Group photo
Author:
GOLDDUSTTWIN's Photo GOLDDUSTTWIN SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (61,881)
Posts: 13,663
5/7/07 10:23 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Help! I find that foods are listed with nutrition info for daily food intake of 2000 or 2500 calories…What adjustment needs to be made for daily food intake of 1500 calories? IE Would the calories, fat, and carb readings be higher or lower for the foods such as rice, bread, etc.

´¨¨)) -:¦:-
¸.•´ .•´¨¨))May you have Butterfly Mornings and Wildflower Afternoons!
((¸¸.•´ .•´ -:¦:-
-:¦:- ((¸¸.•´* Dusty



 Pounds lost: 8.7 
0
14
28
42
56
KEVING10's Photo KEVING10 Posts: 297
3/13/07 11:34 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Exercise is key. My doctor told me that he considered that once I was diagnosed with Diabetes that it was equivalent to one heart attack. At least that is what he said the way doctors were looking at it any more. He also said that I should exercise 45-60 minutes 6 days a week. The key is that he has to want to do it as well. But start out slow and work into something more rigorous. The key as well is finding something he likes to do. I started cycling and got hooked on it. I now ride the Tour De Cure every year to help raise money and awareness of diabetes. I have ridden the last two years (100 mile ride). However when I started cycling I could barely make it to work 3 miles away on my bike. I now put several thousand miles a year in riding and spinning. I am not trying to brag, I just want you and him to know that you can do it. It takes years, but there is not time to start but the present. Every step helps. Again, find something that he likes to do. There is nothing worse that feeling like the exercise is a chore and miserable. When you feel that way it gets tough to do it. I wish you the best, it is not easy, but it can be very rewarding if you start down the path.

Trying to get going again after falling off the weight loss wagon!!



0
14
28
42
56
SAPATRANI Posts: 71
3/13/07 10:38 A

Reply
Besides chapathis or whole wheat pita, he can eat a lot of beans, like moong and rajma. Red rice or brown basmati is good, too.
I had problems with diarrhea after taking glucophage.
I just started on a new med called JANNUVIA by Merck. Any one else know about it? It has helped my blood sugar go down.

VIDYAADI Posts: 23
3/12/07 11:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thank you so much. He is on Glyciphage twice daily. In fact, i wish he will be able to control his sugar levels with just exercise and diet. I have included vegetable salads, whole wheat items (Chappathis - for indians), no sugar at all in tea or coffee. Now the only thing i have to take care of is his exercise. How about a brisk walking of 30-45 minutes early in the morning, bcos he doesnt like to do any cardio or aerobic exercises?

0
14
28
42
56
KEVING10's Photo KEVING10 Posts: 297
3/12/07 11:34 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
If not class is available, monitor caloric intake. As well I think he can get some help/diet recommendations online. Avoid sweets as much as possible. As well I had a diet coach tell me that type II diabetics if they will consume 50-80% of their diet with fresh fruit they could potentially eliminate their diabetes over time. I have followed that advise and I have normal blood sugars and the doctor says that I may have cured my own diabetes. I don't know if that is true, but I do feel much better. Well that is my input anyway for what it is worth. Type II diabetes can be helped greatly by following a good diet and exercise.

Trying to get going again after falling off the weight loss wagon!!



0
14
28
42
56
KEVING10's Photo KEVING10 Posts: 297
3/12/07 11:30 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Has he been to his doctor #1 and as far as diet, you should have a local diabetes clinic that will take him and you through a diet. It is important that you work together if possible and get his sugars down as soon as possible. I was similar to your husband similar numbers. With diet and exercise I am now normal in my readings and not on any medication. It can be done for type II. But learn as much as you can together. The diet that normally is taught deals with food exchanges and certain types of exchanges. Please check with your doctor to find out where the local diabetes class/clinic is taught.

Trying to get going again after falling off the weight loss wagon!!



0
14
28
42
56
VIDYAADI Posts: 23
3/12/07 6:08 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Well, though I am not diabetic, my husband is. What is the type of diet he should restrict to? His fasting sugar is 220 and pp is 350. He is on treatment. But i would like to know about his diets.
Kindly help.

0
14
28
42
56
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Diabetes - Diabetics Winning the Battle! General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics:
Last Post:



Thread URL: https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2662x5344998

Review our Community Guidelines