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I have a partner who has diabeties and I struggle with him not taking his medications all the time. I need to learn more about the things he can eat and cannot eat. Is there a support group that can assist me?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Diet and exercise ,eat smaller portions,

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Cath, my husband is type 2 diabetic and I had to learn what he can/ can't eat. I went with him to see his primary doctor who prescribes his medications. I asked questions and he gave me the quide lines called What's My AC1? The AC1 is a blood test he get at his doctor's office or clinic. It shows:
Your average blood sugar level for the last 3 months
Your risk of having other health problems because of diabetes

Why Do I Need It?
Your AC1 test results are the best way to know if your blood sugar is under good control over time.

What Is A Good AC1 Number?
7 or lower.

Carbs That Raise Blood Sugar Slowly or Only A Little
Beverages: coffee, tea, 100% vegetable juice
Breads: pumpernickel, sourdough, whole wheat, rye and corn tortillas
Breakfast Cereal: all bran and steel cut
Dairy: low fat milk and light yogurt
Fruits: small apple, small orange, blueberries and strawberries
Pasta/ Noodles: whole wheat
Rice: brown rice
Snack Foods: glucerna bars and lightly salted nuts
Vegetables: lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage, greens, garlic, carrots, sweet potatoes (No white potatoes and white bread, croissants, muffins, candies, cakes or cookies)

www.learningaboutdiabetes.org

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Depending where you live their may be a diabetes (clinic/education center etc).

They are usually staffed by CDE's (Certified Diabetes Educators) and/or Diabetic Dieticians (which specialize in the various diets that work for diabetics - there are a few, quite different diets that work, just have to find one that best suits (him).

I would start with a call to your primary doctor, they might be able to steer you toward or give you a referral (whatever is required).

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

You're welcome Cath.

IOLA.

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Cath, you're right...It's up to him to eat right...Start slowly with changing his diet...Also get a flyer from his doctor or if you can visit a clinic...There's fliers available with info about diabetes and other illnesses...Please share this info with him and be understanding of his feelings because being a diabetic is a touchy subject that some people just don't want to talk about it...If he likes your cooking just use wheat noodles when cooking spaghetti, ground turkey or beef and tomato basil sauce which is delicious...Encourage him to drink more water by you drinking water often and taking a walk together for good exercise... Every 4_5 hours have a small apple or orange.
I share because I care.

posted over 2 years ago
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