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Eating Well with Type 2 Diabetes

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NJ_SHUTTERBUG
Very good article. I just came from a nutrition class for my husband and what they said at the class was mentioned in this article. I don't know what the woman was complaining about re. the article as it's quoted below.

"But keep in mind that the healthiest carbohydrate choices are whole grains,
vegetables,
fruits, legumes, beans, and low-fat dairy products".

If you're on Medicare, or your spouse is, you can request to go to the nutrition classes at your local hospital. Well worth the time. In my county classes they spend 3 days of 2 1/2 hours each helping you understand what you have, why you have it, you won't heal yourself from it, you can just help it enough that you won't need the meds but, once the pancreas slows down in insulin production which is what causes diabetes II, it will never speed up. You just learn to eat right so your body doesn't need as much insulin so, for a time, you might get off meds. Key word is might and, as they stressed today, even if that happens you still have diabetes II it's just under control. They will also give you a personalized meal plan and so much more. I've had diabetes II for 10+ years and this is the second time I'd been to this class, once with my Dad and it's amazing how much I'd forgotten and how much new information there is out there.

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Wow leestriegel, you need to chill - we need people we can talk to who have the same concerns- you don't have to take anyone's advice, but some people need this and that's why we joined. to feel better about ourselves and know there is other's out there who are going through the same things. Report
I have type 2 diabetes and I feel that if you just follow sparkpeople amounts to eat and lose weight, your diabetes will automatically be in check. Of course control your sugar intake, but keep a record of your sugar numbers, lose weight and it will take care of itself. Report
LEESTRIEGEL
Wow this spark people site is really full of it. You're telling diabetes patients to eat plenty of whole grains, yet no starchy vegetables? They should totally cut out those whole grains if they actually want the diabetes to go away and get off the meds. Report
LEESTRIEGEL
Wow this spark people site is really full of it. You're telling diabetes patients to eat plenty of whole grains, yet no starchy vegetables? They should totally cut out those whole grains if they actually want the diabetes to go away and get off the meds. Report
LEESTRIEGEL
Wow this spark people site is really full of it. You're telling diabetes patients to eat plenty of whole grains, yet no starchy vegetables? They should totally cut out those whole grains if they actually want the diabetes to go away and get off the meds. Report
LEESTRIEGEL
Wow this spark people site is really full of it. You're telling diabetes patients to eat plenty of whole grains, yet no starchy vegetables? They should totally cut out those whole grains if they actually want the diabetes to go away and get off the meds. Report
CD4419646
This has made me take another look at how I am doing this weight loss. I need to become more serious, and make better choices. Report
EMMYDAWNSMOM
so i understand that you should break your meals down but I do not have a dietician or nutritionist I can go to so I dont know how to get one for diabetes since I have it type II
for example how do we divide up meats, veggies, milk etc between these meals and snack etc Do I decided for myself Report
This is the main reason I became a SPARKER, was so I'd NEVER deal with diabetes. Report
I am so thankful for dietary help, and the guide to send me back to the diet my dietitian had given me. I do have to break down my meals into 6 mini meals. Report
So much information. I have added so much to my Spark Favorites to I can go over all of this again. Thank You!! Report
TIGRESSS
Fantastic article !! Even though I have books on the subject the article breaks select information down for quick reference. Inspirational and very helpful.
Thank you !
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