New to Diabetes

Pasogirl
By Pasogirl Latest Reply 2011-05-19 09:21:15 -0500
Started 2011-05-18 11:15:43 -0500

I to have just started taking my Diabetes seriuosly. I am on Metformin and Glipizide pills. I need help in finding foods that I should eat. Noone has every explained to me what or how to eat. I would like any advise to help me get started. I get so confused on some of the other websites. I really don't know where to start.


6 replies

Anonymous
Anonymous 2011-05-18 16:08:54 -0500 Report

yes stay away from the starchy foods anything white!! add lots of friuts and veggies but be careful because some fruits can raise your sugar as well, try to stay away from soda and eats meats like chicken or fish. Stay away from anything breaded and drink lots of water. i have been diabetic for 6yrs now and this has helped me. Good luck

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-05-18 13:11:05 -0500 Report

Here's a thought. Download "Livestrong.com". You can type in any food and get the full nutritional value. Naturally you want to not eat too high calories/fat. This sight will help you on carbohydrates, fiber, sugar, etc. If you do eat bread or rice they should be whole grain type. Most all veggies (lots if greens) are good. Chicken, lean meat, seafood. Don't use a lot of oil but when you do, use evoo. Many diabetics eat fruit everyday ( from 1 to 4 daily). Personally, if I eat more than just a very small piece of fruit my numbers go nuts!
That's a important point. The best way to know what foods work for you is to use your meter. If you want to try a certain food then test before eating it that after. If your numbers are too high you know that not a good idea for you.
Believe me I know how easy it is to get overwhelmed! Try to hang in and take it one step at a time.

Te Ja
Te Ja 2011-05-18 11:52:20 -0500 Report

What has been working for me I eat nothing white, bread, potatoes, etc. Have added a lots of fresh veggie and friuts. Go to the recipes on this site that should also help you. Best of luck to you.

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-05-18 15:40:49 -0500 Report

I'm on mobile only. Wish I could get to the recipes and some other thing.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-05-19 09:21:15 -0500 Report

have you tried your local public library. They often have recipe books, and may have some for Persons with Diabetes.

Te Ja
Te Ja 2011-05-19 08:32:26 -0500 Report

Well than how about your local supermarket, I know mine offer a walk through the store or you could possilby ask your dr. for information. Hopefully this can help.