This Site is Not Just for Diabetics.
Because I have been fortunate enough to learn how to be healthier, have more energy, lose weight, and to have my doctor's happy with my blood tests, I would encourage anyone to start "low carbing". "Low Carbing" is NOT a diet, it is learning the difference between "unhealthy carbs" - known as simple carbohydrates, and "healthy carbs" - known as complex carbohydrates, and simply changing the ingredients used in the foods you enjoy.
The high rate of obesity in this country is a result of eating unhealthy carbs, as is the number of cases of heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, and low energy levels.
You will find a lot of information on the "Deliciously Diabetic" page that applies to everyone, not just those who suffer from Diabetes.
When I discuss what a diabetic should eat, it applies to everyone. All foods metabolize the same in everyone, the only difference is the way the pancreas produces insulin. Take your time to read it.
You have the ability to control how your body functions by eating the foods it needs, by educating yourself on the truth of the old saying "You are what you eat".
As the author of this site, and being Diabetic, I can personally attest to the fact that my personal insulin levels range in the 80s to the low 100s prior to eating, and hardly ever go over 150 after eating, with no medication, but my goal is always to be even lower then the 150 number suggested by the Mayo Clinic. My Diabetes is strictly under control because I cut down my carb intake. You can do the same. By working at it now, you can save yourself a lot of problems with your eyes, toes, and feet, as well as other health problems. Educate yourself on how Diabetes works. By reading the various pages of this site, you should come away with a much better understanding on how your body works when it comes to producing insulin. Although I started the low carb program strictly to control my Diabetes, I also dropped my cholesterol and triglyceride levels substantially, and lost approximately forty pounds at the same time. After a few short months, I was able to start adding more carbs to "stop" losing weight, while still keeping my insulin levels where they need to be. I am proud to say that for the last decade my A1c level has been 5.8 or 5.9. There was only one test in this time period where my A1c was at a 6.1 level, and any Diabetic knows most of our doctors won't get on us unless we get to the 6.5 mark.
This site is dedicated to all the people who have similar problems and want to overcome them. IT CAN BE DONE with a strong will to make changes, and the wonderful support of a good doctor. I would also like to dedicate this site to the doctors at the "We Care Medical Group", who have encouraged me to help others accomplish what I personally have done. I would like to quote some very kind words from my doctors: "You have done wonderful work to help fellow humans. I congratulate you for your intention and actions. I admire your enthusiasm, skills and desire to help others. This check is my voluntary contribution to your great cause to help cover administration".
Everyone is entitled to good medical care, and encouragement to continue on their quest to become healthier. I hope my meager efforts in creating this site has helped you in some way. Despite the negative comments some people make about low carbing, there are a lot of doctors that know this is the best way to "eat your way to better health". I have been fortunate to find the best in medical care. A good physician should not only see and treat you, but should educate you in understanding any medical problem you have, and teach you how and why to overcome them. As I build this site, I will try to include more medical advice from doctors that care.