Recently diagnosed

By lee13smith Latest Reply 2013-05-13 16:00:29 -0500
Started 2013-05-12 18:33:27 -0500

I'm 40 years old and have recently been diagnosed with type 2. Since then I have been to a specialist and have now been taken off meds and on full time insulin. Levimer for all day and nova log for each meal I eat. I am on 16 units of levimer and 3 units of the nova log. I seem to be managing well. I still get cravings of sweets and bad foods. I do give in , very little though. I unfortunately inherited my diabetes. I am not obese, I am 5'10" and weigh 158. Initially the doctors and nurse were in shock that I was diagnosed. My a1c was 14. I now am where I'm running out of what to eat, I mean its the same ole thing. I would like some other ideas for meals and any other knowledge with help on controlling my diabetes.

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cara1955 2013-05-13 16:00:29 -0500 Report

I had the same problem untik I came onboard here and began to cook some of their absolutely delicious recipes. You can also find diabetic recipes if you type it into your browser. Hope this helps! *HUG*

jENNjENNtheRN 2013-05-12 23:39:41 -0500 Report

Take your favorite things and recreate them in a different flavor profile. Asian "spaghetti and meatballs", Mexican Chili and pepper burgers, Mediterranean salad, grilled pork loin marinated in Apple cider vinegar and pepper jelly, try different cheeses. Blow the doors wide open with your imagination.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-12 20:22:44 -0500 Report

Try foods with a new twist by adding spices or herbs to meats and veggies. I grill chicken breast with Old Bay Seasoning, Zesty Italian Dressing, sage or terryaki sauce. It is good if you can find the low fat or sugar free dressing. There are probably 1000 ways to have chicken. Get some ribs and bake them with sauerkraut with a sliced apple on top delicious. Emril has a Cajun seasoning that is great on pork. I didn't care for it on chicken or beef.

I don't like cabbage unless it is sauerkraut but I have baked a cabbage for mom. Take a head of cabbage and cut into quarters, cut up strips of bacon and bake it till done. Mom also baked butternut squash and added cinnamon. Make a meat loaf and add diced carrots, onion and peas taste great.

I roast or boil a sweet potato in the skin, cut it open when done and sprinkle cinnamon on it. I don't like cauliflower but you can mash that with garlic and butter and add cheese in place of mashed potatoes.

Before I became allergic to nuts I like steamed green beans with almond slivers.

You have to like trying new things to keep food interesting.

mzunique 2013-05-12 19:32:41 -0500 Report

Try wild Alaskan salmon over a salad and eat fresh spinach. Sprinkle a little lemon over the salad and had dressing . Drink plenty of lemon water cut out the carbs. Cakes cookies and sweet, sodas , potatoes rice. As for sweetener use equal

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