Full Liquid Diet for Diabetics

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charity468
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   Posted 9/27/2011 6:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I am 6 days post Nissen and am type 2 diabetic. Having trouble finding a full liquid diet for diabetics. Can someone suggest a site?

stkitt
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   Posted 9/27/2011 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome.  Sorry to hear you are having problems with the liquid diet.  Your physician or a nutritionist is the best place to get concrete advice on how to manage your diabetes on a liquid diet.  Also remember anytime you are ill and your body is stressing such as post-op your blood sugars become a factor to be managed with the help of a professional.
 
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Kitt
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charity468
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   Posted 9/27/2011 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much for your reply. I will call my diabetes doctor tomorrow.

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   Posted 9/27/2011 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
You are very welcome and I hope you keep posting here in the forum.  I suspect others post-op have diabetes to deal with as well.
 
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Kitt
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kyheart
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   Posted 9/27/2011 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Charity

I would probably suggest breaking out your blender and pureeing any and all types of soups that you would normally eat.. they taste the same except that they are liquid. just about anything you ate as a diabetic food can be put in the blender and made in to liquid..

This was the greatest hint to me when I was on the liquid diet.. Please stay with us and help others who are diabetic decide what to do or help them through their recovery as you go through yours.

We are here to help in any way we can. Please keep us informed on how you are feeling.. good or bad, we understand the bad as well as the good, we have been there..

Reach for the Sunshine.. Rainbows will follow
Sandi

charity468
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   Posted 9/27/2011 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
kyheart

I have been thinking along these lines. Does that include meats as well? My surgeon put me right on the full liquid diet instead of starting out on clear liquids. I have been eating peas, potatoes, as well as some vegetables, , ice cream and canned cream soups; however, I have been wondering why I could not eat meat if I blend it into liquid. I see my surgeon Friday. I asked him before I left the hospital if he had a printed diet and he said no, that the thing to remember is no bread, meat or carbonated beverages. Just soft foods and to chew them well.

Charity

charity468
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   Posted 9/27/2011 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Also, the full liquid diet is misleading since you can eat soft foods as well.

Charity

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   Posted 9/28/2011 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Charity

I blended things into puree like vegetable beef soup, and such.. I didn't try any "real" meat in the blender, my first 'meat' was chicken vienna sausages.. not bad when you are starved for meat. They really don't taste bad when you have nothing else to eat and they will chew to liquid. Full liquid is deceiving, I ate things like cottage cheese, yogurt, well cooked fresh veggies (nothing cooked crisp/fresh like steamed) they have to be almost over cooked.
I wouldn't try real meat until you are ok to eat soft solids. then I started with baked or broiled fish (it chews to a liquid) and the vienna sausages, soft veggies cooked, over cooked pasta, I started with an Alfredo sauce instead of spaghetti sauce, less acid, things like that. The best thing I can tell you about diet is... listen to your body, it will let you know if it likes or dislikes what you are feeding it or doing to it.
I hope this helps a little, please ask all the questions you like, I will be here and so will many of our other forum family members to help you make your way through this recovery..

Reach for the Sunshine.. Rainbows will follow
Sandi

charity468
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   Posted 9/29/2011 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Sandi,

Thanks so much. This is so helpful and encouraging. The mistake I made was to go to the internet before my surgery and read these food lists from a medical doctor's site. This food list is from 2008 I discovered. Yogurt is on the avoid list, but I am eating the small cups of real ice cream. My blood sugar was 124 yesterday afternoon, so that is not too bad. I am anxious to see what my doctor is going to say at my appointment tomorrow. The chicken vienna sausage sounds good. My doctor looked at my home meds and said they are not any bigger than the NG tube I had in, so I am taking my regular meds in tablet form. I am trying to avoid the fruit juice and puddings they served me in the hospital. I put spaghetti sauce on my scrambled eggs last night. I did not know if I should eat pasta. I seem to be craving melted cheese, but I can't help but wonder if that would stick to the walls of my esophagus. I live alone, so if something gets stuck I would be out of luck.

Thanks again. I am going to fix my cream of wheat :)
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