Just got my test result.

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/28/2009 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
That 3 month glucose test came back at 7.5.  Looks like I officially belong here now.
Doctor's appt to discuss in 2 weeks.
Husband is being supportive in that he will be on the "diabetes" eating plan with me.  We will also have our kids eating basically the same thing, but modified  to include sugars for them, and treats. 
I guess I won't know the plan of action till I meet with Dr. 
Thanks for being there everyone!

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   Posted 7/28/2009 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, so you joined the club.  Here's your membership card.  The good news is you have a good attitude, that is, you're not in denial.  I'll bet you're a take-charge kind of person and will learn everything you can, and there are a lot of threads here in the Forum that talk about food, diet, blood sugar control, etc.  Type 2s, especially, can control much of this disease themselves and if all that fails, there are series of meds that normally the doctors start patients off with.  If you're testing your own blood sugar with your own monitor, you will be able to see what food and what meals cause your blood sugar to rise to unacceptable levels.  Good luck with your next app't with the doctor!
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds

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   Posted 8/6/2009 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
It's not too bad if you take the bull by the horns and learn all you can. Like Lanie said, read back in the past posts and you will learn a lot about how others use food plans with controlled carb intake as well as exercise to keep the numbers in line. We will help all we can when things get confused so take it one day at a time and read, read, read.
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   Posted 8/9/2009 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi & welcome, Natava!

The diabetic eating plan is actually a way of eating that everyone should follow. It's not about just limiting sugar; it's more about eating healthy, whole foods and avoiding basically anything that comes out of a package. Starchy foods like potatoes, corn, rice, grains (breads, pastas, "anything made with "flour"), have more of an impact on blood sugars than the so-called "sugars" (fructose, sucrose, glucose, etc.), like table sugar for example.

The diet many follow here is fondly referred to as "the nothing white but cauliflower & cottage cheese diet". Meats, poultry, fish, all fresh veg (not corn or potatoes), eggs, cheese, nuts, and some legumes and fruits pretty much encompass the diet. It's a pretty easy "diet" to adopt and many Type 2's here have been able to make minor adjustments to their eating to see dramatically improved sugar levels. Some have even been able to avoid medication just by amending their diet and adding a little exercise.

Your hubby & kids have everything to gain, too, by adopting a healthier lifestyle. Far too much dependence on "convenient" foods have seen many of our nations into Type 2 diabetes epidemics. There can be a lot to learn if you want to but it doesn't have to be difficult. Nobody learns something overnight so, just take your time. Read, learn, apply, repeat. Knowledge is power :-)
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus

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