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3 years ago  ::  Oct 11, 2011 - 3:55PM #8
alan_s
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type2

Oct 10, 2011 -- 9:50AM, tracy_tolliver wrote:

Hi!  Thanks to everyone who welcomed me!  My husband works alot so I don't know if I'll ever be able to get him on here, but I will try..lol 



Please ask him to read this; it will help him make better food selections: Test, Review, Adjust.


After reading that he may decide to reduce carbohydrates. That may be needed, but he should do it carefully now that he is on insulin. Sudden changes from too many carbohydrates to too few can lead to changing blood glucose levels from too high to too low. That is very unwise and can be dangerous.


Please proceed cautiously after discussing this method with his doctor. Test after eating and if the result is high review the meal. Make a small change to the menu at the next meal of the same type. Repeat the process at that meal and continue with small changes, without risking hypos, until he sees good numbers.


If he reaches a stage where insulin or medication needs to be adjusted because blood glucose levels are improving, discuss that with his doctor.

Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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3 years ago  ::  Oct 10, 2011 - 9:50AM #7
tracy_tolliver
Posts: 3

Hi!  Thanks to everyone who welcomed me!  My husband works alot so I don't know if I'll ever be able to get him on here, but I will try..lol 

3 years ago  ::  Oct 10, 2011 - 4:06AM #6
alan_s
Posts: 2,897
type2

Sep 27, 2011 -- 5:48PM, tracy_tolliver wrote:

Hello everyone!  My husband was diagnosed with type 2 about 5 years ago.  During that time he started out trying to control it with just diet and exercise..which worked for a while.  Then he started taking pills..and the dosage kept creeping up till today they finally put him on insulin.  We are trying to start fresh and fix things to eat that the whole family will like..not just my husband..lol  From the looks of the recipe section..I've already found several things that seem like will work..and lots of tips. 


G'day Tracy


Sorry I'm a late arrival.


Tell us a little more, or ask him to drop in. We may be able to offer some useful suggestions.

Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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Type 2 Diabetes - A Personal Journey
Born Under a Wandering Star
3 years ago  ::  Oct 07, 2011 - 9:58AM #5
monicadennis
Posts: 495

Sep 27, 2011 -- 5:48PM, tracy_tolliver wrote:

Hello everyone!  My husband was diagnosed with type 2 about 5 years ago.  During that time he started out trying to control it with just diet and exercise..which worked for a while.  Then he started taking pills..and the dosage kept creeping up till today they finally put him on insulin.  We are trying to start fresh and fix things to eat that the whole family will like..not just my husband..lol  From the looks of the recipe section..I've already found several things that seem like will work..and lots of tips. 


Hi Tracy! And welcome. I am so sure you'll find a ton of help here in the forum as well as on the site. I'm the wife of a type 2 diabetic as well. He's still on oral meds at the moment, not insulin. The good thing here is YOU clearly cook. I hate it! Laughing I leave that to my husband and he does pretty much what he wants, but we do try to keep some balance as much as possible, primarily for the sake of our kids not developing type 2 later. I've tried a few of our dLife recipes and the kids put up with my attempts. (I told you I hate cooking.) Our favorite so far though is Nacho Party and for someone like me who hates cooking, it's really easy to make. Filling too! www.dlife.com/diabetes/diabetic-recipes/...


Hmm. I may want some this weekend!

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3 years ago  ::  Oct 05, 2011 - 12:56AM #4
Pastor Paul
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Welcome to a group of diabetics that know where it is happening. We are here should you need us for anything!

3 years ago  ::  Sep 28, 2011 - 9:24PM #3
furball64801
Posts: 6,967

Hi Tracy remember receipes are only a guide,    test and test again,   if your husbands bs is over 140 two hours after eating then that food needs to be changed or reduced in carb or  amount eaten load.         Your husband is his diabetes and I am mine,  what do I mean is he has to use his meter to find if things work,    more protein and veggies should help keep bs down.

3 years ago  ::  Sep 28, 2011 - 12:36PM #2
LeadSinger
Posts: 924
type2

Hi, Tracy.  It's well known that kids can be very finicky eaters, but I rather suspect that the recipe section here on dlife plus reducing use of pasta, potatoes & rice in favor of all other types of side dishes can do wonders.


Come visit us over in both the Type 2 and friends/family forums.


 

3 years ago  ::  Sep 27, 2011 - 5:48PM #1
tracy_tolliver
Posts: 3
Hello everyone!  My husband was diagnosed with type 2 about 5 years ago.  During that time he started out trying to control it with just diet and exercise..which worked for a while.  Then he started taking pills..and the dosage kept creeping up till today they finally put him on insulin.  We are trying to start fresh and fix things to eat that the whole family will like..not just my husband..lol  From the looks of the recipe section..I've already found several things that seem like will work..and lots of tips. 
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