Diabetic Diets

Diabetic Diets

What are the best diabetic diets to
follow for long-term success? Could the biggest mistake of choosing the right
diet be based on psychological influences? The latest research has shown
there are eight important factors to consider when choosing that life-saving
diet. We will cover all of that plus more today. But before we begin let me welcome all of you Resilient Diabetics out there. This is the channel we turn ordinary
struggling diabetics into extraordinary wall control diabetics. If you don’t know
who I am, and you are brand new to this channel, I welcome you. My name is Jay
Sampat and I became an insulin dependent diabetic a little over six years ago due
to an autoimmune attack which caused the destruction of my pancreas, as a result
of a severe gluten allergy response. So basically, I am the proud owner of a
pancreas that has gone on a permanent and lifelong vacation. So not only am I
diabetic just like you, where we will be walking that walk and talking that talk
together, but I do also have a University of Bachelor of Science degree in
Nutrition/Dietetics and that does come in very handy and help and discuss all
the intricacies of being a diabetic. But don’t forget, you have to hit that
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all notifications if you want to be notified when the next Resilient
Diabetic video has been published. As with all my videos this should not be
considered personal medical advice. This is my interpretation of the latest
research. If you want medical advice please always consult your physician. Our
number-one goal as diabetics regardless of type, is finding ways to control blood
glucose levels. Along with physical activity and medication. The long term
eating plan that we choose plays the single most important role when it comes
to the amounts of insulin needed, thus bodily inflammation,
and sickness. And it dictates overall blood glucose variations that you and I
experience throughout the day. So this is not a discussion on the short-term
weight loss plans that are often called diets. But the well-formulated long-term
plan to aid in both glucose control and overall health. Once diagnosed and over
the years of trying to battle and control this disease, you will be faced
with a multitude of different diets, all claiming to resolve these complicated
issues that we as diabetics face on a daily basis. And as of today I’ll list
several of the most popular eating plans that you will encounter for not only
diabetes management, but weight loss too. And what would that include, well it’s a
long list. But we have the top. Those would include: the low carb, low calorie
diet, the carbohydrate counting diet, the Paleo diet, the vegan diet, this South
Beach diet, the Mediterranean diet, the raw food diet, the Atkins diet, the Zone
diet, the ketogenic diet, the vegetarian diet. We even have the Weight Watchers
diet. New ones popping up all the time just cleverly rehashed and remarketed to
cash in on the trends. We’ve discussed Alzheimer’s and the direct link to
sugars and high circulating insulin levels so what do we have now, the Mind
diet and one called the Blood Type diet. And even the fasting
diets have to be accounted for. There is this boom of doctors writing books on
diets that cure diabetes. Are they even medical doctors? As they say buyer beware! However many are actually medical doctors. But if they were diabetic
themselves then they would know two things. One, they would not be able to
walk the walk and control their own blood Sugar’s with their advice given.
Second, they would also realize that diabetes cannot be cured, it can only be
controlled. What do you have to be aware of first. It is how you are influenced
to choose one diet over the other. We as diabetics now turn to the Internet
in droves because our health care institutions have simply let us down.
From our bought off and paid off health care institutions, who refuse to change
as the world around them is dying, getting sicker and sicker. And may I
remind you, one in three here in the United States is now pre-diabetic. To our
doctors who are to care for us with a disease, diabetes, that revolves solely
around diet. When most doctors have not even had a single nutrition course
throughout their entire training in medical school. Doctors are not paid to
be curious and to ask questions that solve our diseases. That’s our job as a
diabetic. They are taught and trained to treat and medicate the illness. This
massive vacuum leaves our community confused, dazed, and completely vulnerable. So it’s no wonder we’re searching for answers. And one of the newest and most
popular ways is through the internet self chat and help forms. Where if you
noticed many of the forums defend their stance or way of treating the disease
against all other ideas. They will even ban you if you challenge their notions
of one bill fits all. If you’re on a keto forum don’t even mention you prefer to
have a high protein intake. So the first thing we have to consider when deciding
on the right diet and protocol is related to a concept called the
psychology of the tribe. This will influence you more than you know. It gave
people a name in addition to their own social meaning in a chaotic world. It
made the environment less disorienting and dangerous. Human nature hasn’t
changed, we just now go to the internet for that. People tend to surround
themselves with like-minded individuals and they also yearn to be part of the
best, a sports fan, a combat soldier, going to an elite college, a religious sect, a
fraternity, a car club, and in our case become part of a one-sided forum
closed-off to what is changing around them. At our core we
humans are tribal. Constantly our subconscious is bombarded with the cues
that identify us versus them. The psychology of the tribe shows that when
we are surrounded by people who agree with us our views grow more unshakeable
and extreme. We tend to delegitimize those who are different and provide
different views. Such group-think is powerful for rallying action around a
single idea, but it’s terrible when we need to brainstorm for novel solutions.
That of course is the challenge every diabetic faces. So one has to first note
if bias has occurred based on group-think. Then and only then, are you free to think
