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keishaf
By keishaf Latest Reply 2014-03-17 21:23:55 -0500
Started 2014-03-16 23:04:17 -0500

Ok two weeks ago i got told im diabetic by going to the er and told my blood sugar was 520 and put in the icu so
this is all very new to me I
want to know what are some good recipes… what are some of yalls favorites


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Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-03-17 13:50:20 -0500 Report

There are many good recipes in our recipe section. If you check out the "favorites" in my profile, you will see some of the ones I really like. There is also a star rating on them, and you can see the ones that members like as well.

JaredLahti
JaredLahti 2014-03-17 13:39:40 -0500 Report

The best thing I did was see a dietician. They can do so much to help you. Keeping your food choices as simple as possible helps too. My dietician always advised a 3-4 oz steak, a carb and vegetables vs lasagna. This was great for the beginning because you know exactly what is on your plate.

Exercise will do wonders for diabetes. I am a bit of a maniac. One of the guys I look up to is an ultra marathoner but doing anything you can is a great start.

kimfing
kimfing 2014-03-17 12:46:54 -0500 Report

Welcome. Im just under a year if being dx. I like a lot of the recipes on this site. Invest in a food scale, measure everything that has carbs so u know how much u are having. Read all food labels and nutrional info. I measure and weigh everything! I am very sensitive to sugar content. No white bread, white rice, white pasta. I eat all whole grain or 100% whole wheat. No instant rice, potatoes or oatmeal. Dr said if it says instant think instant raise in blood sugars. Log food and blood sugar so u know how food affects you. Internet has a lot of good recipes too. I change out all white flour in recipe with whole wheat. Special note, if u use whole wheat will need extra seasoning and splenda or whatever sweetener you use. Extra vanilla too if recipe calls for it. Good luck. Hope this helps. The people on here are all great, visit often.

Kaydoo
Kaydoo 2014-03-17 11:38:16 -0500 Report

No soda, no cookies, no bread no pasta no potatos until your sugars come down. Mine are still all over the map high, but not as high as last week. I slashed all bad stuff out for now and will see a nutritionist to re learn how to eat properly.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-03-16 23:38:48 -0500 Report

I tend to eat a lot of raw low carb veggies and when I eat meat it is broiled boneless skinless chicken breast. once and a while the two come together in a stir fry. I do eat WHOLE grain products, but other than my daily bowl of oatmeal moderation is the key. And I eat no-fat yogurt. boring, but it seems to work for me.
However … you really need to figure out what works for you by testing before eating, note exactly what you eat and then test 2 hours after. Keeping your meals simple makes it a lot easier, if you go high, to figure out what may have caused the spike. then adjust accordingly.
Probably seems overwhelming now, but take it a day at a time, learn as much as you can (coming here was a good start) and you will get it figured out.

namaste
-Steve

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