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9/24/16 8:17 P

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You need to have this discussion with your Dr. Ask for a referral to a Registered Dietitian who specializes in Diabetes. Being a Diabetic doesn't mean it is a 'one-size-fits-all' type diet. There is often quite a variation with calories/carbs/protein etc. The Registered Dietitian is best to advise.

What I suggest in the meantime is to weigh all of your food for increased accuracy and enter it all into the nutrition tracker. Also each day make use of the daily notes for things like how you feel (tiredness, urinating a lot, etc. etc.) If you do Blood Sugars regularly, include the results and the times you took them, so that they can easily be compared to the food intake. When your appointment comes up, print out the "Today's Full Report" and take them. This will save the Dietitian heaps of time and also give her very valuable information rather than trying to rely on your memory, which in virtually everyone is NOT accurate for total recall, and this won't allow for the best advice as it pertains to YOU and YOUR health.

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9/24/16 1:03 P

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My husband is diabetic (Type 2) and he lost a lot of weight on a low carb diet. He also seems to feel better. I also have a daughter who is type 1 diabetic and she also tries to keep her carbs low.

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9/24/16 1:00 P

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Did your doctor refer you to a dietician? When I had gestational diabetes, they did. And with the addition of the blood thinner, it makes it harder for sparkers to know those details, even if many know diabetes foods.

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9/24/16 12:48 P

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I can usually follow a diet but I need help in figuring out what I should eat because I'm a diabetic. and I also take a blood thinner. Any help I can get will be greatly appreciated



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