PRE-DIABETES (TYPE 2)

BEVERLYLREED
By BEVERLYLREED Latest Reply 2011-10-15 14:29:29 -0500
Started 2011-10-14 11:58:12 -0500

HELLO EVERYONE… I JUST FOUND OUT YESTERDAY THAT I AM PREDIABETIC (TYPE 2 IF I DON'T CHANGE MY WAY OF LIFE). DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A LIST OF FOODS I CAN EAT WITH PRE-DIABETES? I WENT TO WEB MD BUT THERE ISN'T A LIST OF FOODS. IF I COULD FIND A LIST, IT WOULD HELP ME OUT WHEN TRYING TO BUY FOOD. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. TOTALLY APPRECIATE ANY ADVICE ANYONE CAN GIVE ME. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE, BEV.


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valentine lady
valentine lady 2011-10-15 14:29:29 -0500 Report

I agree with TsalagiLenepe, it is a change of lifestyle. Go to recipes in the dicussion section of this site. Where there isn't a list of foods, there are recipes from all catagories, including snacks. I'm Type 2 and was pre-diabetic at one time. I didn't take it serious enough and now I'm on insulin. Take this serious and start to treat this as though you have diabetes. Hope I was of some help…Hugs to you…Valentine Lady P.S. Hope we can be friends

TsalagiLenape
TsalagiLenape 2011-10-15 10:20:44 -0500 Report

well its a change of lifestyle needed here. You can do a food diary for a week to see what you are eating how much and etc. Make sure to mark down your stressful days. At the end of the week, see what you are eating too much of and not enough of. Then the next week do some changes. Basically you need to eat like your a diabetic. Not too dramatic on that but it will help improve things overall. I lost 60 pounds on my change of lifestyle and then became a diabetic. So mine was genetics. Hope this helps as it was meant too. Hugs

Beardenise
Beardenise 2011-10-15 09:55:52 -0500 Report

Hi Bev…my best tip is this…keep a journal of EVERYTHING you eat EVERY day.I did this for a year, but if you do it fr a month, you can look at it and be able to tell where your mistakes are.Be honest, and record every little bite.(even snatching 2 fries from someones elses lunch) You will be amazed how much it helps. record calories,fat, carbs and fiber…there are inexpensive books with these things listed, and even include restaurants entres. Good luck, you can do this!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-10-15 05:39:15 -0500 Report

Howdy Beverly

Here us what one article on diabetes said about pre diabetes:
{Quote} What is pre-diabetes?
In pre-diabetes, blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. However, many people with pre-diabetes develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years. Experts disagree about the specific blood glucose level they should use to diagnose diabetes, and through the years, that number has changed. Individuals with pre-diabetes have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. With modest weight loss and moderate physical activity, people with pre-diabetes can delay or prevent type 2 diabetes. {end quote}

Here is a link to the whole article which may be useful to read in its entirety: http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/diagnosis/

I encourage "PreD's" to treat their condition AS IF they had diabetes. If you get a jump on the condition and begin control of Blood Glucose (BG) levels early it may be possible to stop the progression to T2 in its tracks. If not, early action may well postpone any complications.

I pray it is early enough in your disease progression that you can stop it in its tracks.

Blessings to you and yours

James

BEVERLYLREED
BEVERLYLREED 2011-10-15 05:56:46 -0500 Report

Thank you James. I am going to treat this condition as if I have TYPE 2. My father died at 44 (I am 50) years of age with cancer and diabetes, but I am not sure what type of diabetes he had. I didn't know him well. When my blood work was done in 06 all was normal until now. Therefore, this tells me that I have progressed to worse and if I don't nip it in the bud now, I will have full blown Type 2, so with the good Lord watching and guiding me as well as all my new friends I am making, I will get through this. My husband doesn't have diabetes, but he is joining the fight with me. We will be partners in crime :)… He will exercise and eat right with me. He can stand to loose a couple pounds here or there :) besides the fact that his dad lost both his feet to diabetes, God rest his soul, it won't hurt him. In reading the previous posts, I too, believe either you have diabetes or you don't.. I am in the beginning stages of Type 2 and I am so grateful that it was caught when it was or else it would have gotten worse. Wish me luck, as I wish all of you luck. I have to find a list of foods to buy today at the store. I wasn't told to monitor anything though. Should I do this on my own and if so, what type of equipment should I buy to keep me blood sugar in check. I appreciate any and all the help possible.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-10-15 07:00:50 -0500 Report

Good for you Beverly! I did better than merely a wish I have prayed to the Lord above that you are able to stop the "diabeast" in its tracks!

