DIAGNOSIS CAME TOO LATE.

mysteria7130
By mysteria7130 Latest Reply 2015-01-12 19:21:13 -0600
Started 2015-01-11 15:28:15 -0600

I lready have TOO MUCH DMAGE. NERVE DAMAGE AD HAVE TO USE CATHERTERS A FEW TIMES A DAY. LOST ALL MY TEETH. HAVE NEUROPOTHY IN BOTH FEET. HAVE LOW INCOME AND NO TEETH SO WHAT DO I EAT?


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BreC
BreC 2015-01-12 19:21:13 -0600 Report

My husband has false teeth but doesn't wear the because he says they bother him. Anyways, I boil or bake fish or chicken and he is able to eat them. He likes soup, chili, and potato soup. If your bs runs high just be careful of starches like potatoes. I sometimes buy the low sodium v8 or tomato juice and add my own spices to it. My husband likes to have it with crackers. Around here once a month churches have an event where they fill up food boxes for low income people. I wish the best for you and please don't give up.

RebDee
RebDee 2015-01-12 18:08:17 -0600 Report

Sorry about your teeth loss and your feet neuropathy. Eat healthy with lots of Greek light yogurt, protein shakes that don't need chewing. I realize that fish and meat and chicken are more expensive so if you use the protein shakes, you will get enough protein for your daily limit and will help you to lose weight. It will also help take away some of the symptoms related to feet neuropathy.

RebDee
RebDee 2015-01-12 18:08:06 -0600 Report

Sorry about your teeth loss and your feet neuropathy. Eat healthy with lots of Greek light yogurt, protein shakes that don't need chewing. I realize that fish and meat and chicken are more expensive so if you use the protein shakes, you will get enough protein for your daily limit and will help you to lose weight. It will also help take away some of the symptoms related to feet neuropathy.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2015-01-12 17:12:24 -0600 Report

HI mysteria, so sorry to hear this. As others have suggested, I hope you will really look into local community resources, including your local food bank to get the food you need. Really sorry about what's happened to you. But I hope you will take the best possible care of yourself. Keep us posted. And I will keep you in my thoughts, my friend.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-12 14:11:04 -0600 Report

if you are still alive it is NOT too late…Many people with diabetes go undiagnosed for a very long time…you can still manage your diabetes the best "you" can…as for eating…boiled chicken is very soft…softer the longer you cook it…fish including canned salmon, tuna and sardines are all very healthy and easy to chew..eggs are a very good source of healthy fat and protein..soft cheeses…pureed fruit..defrosted frozen berries are very soft…bread if you are including it in your diet is very soft as is oatmeal…veggies either in a can..or steamed for a longer period of time are very soft…yogurt…you need to take a time out and breathe…there are plenty of foods you CAN eat…and if you are very low income you need to put an application in for snap (foodstamps)…many people qualify for these benefits and do not even know it…also they or your local religious institution can refer you to one or more food pantries in your area to help with groceries…

Gabby
GabbyPA 2015-01-12 13:44:56 -0600 Report

I am sorry that the diagnosis came after so many complications have set in, but there is hope.
If you don't have teeth, you can eat soups. Those are very much my favorites in the winter. There are also things like jello with fresh fruit, apple sauces. I do a lot of smoothies with protein so I can get that, and even things like oatmeal or cream of wheat are good. Soft boiled eggs are easy to eat as well.

Like heidi shared, food banks can help a lot. I had to use one for over a year a while back and it was such a blessing. I always make sure to give back now that I can. Canned foods, while not my favorite, are a go to for me when times get tough even now. Canned veggies are often soft enough to eat without teeth.

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2015-01-12 00:34:48 -0600 Report

I'm really sorry you got your diagnosis so late and that you have the nerve damage. I have no upper teeth, but I manage to eat anything I want as long as I cut it up small. You will probably want to get your doctor to refer you to a dietician for some nutrician counseling and she/he will help with how you can eat on a low income. I also am low income, I eat yogurt and fruit for breakfast and tuna or chicken salad for lunch and a good protein and veggie for dinner every day. It's hard when you don't have a lot of money, but you can do it, you can take advantage of the food pantries, but let them know you can't have the high carb foods, just the fresh fruits and veggies. Best of health to you. Heidi

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