Info Needed

By curiousgrd Latest Reply 2014-05-19 17:21:02 -0500
Started 2014-05-17 21:07:48 -0500

Newly Diagnosed…Can anyone recommend any websites for info and cooking recipes, Additionally, any suggestions ? I am Type 2 Insulin Dependant…4 shots per day

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artqween 2014-05-19 03:52:17 -0500 Report

How long have u been on insulin, and
have tried other over the counter remedies?
R on disability? Curiousgrd hey btw

jayabee52 2014-05-17 22:59:34 -0500 Report

Howdy curiousgrd

Sorry you qualify for this shindig, but since you do I'm glad you're here.

Artqween is right in this, that there are many recipes here on this site you can peruse and pick and choose from. Or you could check out Diabetic Gourmet ~

Of course as a T2 I find it useful to eat a low carbohydrate and high protein meal plan. You CAN eat hamburgers should you want (the leaner the better), turkey burgers, Chicken breast, fish like tuna and salmon. Anything really which is protein. Also you can eat veggies like cabbage, kale, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower as well as any berry fruits (blueberries, strawberries, razberries - red & black). Of course you should only eat the recommended serving of each food. You can find the serving sizes of foods on a website like nutrition ~

I don't know your gender, but if you are a male you are generally allowed a per-meal carbohydrate load of 45 to 60 grams of carbs. If female the allowed per meal carb load is 30 to 45 grams of carbs

However that needs to be discussed with your Dr, your Registered Dietician (RD) or a Clinical Diabetes Educator (CDE).

Avoid any starchy Veggies, or "simple" carbs as they generally will raise one's Blood Glucose (BG) levels too high too quickly. So that would nix potatoes of any kind (including oven fries).

I am curious as to how much of what type of insulin do you inject 4 X day?

God's best to you and yours

James Baker

curiousgrd 2014-05-17 23:34:17 -0500 Report

I am Male. I use Novalog before each meal and Levemir at Bedtime. Thanks for the info…much appreciate it!

artqween 2014-05-18 21:14:49 -0500 Report

Just being proactive on ur sugar levels/blood pressure is key. Less sugary cereals , etc.. toast, tea, what fruit u can have,etc.. same with lunch and dinner/..frequent blood checks/.. watch ur weight also and cholesterol and avoid stress or high blood / :(.. deadly combo my friend.. good luck and joy be in ur life.. attend church/peace/
tranquility/.. groups possibly?? curiousgrd

artqween 2014-05-17 21:43:42 -0500 Report

Ur at the right here.. this website is loaded with healthy recipes, and info and also, google diabetes on google and share your findings with us plez?? So we can learn more :)??? Curiousgrd hey btw
to my knowledge t2 means u may have a lot of sugar in ur system possibly cut back on the greasy foods: fried chicken, burgers,..
:( you may want to consider turkey burgers, oven fries, cabbages salads,..

curiousgrd 2014-05-17 23:34:30 -0500 Report


curiousgrd 2014-05-17 23:37:48 -0500 Report

I am suffering Acute Pancreatitis and am on a very strict diet. No Fat, Fried, or Caffeine,I do no red meat…chicken and turkey only. If I come across any info beneficial, I will gladly share it with everyone.

Glucerna 2014-05-18 18:32:32 -0500 Report

I think you'll gain a lot by asking your physician for a referral to a registered dietitian so you can get information specific to your individual needs with actue pancreatitis. ~Lynn @Glucerna

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