By deborah1950 Latest Reply 2013-03-21 21:48:57 -0500
Started 2013-03-20 15:47:57 -0500

I find that what i can eat for my diet,is no good for my diabetes,or vise versa
I am newly diagnosed,with type 2 and my gluscos levels are 53, i have given up all sweets,biscuits,cakes and puddings,I am 63,and weigh 13stone and i have to loose weight,some how.cant walk much due to artherities in most parts of my body.

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liquorish 2013-03-21 21:48:57 -0500 Report

Hello Deborah. Congrats on giving up the sweets. I sure can't make that claim. I was dieting when I found out I was diabetic, and you are right. I would eat 2 pieces of diet bread, because the calories only made up one slice. But the carbs were the same as for 2 pieces. And I was eating fat free yogurt ice cream. But again, the carbs were the same as regular ice cream. It was a whole new ball game for me. I had changed the way I cooked, and the amount of my servings, but for diabetes I had to change even more. For example, beans and cornbread could no longer be a meal in itself. And spaghetti with garlic bread were out too. I love mashed pot.s with green peas on top, but not anymore. It took a long time, but I finally learned to eat sweet pot.s, and whole wheat bread and crackers, but I still have to mix the brown rice with white rice. Being newly diagnosed, you will need to be diligent in testing. Because you will be able to see how different foods affect your sugar. I love fruit, but eating it alone sends mine to the roof. But with a little cottage cheese, it slows the fruit down. Just keep trying. Every change that brings improvement is one step closer to your goal. Be proud of each pound you lose, and determine not to gain it back. Go to these sites for recipes. Most are pretty good. There is a pasta called DreamFields that is real good and somehow you don't absorb all the carbs, so one serving is only 5 grams. It has been wonderful for me. I have discovered that things I used to eat, like mac and cheese are extremely high in carbs. So I make my own now with the DreamFields. Anyway, good luck. And if you would like to be my "friend", that would be nice. Liquorish

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raccoon mana 2013-03-21 09:22:57 -0500 Report

swimming, light stretching, resistance bands all are helpful excercises. i have fibrmyalgia, so know what its like to be in pain all the time and yet try to lose weight. good luck girl! you can do it

jayabee52 2013-03-21 01:56:10 -0500 Report

Howdy from Las Vegas Deborah!

What is it now that you ARE eating since you have given up all those sweets?

And how much are you eating of what you are eating?

I have a friend request out to you, please check your inbox, accept the request and we can talk privately should you wish.

James Baker

missymoose13 2013-03-20 21:37:32 -0500 Report

Hey you good job on giving up those sweets I'm sure you already have changed all those " white " foods to wheat already when I wanted to lose weight and not hurt my joints I started swimming it will take most of the weight off cause you float :-))

jayabee52 2013-03-21 01:51:24 -0500 Report

Actually Missy, Deborah is likely somewhere in the British Isles Where the weight is calculated in "stones" and the Blood Glucose is measured in mmol/l

There is a tool to easily convert the mmol/l to our mg/dl. Find it here ~

So that 53 she mentioned is a whopping 954 mg/dl The 13 stone = 182 lbs.

So Unfortunately Debroah is way high in her BG levels.

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