Type 2 diabetes diet suggestions

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Avatar f tn I had type 2 diabetes before I got pregnant. I'm 8 weeks and I inject insulin twice a day. They said if I don't control my levels my baby will be too overweight . any suggestions besides eating right and exercising? Is anyone else experiencing this?
Avatar n tn Eat mostly fruit and vegetables, but have not lost weight. Any suggestions for losing weight from other Type 2 diabetics out there? Any diet plans that would be good? I am at least 100 pounds overweight, but have been told I can not have weight loss surgery because I have an illeostomy. I am in my early 40's.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with Type 2 last year. I moved to rural Pennsylvania and do not have access to a diabetes specialist or center and I'm having a lot of trouble figuring out what I can eat. I only drink diet soda, milk, tomato juice and tea and have cut out cake, ice cream, candy, etc. I eat low sugar cookies when I need something sweet. I'm at a loss as to what to eat for breakfast.
Avatar n tn I assume you get regularly tested for thyroid to make sure that isn't the cause of your weight gain and you don't need an adjustment in thyroid meds. Insulin doesn't make people gain weight, though sometimes people lose weight when initially diagnosed with very high numbers and when their blood sugar gets under control they continue eating the same way and gain weight. Another cause of weight gain in Type 1's is insulin resistance.
Avatar m tn Once doctors see that your diet, weight, and glucose levels are in the green and steady, there is a HUGE chance that you can get off insulin. Again. AMAZING progress! I know quite a few diabetics, type 1 and 2, and I know how hard it can be to keep in control.
Avatar n tn What are you referring to when you say the doctor said it's hormones...the diabetes? I am diagnosed with having Adult Diabetes Type 2. I know mine is genetic because my mom and dad both have/had this disorder. I take a variety of different medications to help with my blood sugars. The two main ones that I take are Metformin and an inject-able pen medication called Byetta. Both help me to keep my blood sugars to a manageable level.
Avatar n tn I am not a medical professional, so any information passed on to you is based solely on my personal experience in dealing with type 1 diabetes. All suggestions should be verified with your son's healthcare team. I can totally relate to where you are right now with both the adjustment to living with diabetes and the hunger/snacking issues.
Avatar f tn Hi, I do agree that you should be retested a a few weeks after you are off the steroids as they can certainly push you over the edge into diabetes territory. In the meantime you are doing good things by revamping your diet which will be good for you anyway in the long run. I do suggest getting your own meter(those simple drug store brands are just fine and a lot cheaper) and trying to check at least twice a day for three days a week so that you have an idea of the patterns involved.
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Avatar n tn I too have type one diabetes and struggled to lose weight over several years. Unfortunately took the unhealthy route and had extemely high blood sugars for several years to strip the pounds away (my health is now terribly effected) In an attempt to regain my health I have recently started on the pump. My endocrinologist was suprised to know how much insulin I was on before the pump.
Avatar n tn I'm Sophie, and I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes about 2 weeks ago. I'm 15 years old. I'm coping well with everything, including the injections, however when I actually inject the insulin it stings/burns. The actual pain of the needle prick is bearable but this burning sensation is not. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Anyway, back to the abdominal pain.
Avatar n tn What fruits & vegetables should be avoided being as I have type 2 diabetes.Been eating a lot of fruits & veg. to try & lose weight & my sugar count is out of control..Up, down, very high etc.
Tbd Years ago, we found a lot of encouragement in a book called "Reversing Diabetes" by Dr. Julian Whitaker. More recently, the video "Forks Over Knives" has been challenging and helpful.
Avatar n tn If you haven't already explored it, I think the writings of Peter D'Adamo are interesting. He's an advocate of structuring diet around differences in blood type. He has several books (the first was "Eat Right 4 Your Type") and his last couple of books are very well written and thought-provoking. Particularly for people with autoimmune disorders, his thinking about the possible deleterious effects of lectins on certain phenotypes is intriguing, although controversial.
Avatar n tn I want to add that type 1 and type 2 diabetics are encouraged to keep even lower cholesterol numbers than the rest of the population. It is known that oats are great for lowering cholesterol -- oatmeal for breakfast or oat muffins are wonderful and I personally have noticed a dramatic drop in cholesterol numbers after adding oats to my diet. If oatmeal is not your thing, many cereals are made with oat flour or grains, including Cheerios in a number of flavors.
