My name is Marti Ann, I have a problem with my diet and Amy suggested that I ask our Diabetic Community for help. Here goes: The main problem I am having is this, I am wheelchair bound and have very little mobility. My daughter helps out at home when she is available but is not here alot of the time. She is only 20 and doesn't really understand the importance of following the diabetic diet. Not to mention the fact that I feel like I'm being to big of a burden on her. She has been taking care of me for the last 4 years. The first problem is that I am unable to prepare food on my own anymore and with my daughter gone most of the time, I usually don't eat anything during the day. The apartment I live in is not made for someone in a wheelchair and therefore, I can't get to the stove, food supply or dishes. For the most part, I eat maybe one time a day. The second problem is that I'm just not hungry! I have been used to eating only dinner each day. When I do eat, I might be able to get approximately 2 to 3 ounces of meat, 1/4 cup of vegetables and 1/2 cup of fruit in before I feel so stuffed that I can't eat anymore. I do try to get some raw vegetables and fruit in when there's nobody to cook for me. I don't qualify for a home choreworker because I have an ablebodied adult (my daughter) living with me. Do any of you have either of these problems? If anyone has any good ideas or suggestions, PLEASE HELP ME by sending them my way. Thank you in advance for any help you can give.
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