Iam new to type 2 diabetics my husband is the one who has it what now

By MrsPaula Latest Reply 2014-03-28 16:30:57 -0500
Started 2014-03-27 20:43:15 -0500

How do I feed him and what?? I will not have a class till next week that's the VA hospital for ya.. I need all the help and feed back you can give today his sugar was 242

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jayabee52 2014-03-27 23:37:10 -0500 Report

Howdy Mrs P.

Sorry to learn your sweetie is TOO sweet. Glad you found is. I believe you've come to the right place.

You say your sweetie is 242 mg/dl. Yep that's mighty sweet! Does it also tell me that you have a glucometer ("meter")? If so you are ahead of most newly Dx'd (diagnosed). Do you also have a diabetes medication? Tthe most common starter med is Metformin (Met)

I find the key to Blood Glucose control for a type 2 is what one eats. Joyce below has given you some good suggestions there.

I was Dx'd in 1995 with T2. Was initially put on Met and then when I needed dialysis in 11/2006 I was switched to insulin. Quite by accident I learned that I could conrol my BG levels through what I ate and what I avoided eating. Basicly I discontinued eating any bread or products made with grain and ate a lot of protein (mainly in the form of meat) and non starchy vegetables like green beans, broccoli and caulivlower (one of the white foods which is good for him), and yams, ect. I also ate fruit in the form of berries (staw, blue, red razz, and razz black,)

I have that eating plan available. Should you wish to take a look at it, just ask..

God's best to you and yours

James Baker

MrsPaula 2014-03-28 16:30:57 -0500 Report

Yes he is on Metformin 2000 mg a day plus 6 other ones he is take so many now..I feel so bad for him

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-27 22:02:42 -0500 Report

He can eat what you eat as long as it isn't loaded with carbs. Cut out the sugar products and use artificial or natural sweeteners such as Stevia or Truvia. Cut out the white foods such as white bread, rice, white potatoes, pasta and if you have to have pasta switch to Dreamfields. Cut out processed foods such as lunch meats, frozen dinners and pizzas. If fresh veggies are not readily available buy frozen as long as they are not in some kind of sauce. Avoid a lot of fried and fast foods as much as possible. If he insists on have a potato, red potatoes are better and so are sweet potatoes.

Give him protein such as meat, chicken or fish, a veggie and a low carb

Get a book on counting carbs and find out how many carbs per day he can have. include snacks such as nuts, cheese in moderation, low fat yogurt, fruit, citrus is the worse. They have wheat and multi-grain crackers for cheese, cottage cheese and peanut butter. Sugar free pudding and jello.

If possible he should get some exercise. You can walk with him, join the Y or a gym if possible, if not walking is fine. No matter what you do, do not nag him and do not become the food police. If he grabs a cookie, do not say you should not be eating that. It will not kill him and depending on how active he is, it probably won't spike his blood sugar. You should also see a nutritionist who can help the two of you come up with meal plans that you both can enjoy. You don't have to cook a meal for you and a meal for him. Good luck.

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