AS A DIABETIC WHAT ARE MY DO'S AND DONT'S

BOOBIE
By BOOBIE Latest Reply 2010-01-23 12:26:42 -0600
Started 2010-01-19 22:18:04 -0600

I NEED TO KNOW,DO WE EAT 3 MEALS AND A SNACK I SHOULD REALLY KNOW THIS BEING IN THE HEALTH FEILD BUT IT LOOKS LIKE I STUCK ON STUPID ITS MY LIFE NOW NOT A RESIDENT ITS SO STRANGE TO ME IM VERY FRIGHTEN OF THIS


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Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-01-23 12:26:42 -0600 Report

Hi Boobie,

I too have been in the medical field(nursing) for nearly 40 years. I have had a lot of diabetic patients,and worked with Dr.s who specialized in diabetes, and boy could I give them great advice, and every treatment that could be imagined, but now it's me. I am the one who has diabetes, and I, like you, feel as though I am stuck on "STUPID" It's like now that it's me, I just plain don't know what to do… I think, however, that the fear, and knowledge of the disease; working with these patients, seeing what can happen, and what diabetics have to deal with has just caused our minds to go blank!!! When it comes to us, we don't know WHAT to do… I had lots of empathy, and sympathy for my patients, but now, I understand the fears that they must have been going through…Then, there were those who just didn't seem to care one way or the other, they are the ones who didn't take care of themselves, and got into trouble, loosing a limb, kidney dialysis, problems with their eyes, etc., I could go on and on, but I want…Just wanted to let you know you are not alone feeling this way…Sue

spiritwalker
spiritwalker 2010-01-20 15:20:57 -0600 Report

If you are going for surgery and going to be in the hospital
why not ask to meet with their diabetes team while you are an
inpatient. This would save you extra appointments and costs.
They should have information to send home with you.

BOOBIE
BOOBIE 2010-01-21 16:04:08 -0600 Report

spirit its out patient surgery a scope i will as soon as i go back to doctor cook on feb.2, or see can they come to me

Sam Stokes
Sam Stokes 2010-01-21 17:10:59 -0600 Report

Learning is first for me eating in intervals of every 3 to 4 hours daily mainly eating low glycemic foods and keeping my carbs in the 30 range has helped me to take control of my sugar problems plus I do take several vitamins and minerals to aid my body in everyday living . the dietician will help you on the protien carb balance good luck on your surgery.

MeiMei
MeiMei 2010-01-20 12:31:05 -0600 Report

As a public health nurse on an Indian reservation, I spent my career educating people on the prevention as well as treatment of diabetes, type 2. Now here I am with typ 1 diabetes through no fault of my own. As nurses and doctors we don't get that much info on nutrition as well as many of the diseases related to it. My suggestion is reading while you are laid up with your surgery. I found a book called Reversing Diabetes by Dr. Julian Whitaker helpful. Although it addresses mostly type 2 diabetes he explains both diseases so their origins are easily understood and explains nutrition the best I have ever heard. Has diet plans and recipes also. Then as was previously recommended get in toich with your nutirtionist and diabetic educator.

donna13
donna13 2010-01-20 12:49:31 -0600 Report

I tried to find this in the library but couldn't. I did look up Dr. Whitaker on Wikipedia, and am not going to look any more for the book. Maybe anyone thinking about getting this book should check further, then make up their own minds. I don't want to influence anyone, one way or another.

alanbossman
alanbossman 2010-01-20 07:27:49 -0600 Report

HI welcome to dc. First thing is see a dietician is the best way and a diabetic educator.
Alan

BOOBIE
BOOBIE 2010-01-20 07:58:45 -0600 Report

THANKS ALAN I WILL IM HAVING SURGERY FRIDAY ON MY KNEE SO AS SOON AS THIS IS OVER I WILL I BEEN READING TRYING TO DO WHATS BEST UNTIL THAN