I am glad that your hubby is in your corner too, as I have heard of tales of spouses being Diagnosed and their signifigant others seem to do everything they can to sabotage the Person with Diabetes ("PWD"). Your husband must love you very much!

I have in Feb 2011 started (with my Dr's knowledge) an experement to manage my Diabetes without the use of medications. I eat a low carb high protein menu. Should you be interested in the details I'd be happy to share them, upon your requst here. I don't want to clutter the discussion with unwanted information (I do that enough already, LoL!)

continuing to pray for you and yours

james

BEVERLYLREED
BEVERLYLREED 2011-10-15 07:22:56 -0500 Report

Please send me your plan.. I would love to look at it and hopefully utilize it. Like I said… I am blind right now toward all of this and I need my new friends to shed some light for me. Thank you, thank you.

BEVERLYLREED
BEVERLYLREED 2011-10-15 04:25:19 -0500 Report

Thank you all very much for suggestions. You are all very kind. I will go on a low carb lifestyle and try to avoid sugar while I try to find a dietician (excuse my spelling). I have no problem avoiding sugar, its the carbs I have a problem with. I don't drink soda, as I hang my head low, I am a carbaholic :) I will call my doctor and ask him for one on Monday.

Heather44118
Heather44118 2011-10-14 19:29:16 -0500 Report

im gonna give you some stuff my diatitian gave to me. sorry about any typos :)
carbohydrate is fuel for our body. You need to eat some at each meal and snack. Carbohydrate turns to sugar or glucose in our bloodstream. One serving is =15 grams of carbohydrate. men can have 4-5 carbohydrate servings per meal. woman can have 3-4 carbohydrate servings per meal. snacks can have between 1-2 carbohydrate.
avoid all sugar drinks. do not add sugar honey or brown sugar. eat 3 balanced meals 4-5 hours apart. add a protien food to your snack. eat low fat. eat less salt.
try this web site. www.eatright.org. I try to eat as much fresh stuff as I can . I do the plate method. 1/2 my plate is veggies ( corn, peas and potatoes are starches not veggies for diabetics). 1/4 my plate is a carb ( I do nothing white, instead I eat brown rice or quinoa, yams instead of potatoes) 1/4 of my plate lean meat, red meat only 1 time a week. I also eat no proessed meat except I am addicted to turky bacon. my husband sweetens with splenda, I like stevia. good luck

Michael_1960
Michael_1960 2011-10-14 20:40:47 -0500 Report

Hi Heather, I am the same way, I will have either a small red potato, or small helping of corn, or peas, carrots or cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts all fresh and steamed. A small chicken breast, or fish fillet, (tolopia) or perch. I also use splenda because it has less carbs and sugars than the rest. I will try to eat a least 60 grams of carbs per meal and about 20 per snack.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-10-14 17:50:13 -0500 Report

I do not have much time right now, but here is my suggestion. pretend you are 100% diabetic and don't fool yourself by saying pre-diabetic. Pre-diabetes is like a sink of water that you have and you have pulled the stopper. You do the right things, you can slow it down, If you watch it as it swirls and do nothing, your sink will be empty.

prettyinpink0615
prettyinpink0615 2011-10-14 15:19:46 -0500 Report

I'm not pre and I'm new at this so I'm not sure, but my dietitian said the best thing to do is look at the carbs per serving because carbs break down like sugar so for a snack I'm not supposed to have more then 15 grams of carbs and a meal is 45 grams of carbs for lunch and dinner and breakfast is 30. I can have 3 meals and 3 snacks a day. And things break down differently depending on what you eat them with. Everyone is different meeting with a dietition really helped me get things into prospective. And would be the best thing to do for your health. For now better safe then sorry I would shoot for a low carb diet. No soda unless it's diet that's been the hardest part for me! Avoid things you know are high in sugar ect. Wish you all the best! God bless

Jameesa
Jameesa 2011-10-14 12:57:15 -0500 Report

I'm pre-diabetic; my preference was going to see a dietician which helped a lot with my choice of foods…

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