 7.7, Oct10 6.6, Oct11 6.7, Dec12 6.4, Nov13 6.9

Offline Paulines7

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Re: Chocolate is good !
« Reply #3 on: 29 April 2016, 12:38:35 PM »
Thank you for posting that link, Terry.

I have just finished reading "The 8-week blood sugar diet" by Dr Mosley.  He mentions that people in trials who ate dark chocolate (more than 50% cocoa) and followed a Mediterranean-style diet, were 30% less likely to die from a heart attack or stroke.
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017.  Pacemaker fitted 2008.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Chocolate is good !
« Reply #4 on: 29 April 2016, 03:07:16 PM »
Did you learn anything from the book Pauline?
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Offline Paulines7

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Re: Chocolate is good !
« Reply #5 on: 29 April 2016, 10:26:01 PM »
I guess I just wanted something to get me back on the right road again as my weight and HbA1c had both risen over the past year.  The book probably confirmed what I already knew. 

There are recipes in the book but I was not sure about some of them as I thought they would raise my bgs.  Grilled apricots with yoghurt sounded good but just one used to raise my bg levels to over 10.0, so what would three do???  There are six in the recipe but it serves 2.  Spicy turkey and apricot burgers with salad sounds good and the salad has pomegranate seeds.  Melon appears a lot in the recipes. I have always shunned it as I thought it was not low carb.  There are some shakes with melon, blueberries and spinach.  Apples, pears, oranges and grapefruits also appear in recipes and yet I was under the impression that I could only have berry fruits!  I will try them though and make sure I test before and after. 
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017.  Pacemaker fitted 2008.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Chocolate is good !
« Reply #6 on: 29 April 2016, 10:40:40 PM »
Apricots are 7.2g carb per 100g, skin and flesh.  Melon varies from 4.2g per 100g for Canteloup, galia 5.6 and honeydew 6.6 but I suspct it depends on how ripe they are.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


© 2015 Patti Evans

Offline Alan

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Re: Chocolate is good !
« Reply #7 on: 04 May 2016, 12:15:53 AM »
Make sure you drink some tea or coffee with it for the polyphenols -

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160428124108.htm


I let mine dissolve slowly, then wash the residue down with shiraz.
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Re: Chocolate is good !
« Reply #8 on: 05 May 2016, 01:06:36 PM »
Apricots are 7.2g carb per 100g, skin and flesh.  Melon varies from 4.2g per 100g for Canteloup, galia 5.6 and honeydew 6.6 but I suspct it depends on how ripe they are.

Thanks Patti.  I am surprised that Honeydew melons have more carbs than Galia or Canteloupe.  I haven't bought a Honeydew for a long time and when I have had them in the past, they take ages to ripen and then as soon as they are ripe, they go soft and mushy near the seeds but are still hard near the rind!   
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017.  Pacemaker fitted 2008.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Chocolate is good !
« Reply #9 on: 06 May 2016, 09:19:26 AM »
We started one yesterday.  It's perfect for a change....now chocolate dipped melon chunks anyone?
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


© 2015 Patti Evans