I think that is the key, knowing how to dose, and for me small numbers is the best way. Hence the low carb. I don't do no carb, as that is not realistic for me. I eat tons of veggies and they do have carbs. I think people are turned off by his book, because it seems so radical. If diabetics were taught this from the beginning, it wouldn't be so hard to then incorporate carbs back in.
A day in the life of me is not so bad :) I typically eat eggs and wasa for breakfast. The dawn phenomenon hits me hard in the morning, so just about anything I put in my mouth raises my blood sugar more than normal. Luckily, I have a pump to help combat that. Lunch is a great giant salad or some kind of protein (Chicken, fish, turkey, tofu- since I don't eat red meat) and veggies. I do not crave any starch because I haven't had it in so long, my body does not feel like it needs it. Dinner is pretty much the same a lunch protein and veggies and salad. My A1C is 6.2 and my cholesterol is low, so the fat myth is really that, a myth. Everything in moderation is not a bad idea.
I snack on nuts and cheese and love to make my own deserts, even cheescake! (low carb of course) I do not feel deprived. Sure, every now and then I feel like I could eat a bag of M&M's but I also now that I like my fingers and toes where they are!
Thanksgiving was wonderful. Turkey, a parsnip and spinach casserole, butternut squash soup, brussel sprouts, mashed cauliflower (tastes like mashed potatoes), and pumpkin bread I make from ground almonds instead of flour. I made stuffing for my family and had cranberry for them too.
Most restaurants are more than happy to replace the fries with a salad or veggies. You just have to ask. Yup, I am the woman at the table who asks what's in the food, is there flour? Is it breaded? Can I have veggies instead of a baked potato? If they don't substitute, I don't go back. It's my health, it's important to me. BUT I won't give up going out to dinner...I love food too much.
Thanks for asking, feel free to ask more!