By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-05-11 23:35:23 -0500
Started 2013-04-26 20:51:47 -0500

I need help on what to do next..on 4/6/13 I had a heart attack and was in hospital for 4 days and was told had type 2 diabetes..Now I am on 6 different pills for different things. have to watch sugar and salt intake and am so confused and not sure where to go from her except just give up and say what happens will happen..I also smoke and which the doctors all said I had to quit and haven't had one since went in hospital..Are carbs and sugar same thing or am I suppose to be staying away from sugar and counting carbs..How many carbs are suppose to eat in a meal and how many in a snack? What is a "normal" reading and what is too high and too low…Sorry for all questions but hopefully someone can help because I am lost and ready to say heck with it..Thanks

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dmsinpa 2013-05-11 23:35:23 -0500 Report

Please don't give up!! I had a heart attack a year ago…and I have known of my diabetes for about 15 years. I also have high blood pressure and high cholesterol…so I have a handful of pills to take each day also. It's a never-ending struggle to keep our diabetes under control…but life is well worth fighting for!! My biggest suggestion would be to get some good books explaining diabetes and get educated on what you can/can't eat to get your levels under control. Once you change your eating habits and learn to read labels, it gets much easier!! I found that I feel so much better eating more fresh fruits and vegetables…and I've experimented with different herbs to take the place of so much salt!! I wish you all the best…and know you can do it!!!

Gwen214 2013-04-26 23:40:26 -0500 Report

Have you talked to a nutritionist? Or go to a diabetic education class. Look into your health insurance or some hospitals have free classes. Take care and God bless

Harlen 2013-04-26 22:57:10 -0500 Report

For me it counting carbs I use a book called The Calorie King
It takes all the guess work out of what and how much I can have.

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