Diabetes and Vegetarian plan

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   Posted 10/6/2009 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone.  I have been a lurker for some time and decided it was time to introduce myself.  I am type 2 diabetic for 10 years (in denial for al least 6 years).  I am on Metformin 500 m 2Xday, gluconorm 2m 3xday and insulin injection 12m nightly (long acting).  Was diagnosed with colorectal cancer 1 year ago, received treatment and am doing well.  I have changed my lifestyle considerably and my eating habits, although they need improvement.  Am eating a 90% plant based diet but struggle to get my protien and am floundering at balancing what I eat.  Any suggestions?

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   Posted 10/6/2009 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Olie, I'm so glad you're doing well after the cancer treatment.  Are you a vegetarian then?  If not, then as you know sources of protein are meat, poultry and fish.  Also eggs, cheese and beans.  These are very good for diabetics in keeping their blood sugar under control.  In general, if you cut out the carbs, your blood sugar would be better regulated.  What do you generally eat during the day? 
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diabetes controlled so far by exercise and a low/no carb diet

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   Posted 10/6/2009 9:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Can you do cheese? The protein in it is very concentrated and very low carb. Eggs might also be a great source of protein. Many vegetarians consider these foods "products" of animals as opposed to eating the animals themselves. I wish I could help more.

You may want to make an appointment with a registered dietician and explain your needs to him/her. A well qualified expert should be able to come up with some sort of plan for you. Good luck with this.
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