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11/10/10 9:56 P

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Thanks Emily
I did a little research online and decided to do a low Glycemic Index diet for now. He is still in shock about the whole thing. He came home from work last night and smeared some peanut butter on a cupcake (no frosting) that was left over from my sons birthday. I said "are you gonna eat that?" He says "what, I can't have this? I can't have cake ever again?" I felt bad for him. I told him that I didn't know what the dr. would tell him but, for now I would eat low carb. He fell asleep hungry and frustrated with the whole thing. Have you heard anything about low GI diet and diabetes?

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11/10/10 6:06 P

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Michelle,
I really don't know what to say about the carb level. I know that each person is different.
I heard that the diabetes for dummies was really good. I am trying to get that one for me too.
Could you call the office ans see if they can give you any ideas before your visit. I know our doc has a nurse's phone hour where we can call with quick questions. Or maybe your pharmacy, health dept or local hospital might have a free support group.

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11/10/10 12:57 A

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Thank you! I will get the book. Should he go low carb now or after he goes to the Dr. to get a second blood glucose test done. I'm afraid that if he goes low carb now, his cholesterol will be high(I heard that when you first start low carb, your cholesterol goes up before it goes down)

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11/9/10 7:57 P

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Hello Michelle, welcome to the team! emoticon
When I first got diagnosed 2 years ago I bought a book called diabetes for dummies, its packed full of information.
Try your local agencies to help with the cost for your diabetes supplies.
I follow the low carb lifestyle as well and has helped a lot controlling the disease.

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11/9/10 7:48 P

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Hi Emily,
Thanks for the reply. The weight loss was intentional. He lost it really fast though. At the time I was wondering if something was up because it didn't seem like he had to try very hard and he was losing 13 to 15 pounds per month. I was wondering how many carbs he should limit himself to without losing weight. I've always done low carb to lose weight so I don't know how he will do it without losing weight. He will definitely be cutting out all white stuff, lol. What about oats, whole wheat and brown rice? I know 40 grams of carbs wouldn't leave any room for that. Do you think he should start out at a higher carb count? I know you're not a dr. Just looking for something for now. His appt. isn't until the 17th. He is really scared to eat anything. Thanks for any advice you have. Also thanks for the links to the other sites.
Michelle

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Hi Michelle and emoticon to our team.

I hope that you can find some answers to your questions here or elsewhere on Sparks. I've learned a lot since joining some of the diabetes teams.
I was diagnoses last December and have learned more here than at the doctors.

Was your husbands weight loss because of the diabetes?
I can imagine how overwhelming it is to discover he has diabetes. I think we all felt the same way.

I am really glad he has a doctor's appointment. I am sure you are too even tho you have no insurance. We are on a limited income but are covered by insurance.
Here are a few web sites that might help you as well:
www.dlife.com/

www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/index.php

Some people have been referred to diabetes classes or a diabetes educator. I was not. I understand that is a good way to go if possible.

As far as carbs go that is what my doctor wants me to do. On my last visit he took me off of medication and told me to do 40 carbs a day. Not too easy for me but I try. Everyone is different. In my opinion the first thing I would do is stop all those white foods like sugar, white flour, white rice and potatoes. I hope the doctor can give you both good advice.
Good luck and join in our chat if you have some time.

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I'm here for support and to learn what to do next. My husband just tried to get life insurance and got blood test results back. That blood sugar test that tests for the last 3 months came back 11.6 and I just read on another topic that 10 or higher is bad. I am freaking out! This past December he weighed around 220 and he now weighs 167. I thought he was doing great because he had lost all that weight and now this is just overwhelming! We have no insurance! I made an appt for him to see a doctor. So he goes in Nov. 17th. He also had high cholesterol. We haven't had insurance for the past 12 years so we don't just go in to the dr. to have everything checked out, you know. The only time we go in is if we need antibiotics (probably once or twice in the past 12 years has he seen a dr.) How much does all this cost? I used to do low carb. I know the dr probably won't tell him to do low carb, but, is that what he should do? Help....anyone please

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