I am sorry to hear that you were just diagnosed with Diabetes, but the good thing is it is very treatable. My husband found out quite by accident about three years ago that he had Diabetes. He took ill and had to be rushed to the ER and it was discovered that he had it. In answer to your question, we found that the best place to find a diet was in the hospital. There they had a diabetes workshop. It was a week long round of nutrition classes. They taught him everything about the disease and how to eat properly. They also taught him how to self inject his Insulin. He also got diet tips from his Endocrinologist. I would suggest to you that you start with your local hospital looking for support groups and nutrition classes. Then the next time you go to the doctor, ask them for some diet tips. It can only help.
Good Luck and feel better,
Hello vanessahardenhill. I agree fully with Fibbros advice to you. Much the same happened not seven months ago, a brother of mine, not feeling well, ended up, in the er, and diagnosed with diabetes type 2. His kidneys were on the verge of shutting down. Had he not sought medical aid, the chances were very real that he would not have made it. He also, was helped, given a course while a patient, (remained in the hospital for five days) on a diet, what foods to avoid and so on. Best of wishes,
It seems we've all ended up in the e.r. with diabetes and got diagnosed there. (I ended up in the e.r. 3 yrs. ago with sugars so high no one quite knew how I wasn't at the very least in a coma... ).
In addition to the answers above, you can also go to the american diabetes association web site which has info about diabetes, recipes and meal plans to help learn to eat etc. (Many food companies also have diabetic friendly recipes and tips.) The other thing you might want to ask your doc/endocrinologist is starting foot care with a podiatrist or chiropodist. Even if your feet are fine, diabetics can have serious problems with their feet down the line due to nerve damage/neuropathy so you need to take really good care of them. (I have foot issues and they are a giant pain to deal with)
Try as best you can to take care of yourself; it is possible to live well even with diabetes.
Dear Vanessa... the American Diabetic Association has much info on its website re diets for diabetics. Also there r local branches n all cities to help u with your diet. It just takes a little research but there is a plethora of information for u. Good luck. Luckily u have a manageable disease that will allow u to live a healthy and normal life. Be well...
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