I was diagnosed on 8/24. No info from the doc, just an offer to set up a meeting with someone to give me meter training. I decided in the meantime, based on how unhelpful my doc was upon my diagnosis (when I had to ask her twice about the 133 on my glucose test and she said, "oh you have diabetes." duh, thanks for the phone call after my labs came back weeks earlier…) to switch docs. I had been meaning to anyway. I don't see him (PCP) until 9/14 for an initial consult BUT I leave for a 3 wk vacation to Europe on the 18th. No time to see a dietitian or for testing instruction between the 14th and 18th unless by some miracle someone can squeeze me in. Sooo…3 wks in Europe. No testing but I'm following the ADA diet I was instructed on 4 yrs ago pre-diabetes counseling (I fell off the wagon lately.) I am currently eating 9 carb exchanges, 2 dairy, 3 fruit, 5 vegs, 5 grains, 4 meats and minimal fats. Eating three meals and three snacks at the same times daily. I write down everything I eat, work out 30 minutes daily, and have lost 10lbs since my 54th b-day 2.5 wks ago. Is the current ADA diet the same as 4 yrs ago? Am I going in the right direction and can I put off testing or should I be pushy tomorrow and get someone to see me before I go on the 18th??
Thanks so much for all the valuable information. I had a nice pity party until I read in Gretchen Becker's book, "Can anything taste better than the cake at your grandchild's first birthday party?" (or similar). THAT got my attention!!
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