By lilvito Latest Reply 2010-07-21 10:49:03 -0500
Started 2010-07-19 11:33:16 -0500

Hi, everyone. I just registered and this looks great. I have been a diabetic (2) for about ten years. Last week, I had a mini stroke and now I am scared.I always watched what I ate, but it was easy to cheat.
Now I really have to be concerned.
My breakfast is giving me fits.All I eat is scrambled eggs and a Veggy.
Can any one help me on what I can eat???

13 replies

william_22 2010-07-21 06:57:25 -0500 Report

It's good to find some company here. I've been worried about having diabetes since it runs in our family. Hope to learn alot from you guys!

lauren03 2010-07-21 05:36:36 -0500 Report

I totally understand you. I used to cheat on my diet also. If you can't help it, then cheat once a month so you won't feel to much deprived.

olivia39 2010-07-21 05:30:50 -0500 Report

hi. I read somewhere that the diabetic's diet is the healthiest diet. try to avoid too much carbs. I've been trying to follow this diet because my mom's a diabetic so I need to watch my sugar level.

nathaniel86 2010-07-21 10:49:03 -0500 Report

They should have a good diet since they have to watch out for their sugar level. We should all start this diet to be safe.

spunkyrose 2010-07-19 19:53:13 -0500 Report

Sorry Ray, but I represent the food police. I am taking you in with your breakfast suggestions. I am aware they tell you you you can eat anything as long as you count the carbs. I suppose you can do that if you are willing to take all the drugs
and insulin they will prescribe. I am not willing. I learned the truth about foods.
Here are a few facts that you may not have heard before. You will never get good
blood glucose readings eating processed foods. Here is why. Processed foods have
so much added carbohydrates in the form of high fructose corn sugar, starches etc, etc. ditto for fats, salt etc. that the meal portion is so small that if you stuck to
portion sizes they say, you would be hungry all the time. Who can live in a constant state of hunger. There is another way!

RAYT721 2010-07-19 19:14:06 -0500 Report

If there's a knock at your door tomorrow morning, I can assure you that it's not the breakfast police. There are so many options for breakfast just as there are for lunches, dinners and snacks. Stick within reason to calories, protein, fats, carbs, sodium, vitamins and everything else and you'll find that you can have almost anything for breakfast that you can have in another meal of the day. With that in mind think about a seafood omelet… bran flakes or oatmeal with fresh fruit… even an Egg McMuffin (no sausage) and you'll find breakfasts that are reasonable with the nutrients to start your day and some flavor. Don't limit yourself to what you can't have… think about what you CAN have and enjoy it!!!

Harlen 2010-07-19 18:31:21 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
I know what you mean I have eggs and faux bakon and snachage lol
some times I might even have Ham.and lots of spice
Best wishes

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-19 14:39:14 -0500 Report

Happy day sir,
I will be standing on the wall for you concerning your health in the name of Jesus. Now as for as eating breakfast try a cup of green tea (no sugar) bowl of oatmeal (small bowl) & a fruit or fruit in your oatmeal. Always start off your day w/a glass of water & before each meal. I pray this helps have a good day.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it,
Mama Dee

soldierswife 2010-07-19 12:35:05 -0500 Report

So sorry to hear about the stroke! Hope you have recovered well! The ladies have already give you very useful info for breakfast and i cant be of much help in that area, i only eat special k for breakfast. Not really yummy but it helps with the weight loss/management! Hope all goes well for you!

bettymachete 2010-07-19 12:17:05 -0500 Report

Welcome vito, glad you are here with us! Sounds like things may have gotten out of hand for you. I hope you are recovering, joining this community was a good step in the right direction. It's full of info and great people. I too was in a rut for breakfast and posted a discussion. It's now full of ideas. Here's the link:

Welcome again!