Hi, this site is really helping me. I was diagnosed 4 months ago and it has been a challenge for me. Especially in the cooking area. My husband has multiple myeloma and is on a cancer maintenance drug and needs his food with more taste. Some of the recipes I have come across have been more bland and that leaves no taste for him. With more research on the internet, I am hoping to find more tasteful recipes. When first diagnosed,I was completely lost and found the more reading I did got me on the right track. Especially after talking to my dietician and learning about carbs acting like sugar. I never knew eatting less carbs could make such a difference in weight control. Since cutting out sodas and lowering my carbs, I have lost 26 lbs and feel better in control than I have ever been. Being diagnosed has given me a whole new outlook on life and more self control. My AIC was 7.4% and has already dropped to 7.1% and hope to keep it going down. My doctor says I am doing everything right and wishes more of his patients would follow the advice of their dieticians, so guess I am doing something right.
I lost a sister-in-law from diabetes 1 and know what the outcome can be from denial, and that was an awakening for me when I was told I have diabetes 2. It does mean more patience and definitely self-control. I was a chochoholic and that is a challenge for me. Although was gald to hear, my doctor said a small square of dark chocolate occasionally would be okay and was healthy for me.
Sure appreciate a site like this and know I will be back often.
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