Worrying over what to eat.

By Susanna_Elizabeth68 Latest Reply 2013-01-28 17:57:05 -0600
Started 2011-08-14 13:09:55 -0500

Ok I was dx with type 2 in 2003, never have I accepted this and never really tried to keep it in control, I am on Lantus at night and now humalog befor meals. I had sort of a wake up call the other night, I accidentally took 42 Units of humalog at bedtime instead of my lantus, it was a mistake I was talking and not paying attention to what I was doing. So had to call 911 and spent the night in the hospital because they were worried I would bottom out. After several Dr.'s came in throughout the night and next day one of them said somethings about how high my sugar was and that is probably what saved me from bottoming out. It just hit home the things she was saying about how high I was running and did I want to lose my eyesight and my kidneys and other organs, did I want to live to take care of my kids. Yes I do. I finally woke up and have accepted my type 2 diabetes and realize I must change eating habits and test everyday as instructed. I have done well for 3 days since I came home from hospital. Now my question is how many carbs for the day and also how do you put fruit in your diet, right now I am only eating the veggies and am leaving out the fruit. But I know they say you are supposed to eat fruits also. Why am I scared of fruit all of a sudden. Help please, you who are experienced with this give me some advice please, thank you in advance.

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CarltonS 2013-01-28 17:57:05 -0600 Report

Wow It has not happened to me yet but glad you are doing better now and on the right track. I need to watch the videos on your link to. It could help me to. I'm so glad you are doing better.

jayabee52 2011-08-14 16:27:14 -0500 Report

Howdy Suzanna
I am thankful to God you were preserved through this incident. Now you need to make the most of your new chance.

I would recommend that you eat a lower carbohydrate and higher protein meal plan. Really a person with diabetes (PWD) could eat most anything —— in moderation.

I just noticed that you hadn't mentioned using a glucometer. If you have a meter use it. It is your NEW BEST FRIEND! If you use it right it will tell you what is best for you to eat and best food or drink to avoid in your control of your Blood Glucose numbers (BG numbers)

To be sure use the Glycemic Index that Lynette (Realsys) told you about as one tool to help you. But to fine tune your eating plan for YOUR particular body and metabolism you need to test each food/drink you want to consume.

To test a consumable: Test your BG before you eat the tested substance. This will be your "baseline" number. Then eat a recommended serving of the food you want to test. Then 2 hours ("Post prandial") after the first bite of the food, take your BG again. If the rise between your baseline and postprandial readings are less than 50 points it is generally safe for you to consume without harm to your BG readings. If 50 or above, then you might want to try a retest at another time using a lower serving of the food. If it is much over 50, (like closer to 100) then it would be recommended to avoid that food altogether.

I recommend you get a 3 ring binder with paper and record each test for each food on a separate page so you don't have to retest again cause you forgot the results.

There is also a neat website of which I have just become aware. It is FOODPICKER.ORG http://foodpicker.org/ seems to be an extremely useful site for the selection of foods for PWDs.

I pray you find this useful Suzanna. Should you have further questions, please ask.

Praying God's richest blessings shower on you and yours!

James Baker

Susanna_Elizabeth68 2011-08-15 20:30:39 -0500 Report

Thank you very much for the info, yes to the question of the glucometer. I carry it with me all of the time and I test before meals and at bedtime and usually a fbs in the morning. I am taking all of the advice I am getting and it seems to be some good stuff, again thank you very much.

grandmaducky 2011-08-14 15:01:44 -0500 Report

olives are fruit and good for u i just found out about olives i dont eat alot of fruit but i do eat strawberrys and olives and tomatoes they are a fruit good luck with bg

realsis77 2011-08-14 13:49:19 -0500 Report

Well, I'm not very expirenced either. Its been a year for me and I also take lantus and humulin. What I try to do is incorporate small amounts of fruits into my diet. Apples are good. I eat berries and I even eat watermelon which is probably not so good to eat due to the sugars. But I try and eat small amounts of fruits in moderation.it is a balancing act and can be very difficult.I do know that a great guide is the Glycemic index.you can find it on the internet .it even has an area for you to type in any food and it tells you where its at in the index.you want to eat foods that are LOW on the glycemic index. This has been a great help for me! So if your worried about a food or fruit just look it up on the Glycemic index and it will tell you where its at on the index.it takes the guessing away and can be used as a wonderful tool! I wish you the best and sincerely hope this helps you in making good food choices! Best wishes and God bless

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