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Posted: 05 Sep 2013, 14:26
just found out i'm diabetic need to make some big changes in my lifestyles any suggestions

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Posted: 05 Sep 2013, 16:03
Do your homework. There's plenty of good information out there, including information on nutrition and fitness from the American Diabetes Society.

Perhaps have your doctor refer you to a nutritionist?

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Posted: 05 Sep 2013, 17:02
Look into taking a diabetes education class if it is offered where you live they are taught by doctors and nurses and should be free of charge. The one that I go to is free. Different topics every month mostly nutrition, medication, how to take care of yourself, complications of diabetes and recipes. Your doctor should be able to set you up with a nutritionist. A diabetic diet is low carb and low fat. A nutritionist can set you up with specific diet guidelines and number of carbs for you to eat per meal.

What seems to happen a lot is a doctor doesn't explain to a newly diagnosed diabetic about normal blood sugar level range or a1c etc. and the person is just given a glucose monitor that they don't know what to do with.

Check out the site linked above by hoser there's a ton of info.

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Posted: 06 Sep 2013, 06:41
I agree. A diagnosis like this should come with a referral to a dietician/nutritionist. And in addition to info from professionals, self-education is always good.
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Posted: 06 Sep 2013, 10:21
I'm finding it very hard to retrain my brain after years of thinking I must have a meat veggie and starch on my plate. It also does not help with a husband that is a junk food junky who needs his blue bell fix every night. But I am NOT going to give up hope I will kick this.

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Posted: 06 Sep 2013, 11:48
You will still be able to eat those things just watch serving sizes and eat a protein along with a carb. For example a bananas serving size for a diabetic is half of a banana whereas a non diabetic it's the whole banana . That's where the health educator or nutritionist comes in to help you figure out what you can eat and how much. They might also want you to eat low glycemic index or glycemic load foods. Hang in there you can do this.

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Posted: 06 Sep 2013, 11:55
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Posted: 07 Sep 2013, 22:37

I have been diabetic for 15 years. Did not take it serious and have added weight and was taking 2 Insulin shots a day (150 units).

Had two heart attacks in the last year and it was not looking good.

Found fat secret two months ago. Attended a lot of health classes provided by the Hospital and have looked into Baractric surgury.

Anyway. using FatSecret, in two months I have lost 45 lbs (my wife 22 lbs). Reduced my insulin shots to once a day from twice. Now taking 50 units instead of 150 daily. And I have been able to take walks again (still have sever cardiac condition). I am no longer considering Bariatric surgery.

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