I'm 54 and newly diagnosed with type 2. 15 months ago I weighed 190 and blood sugar was under 100. Since then I gained 40 pounds and my blood sugar went up to 172 and my other reading was 6.3.
The endocrinologist I saw gave me a list of hospitals that educate you about diabetes and gave me much information to read.
I had heard the South Beach Diet was good for Diabetes so I loosely stuck to it and have lost 11 pounds. That may be from simply eliminating all the bad stuff I loved to eat.
I have read some conflicting things on what is good and not good to eat and I am having trouble shopping. I hear yogurt is good but it all has sugar with 14 mg being the lowest.
The South Beach Diet cereal is at the 99 cent store so I bought a bunch but was told it wasn't so good for me.
We just switched insurance and I can't see a dietitian yet who will give me much needed help. I lost a bunch of weight while on Weight Watchers but most of what I ate then doesn't cut it now. I pretty much simply tracked calorie intake.
I'm asking for some basic help until I can get the hang of label reading, good carbs and bad carbs, protein, and so on. Thank you to anyone who might respond. Allan
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