First, let me say wow! Been reading other posts and I feel like I found a place in all of the diabetic website entanglement,so thankyou for all of your time...all of you!
Second, I hate computers and I am only learning how to use them because I feel I have no choice in this world. So I'm not real sure of forum etiquette. I read the rules and didn't even know about "shouting". So please accept my apologies ahead of time and do tell me if I break them...thankyou.
In an attempt to keep it short here's my question; Is there a diabetic mealplan that I can bring into my home that I can use for all of us, including the other 2 children who are in "perfect health"? I don't cook pasta, potatoes or high fat meats any more and we eat raw vegetables with every dinner. Almost no fattening or sweet snacks come into our home, but its not helping. I instated a new "healthier lifestyle" for all of us when she was first diagnosed because I don't want to put a negative emphasis on her about it in our home,you know like its her fault we don't eat say mashed potatoes and gravy any more. She's 6ft tall, 330 # and only 13.5yrs old. She's scared, I'm scared, and we've had almost a year to accept, its past time to get aggressive, but all I really want to do is wrap her up in a reciever and rock her poor little self back to sleep. I want her to feel like its just a part of who she is because I don't want to feed any kind of weight related disorder that could develop like bolemia(she is an obese **** girl). I know excercise is also important but she has no energy! We had a deal that if she excercised for 1 hour every day this summer I wouldn't make her join sports, but she fought me all summer. So now I have to make her be in sports all school year this year, this will help right? She wouldn't even do her dance console game. I need a mealplan that can just be brought in as if its just what we do now..you know, like not a big deal(so not alot of calculating or journaling every time we eat). I want to be able to make my shopping list quickly from it and be able to just cook as if I'm following a new recipe in any old cookbook. Also it has to be something that won't upset the nutritional health of the other 2. What I want is impossible is't it?