hello im new to this

By tazzie110381 Latest Reply 2010-11-26 20:25:09 -0600
Started 2010-11-24 01:51:45 -0600

I was just told on monday nov 22nd that i'm pre diabetic and was told to stay away from anything with flour. How can I stay away from flour? Is there any advice on what I can and can't eat. Please help me not sure where to go from here thanks and happy thanksgiving.

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Two painful feet 2010-11-25 14:43:31 -0600 Report

Hi! Tazzie,
My husband is a pre diabetic and he follows my wasy of eating counting our carb in take. I was toldx 45 to 60 carbs per meal. We try to eat proten, salad, or other vegtables limited on the milk procucts. I know you will find the answers you
are looking for. Have a "Happy Thanksgiving".
Your Friend

tazzie110381 2010-11-26 00:07:17 -0600 Report

Thank you and as for limit the milk products that wont be hard for me because i really don't like milk to much and really don't use it much unless i have to and i really don't eat cheese but love ice cream and yogurt alot. hope you had a great thanks giving. it was a long day for me I cooked for 5 people then had to find a place to put everything but had a nice day

Hinboyz3 2010-11-25 12:31:48 -0600 Report

I too, at one time felt the very same way you do now. Welcome you've come to a very good site where we are all in the same boat and willing to help one another at times of need. I've been diabetic for a year now, I had to change how I eat and added plenty of exercise to my daily routine. Easier said than done I know everyone is very different, but you have to start with just baby steps. Im not sure about the flour, but I would start by asking your nurse or doctor, just so you will get a better understanding of what to avoid. Keep in touch and let us all know how your doing. We all are always here.

tazzie110381 2010-11-26 00:04:53 -0600 Report

thanks I just feel so lost because i'm new and the doctor never really said anything besides stay away from flour and if i do eat something with flour in it make sure i have something like a salad or yogurt to wash it down with so to speak. thanks for the advice

Harlen 2010-11-24 12:06:50 -0600 Report

Hello and welcome
I am so glad you know whats going on so early You may be able to take care of it with diet and pills your so lucky .
To become awhere of what your eating rite it all down how much of each thing and dont skip anything nomatter how small you think it is .
Test your Blood suger befor each meal and two hr after and this will let you know just what foods do what to you .I can eat rice and just cover a little for it but if I try bread I need to cover a lot for it ( I am on insulin )
As you do it you will see why its such a good thing to know .
Best wishes

tazzie110381 2010-11-24 20:02:11 -0600 Report

Harlen thanks for the best wishes so far I'm not on pills or insulin. the doctor told me that I'm on the edge to become full blown diabetic but he isn't sure if the blood test was a good day or a bad day when i had the test so all he told me was to try to stay away from flour. The doctor never said anything about testing my blood sugar so not sure what to do about that

Harlen 2010-11-24 21:36:34 -0600 Report

Go to Walmart and get one of thear meters and strips they are low cost and it will give you a much better idea of whats going on flour is only one of the things you need to look out for ,you will need to cut back on the carbs ALL carbs lol
If your right on the edge then the faster your able to take care of it the better for you
Your blood suger needs to be under 145 I like mine 95 to 80
Test when you get up and rite it down test before meals and two Hr after do that for a week and then you will know where you realy stand .
Its up to you .
Best wishes

CaliKo 2010-11-24 10:10:06 -0600 Report

Sometimes I've been told something surprising or shocking by a doctor, and while I'm thinking, "Wow, really, diabetes? etc." the doctor is still talking and I miss a lot of what he has said. Assuming you don't have food allergies or another condition that would cause your doctor to say avoid flour, (maybe call his nurse for clarification?) for pre-diabetes alone a doctor might say, "avoid processed foods, fried foods, soda, sugary snacks, white sugars, white potatoes, white pasta, white flour …"
Whole grain products are better choices for bread products, read the labels for the lower carb selections. Ray is right, fill your plate with good choices from dairy, vegetable and lean meats. Fruits in moderation. Diabetes is all about reducing carb intake and spreading them out evenly throughout the day to keep the blood glucose levels even. Check out the articles in the News Articles section, and Videos, there is lots of information for you.
Welcome to the site!

tazzie110381 2010-11-24 19:57:18 -0600 Report

Caliko I was told on Friday but had to go into the doctors on Monday and that is when he was telling me to stay away from flour. I have no food allergies or anything like that. and thanks for the advice.

RAYT721 2010-11-24 05:59:44 -0600 Report

Were you told to avoid flour for allergy reasons or for carb control? If for allergies stick to that recommendation faithfully because of the side effects that could result. If it's for carb control, you can still have flour but in moderation as with anything else. The biggest culprit for flour is bread and pasta products. There is life without either. I could write out a menu plan for you that doesn't include flour but if it doesn't agree with your body, meter or tastebuds I have wasted both of our time. Try to focus your menus around dairy, vegetables and lean meats and do some research on flourless products and recipes. Want a sandwich? try wrapping it in lettuce leaves instead of bread. Your body will thank you. Glad you've joined our website. I am hoping to hear more from and about you.

tazzie110381 2010-11-24 19:54:25 -0600 Report

I was told to stay away from flour for the carb control. Thanks for getting back to me and the advice is very helpful

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