Type 2 diet and help

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-12-09 17:49:26 -0600
Started 2013-12-09 00:02:10 -0600

My husband has been a type two diabetic for last decade or more. He pretty much gave up on checking his glucose or taking meds for about a year. When we met he always complained about being tired.
We got married in September and I took him to a doc. His sugar was at 500. The doctor immediately put him on insulin and meds for blood pressure and cholesterol. He was also recommended to see a dietician.
Right now he eats home cooked meals. And being a picky eater I can't have him eat all veggies but we are working on it. The doctor told us about this special healthy life bread which only have 35 calories per slice. Each slice of bread is a carb. Cheese, or anything else he consumes is a carb too and he is only allowed 17 carbs a day. Dream fields pasta also has less carbs and sugar which is great for diabetics. I see a few people have written about how they crave pasta or other foods. I usually make him tuna sandwich or turkey for breakfast. I also got him low sugar ketchup. And low sugar jelly and low sodium peanut butter for pbj sandwiches.
So far he is doing great!!! I hope this helps and if anyone else has any insights I'm all ears!!!

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Glucerna 2013-12-09 17:49:26 -0600 Report

Your husband is lucky to have you help him eat a healthy and balanced diet and take better care of diabetes. Definitely follow-up with the doctor's referral to a dietitian, and also ask if there is a diabetes education program in your area. You can attend with your husband, and you'll both learn quite a bit. The American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org also has a lot of helpful information. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-12-09 17:16:49 -0600 Report

He doesn't have to eat all veggies, you can bake poultry, fish and meats for him to eat. The problem is processed foods such as lunch meats, sauces, dressings and any kind of boxed, or frozen dinner.

Getting his numbers lowered can help a great deal. I have tried the carb smart bread which is very low in carbs but it has no taste. To me it was better as toast. Being on 17 carbs a day because that eliminates a lot of low carb foods. Have his doctor refer him to a nutritionist who can help the two of you make a meal plan for him. He/she can show you what kinds of food to add to the foods he can eat. Good luck to you.

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