Diet Cost

lynn nelson
By lynn nelson Latest Reply 2011-11-01 18:41:29 -0500
Started 2011-11-01 17:37:18 -0500

I have had diabetes since I had my first child in 1999. Since then it has gotten worse with time. I am now on Insulin and the greatest trouble I am having is the cost of eating healthy and knowing how much carb to eat with each meal. I will think I'm doing ok and then I go get my blood drown and find out it's still out of control. I am so frustrated. Can someone help me with how to eat healthy on a very strict budget.

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MEGriff1950 2011-11-01 18:41:29 -0500 Report

Lynn, a dietician can help you with making a meal plan that fits your budget and personal needs. I eat a lot of potatoes with healthy toppings and look for sales at the stores. Dry beans are very good for us and soups are great. I need to avoid bread, pasta and can never eat any kind of rice. Applesauce, unsweetened of course, has been on sale a lot lately here. If you add some cinnamon to it that helps with blood sugars too. Someone posted the advantages of green tea earlier. I struggled with my diabetes since 2003 until this year when I attended a diabetes education class and learned how and when to eat.
If I really want a sugared dessert I eat that with my meal and count it toward my 45 grams of meal carbs.
Good luck,
PS Reading the old postings here will help you a lot too, you can see what others are doing. :)