I just found out I have type 2 diabetes two months ago. I was feeling real sick for about a year. I though it was related to my fibroid tumors cause I've been anemic for about 8 years due to the loss of blood. I was highly considering having surgery hysterectomy. I've been told surgery and type 2 diabetes is not a good idea. And how can I control my type 2 diabetes and my anemic having to eat so much less and so much different. Iron pills make me so sick
If you are eating the right foods, you should be able to control both the anemia and diabetes. The foods that raise your blood sugar the most are not foods high in iron. They are mostly foods with little nutritional value. You may not need iron pills, a multivitamin will likely provide all the extra iron you need but if you do need iron tablets there are some that are designed not to upset the stomach, usually the long acting or slow release ones are a little easier on your stomach. Be sure to take it with a meal unless it says not to in the directions-usually iron is best absorbed on an empty stomach butit is usually ok to take with meals if upset stomach occurs. You can google search for foods high in iron to incorporate them in your diet.
https://www.drugs.com/health-guide/iron-deficiency.html is also helpful.
Meat is what has iron in it, and eating allot of that isn't as bad as eating allot of stuff with carbs in it. See an endocrinologist, they are the specialists in diabetes and can help you get your blood sugar controlled. Once its controlled, it is possible for you to have a hysterectomy. They aren't as invasive as they used to be, and would be better tolerated then the old way of doing it.
I am a Type 2 Diabetic and am anemic and needing 2 major surgeries. Yes, I have to have my Diabetes under control before having my surgeries. And yes, I had to change my eating for that and to build up my iron levels and get the anemia under control. But, it is doable and actually not bad. Many of us here in the US have gotten used to living life on the run, eating fast food and processed food. I did have to give up a lot of that! But I am feeling SO much better and it really doesn't take all that much longer to prepare food - really! Especially fish - it's amazing that I can spend 2 hours on Sunday cutting up lots of veggies and such, then can have a very nutritious meal of salad, fresh and steamed veggies and broiled fish ready in 15 minutes. And that time on Sunday gets everything for lunches all prepared and much of our dinners throughout the week. It's amazing all the junk I was putting in my body! I am feeling so much better now.
Ask for a one-on-one appointment with the hospital dietician. I saw her twice, it was paid for by Medicare, and she knew what to eat and which supplements to take. I hope you'll be able to do this also. Please take care. - EJ23
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