I need help

PigeonMama
By PigeonMama Latest Reply 2009-10-15 07:17:35 -0500
Started 2009-10-10 18:36:00 -0500

I am so confused about what I should or should not be eating. I have tried to look things up online but I keep getting confused because one site tells you not to eat this another site says you can eat that. Is there someone out there that can direct me to the most accurate site and tell me what a typical day of eating would be? I saw on here that SkipT could eat the lowest carb meals? Is this true? If so someone tell me how to do it…I just need some direction.


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PigeonMama
PigeonMama 2009-10-15 06:09:39 -0500 Report

So far everyone suggestions and insights have been absolutely wonderful. I am much more at ease with this whole new thing. As far as my Doctor helping me it is hard enough just to get into see him nowadays, if it isn't an emergency you have to wait 3 weeks because they are booked????? What happened to our old fashioned Doctors that used to actually care about people, I know that they are out there because I used to have one, but his contract didn't get renewed from the Organization that he worked for because he took too long with the patients imagine that…its all about the money. Thanks everyone once again, for giving me peace of mind to deal with this!!!! Love and peace to all!!!!

ptsparkle
ptsparkle 2009-10-14 23:59:44 -0500 Report

I agree with the others, see if your ins. covers diabetic/nutritional classes. Your Dr. should be a help, but you have to be pro-active. Good wishes.

Sally
Sally 2009-10-13 08:18:41 -0500 Report

Everything is trial and error at first, and that is ok. Don't let it get you down, just keep a close tab on your numbers after everything you eat, and you'll find out pretty quick what you can and can't get by with. I do agree that for the majority of us, anything white should be be used in extreme moderation and maybe even only as an occassional treat. Just keep your chin up, and know that you are taking steps to a healthier you. You can do this.

Antique-Dave
Antique-Dave 2009-10-12 07:05:14 -0500 Report

Each of us is so different as to what our bodies tolerate well that a detailed diet is not going to be of much use.

There are some things to avoid or cut back drastically on like white potatoes, white rice, white bread, some say if its white don't bite.

Really its going to take a little time on your part to experiment with different foods to see how you react to them. If it causes a sustained spike in BGL then you know its a food that isn't beneficial to you.

eat and test, test and eat, develop your personal list of foods that work for you, develop a carb budget and after a while it just becomes second nature.

PigeonMama
PigeonMama 2009-10-13 07:27:26 -0500 Report

Thanks, I have been getting alot of good advice and help through this site, I feel much better now and feel like I have more control of what I have to do and not do to take care of myself.

lipsie
lipsie 2009-10-11 00:58:07 -0500 Report

Yeah I agree that you should see a Dietitian OR maybe take some classes the hospital should offer. Good luck with whatever way you go. Hugs! Sheila

Harlen
Harlen 2009-10-10 21:05:11 -0500 Report

If you like it its not good for you lol
sorry
You can eat all the grass you like drink all the water you like the rest of it has carbs lol and is bad for you lol
Ben there and done that
Heres a link that may help
http://wwwphlaunt.com/diabetes/
good luck and let me know if it helps you

jigsaw
jigsaw 2009-10-15 07:17:35 -0500 Report

Harlen—Not to argue, but I thought LETTUCE and WATER was the healthiest choice!!! I'll have to substitute grass and see what happens LOL!!!

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2009-10-10 20:27:08 -0500 Report

I think that you should talk to your Dr. about seeing a Diabetic Dietition. Also
your Hospital may have diabetic classes
free. Check with Skip about his diet. Dan

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