Don't know what to eat and how to stay on the right Diet.

islandgirl - 27414
By islandgirl - 27414 Latest Reply 2008-12-15 20:16:35 -0600
Started 2008-12-09 00:39:30 -0600

I have a bad eating habit and really don't know what to eat and how to stay on the right diet.

14 replies

Sparrow - 16557
Sparrow - 16557 2008-12-15 20:16:35 -0600 Report

If you still have difficulties getting together with a nutritionist or dietitian through your doctor, contact your local ADA chapter or your local hospital. Many hospitals have educational resources for diabetics and can usually get you together with one of their dietitians.

SkipT 2008-12-09 05:59:55 -0600 Report

For most diabetics low carb is the way to go. I follow a very low carb diet and have weaned myself off all medicine and lost over 70 lbs. in the process.

islandgirl - 27414
islandgirl - 27414 2008-12-09 14:27:32 -0600 Report

Low carb ? well now I think that is a very good Idea. But it's kinda hard for me being in hawaii and being hawaiian and eating all those what we call good food..cause I for one love salt, sugar . and yes i know that is bad for me. But with all the help and good people that I call my friends on here I know i can do it. And i will …

Anonymous 2008-12-09 14:31:28 -0600 Report

OMG I would be in heaven living there with all the fruits and veggies available to you. And not to mention the fresh fish.. Plus the Kona coffee would not be bad either. good luck to you!

islandgirl - 27414
islandgirl - 27414 2008-12-09 14:43:37 -0600 Report

don't forget the…not that is very fattening.I love my Veggies i eat a lot of that also and fruits. I think my problem is Rice I love my Rice also.

Anonymous 2008-12-09 14:36:38 -0600 Report

WOW SkipT you are amazing.. you should post what you eat to accomplish this. I have found that with all the diabetic medication I take I seem to gain weight. I find that Actos is a big cause as I have gained more since taking that perticular med.

Anonymous 2008-12-09 15:42:00 -0600 Report

Do you take any form of metformin. You ahould ask if you are able to try it. Since I was switched it has helped in my weight loss. Just a suggestion.

islandgirl - 27414
islandgirl - 27414 2008-12-09 16:09:55 -0600 Report

No i haven't . the only thing that i am taking right now is insulin it's called Levemir.Like I said this is all new to me being on here.

jaclyncrystal 2008-12-09 18:12:24 -0600 Report

Hi, what you need is for me to come live with you for awhile, opps sorry, diet, saw my diabetic nurse this morning and she said to increase my carbs. over the past few years I had cut them all out, she and the dietician both recommended lower protein and a few more carbs. Best thing is to see a professional and get yourself a good diabetic cookbook that gives you good foods to eat. good luck see you soon. Jackie

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-12-09 00:43:07 -0600 Report

There were a couple of other discussions just started on this late today, and a number of posts to both. You might want to go and read those. Don't know when you were diagnosed, but I would think your doctor would make sure you had all the necessary information and would have hooked you up with a nutritionist. Check out the recipes on this site and the books category. Lots of info there, as well as on many sites on the internet.

islandgirl - 27414
islandgirl - 27414 2008-12-09 00:57:36 -0600 Report

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR THE INFORMATION. My Doctor did send me to someone to help me with my diet . But at the time i was in denial.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-12-09 08:03:52 -0600 Report

I think that often happens. In the beginning some folks either just "freak out" or they just deny the fact that there have to be some changes made. There is so much good information available to you - on this site and others - that you need to accept the situation, do your research and get started on controllling those number. It's really not as difficult as you might think. Just eating smart - a well rounded diet, but low on carbs, as you'll see mentioned here over and over - and eating in the right proportions. Don't let it overwhelm you. Take it a day at a time. Understand that you will occasionally slip, but you just have to keep trying. I know you can do it, and you certainly do not want to lose a limb or your eyesight, etc. Keep at it! It's not the end of the world - really.