By riquelskyy Latest Reply 2012-03-21 18:23:57 -0500
Started 2012-03-13 17:29:43 -0500

I am a 21 type 1 and I live with 3 elderly people. They are retired and go about their day eating what they want when they want. I need help with choosing a meal plan for ME and start putting me first. Also what kind of vitamins should I be taking? Anything will help!!!

6 replies

pop2 2012-03-17 15:47:22 -0500 Report

Ask your doctor about diabetic meal planning they can teach you about carbs
and how to count them per each meal they break down what you need to do
to balance a weekly diet daily and also when to snack.

jayabee52 2012-03-20 19:21:21 -0500 Report

Some Drs are good with this, other Drs are not good with this, Actully it would be good to get a referral to a registered dietician,

pop2 2012-03-21 18:23:57 -0500 Report

Yes I agree a dietician would be the way to go If you have insurance they recommend one to you. They did when I had United Health Care from my job.

Type1Lou 2012-03-14 15:23:49 -0500 Report

My endo, last year discovered that I was deficient in Vitamin D and suggested I take 3000iu of Vitamin D3 daily. Vitamin D is needed to properly use insulin. If your doctor hasn't checked your D levels, you may wish to ask about this. Do you count your carbs? How many carbs per day? Your meal plan needs to take carbs into account. My husband is non-diabetic and although I cook for both of us, I do not limit his carbs (he loves potatoes and pasta) I do limit what I put on my plate (no potatoes or pasta and more veggies.) Hope this helps.

byrun 2012-03-13 17:44:50 -0500 Report

A daily supplement would be a good place to start but, do check with your doctor. You do need to have a meal plan and some healthy snacks around just for you. Preferrably something that doesn';t require cooking, for the snacks. Get yourself on a regular schedule for eating. You are right that you need to care for yourself. I wish you well my friend.