My husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes just a couple of days ago. We have checked his blood a couple of times and it has been high. We can't get in to see a dietician for another month. Does anyone know what I can feed him in the meantime? I have been trying to figure things out but I am starting to get a heeadache looking at all the sites. Here is what I usually feed him (he has been dieting for a few months now):
2 slices of whole wheat toast with peanut butter and banana on them for breakfast
2 slices of whole wheat bread with turkey or ham with tomato and onion and lite miracle whip
2 big things of water, one with a crystal light packet in it
reduced calorie doritos
2 90 calorie special k bars
1 100 calorie pack of Reese's mix
1 100 calorie pack of cookies
a bunch of grapes
a mug of diet V8 with breakfast
dinner varies but it is usually chicken or turkey, always baked or grilled, with at least one vegetable
Is there anything that I can do different? I know the Reese's mix and cookies and special k bars are probably bad. But I do not know what to give him. He works 14 hour days and everything but dinner is eaten at work and it is always on the go.
I just need some suggestions and advice if I am doing the wrong thing. I wish I had someone to guide me through this now instead of a month from now when things could be bad. Thanks.