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  • Diabetes Type 2

    I have recently been diagnosed with it. I'm trying to follow a better diet but struggling as my eating style has not been good for a long time and change isn't always easy. I know of all the things that can happen with Diabetes like blindness and other maladied. I ordered some supplements this morning. Hoping they will help my health. I was told to change my diet and will be going to a Diabetes Educator soon.

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    I am also a type 2 diabetic. Diet modification can be a key part of managing diabetes. Generally I have found that portion control is better diet action than elimination of foods I like. I am more likely to maintain the diet and see results with it. Another thing that helps is substituting a lower carbohydrate food for a higher carbohydrate one.
    I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
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    Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

    From a speech by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775 at St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia

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      Thanks for your ideas!

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      • #4
        I don't have Diabetes but I can understand your pain. I agree with jns's post: good advice. Anyhow, your doctor referring you to a Diabetes Educator is a step in the right direction. Did your doctor also advise you on foods to eat/avoid? I think being strict with what you're eating is a must. Obviously, you realize this. I do hope I've helped and you're not alone, Valeriesvoice. Many people have your condition. It shouldn't be too difficult to modify your diet.

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          I was just at the doctor's office today for my twice a year checkup after having blood tests the day before. The doctor was pleased that I have been keeping my diabetes under control and that I have been able to reduce my medication. The key has been losing weight and having a different diet, but not a specific one. Since I retired, I have spent half of my time in Cambodia and gotten away from a western style diet. There are still carbohydrates in my diet , mostly in the form of rice or rice noodles but with some wheat flour noodles. Very little of what I eat is processed. I walk more and occasionally swim in a pool. I have an adequate breakfast, usually a light lunch and a full supper. Lunch could be fruit or it could be vegetables, depending on what is available. Returning to the USA has led to weight gain and my diabetes numbers going up. When I go back my numbers and weight will go back down.
          I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
          ...
          Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

          From a speech by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775 at St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia

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