I was just diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in October 2011...unless your diabetes progresses rapidly you don't have to concern yourself with the needles...I am on a pill for mine (3 times daily), and we are still figuring out the dosage that is required to control my glucose. The thing you have to watch is carbs. You want to have a balanced diet and eat less, but more often...I eat about 5 to 6 times a day...three meals and two to three snacks, all spaced out by 3hr windows...so 7am breakfast, 10am snack, 1pm lunch, 4pm snack, 7pm dinner & sometimes I have a light snack between 9 & 10pm. The dietician told me to make sure I had something later in the evening, or your body will compensate for low sugar in the morning and your body will release extra sugar into your blood to "kick start" your day...so have a banana or other piece of fruit in the evening...I also try to avoid eating out (I'm not very good at that one yet...), and processed or boxed foods...I eat fruit when I have a sugar craving, try to drink a glass of water when I feel hungry instead of grabbing a snack...for me it's a bit of a habbit to snack when I am bored, so I try to find something interesting to do if I do get bored...read a book, do some research on a personal interest, exercise...do some household tasks (although this is not as high on the list as it should be!!)...I also drink lots of coffee with splenda (sweetener instead of sugar), I find the coffee takes the hunger away...Good Luck!! Later.
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