NEWLY DIAGNOSED,TYPE2,DIET

chica5738
By chica5738 Latest Reply 2013-08-03 11:09:31 -0500
Started 2013-07-29 17:59:42 -0500

HI IM 55 YEARS OLD GOT FIBRULLARY GLOMERLONEPHRITIS IN 2006, WENT ON DIALYSIS RIGHT AWAY AS IT KILLED MY KIDNEYS IMMEDIATLY DRS SAY IT WAS A RARE DIASEASE NO TREATMENT 2 YEARS INTO THE DIALYSIS THEY FOUND I HAD CANCER IN MY LEFT KIDNEY THEY REMOVED IT. HAD TO BE 3 YEARS CANCER FREE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A TRANSPLANT… THAT HAPPEND JULY 1,2012…MARCH 15,2013 WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CMV VIRUS FROM THE KIDNEY I RECIEVED IT ATTACKED MY LUNGS AND IS STILL THERE NOW ON OXYGEN AND MEDS TO HOPEFULLY GET RID OF IT,,,,,THEN JULY 18,2013 WAS DIAGNOSED WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES…SO THIS YEAR AS BEEN QUITE FILLED WITH HOSPITAL VISITS…RIGHT NOW IM ON NOVALOG 10 AM 12NOON 10DINNER AND LANTUS 30 AT BEDTIME…STILL HASNT HIT ME YET BUT I WANT TO LEARN AS MUCH AS I CAN TO MAINTAIN A GOOD LEVEL SO IT WILL NOT DAMAGE MY KIDNEY THAT I WAS GIVEN..IM LEARNING EACH DAY ABOUT CARBS…BUT BEING A MEXICAN AMERICAN I EAT ALOT OF THINGS IM FINDING I CANT EAT NO MORE .LOL …POTATOES ONE OF THE BIGGEST WHAT DO YOU THINK I CAN REPLACE THAT WITH???? TY


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Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-08-02 05:39:21 -0500 Report

You have faced a lot this year. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in these hard times. Your attitude seems amazingly strong and that will do more for you than most things. You are incredible!

Substitution is not too bad once you get the hang of it. I started much like Nick and just purged my pantry of things I should not eat. I got rid of most processed foods, junk food and even a lot of seemingly healthy foods that once you start reading labels, you find out they are not so great for us.

Here is a link to a discussion where I list a lot of substitutions you can try. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discussions/general/12405-tip-of-the-week-adjusting-recipes

Nick1962
Nick1962 2013-08-01 10:46:22 -0500 Report

At first I tried to tweak things in my diet, and find similar things I could use as substitutes for things like potatoes and rice and such. I went through the different Dreamfield’s pastas, substituting brown rice for white, mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes etc. I was basically trying to keep my high starch, high carb, high fat German diet intact. It got to be a real hassle.

One day we just cleaned our kitchen of all the junk food (and donated any unopened stuff to a food pantry) and started over from scratch. We went to the store and bought only the things we knew we could eat, and decided rather than try to recreate healthier versions of what we had been eating, to find recipes and ideas to use the new foods we were now limited to. It has been a lot of fun discovering and making new dishes, and we really don’t miss the old stuff anymore.

chica5738
chica5738 2013-08-01 22:57:45 -0500 Report

THANK YOU SO MUCH NICK THAT MAKES ALOT OF SENSE TO ME. I DO LIKE CAULIFLOWER HOW DO YOU GARNISH IT??? IVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR RECIPIES THAT WILL HELP…AGAIN TY

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2013-08-02 14:51:14 -0500 Report

I frequently saute julienned baby carrots and small cauliflowerettes in a little olive oil; add pepper and a touch of salt and it is yummy. If you like garlic, its a good addition to the saute also.

Nick1962
Nick1962 2013-08-02 08:35:05 -0500 Report

Like Gabby says, look in the recipe section. It depends on how it’s cooked. In some recipes you roast it with your meat and it picks up a lot of good flavor that way. I have just boiled it down (but it ends up kind of thin) and just added garlic, salt, butter and some fresh chopped parsley.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-08-02 05:33:54 -0500 Report

You may want to look in our recipe section. There are many recipes for cauliflower in there that might help. Like Nick, I use it to replace many other high starch foods. I tend to do half and half with it, as my family still likes the starch foods.