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By SweetK Latest Reply 2015-01-06 17:37:57 -0600
Started 2015-01-05 16:32:12 -0600

I am a type 2 diabetic since 2008. Diabetes has been a part of my family for as long as I can remember. Mother, father, brother, sister, 2 aunts, and a few cousins. My 2 aunts lost limbs to diabetes. I want to learn more about counting carbs and new ways to care for my diabetes. I get ocular migraines, especially when my BS runs low. My meals consist of fresh veggies and fruit when I can get them. Baked pork, fish and chicken. Looking forward to connecting with you… SweetK

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GabbyPA 2015-01-06 10:16:17 -0600 Report

Counting and writing down the carbs you consume can be very educational. I have gone back to recording what I eat to get me back on track and it is helping a lot. It's amazing how far off track you can get when you are guessing.

There are lots of great people here to help you along. I hope you find the support and encouragement you need.

ReaderReader12 2015-01-06 08:38:37 -0600 Report

I agree a registered dietician is a great place to start. I am doing really well eating low carb, but I also started out talking to a dietician. The Calorie King book sounds good might pick up on myself. You can do this.


lilleyheidi 2015-01-05 23:50:56 -0600 Report

I highly recommend you get a referral from your doctor to a registered dietician. She/he will help you get started on a low carb diet. They can teach you how to count carbs. Also, there is a great book, I call it my second bible, it's called Calorie King. It has all the nutrition information of just about any food including restaurant chains it costs under 10 dollars and it will fit in your pocketbook. You can quickly look up the carb count of any food you eat.
Best of health to you. HUGS, Heidi

SweetK 2015-01-06 17:37:57 -0600 Report

I have had one session with a dietician, after a visit with my Endo, but it was late in the evening and I think she was rushing so she could go. I return to my Endo in February and hope to have more time with the dietician. I will check out the Calorie King book. Thanks…SweetK

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