Avatar m tn Hi...I have been diagnosed with Type II diabetes . Fasting Blood sugar 2 weeks ago, taken by general doctor, was at 470. He put me on Metformin 500mg. once a day and told me to change diet. After eating well for a week, my fasting blood sugar this morning was 255. I know that I need to eat carbs (whole grains) , proteins and fats. What is the best way to manage this? How do I balance foods throughout the day to help control this the right way? What proportions of each food can I eat?
Avatar f tn you cant lose weight if you aren't on an insulin pump 5. weight loss for people with type 1 diabetes takes WAY longer than for people without it. If anybody could clear up these rumors or give me any advice that would be fantastic! Thanks so much for your time!
Avatar n tn Limit her fatty and spicey foods and begin to keep a food/symptom diary with her so you'll begin to see patterns of how she feels relative to what she's eaten and what she's been drinking. Many folks with Type 1 diabetes have or develop other issues. While our disease *is* an autoimmune disease, it is not immune "deficiency" that causes our disease.
Avatar n tn do you have any suggestions for quick home workout routines? I have a membership for 24hr fitness but with a 2 month old its a little difficult to make it. I'm 5'6", 158 lbs. I really want to maximize this hcg diet!
Avatar n tn She went to a specialist, but apparently was told there is not much that can be done about this type of diabetes. Is this correct? She is in otherwise excellent health; is fanatical about diet and exercise, yet it gets worse and worse and we are desperately worried. She can no longer drive due to the sporadic nature of the disease. Is there anything that can be done to help regulate this, before she does serious damage to other organs or through falling?
Avatar n tn old boy who was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at the age of 3. Also, my sister was diagnosed (2 yrs. prior to my son) at the age of 24. She is now 32. My sis takes lantus and humalog, just like your daughter does. I do not have diabetes, however, I do understand that the weight issue is frustrating and sometimes even depressing. My sister has had a very similar situation to your daughter's. It wasn't until recently that she lost some weight.
Avatar f tn I'm on Metformin 500mg 2/day for type 2 diabetes. Also on fertility medicine Femara and thyroid medicine, typing to get pregnant. I need some fruit to take Metformin. Just Metformin is making me more nauseous and discouraging. So I eat one date fruit with every Metformin i,e just after swallowing Metformin. Is this okay?. Also I eat grapes now whenever I feel like need more energy to move around. Is that good? I lost my apetite after started Metformin. So trying to be more on fruits.
Avatar n tn We are not privy to your mother's medical records, her glucose levels, nor have you mentioned if she is a type 1, type 1.5 or type 2 diabetic. You should be talking with her doctor about medication. Go here for drug interactions http://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.html And, avoid fad diets.
Avatar f tn I was on Yaz but I had body aches, balance problems & unexplainable weight gain. My doctor told me to get off Yaz to see if my symptoms go away & I’ve been off of it for a year w/ worse symptoms. Here are my symptoms: muscles burn, ache & are stiff; shooting pains, tingling, weakness, needles, numbness, zaps in my head, mood swings, feel anxious & irritable for no reason.
Business man2 What type of diabetes do you have? Type I or Type II? Basically, they both require a low glycemic diet, but weight loss is more difficult with type II than with type I, because of the possibility of other conditions, accompanying it.
423875 tn?1203374142 My daughter is 6 yrs old with type one diabetes,dxd at age 4 and for the last year she has been complaining of a tummy ache. She has had blood test done but nothing has been found. I have tried taking away dairy, and fruit. She has no keatones. It is not when she is high or low. I have found no patterns. She feels so bad all of the time.The teachers at school are calling me constantly for what to do for her and I do not know what to tell them.
Avatar f tn He is asian and the family members that have type 2 diabetes were advised to change their diet not to loose weight since they were not overweight.
1182699 tn?1297578384 Juvenile diabetes, in some cases, can be associated with gluten and/or casein intolerances. It's possible getting off of gluten (which is in wheat, barley, rye and oats) could solve the problem. I would get shaky, feel faint and have heart racing after eating gluten containing foods - I didn't realize the gluten was causing the problem until I got off of it. When I cheated a little, I would get the same symptoms again. Just a thought.