paulacvdw's Journal, 10 January 2013

Early December, I was diagnosed as diabetic type 2, uncomplicated. Have high triglycerides. I need to lose weight and get the cholesterol levels way down. Doctor said life style changes (diet and exercise) and meds needed. If I can change my life style and get my blood work and weight under control, he said I might not need meds.
I began to keep a journal of everything I put into my mouth, and with fatsecret, noted nutritional values. I've lost about 12 lbs since early December, just from being mindful. I know I have cut down a lot on my fat intake (I love French Cordon Bleu food. Rich. Also love buttery and cheesy dishes. Sigh. Things of the past.) Looking for some kind of established diet, right for my body and for my tastebuds. As it is, I think I will have to wing it.
Seeing a diabetic counselor for second visit in three weeks. Seeing doctor in March for more blood work. Seeing a fitness counselor at local YMCA tomorrow for first time. (I HATE gym exercises! But I've got to do it.)
Let's see how long I can do this. So far, I don't think I have a choice. My grandkids don't want me to die anytime soon. As I was going before the diagnosis shock, I didn't have too many more years left.
on diet paulacvdw's own diet  


I have many of the same issues you do, but I am not diabetic. I have lost 40 pounds in the past 5 months and I eat a low fat, limited meat diet. I took my blood sugar from 106 to 88 (fasting). I lowered my cholesterol 39 points and my triglycerides 33 points in a four month time frame. I follow a heart healthy diet by Dean Ornish. It turned my life around - I take vitamins instead of prescriptions. Good luck to you! 
10 Jan 13 by member: RiverRes


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