By Sargeant Latest Reply 2009-12-04 10:01:18 -0600
Started 2009-12-04 04:16:39 -0600

Hello , Also only diagnosed with type 2 about 6months or so ago, AC1 levels in 7/6.5 range. Doctor may start me on oral med if AC1 is still 7 in feb when I see him
Any suggestions on diets and all I have all the books cookbooks ect Southern here former cop so like to eat lol

8 replies

alanbossman 2009-12-04 10:01:18 -0600 Report

Hello Sargeant, and Welcome to dc. This site has some great recipes. Just eat low carb meals and the right portion size lots of vegs. and fish,chicken,turkey. Hope this helps

ptsparkle 2009-12-04 09:59:42 -0600 Report

Welcome aboard Sarge. You are in a good place here, and your numbers are not bad either. They can be brought down by following your Drs. advice and putting some effort into it. STAY AWAY FROM THE DONUT SHOPS!! Just a little cop humor. Best wishes,

Susie624 2009-12-04 08:14:48 -0600 Report

Welcome to the family,the friendliest little town in the world,everyone is your friend and neighbor and wants to help you when you need help and has answers to many of the questions we ask ourselves.

Hinboyz3 2009-12-04 06:54:17 -0600 Report

Welcome Sargeant, I too am type 2 newly diagnosed in October 2009. Im doing just what your doing. I had to exercise and change my way of eating. It's not too hard make changes if you start to think about you might have to take insulin and stick yourself with a needle daily. So I decided to make some changes to my own life, so you need to just start to eat good nutritional meals and exercise if you can. And in no time your will be just fine please keep your new friends here on diabetic connect informed of your progress.

MarineMomX2 2009-12-04 05:31:34 -0600 Report

Welcome to the forum Sargeant! There's tons of good recipes in the recipe section here. As you go on you'll learn what foods will spike your bs and figure out what's right for your body. A good place to start is with a low carb diet (way limited intake on breads, potatoes and white rice) and increasing your consumption of fresh veggies and fruits. It's a learning process, but one well worth the time and effort to help you get started.

Elrond 2009-12-04 05:15:02 -0600 Report

Welcome to the family, Sargeant. Those numbers look pretty good so the best thing to do is watch your diet and listen to your doctor and/or dietician. If you can find a class for new diabetics near you, it's definitely worth your time. After being diabetic for more than 30 years, I thought I knew it all until I attended a class. Now I'm just really starting to learn something. As far as recipes, there are tons on this site and many more at various places on the web. My favorite is at but that's just one of many. I'm a former (small town) cop myself so I know about loving to eat. For many years, I patrolled a town so small, it made Mayberry look urban. You could actually see from the west city limit sign to the east city limit sign. Population 2000. Anyway, enough about me. Welcome aboard.

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