Had my first appointment with my Diabetic Educator

By Cathleen1 Latest Reply 2015-03-11 14:45:30 -0500
Started 2015-03-07 14:01:01 -0600

I am doing well since my very first post. My husband and I met with my Diabetic Educator yesterday and now I have an accurate roadmap to health to follow. I had just ordered a cook book called, Good food, Great Medicine. It follows the Mediterranian Diet, so this will be helpful , I had a lot of questions answered and many fears I had eliminated.

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Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2015-03-10 22:34:02 -0500 Report

Diabetic Educators are a very important link that can be the difference between good and not so good control. I am so glad that you are meeting with one. Keep doing so until you feel comfortable on your own.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-03-07 18:55:12 -0600 Report

Hi Cathleen,
Very good Cathleen. Great news…The Mediterranean Diet is a wonderful diet to follow. I was on it for about 6 months at one point. I lost then it just stopped. No matter what I did I was never able to loose any more. As I remember I think I lost around 40 lbs. That's when I went off all diets. I gained most of how much
I lost back. When I had my mind wrapped around it again I started
back. I chose the Atkins diet. I have lost 90 plus lbs. and feel great. I'm not trying to talk you out of anything just letting you know what happened to me. I wish you all the best wishes in the world. I'm so happy for you. You have s very supportive husband.
That's wonderful. He's a keeper for sure…hugs, VL

Cathleen1 2015-03-07 20:38:09 -0600 Report

I talked to the educator about Atkins she wants me to start with the mediterranian diet first to make sure I am getting a little bit of carbs in each meal .

Cathleen1 2015-03-07 18:54:57 -0600 Report

I just got home from getting a diabetic check on my eyes, no problems there in fact my eyesight has improved!!

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-03-07 19:04:11 -0600 Report

HI Cathleen, once again.
Now make that eye exam a once a year thing. That's most important. So is the care of your dental health. I just learned oral care can help control your diabetes. i' m thinking of writing a discussion about it. Hugs, VL

Ruth2015 2015-03-07 15:33:16 -0600 Report

Happy to here Cathleen I went to my appointment on March third I was a bit disappointed in my self but I knew it was coming because I was in a bit of roller coaster for two months my A1 c went up a bit too much for me great new hugs keep smiling (: