Thanks very much, Jeannie 143 and JGriffin, for all your advice and knowledge you've given me. From what I've learned in the last month, I would say the diet I'm supposed to follow is a healthy diet for everyone
, not just those dealing with diabetes. The doctor gave me printouts of menus and such but I have an appointment next week with their nutritionist. Now, I understand the theory behind the foods on the list. In the meantime, I've cut out sugar, white flour products, potatoes and rice because the readings are higher after eating any of that. What a learning process. Thanks again.