for yourself. It is your life that we are talking about here!! So whichever eating
plan you choose to follow, the keys to long-term success come down to a number
of factors. Based on the latest research what factors have to be present for a
diet to work for a diabetic to remain healthy and complication-free for the
rest of their life. I’ll set of more videos related to some of the topics
with specifics in the description box below.
First the diet must easily be able to keep your A1C around 5.6 range
and lower. Based on the gold standard doctors I respect and follow, they want
all their diabetic patients in the 4’s including type ones and insulin
dependent diabetics. An A1C of around 5.6 is the upper limit where
irreversible damage begins to occur starting with the nervous tissue and the
brain. The video How Long Can You Live With Diabetes in the description box
below we’ll go into all those details. Second, a diet must prevent pancreatic
burnout. Once diagnosed one has to remember there are both resistance
issues and damage to the pancreas. The pancreas for many diabetics has been
overworked and is failing. So diets that have a greater percentage
of carbohydrates will overtime even with a
controlled A1C make your diabetes worse down the road. It still puts too much
pressure on the pancreas. Third a diet that requires the least amount of
insulin. Hyperinsulinemia or high circulating insulin levels are the
driver for all the metabolic diseases around the world, from heart disease, high
blood pressure, to now even Alzheimer’s. I’ll add two more videos in the
description box below to cover the direct links Diabetes And Blood Pressure
and Type 3 Diabetes Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Fourth a diet you can maintain
for the rest of your life. Ddiabetes comes with a learning curve, so the diet cannot
be complicated, but it does have to be enjoyable and repeatable. Iit begins with
the experimentation of how different foods affects blood Sugar’s. For example
what is the difference between a green and a red bell pepper? Quite a bit
actually. Fifth, you do not want a diet that causes excessive amounts of hunger. If
you’re hungry all the time, you will fail as a diabetic, plain and simple. Weight
fluctuations will only make your diabetes worse. I know this is sixth, but
in my opinion it is the single most important macronutrient for a diabetic.
Is protein the main component of the diet? It is vital for maintaining muscle
tissue as we age. If you’re new you thought I was going to say carbohydrates.
I’ll put another link in the video Diabetes and Protein in the description
box explaining why. Seven, does the diet keep your blood sugars flat-lined
constant and controlled. You want a diet where you know over time exactly
where your blood sugars are without even checking. You do not want these
violent swings day in and day out. That would lead to continuing worsening of
your diabetes. Eighth, a diet limits it to nutrient-dense carbohydrates. What are
nutrient dense carbs? Carbs that have substantial amounts of vitamins, minerals antioxidants, but are very very low in
calories and carbohydrates. Which ever diet you go with, I want you to
think rationally and un-complicate things. I like to use examples that expose some of the truths,
but in a crude way. This will help you understand why you have to take the bulls
by the horn immediately, and control those tugging forces all around you. Say
you’re a patient in the hospital who’s just been diagnosed with cirrhosis of
the liver from too much alcohol. So the doctor states, “well we can’t have you
drinking any more vodka but we will allow you to have one can of light beer
with every one of your meals” would that make any sense to you. Or say you’ve been
diagnosed with lung cancer. And the doctor says we can’t quite have you
smoked in a full pack a day. But will allow you to have four light cigarettes
a day. Now let’s take the patient who’s now been diagnosed with diabetes. What’s
going to directly kill the patient, carbohydrates! So the doctor say, we
can’t quite have you drinking those four cans of soda per day. But yes, you could
have that bowl of brown rice and even that whole-grain vegan bread for dinner
and a piece of fruit for dessert. You know what, go ahead and use as much
insulin as you need. Since you’ve been following me and you are subscribed, then
you already know that that can of soda that bowl of rice and even that vegan
bread once absorbed into the bloodstream will have the same exact amount of
sugars. They are all the same!! I will also set up a playlist for you at
the end of this video directly on metformin. Why I as an insulin dependent
diabetic use this medication. Why it is generally given as the first line of
treatment in diabetes. And one video specifically on weight loss and
metformin. If you’re on your desktop or laptop I want you to click this upcoming
box. If your mobile device, I want you to tap that with your fingers. The first is
the link to subscribe to this all-important channel. The second is the
link to the playlist mentioned on metformin. So have
a great and productive day and we will see you soon with another new episode
which are generally released weekly. Bye for now.

One thought on “Diabetic Diets

  1. I think a diet of meat and above ground green leafy vegetables is the best for me. It keeps my glucose levels below 140 at all times and usually nearer 100. I went to my doctor Wednesday and they said I didn't have an appointment when actually I had an appointment last week but their office called me and rescheduled my appointment for Wednesday. Pretty typical of my past experiences with doctors offices in general. They offered to let me see a nurse, who simply sent me to the lab for blood work so it wasn't a total loss since that is probably what the doctor would have done anyway. Once I get the lab results hopefully I can get an appointment at that time. There is an irony involving diet in that the best diet for a diabetic is probably in most cases the best diet for the non diabetic because if you think about it we are all "pre-diabetic" with diet being the number one factor in determining the point at which it manifests itself in each persons life. Thank you for another great video!

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