By wkwherbs Latest Reply 2012-11-15 08:58:24 -0600
Started 2012-11-10 18:51:29 -0600

Id like to be informed about pre-diabetes to help myself and Id like to be informed about diabetes type 2 to help my husband. All information welcome and greatfully received. Thank you, Kim

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13 replies

liquorish 2012-11-15 08:58:24 -0600 Report

This is Liquorish again. A couple more things. The Sugar Buster diet, RAISED my bs. The Good Carb Bad Carb diet, messed up just about everything. But I did not do it right. For ex., I did not replace white potatoes with sweet potatoes or yams. If you go on a diet, follow it to the letter. Cutting out something, means you have to add something in its place that has the same kind of nutrients. Liquorish

liquorish 2012-11-15 08:55:20 -0600 Report

Dear WKWHerbs. I am not going to mess around with kindness, so you might want to skip my reply. If your spouse is already diabetic, then you know how hard it is to live with. Does he tell you how depressing holidays are? And what about Birthdays? What about joining friends and family for something as simple as a movie or ball game? What about vacations? Take a cruise? Forget it! They are mostly eating orgies with non stop buffets. Not everyone with type 2 got there from bad eating habits, but I bet alot of us did. Bad eating, little exercise, too much uncontrolled stress, and maybe an unhealthy body to begin with. Things that we have no control over. So, if you are pre-diabetic, stop messing around. Straighten up now, while you can. Some people lose lots of weight and their sugar goes normal. I've lost 80 pounds, and kept it off for 19 years (i used to be super bad about the yo-yo dieting). But my sugar has done nothing but get worse. Before going on insulin this year, I was taking 15 medications daily. All the insulin did, was replace 3 pills. I now inject 10 times daily, along with 12 medications. When my husband retires, I don't really know how we will pay for all this. Please, please, please, listen to those who are living it, or those who love you. We may not be kind in how we say it, but the end result is the same. I wish I had listened and changed my habits just a little. What a different life I would be living now. Also, get on web sites like dLife, and get magaziines like Diabetes Self-Management. I have learned alot since doing this. Oh, by the way. I am now going on the pump with a cgm. Super expensive, but I need better control. Good Luck. Liquorish

GabbyPA 2012-11-12 19:03:37 -0600 Report

What I would suggest is simply getting involved in the community here. There are great ideas and helpful insights shared here all the time. You can use the search feature to look for something specific or just post your own questions.

Lots of great folks here eager to help you and your hubby out.

TsalagiLenape 2012-11-12 09:50:32 -0600 Report

A friend of mine is pre-diabetic ok and she is following a diabetic type of diet. So far has lost like 23 pounds and feels great. She said even if she doesnt get diabetes she is sticking to her plan. She is a creative cook and loves the challenges of this plan of hers. So far I still stuck on a few things otherwise I am glad for her. Perhaps you may benefit as well as your hubby from this idea. Hugs

Fefe12 2012-11-11 00:44:26 -0600 Report

Oh and stay away from high fructose corn syrup. And read,read all food labels

wkwherbs 2012-11-11 01:13:34 -0600 Report

Thanks FeFe I appreciate the time you took to stop and send me a note with very good advice on it. :) Kim

Fefe12 2012-11-11 00:42:50 -0600 Report

Both of you should be eating the same. Im an advocate of everyone eating a diabetic diet. The US is sugar crazy its in our cereal, coffee, ketchup, peanut butter, spaghetti sauces. EVERYTHING! Have no more than 3-4 servings of carbs per meal and you should do fine. Stay away from processed foods. Watch what sugars you put in your body and his. Stay away from the donut and have a piece of fruit instead. You will be helping your husband and uou may avoid getting this disease yourself

IronOre 2012-11-10 20:10:32 -0600 Report

If he is obese then losing weight will help him greatly, maybe even to avoid diabetes all together.

wkwherbs 2012-11-10 20:49:03 -0600 Report

He isnt obese but hes had diabetes for years. I was diagnosed with pre diabetes with in the last year

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