Another Newbie

By LadyBraveheart Latest Reply 2010-08-21 00:23:43 -0500
Started 2010-08-20 10:44:11 -0500

Hi all,

I am new to this site…not newly diagnosed though. I was diagnosed years ago. After discovering that I had comparatively mild diabetes I basically decided to take my pills and ignore it…now, half the family has been diagnosed! At this point, I am really interested in trying to get a grip on the the family food situation but am not sure where to start. I just know I can't ignore it anymore.

7 replies

LadyBraveheart 2010-08-21 00:23:43 -0500 Report

Thanks for the welcome all! I also appreciate the tips & links and such. I am thinking about joining a site called Dietwatch:

So I can can plan meals for the family and calculate and track our actual nutrition, exercise, etc. Anybody else try this site? Or know of similar sites?


Harlen 2010-08-20 18:50:00 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
we are glad to have you here theres lots of info at this site
the best advice I can give is know how to carb count its the best way I know how to keep my blood sugars in the good.
Best wishes

MAYS 2010-08-20 13:27:08 -0500 Report

Welcome to the Diabetic Connect Family !
Browse the site, make friends, ask questions, and most of all, be yourself.


alanbossman 2010-08-20 11:51:25 -0500 Report

Hi and welcome to DC family. somethings you need to stop eating is anything taht is white like bread,rice,potatos. just these are high in carbs and can boost your BS high. eating more chicken without skin and turkey and fish are good for you.Most food you can eat but in portion size. vegs are good for you. You should use the plate method 1/2 the plate is vegs 1/4 is your main dish the other 1/4 brown rice. Hope some os this helps. Also see if you can find a dietician they can also help on what you can eat. But use your meter after 1 to 2 hrs after your meal and check your BS to see how much the food you ate affected your BS numbers. If they are high dont eat that again,its a long possess to see what works and what does.

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