I have been newly diagnosed diabetic and am struggling to get my blood sugars under control, with the help of my physician. I have hypothyroidism and also high cholesterol, and take medication for these conditions as well. I am on metformin and insulin. I test my sugar twice a day and rarely (even fasting) is it below 200. I am my own worst enemy. I knew I was doomed to have full blown diabetes eventually, as I was diabetic with all three of my pregnancies, and I have a great amount of family history. I know the diet, I followed it religiously with my first two children and did remarkably well. I did not require insulin at all. During my third pregnancy I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder and severe anxiety that did not go away after my pregnancy. I was also insulin dependant (quite heavily) for the entirety of my pregnancy. I found the diet harder to follw this time. Currently (my youngest is 1) I am having the hardest time following a healthy diet. It is rediculous. I need idet help. It seems that when I think of a new way to plan my meals that I just want to give up and then I end up eating something that I shouldn't. I know that I have to start eating healthier or I am going to end up with many more issues than I already have. I am sending out an SOS! Does anyone have good recommendations on how to get organized into a good diet state of mind. I need fresh ideas, because I can only stand so much chicken, and salads! Thanks!
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