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Old 10-09-2011, 13:09   #1
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Question Hi all. New type 1 diabetic. Really need help with my diet...

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I was diagnosed with type one diabetes last Sunday night in hospital, I had been very sick. Im out now since Thursday eavning and to say its been a bit of a struggle is a understatement! Im ok with taking my insulin but my ditet!! I really dont know what food to buy, how to cook it and how much I should be eating. Im so hungry but im scared to eat too much or too little... Getting this illness has really been such a shock to me as im only 28 and now I have to change my old life for a hole new one, this is looking to be very hard and stressful for me to a point im depressed over it

Iv started trying to do some research on the net and joined this forum to see if I can get any good advice and help on what my diet should concist of?

I really hope someone can give me help as i really do need it at the moment, im sure after a few months il start getting the hang of it, right now do, im lost. I dont know what too do

Thank you so much for reading and any little bit of help will go a very long way for me.

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Hello and welcome!
I`m also type 1, and I got it 1 year ago age 45.
In the beginning I ate just as the nutrition experts recommanded, but that didn`t work at all, and my BG seemed like it was a rollercoast. First I cut out everything with sugar in,bread, rise, potato and pasta. That helped a little, and then I started to live like most people in here do;
I live LCHF. It is the carbohydrates that makes the BG rise, and instead of eating stuff loaded with carbohydrates, I increase the fat. This makes my BG stady, it tastes good, I am not hungry and there is usually a weightloss livving like this.
Check out Blood Sugar 101 it will help you with a lot of your questions.
You will also find lots of tips what to eat in the diet section here.

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The best advice I can give you is to learn the DAFNE program. That stands for dose adjustment for normal eating. Learn to count carbs and how to dose for them. Then the diet thing is easy. It is a see food diet. If you see it and it looks good you can eat it.

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Thanks lads.

Im def going to do a lot of reserch on this! It is for the rest of my life after all and I dont want to have any bad complications from it.

It has me worried like.... so I just hope I can start picking up on all the advice I recive and work hard at doing it.

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It has me worried like.... so I just hope I can start picking up on all the advice I recive and work hard at doing it.
You will, you will . . . you went into DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) a week ago, and lived to tell about it - my guess is you want to NEVER go through THAT again!




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Shanny i wouldnt wish it on anyone!! I was so so sick... but as you said I live to tell about it and thats all that matters now. Im going to do everything I can to never put myself through that again. I will do it, its just after the last week and im only out of hospital since Thursday im still lost kinda on howm my diet should be. Its so much to deal with for me at the moment.

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Until you get things sorted out, Optimist gave you the best advice so far. It may not be the advice your diabetes educator will give you, but it works for most of us. Richard is an 'old hand' at the tricks of the trade and perhaps can offer you some guidance.

What drugs are you on now? How much and how often will help all of us advise you. How's your weight? Are you lean or do you want to lose some. All of these questions will help us help you understand what you need.

Fear not asking a question. In my opinion the only 'dumb' question is the one not asked.

Hope this helps,




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K im on humulin insulin one shot in the am after I wake up and another at about 7 pm just before my evening tea. My weight at the moment is just about 10stone 10pounds (That down from 14 and a half stone in two months!!) so I feel I need to put of a bit for sure. lmao whats the dumb question??

Il be back in a bi gotta go take my insulin and all dat other jazz!

Thanks again lads ye are great, im loving the help

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I was diagnosed at the begining of the year, i'm 35 and when i was in hospital they just filled my head with to much info, my levels are good eat normally, i havent really change my diet at all, just a couple of things like every morning i eat rolled oats, which helps with the cholestoral side of things, one thing thats helped me from another diabetic at work is the carbs on the food labels if it says carbs 30 suger 25 thats not real good, more sugar to complex carbs you take the sugar from the carbs that will give you sugar 25 complex carbs 5, if the
Label reads just say carbs 40 and sugar 10 thats good because the ratio will give you complex carbs 30 and sugar 10, and exercice if your sugars are high exercise that will drop your sugars down as well i do weights twice a week, one more thing have a peice of toast before you go to bed, hope that helps

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Hello & welcome, Smmjde. Can you give us a little more specific information? How were you diagnosed & what tests were administered to make the diagnosis? What were your results on those tests?

How often do you test your blood sugar, and what are your current readings - your postprandial levels - fasting levels?

Besides rolled oats & toast, what foods do you eat to maintain good levels of blood sugar?




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