Diabetes type 2

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Motorcycle Mama
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 9/7/2008 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Can anyone let me know what foods are the best to eat when one has type 2 diabetes?  My aunt is 90 years old with no children and Uncle George passed away in 2002.  She lived about an hour away and I didn't see her that much or know that much about her.  In 2005 she auctioned off her house and moved to an assisted living residents.  This is when her memory started fading.  The home would call me up because of medicine changes and that they couldn't get in touch with the other family member that was to be taking care of her.  The home suggested that I become her medical POA since I was the only family member taking care of her so I did.  This is why I am asking this question.  I don't know that much about diabetes and I got on a web site and when I asked this question they wanted me to buy a monitor.  I don't understand carb counting so I am totally confused.  She is on glyberide and seems to be doing ok but the home I moved her to doesn't have a diatision and doesn't have sugar free food as deserts.  Thank you for your time I just need a little help.
Motorcycle Mama 

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   Posted 9/7/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I've popped in from the diabetes forum to offer you some help. If she is 90 yrs old and on glyburide and doing well, don't worry about her. This medication helps her body produce the insulin she needs for daily living to metabolize her food correctly. She doesn't need sugar free foods, just to regulate the total amount of carbs (starches and sugars) she consumes each day. As long as she is getting a balanced diet, takes her meds AND the home is checking her blood sugars each morning before breakfast I wouldn't worry.

Check with the nurses at the home and see how her morning sugars are running. They should be in the 98 to 110 range each day upon rising. If not, get over to the Diabetes forum and let us know what's up. We can help you with practical answers from there. And Bless your heart!!! for being such a caring niece.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
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