Finding out and Starting out...

By Beerlilly Latest Reply 2010-08-08 18:31:49 -0500
Started 2010-08-08 01:17:15 -0500

Finding out that I had type 2 diabetes took me for a loop. It was the last thing on my mind when I returned to the doctors office. I didn't know what to do; and I still kinda don't. I've taken for granted just how handy it was to have a lot of my favorite foods, like: pasta, bread, potato's, etc. I can truly say that I'm changed by my diagnosis but not defeated! :)

5 replies

alanbossman 2010-08-08 18:31:49 -0500 Report

Hi and welcome to DC family just a little note not everyone is the same on eating carbs there some to can eat more carbs per meal than others can. Portion size meals will help in controlling your BS levels. You need to test 2hrs after every meal to see what your BS numbers and this will help in what you can eat and cant. Your numbers 2 hr after a meal should be 140 or below.

GabbyPA 2010-08-08 18:14:32 -0500 Report

That is a great attitude and it will get you very far in this. It is a diagnosis that changes all of us in one way or another. I know it changed my life for the better. It takes a different take on things to see it that way, but I bet you will be doing that soon.

It takes time to adjust to the diagnosis and the new ways of thinking, but if you just take it one day at a time and don't get overwhelmed, you will do great.

monkeymama 2010-08-08 13:16:06 -0500 Report

It is very true for a lot of people. We all from time to time in our life take food for granted and the foods we love. keep the attitude with "not being defeated". This kind of mind thought will help you through it all and be successful. Hang in there and keep telling yourself you can do it and you will do it. We're all here for you if you need.

Kaiyle 2010-08-08 10:11:53 -0500 Report

I'm still learning too about this disease. Being that my father passed away in 2008 from complications that stemmed from diabetes, I was shaken to the core when I was diagnosed with the disease. However, due to my attendance to diabetic classes, I feel confident about controlling diabetes rather than diabetes controlling me. I have a positive attitude and outlook on how I see food now. I don't look at it in terms of what I can't have but rather of what I can have and how I can make some of the things I really enjoy diabetic friendly. Counting carbs will be your best friend because you can still have some of the things you love but in serving size portions that don't go over the amount of carbs you can have per each meal. I've learned in class that you can have 45-60 grams of carbs per each meal. Snack…15-25 grams of carbs. 10-15 grams of fat per each meal, not to exceed 35-55 grams of fat per day. Also you can subtract any grams of fiber from your total carb intake on what your're about to eat. For ex. Carbs: 24g. Fiber 4g…total carbs becomes 20g. I hope this helps you some.

Harlen 2010-08-08 09:20:33 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
I know what you mean.
Pasta,rice,bread,spuds are something I can have but very little of it lol
Eatting a lot more freesh veg for snaks have helped me a lot.
best wishes