By 4Lena Latest Reply 2009-05-05 18:29:07 -0500
Started 2009-05-05 15:51:15 -0500

Hi everyone
I'm looking for information on supplements which help type 2 Diabetics. Also, what is the best diet that works for Type 2 or is it different for everyone?

I think I was in denial for quite a while and now I want to do what I should. I've gone to nearly every doctor in town and they all have told me Atkins…but dont want to go that route yet.

Please help?


2 replies

mamaoak 2009-05-05 18:29:07 -0500 Report

i have never herd of any supplements for this we eat all foods you have to watch your carbs. and exersise. your dr shoul be able to tell you how many calories you should have most woman 1200 to 1500. if yu are trying to lose a few pounds. good luck.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-05-05 18:20:07 -0500 Report

First, we don't have much info on your situation (weight, how your number are running, etc.), but "diet" is not what you need to be concerned with. Instead, concentrat on a new way of eating - a lifestyle change that will be ongoing for the rest of your life.

In some ways what you eat is specific to individuals, as some things will cause your BS numbers to rise when it might not have as much effect on someone else. A lot of testing needs to be done to see what you can eat, altho you certainly must limit carbs, no doubt about it. Also sweets, of course. You need to be sure to drink plenty of water as well.

I can't help but wonder if your doctor referred you to any type counseling or a nutritionist? The is usually done for new diabetics, and it's really important to get that input as you begin controlling your diabetes.

As for supplements, I personally would not be too worried about that at the moment, but would concentrate on following your doctor's advice/orders regarding your medication, exercise, etc. The exercise - even walking - is key to a diabetic.

I would suggest looking through the various discussions, if you're new here, as you can search by topic, and there is a lot of good information available. I hope, however, that your doctor is your first source of information and help. Good luck.