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Would You Pay For A Diabetes Formulated Diet Plan?

Would You Pay For A Diabetes Formulated Diet Plan?

I don't spend a great deal of time on Facebook but when I do I seem to get bombarded by the Snake Oil Sellers telling me how they will cure diabetes with their magic formula - that you somehow need to take month after month because I guess the cure wears off after the last pill in the bottle?

But I also get a number of legitimate advertisements from providers that have some program or some diet all figured out and for X bucks a month they will guide you down the diabetic path.

My own personal… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

No I wouldn't purchase anything because the info is out there for free. I have a pharmacist who monitors my numbers but I still struggle with implementing that knowledge. I have an eating disorder and it makes having diabetes worse for me.

posted 19 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

No I would not because I have my own taste and I don’t cook recipes. I make a batch of blended rice that I use for both dinner and breakfast. We buy hamburger or we buy chicken or tilapia and my son cooks it I cut it into and measured into portions freeze them and bag them so then I can pull them up in the morning and let them defroster in the day and have them for the night. I do currently belong to one actually two diet app sites from my nutritionist. I still have to get rid of the other one the first one my net diary. It’s easier for me to do the LoseIt app but it has some of its own hangups. It’s good for figuring out my meal calories and things like that but I won’t be needing any recipes.

posted 19 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I do care about my health. I see a diabetic pharmacist every month and I have a list of what is good and not good to eat. I'm also on limited income but use the internet to find good meals to make.

posted 19 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

No i wouldn't. I can find what i need for free and since i am also on a low fiber/low residue/gastroparisis/diabetic diet i don't think they would work for me. They probably follow the normal diabetic diets or head towards keto.

posted 19 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I certainly would not pay for any type of program. When I was a new diabetic maybe I would have done so if I thought one of them would fit my needs. But this site here gave me more info then any diet out there gives away freely. Some like me in here have different health issues which demands different diets, so yeah I do a mix blend diet, food which I knoew do not spike my numbers as I have tested often. I think if people tested often they could manage their diabetes better. I think CGM, Decom or Libre should be a thing for diabetics, people would truly learn their sugar spikes and patterms over time as I have. A 1 blood stick here and there does not give you the big picture. My Libre had predicted an A1C of 6.2 and my A1C was 6.1 with real blood test. The new Libre app is more specific at estimating not A1C as per say it is called something else, some kind of estimate it does now, I was sure due to the numbers my Libre was spweing out that my A1C was going to be 6.4 lol, I was wrong, but I prefer to overshoot then undershoot when it comes to my A1C lol.

We can all learn over time what works for our diabetes as we are all different, yet sometimes similar. It took yrs to become diabetic, so it is normal it will take up to a good yr to manage it well with diet and exercise and for some medications. One thing is clear about type 2's the disease like many others will progress over time, but it is up to us to know our limits and try our best to manage with minimal when possible. We are the ones putting the food in our mouth, so we need to learn which foods to eat. Internet is a great tool, just type in different searches. Start with diabetes sites such as in the country you live in, then over time establish your own meal plan with the general knowledge you got. As with life, if something fails try again, if you still fail, try something else.

posted 16 days ago
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