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My mom is a diabetic

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive October 2006: My mom is a diabetic
By Anonymous on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 03:32 pm:

what items should i be eating to help myself from becoming diabetic?

By Trina~moderator on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 04:09 pm:

Monitor and limit your carbohydrate intake. My Dad is a diabetic, and I had gestational diabetes when pregnant with DS. For these reasons, I'm high risk for developing Type II. I saw a nutritionist and she advised me to monitor my carbs. I would explain further, but we need to eat dinner and go to soccer practice.

By Jewlz on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 04:14 pm:

low fat fresh fruits and veggies lil red meat chicken and fish is good ... the real key tho is moderation and exercise. americans in general eat way to much. the portion size is a way of thinking"the bigger the better"well our bodies suffer thinking that way. a basic book about diabetes is "diabetes for dummies" it spells everything out in a basi language. and then theres a good cookbook that is put out by the ADA that i use alot The Diabetes & Heart Healthy Cookbook (Paperback) its twelve bucks on amazon .com. exersice is one of the best things u can do to keep ur heart moving and wakes up all ur organs including the pancreus. most people that go on a Diabetic appoved diet will loose weight and never realize it cuz they aint hungary.

By Anonymous on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 04:16 pm:

thank you both i went to the american diabetes association website and it said i'm at risk for type II diabetes also.Thanks again

By Karen~admin on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 05:51 pm:

I just got diagnosed with type II this year. :-(

Start now cutting out sugar, count carbs, eat protein-rich meals. Also, eat regular meals - keeps your blood sugar more level.

By Jewlz on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 06:11 pm:

another thing is each meal should be about fifty carbs and ur snack two a day should total 45 carbs together ... thats about 200 carbs a day. when u count carbs it gives u more choices in variety to eat just in proportionate sizes ...hope that proportionate is a word. lol
good luck were here for ya

By Karen~admin on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 08:05 pm:

I was told no more than 15 grams of carbs per meal or snack!

By Trina~moderator on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 08:18 pm:

15 grams of carbs per meal?! One slice of bread is about 15 grams of carbs. Are you sure, Karen?? When pregnant with Ty I had gestational diabetes and saw a nutritionist. I was allowed 40 grams of carbs for breakfast, 60 grams for lunch and dinner and 2 snacks a day, 35 grams of carbs each. Of course I was pregnant at the time, but that's generally what I still follow and it feels good. If I eat less than that my sugar is too low and I feel lousy.

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