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By Bllhlbrt Latest Reply 2012-05-01 14:57:47 -0500
Started 2012-04-30 11:57:25 -0500

My husband has had diabetes for awhile but has gotten worse and now I am scared. Made him go to dr he has lost so much weight he is a bag of bones he weighed 153 got his blood work and he now has protein in urine and his ac1 number is 10.5. They changed his meds and I guess it's wait and see but I am scared. Went to dinner saturday night and he acted weird and I got him home and did his sugars if was 400. Sorry just going on but I skipping a lot I am mainly trying to find good food plan to follow and get him back any ideas or help please!!

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Nick1962 2012-05-01 14:57:47 -0500 Report

It sounds as if he needs to really sit down and examine his eating habbits and the quality of his remaining life. Numbers like that suggest that he'll need to start restricting carbs and sugars a good deal. It will be a lifestyle change as it was for most of us here. Don't necessarily need to go full out cold turkey, but the cuts need to be made soon. A good goal for next week would be cutting the amounts of breads, rice, pasta and potatoes in half. An no more margaritas or at least sugary/juice based drinks.

Bllhlbrt 2012-04-30 15:36:15 -0500 Report

That's what did it he had a margarita and he said he felt like he had drank a whole bottle of alcohol. What scares me is how fast he is getting sick and I just don't know how to help. So scared

Caroltoo 2012-04-30 16:14:53 -0500 Report

I've done that with a margarita also. Have learned to avoid the ones with sweet fruit juices or mixers. Just the tequila, other liquors, and lime juice will make one that doesn't do a number on our blood glucose levels.

Also … if you are doing Mexican food with the margarita, order corn tortillas, not flour ones. Salsa is a free bee and guacamole is also pretty much so. Yes, there is fat, but it a MUFA, not a saturated fat.

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