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Pat D.
By Pat D. Latest Reply 2009-12-12 19:46:24 -0600
Started 2009-12-10 20:24:34 -0600

Hello, everyone. I am new to this site and I would appreciate all the help I can get. I am type 2 and have been for seven years and still confused about it. I have been put on insulin a couple of months ago. I am doing bad with my diet, can I please get some suggestions and help.


18 replies

Turtle
Turtle 2009-12-12 19:46:24 -0600 Report

Welcome to the site. I think you will make lots of friends here and this is a great place for support.
See you around. I am t 2 also.
Turtle

alanbossman
alanbossman 2009-12-12 10:37:40 -0600 Report

Hi Pat, welcome to dc. low carb meals help and portion size, and lots of chicken,turkey,fish and lots of veggs.
Alan

Susie624
Susie624 2009-12-11 07:49:19 -0600 Report

Yes as Elrod said, pull up a chair get comfy and any questions you might have someone or other can give you reasonally good answer.All very helpful.

Susie624
Susie624 2009-12-11 07:52:03 -0600 Report

Sorry that is Elrond, the (n )did not print the first time .Some times the old hand no work to good.

Pat D.
Pat D. 2009-12-11 08:46:41 -0600 Report

I like to thank everyone for welcoming me. I feel so much better to be able to talk to other people who shares the same thoughts that I do. I have to admit at first I was in denial of diabetes. I was taking it as serious as I should have been. Now I want to and need to be very serious about it. My last A1c was 8.2 and that is to high for me. I want to get it back to 6.0. My main problem is that I can't get my diet together. It is so frustrating trying to figure out what to eat. I need a lot of help in knowing what are the right foods.

Pat D.
Pat D. 2009-12-11 08:46:51 -0600 Report

I like to thank everyone for welcoming me. I feel so much better to be able to talk to other people who shares the same thoughts that I do. I have to admit at first I was in denial of diabetes. I was taking it as serious as I should have been. Now I want to and need to be very serious about it. My last A1c was 8.2 and that is to high for me. I want to get it back to 6.0. My main problem is that I can't get my diet together. It is so frustrating trying to figure out what to eat. I need a lot of help in knowing what are the right foods.

spicer51
spicer51 2009-12-11 09:18:40 -0600 Report

Pat D I have found that by restricting the amount of bread a day and eating more veggies and fruit has helped me. I have also joined wieght watchers to help me control my eating habits. So far I have lost 19 pds and my A1C has dropped from 7.4 to 6.8. I also try to get at least 30 minutes of walking in a day. I hope this helps.

Pat D.
Pat D. 2009-12-11 08:46:51 -0600 Report

I like to thank everyone for welcoming me. I feel so much better to be able to talk to other people who shares the same thoughts that I do. I have to admit at first I was in denial of diabetes. I was taking it as serious as I should have been. Now I want to and need to be very serious about it. My last A1c was 8.2 and that is to high for me. I want to get it back to 6.0. My main problem is that I can't get my diet together. It is so frustrating trying to figure out what to eat. I need a lot of help in knowing what are the right foods.

Sam Stokes
Sam Stokes 2009-12-11 09:20:12 -0600 Report

Hi and welcome Pat, I usually refer people to our helping website, truth is I'm computer ignorant my wife Janet is a retired teacher of 32 years she simpllfied the site so I or other people like can find things easier, everybodies replies are real good there are a couple things I would to add the book REVERSING DIABETES, by Julian Whitaker MD is a great resource,also the low glycemic index and other infomation on the website it's www.14info.com we only put what has hellped us or may be a blessing to others there , updated on a monthly basis , Three things I have found that effects my blood glucose levels are pork,anything white,a lack of sleep effects bgl and causes weight gain we on the average need 8 hours of rest .MYonly other major problem is late night eating I've found that small amounts after 6:00 pm is my best bet.check out all the discussions most are very helpful again welcome t5o the family.

