I am a type II diabetic. I've been one for at least 3 years now. I've been trying to control my blood sugars by eating a low carbohydrate diet. I found that I was not getting as good of control doing this as I thought I would.
I switched to a vegan diet and have been surprised at how well my blood sugars have been controlled. I purchased a book by Neal Barnard M.D. Yes, I know he is a member of PETA and PCRM. I don't care. It is working for me.
My fasting blood sugar in the morning is now 85-90. I ate a bowel of oatmeal with cinnamon and crasins and a piece of multigrain toast without butter and my 2 hour post-prandial sugar this morning was 98! I had a bean burrito, refried beans, rice and enchillada sauce for lunch and my 2 hour post prandial was 138! By four hours after lunch my sugar was back down to 95. I had two hummus, cucumber, tomato and onion sandwiches for supper and my 2 hour post-prandial sugar was 121! I had a few wasabi peas and some almonds for a snack and I'll have a piece of fruit later.
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