Overall Management

By Lintay Latest Reply 2014-01-27 10:19:57 -0600
Started 2014-01-23 19:35:18 -0600

I am a type 2 diabetic,and looking for Support,plus friendship from those dealing with the same issues. I am having struggles with losing weight,and eating the right foods can someone direct me in the right direction?

12 replies

Glucerna 2014-01-24 17:46:20 -0600 Report

You're already getting support and ideas Lintay. Definitely ask your doctor for a referral to a diabetes educator or diabetes education class. The American Diabetes Association has a lot of information as welll at www.diabetes.org There's no one right way to manage diabetes, and everyone finds the methods that work best for them. The information and knowledge you have, the more confident you'll be in managing your own diabetes. Welcome! ~Lynn @Glucerna

jayabee52 2014-01-24 11:32:52 -0600 Report

Howdy Lintay

I also am T2 and have been the last 3 yrs managing my T2 without the use of diabetes medication (I had been previously on low doses of NPH insulin).

I started in Feb 2011 with a new plan to manage my T2 by managing what I eat.
I eat a high protein, low carbohydrate meal plan and have been able to keep my fasting Blood glucose (BG) levels under 130, have an A1c of 5.5, and lose 65 lbs (and keep it off). Should you be interested in what I did, all you need to is request my meal plan and I will send you a link so you can look it over.

Praying God's best for you and yours

James Baker.

EDIT: Even though this artiicle is focused on T1s we T2s can also learn from this as well ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-infor...

Cheryl*G 2014-01-24 16:56:06 -0600 Report

I would be interested in seeing the meal plan.

kimfing 2014-01-24 08:57:37 -0600 Report

You have come to the right place for support n friendship. People here are great. I agree you need to see an educator and a nutritionist. Good luck, we are here for you

Sugar Nana
Sugar Nana 2014-01-24 07:18:43 -0600 Report

Keep faith in yourself. Your focus will come slowly. If you havent been to a diabetic counselor, seek one soon. They can help you lay out a plan. Friend me and we can help one another.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-24 09:27:11 -0600 Report

Sugar the focus has to come now. The longer it takes to focus, the longer you will have the problem. Diabetes does not wait for the diabetic to focus or to come out of denial. It stays focused 24/7. For every day that the diabetic has a problem with eating the right foods, exercising, testing and managing, diabetes is taking its toll on your health.

Sugar Nana
Sugar Nana 2014-01-24 10:54:01 -0600 Report

Nobody comes to this site that isn't looking for community support and some understanding. I, myself, am a new diabetic and merely stumbled onto this site one day and was really excited to connect with my diabetic peers. I didn't get diabetes overnight and I'm not going to plan out this whole new lifestyle overnight either. I thoroughly understand that this disease is progressive; however, it takes time to educate yourself and map out your own personal plan. This is a learning process and this site, I assume, is a venue in which to learn from one another in addition to give and receive support and encouragement. I have found your replies to many of my posts are neither of those. Some people may need a drill sergeant attitude, I for one do not.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-24 11:56:04 -0600 Report

I did not say that anyone has to change their lifestyle over night. I simply said that the sooner you focus on managing your diabetes the better off you will be over time.

I asked why the person was having a problem and if the person spoke with a nutrtionist. You can't support or help anyone if you don't know the total picture and you don't get upset because people don't agree with everything you say.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-23 20:20:14 -0600 Report

Why are you having a problem with eating the right foods? Have you taken a Diabetes Education Class? Have you met with a nutritionist to discuss meal planning and choosing the right foods for you?

I struggled for a week or two until my diet plan was created. I made a spreadsheet and kept a record of everything I ate, the amout, the carbs it contained and what my readings were. Once I got that going and started walking I started losing weight. Hope this helps.