There are lots of things you can eat, and it sounds like your current dietary restrictions could only benefit you.
Of course you want to eat lots of non starchy veggies, including all kinds of greens, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, squash, tomatoes and some fruit. Many do well with berries, mellon and apples. You will have to test to find out what works and doesn't work for you. Lean protein such as white meat chicken or turkey and fish are good choices.
Be aware of things like 100% whole wheat bread, brown rice and small potatoes. These are foods you want to limit and again understand how they affect your blood glucose.
Things to avoid, chips, crackers, cookies,white bread, candy, sugared soda and sweet tea.
This list is by no means exhaustive but may give you some ideas to get started.
Please ask for a referral to a diabetes educator and if you don't already have one, ask if your insurance will provide a glucose meter, if not they will help you learn what is a good choice for your by being able to test your fasting blood glucose and 2 hours after meals.
You may also want to go to the library to see what books are available. Do check the publish date as they can become out dated very quickly.
I get what you are saying. I can eat a few vegetarian meals a week but could not do vegetarian or vegan for more than a few days.
Many people have good results by cutting back on the animal fat, rice, flour of any kind and potatoes and of course pasta, chips and bakery. Lean protein such as fish or chicken breast are usually a good choice.
let us know about the changes you have made. I could use some inspiration and motivation myself.
Just saying you need some help and encouragement is a big step in the right direction.
When I was first diagnosed it was suggested I keep some records of my blood glucose and food I was eating. I used the booklet which came with my meter and got a little notebook to record the food I ate. Somehow just being honest about what I was eating with the notebook, I felt a little more accountability for what I put in my mouth.
Your log doesn't have to be anything sophisticated but just being able to review the information will help you see where you could have made better choices.
I can't tell you what you should or shouldn't do regarding drinking but I really scared myself a few years ago.
I am on metformin and glyburide, and the glyburide mixed with alcohol can cause some serious lows. I had a few martinis and several hours after going to bed, woke up in a cold sweat. I tested my blood glucose and had a reading of 38. Fortunately I woke up but I could have just as easily continued to sleep and could have just as easily slipped into a coma. I also rebounded from that incident and had a very high reading the next morning.
Massive swings are not good. Extreme lows are not good. If your doctor has referred you to a diabetes educator, please talk to them to understand how your drinking may affect your diabetes control. Please be honest with them about the amount and what you drink.
My previous insurance used a national lab which posted results on-line and my Dr. was hooked into their system, the turn around was about 24 hours. My current insurance uses a different national lab which either does not post their results for the Dr. to download or my Dr. is not on their system. It takes 5-7 days to get results depending upon holidays, weekends and mail carrier schedule. At the least it is exasperating.
You may check with your insurance and Doctors office to see if there is a lab which has a better turn around time.View Thread
I enjoy popcorn 2 or 3 times a month. One of the reasons I love popcorn is because I am an expert at the hand to mouth thing and it doesn't run my blood sugar up. So I get lots of hand to mouth, crunchy-salty satisfaction.
It sounds like you have some serious burns to your feet. I would follow up with your regular doctor and not take any chances. Do not pop any blisters and watch for signs of infection.
If you should have a fever, have uncontrolled pain or not able to control your blood glucose with your normal means, please go back to the ER on the double.
I am NOT a medical professional, these are my opinion only. Please do follow up with your doctor and let us know how you are doing.
my best to you
ps: why were you not wearing any shoes? I wear light weight canvas sneakers in the house just for that little bit of extra protection.....not enough support for all day but just enough to protect my tootsies from the corners of walls and splatters in the kitchen. ( I am not yelling at you, but we all know how important healthy feet are to our well being.)View Thread