Pat D.
Pat D. 2009-12-11 08:46:51 -0600 Report

I like to thank everyone for welcoming me. I feel so much better to be able to talk to other people who shares the same thoughts that I do. I have to admit at first I was in denial of diabetes. I was taking it as serious as I should have been. Now I want to and need to be very serious about it. My last A1c was 8.2 and that is to high for me. I want to get it back to 6.0. My main problem is that I can't get my diet together. It is so frustrating trying to figure out what to eat. I need a lot of help in knowing what are the right foods.

Monalisa
Monalisa 2009-12-11 01:03:25 -0600 Report

Dear Pat, welcome home!! here you have found a very sweet :) family, we all have questions and opinions too so feel free to express your feelings and talk to us let us know how you feel and things you know, we all like to share, hugs and again welcome…LISA

Hinboyz3
Hinboyz3 2009-12-10 23:28:16 -0600 Report

Hi Pat and welcome, just take one day at a time, and do baby steps. Its so much to take in and I know your overwhelmed just like I was, and sometimes I still feel that way. Just make sure your eating a good nutritional diet daily, watch your carbs, watch your blood sugar and monitor it daily. Just try to eat more sensible for you, be kinda cautious because your a diabetic as we all are. Everyone here will be glad to answer your questions and concerns so don't be afraid to ask them. We are all family here and we all care about everyone.

nowazetired
nowazetired 2009-12-10 22:29:58 -0600 Report

Hi Pat and welcome. I am so confused as well. All I try to eat works against my diabeties. You are not alone. I try to take it one day at a time. I pay attention to what makes me ill and close attentions to my numbers. My one day at a time seems to work well when I am busy and when I'm not…well you probably know the rest of that story. But I just wanted to share with you that you are not alone on this site and feel free to chat with us all. My prayers are with you.

Elrond
Elrond 2009-12-10 21:51:19 -0600 Report

Welcome to the family, Pat.
Feel free to look around and read the blogs, discussions, and by all means, browse the excellent recipes.
As a newly diagnosed diabetic, you're probably overflowing with questions. Well, this is a great place to ask. We rarely have a doctor here but most of us have been living with diabetes for a long time so we at least pretend to be experts.
Another thing you should do is find a class in your area for diabetics. Your local hospital probably has one and they're almost always free of charge. It's definitely worth your time.
In the mean time, try to keep your blood sugar in a reasonable range. (100 to 200 is fairly good) Your doctor is your best guide on this. He or she may have a more specific goal for you so be sure to ask.
Generally, avoid unnecessary sugars and foods containing excess carbohydrates. Read the label on every food you purchase and opt for the lower carb choice. Remember that most lean meat and veggies are very low carb. It's the stuff we put on them that adds carbs. Some carbs are good and necessary. I can't possibly go into that here but you can find it in other discussions. Of course, you need protein, vitamins, and minerals. If you can see a diabetic nutritionist, it's a very good idea.
As I mentioned, if you have specific questions, feel free to ask. The only 'dumb' question is the one you don't ask. We might not get all the answers right but we'll certainly try. :)

Pat D.
Pat D. 2009-12-10 22:08:20 -0600 Report

Thank you very much. I am glad that I found this website. I have been looking for one like this for a long time. I feel like now I am not in this by myself and I have people who can identify with me and what I am going thru

Elrond
Elrond 2009-12-10 22:18:07 -0600 Report

Believe me, Pat, you are far from being alone. There are millions of diabetics out there. I tend to mention my diabetes frequently in public and almost always someone else will say he or she is diabetic too. Many people just don't mention it. I bet the checkout girl at the supermarket or the guy at the gas station is diabetic but you just didn't know it. It's essentially just learning a healthier way of living. You need to eat better and be sure to get the proper amount of exercise. Your doctor (endocrinologist if possible) is now your best friend. And the people here will do everything they can to help and guide you.
So don't be a stranger. Pull up a chair and get comfy.

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