By bobnmavvis Latest Reply 2011-07-03 18:51:21 -0500
Started 2011-07-02 08:15:43 -0500

I have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic and my doctor has me on a diet. I have never been disciplined when it comes to diets. Everything that I enjoy eating I can't have. I have many food allergies and that makes it even tougher. My doctor has given me until the end of this month to get it until the end of the month before he puts me on medication. I am already on a lot of medication and hate the thought of being on even more but I don't know how I am going to stay on the diet. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can stick to the diet even with all my food allergies? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

4 replies

RAYT721 2011-07-03 18:51:21 -0500 Report

Might I suggest a list of things you like that can eat? From that list it will be easier to focus on creating a menu plan (note: I don't like the word diet) that fits into the good and good for you category. There is no real diabetic diet per se. You want a balanced eating plan that gives you calories, carbs, protein, fats, vitamins and everything else. I understand what you mean about the food allergies because they can be restricting in themselves. Consider portion control and the need to read food and recipe labels for nutritional information. Start with a small list and add to it. Remember there are a number of swaps that you can make to still enjoy favorite foods that aren't overdone with bad stuff. It's not easy but it will get easier when you think of what you CAN have instead of what you CAN'T.

lmkilday 2011-07-03 17:44:20 -0500 Report

Make your favorite foods with low carb alternatives. Check the recipe section of this site. Sometimes all you need to do is remove the high carb ingredient from a receipe and substitute in a low carb alternative. There are low carb flours, sugar substitutes, a lot of sugar free products on the market.

CaliKo 2011-07-02 09:17:22 -0500 Report

Hi, and welcome to the site. It's hard for most of us to become disciplined with our diets, nobody wants to have to eat on a schedule. Try to look at it this way. Your body isn't processing foods properly, and needs your cooperation. If you find a way to make your meal plan work, your body will work better for longer and you can delay or reduce the amount of medication your body will need. It's really a blessing to get your disease caught in the very early stages, you have a chance to improve the rest of your life. If you ignore it now, diabetes will demand more of you later. Exercise will also help your body process glucose better. I don't know what your food allergies are, but a diabetic meal plan is made up of a certain amount of carbs, protein and fats, so hopefully you can construct meals that conform within the foods you can eat. Good luck.

jeffrey9127 2011-07-02 09:13:32 -0500 Report

Hello bobnmavvis. You may want to ask your DR. if you can go see a Registered Dietician to help you plan a menu around your food allergies, while limiting your carb intake. The Dietician will take into account your food likes, while ensuring that your diet would be healthy for you. Good luck.