Im really concerned and scared

By lonelystarr47 Latest Reply 2010-07-26 22:57:16 -0500
Started 2010-07-24 09:06:08 -0500

Plz tell me how i can eat healthy and good meals and food when the other people that i live with dont care about me being a diabetic, or how i eat or when i eat. Plz i need help.

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michaeldpell 2010-07-26 22:57:16 -0500 Report

just eat smaller portions of your favorite foods and instead of eating sweets or candy eat fruit its a good substitute for sweets and candy and another thing do not drink carbonated beverages and soda pops, if you want to lose a little weight just walk around your neighborhood for a half hour , you to 45 minutes a day 3 to 4 days a weekl

Lakeland 2010-07-24 18:28:09 -0500 Report

Did you go to any of the diabetic classes?? ours explained about carbs, some carbs that are higher in fiber (4grams +) take longer to break down in your system so that your sugar number won't spike, many of them have whole grain.

To help me with desserts, I used the diet jello, or if you have one with sugar watch the portions. I caught myself looking at serving sizes on the groceries. I could have 40 whole grain gold fish but 2 cookies.

Because my classes sugest snacking to keep sugar levels more even, I wasn't as hungry at meal time so I didn't eat as much & if my numbers were high, I'd go for a walk. that would lower them.

They wanted us to keep a diary of everything we ate & test 2 hours after. I did enjoy that, it allowed me to learn more about the foods that spike my sugar & it was easier to choose.

all my family members (except 1) are diabetic, I've seen my mom, lose toes, my aunt go blind, and my dad was on dialysis. I care about what I do, I see others & what they eat & I think, if I ate that I'd have to walk 4 miles to get rid of it. I don't care what other's eat. I do cheat, but it's part of my carb count so It's ok as long as I count it.

Choose wisely, it's your health & I've seen the horrible effects diabetes does on a persons body.

This scared me into doing the right thing. I'm undercontrol, my eyesight is back & I was told this week I'm lucky, most people who go blurry, don't get that sight back. I also lost 30 pounds.

Good luck

GabbyPA 2010-07-24 11:01:53 -0500 Report

Unfortunately, sometimes you just have to be a stick in the mud. What I mean is that you will have to start making decisions that are best for you. I serve a lot of foods that I don't eat. It is a trouble sometimes, but I figure it is fair for all the foods I serve that my family won't eat. There is almost always a salad on the table that my mom and I eat, but no one else will touch. Just the same, I often serve a potato dish or corn that I won't touch, but the rest of the family eats.

What I am saying is that we sometimes have to make the best choices from the things that are there. It is not always easy and sometimes it is heart breaking when it seems that no one else cares. But we cannot feel sorry for ourselves. We have to stick up for our own health and sometimes that takes putting our foot down.

If you are the shopper of the family. YOU have the control. If it doesn't come in the house, you won't be eating it. If you are the cook, again, you have more control. I do both and I do buy special things for those who are not diabetic, but I keep it to a minimum and I try to keep my grubby paws off. LOL!!

If you are neither of these things (the shopper or the cook) then become that. Offer to cook more often. Offer to go shopping with the shopper of the house so you can make sure there are choices for you. It takes time. But you can do it.

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-24 16:01:32 -0500 Report

Yes it can be hard as for as having to cook different meals but thank God for Jesus. I'm the cook & the shopper but not the diabetic, but does not have a problem w/purchasing the correct food for all can eat & share thoughts on. The main thing is shop smart season well (no are low salt) & the presentation is a must. Once all that is done all will be excited to eat & together as a family.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it,
Mama Dee

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