anita - 13845
By anita - 13845 Latest Reply 2008-09-17 21:55:28 -0500
Started 2008-04-19 09:13:37 -0500

need a diet that is easy to follow please help. anyone have one?

9 replies

Toma 2008-09-17 21:55:28 -0500 Report

Hi Anita,
Simple diets that are easy to follow are not that effective for controlling blood glucose in my opinion. Diabetes and nutrition are complicated subjects. Instead of trying to do a long post about what works for me is to offer you the book I wrote on the subject. It is available as a free PDF download from my website. You will find it in the upper right corner at

What I share on the site and in the book are what got me from an A1c of 20.9 and close to death to blood glucose and A1C as good as a non-diabetic. My last A1C was 5.0 without meds. I did it by doing a radical dietary makeover from the really bad diet I was eating prior to being diagnosed.

Edie 2008-09-12 10:47:56 -0500 Report

I asked my Dr. for the Diabetic Diet that I had Years ago by Calorie and then I went online and searched for Diabetic Diets There are several you can look at and research to see what works for you.

sheldon - 13657
sheldon - 13657 2008-04-20 14:28:18 -0500 Report

Hi Bricksee,I discussed this drink with my cardiologist,my
internist, my pulmonoligist and my onocologist and they said it was O.K. The drink has 0.5 gm of fat,3 gm of sugar and 30 calories per oz. You can call me at 714-963-7613 at home and I will tell how to get it.

Jonathan - 13553
Jonathan - 13553 2008-04-20 01:57:07 -0500 Report

I did not use any commercial diet, but instead focused on religiously counting my calories and limiting them, trying to stay below 1800 calories per day on average over a week. That, combined with regular exercise, helped me lose more than 45 pounds over about 8 months. It has mostly stayed off, except for extra muscle I've added from working out (it's nice to have clothes not fit because I've gotten too big in the shoulders and thighs, rather than the belly).
The diet focuses on foods that are lower in calories, but are still filling, such as gazpacho, salads, fish, turkey and things like that, and avoiding things that are high calorie, such as salad dressings and oils.
Mostly, the important thing is knowledge — knowing what the calorie content of what you are eating.

sheldon - 13657
sheldon - 13657 2008-04-19 15:14:48 -0500 Report

Try Weight Watchers and use their point system. It does work. The weight comes off slowly and you are able to do more excercise.

bricksee 2008-04-19 11:45:34 -0500 Report

Same here - Originally started out just counting carbs - boring… either that or I'm just not creative enough - probably both.

Could certainly use help for sure. For me, I have neuropathy so bad that standing for longer than 5-10 minutes my legs go numb and it makes preparing meals difficult.

sheldon - 13657
sheldon - 13657 2008-04-19 15:13:14 -0500 Report

I also had a weight problem that is why I started going to Weight Watchers because I am weak about my food intake.I have started taking a drink called Monavie and my neuropathy in starting to lessen. I am 63 and I do NOT have the patience for all sorts of supplements. Hope this helps.

bricksee 2008-04-20 08:04:48 -0500 Report

Where do you get the Monavie? You say this does help with the neuropathy… did you talk with you doctor about taking it … no drug interactions?

I'm asking a lot of questions I know, but have a lot of medical conditions in addition which proclude normal exercise. Was doing some water "rehab" because was not able to rehab in the normal fashion — my joints will not sustain a lot of pressure due to a fall 10 years ago. That and several strokes resulted in my becoming disabled.

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