Hi Michelle and
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.
Emily - WV, Eastern Time Zone
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