I'm speak as a person who has diabetes, not as a doctor, so I will always encourage you to talk to your doctor. Diabetes is on my mom's side of the family and I've had a tendency to gain weight very easily over the years. I'm 67 now. From what I've experienced and learned about
myself is that unless I severely cut out carbs and exercise a lot regularly, I not only gain weight but my blood sugar is high. And my blood pressure became high in my 30's, made worse with pregnancy. And my cholesterol became high. I am insulin resistant and have always been but my elevated blood sugar results over the years into my 50's were only addressed like this: "Watch your diet. Eat a heart-healthy diet and exercise.
" The problems I have now are directly related to not knowing how to control this earlier in life but back in the 70's, we didn't know what we know now. And that is that a low-fat diet will make us gain weight because the food pyramid at that time had us eating mostly grains, even whole grains, and other carbs.
In any case, as far as eating, the best way to help yourself is to cut out eating so much bread and bread products, and that includes cereal, crackers, chips, pasta, etc. as well as corn, potatoes and rice. Unfortunately, we've been programmed to have a major carb as a large part of our meals: bread for sandwiches, rice, baked potatoes, pancakes, cakes, and so on. To keep our blood sugar from rising so high, we should eat a decent piece of protein (chicken, beef, fish) and fresh greens as in a salad, and a variety of vegetables: bell peppers, mushrooms, eggplant, asparagus, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower. Snacks of nuts and cheese, peanut butter and celery, cream cheese and celery are good. Unsweetened yogurt or yogurt with artificial sweetener is good.
A non-diabetic may be able to eat the 'old way' and not gain weight or have high blood sugar but I cannot, other diabetics cannot and you probably cannot from what you write here. The only way to know this is if you test your blood sugar right before you start eating and then about
two hours afterwards.
Here is a website that will give you a lot of information about
blood sugar. There is a search box on the right which you can use, too. www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/
It's important to get control of this early to avoid complications like heart disease, glaucoma, neuropathy, kidney disease and so on.
Laniediabetes moderatordiabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
very low carb way of eating