how do i do this

By maryb63 Latest Reply 2009-09-15 12:11:04 -0500
Started 2009-09-15 07:27:08 -0500

its been 6 days and i still no nothing i am reading im comming on this site but i still feel lost, my sugars go from 120 to 289 i cant seem to get it rite my eating habits r bad i live with my mom and stepdad my mom who is also type2 eats everything in site and doesnt care food is a big issue seen as they buy most of it an its either graesy or really bad i want to do this rite i need some help on a schedule any help would do i have no motivation to even go on walks that i no i need am i expecting to much to soon? HELP!!!!!

7 replies

Cynthiad 2009-09-15 11:08:19 -0500 Report

Hi, i have learned that i have to do this my self, i'm so glad i found this site, people are so nice and want to help.
You need to check your sugar twice a day, morning and evening, eat breakfast and take your med's just cut back, eat dry toast no butter, yellow grits, eggs and your meat, but just not as much, then a snack before lunch, maybe a apple or something light, for lunch maybe a salad and fruit, and a light snack before dinner, and then just don't eat as much when you feel full stop.
I found that just watching my bread and sweet intake has helped me. Write down your sugar every time you check it, that helped me too.
I hope i've helped some.

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2009-09-15 10:10:53 -0500 Report

OK, first of all, be patient with yourself. It will take a little time for you to learn and then some time for you to learn how to make it part of your everyday life.

Here are a few good links to cover some of the basics:

Read through those and maybe even take some notes to help you remember two or three key points you want to try to implement.

The most important thing to remember is that carbohydrates are responsible for raising your blood sugar. You need to read food labels and learn that all breads, cereals, starchy vegetables (like potatoes and corn), fruits, and sugary junk foods are full of carbohydrates. You need to cut back on these if you want to see your blood sugar levels come down.

It sounds like you're in a tough situation with your mom and stepdad. However, you can help them learn that there are tons of great tasting foods that are healthy and good for your blood sugars.

Here are a couple recipes that you could share to get started:

Keep trying and you'll get there. One step at a time.

hbkunkel 2009-09-15 09:50:11 -0500 Report

I can understand where you are coming from. First it is too soon to expect to see you numbers go down. You need to get to a diabetic educator and nutrionist to help you. I understand that your parents aren't giving you a good example but if you start slowly integrating better eating habits and keep up the walking them everyone will be better off. Good luck.

P2putt 2009-09-15 09:07:28 -0500 Report

Hello,Mary,my nane is Pete. I have been a diabetic for 27 yrs. This is a serious and potentially deadly desease,so the sooner you get on track the better for you.It is important that you check you blood sugar a least 4x a day.That is before breakfast,lunch ,dinner and before you go to bed.Keep a log on what you eat for breakfast,lunch ,dinner and everything in between plus what you eat after dinner. You can then compare this with your bs levels. Some suggestions: limit you intake of carbs,avoid every thing that is white:white bread,rice,pasta,potatoes. Eat whole grain breads,in moderation, unsweetened shreated wheat,Dreamfield pastas,various beans,chick peas and make tasty salads.Drink a large glass of water before each meal and throughout the day.Eat non-fat or low fat dairy products.Eating after 7pm can be a problem as we are prone to go for sugar or carbs. Limit corn,carrots,sweet peas,pizza and other things made with white flour. There's a lot her to CHEW or better NOT Chew on. Hope it helps you start a new beginning. Good luck,and know it takes time but you will have an idea. Pete

jeffery innis
jeffery innis 2009-09-15 08:37:22 -0500 Report

hi mary ..ya i no just how u feel ..i have a hard time eating right myself but what little i do is i eat wheat bread & things like egg beaters instead of eggs & when cooking in a skillet i use pam cooking spray instead of butter or margrine & u mite want to try sugar free snacks theres alot of good ones out there & i also do alot of cooking on the grill it taste great & ur not eating all that grease from a skillet …this is not much but i hope it helps!…

Ginger68 2009-09-15 08:23:30 -0500 Report

i understand what u are going thru, i have been a diabetic since 1994, one of my problems is that my eating habits are terrible, i'm either not hungry, and don't want to eat and somedays i can't get enough food, and eat all the wrong things, i live with my daughter who is 15 and my boyfriend, so i feel like they shouldnt suffer because i have diabetes, so i buy all the food i shouldn't eat, and it is hard watching them eat, anyways i could go on and on, it's really hard, but keep coming on to this site, i just joined several days ago and i've gotten alot of responses, everyone has been so nice. if you want to chat, about what bothers you feel free, some times it helps to get out whats bothering you.
hang in there,

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