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Newly diagnosed - A few things I don't get

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Old 10-24-2009, 18:49   #1
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Question Newly diagnosed - A few things I don't get


I have just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I don't understand everything, can someone explain:

Why you have to eat so much starch if your body can't process it?
And what's with the feet? Why don't they heal and why do we need to be so fragile with our feet?

Otherwise I feel healthier with six tiny meals a day.

And i have noticed how much sugar they put in everything, even All Bran flakes which I have been eating for a long time. Let's buy some sugar shares. I went to the grocery store and looked at wholemeal flour and noticed they add 2% dextrose!!!


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Old 10-25-2009, 00:21   #2
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We need carbohydrates for energy, but we also need to limit how many of them we eat to keep from having very high blood sugar. Starch is only one kind of food containing carbs. I limit my daily carb intake to 130g per day but I am Type 1 so I use insulin to compensate for those carbs. You will probably not be using onsulin, although some Type 2's do. If you follow a low carb diet and exercise every day then you may ne able to control your diabetes with diet and exercise alone. Six small meals each day is a very good idea. Many Type 2's do that and do not experience really high blood sugar as long as they exercise.

I have not eaten cereal for several years. All cereals are very high in carbs and those carbs raise the bolld sugar very fast. Very fast is NOT good. There are other foods that do not raise blood sugar so fast. Whole grain bread is much better than any other kind for that reason. Look up the "glycemic index" on Google and see what foods are best for raising the blood sugar more slowly.

I have been Type 1 for 73 years. My A1c is 6.2. I pump with the MM 630, and I am using the Dexcom G5.
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