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