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Subject: Looking for Hyperglycemia--diabetes books
Date Posted: 9/7/2008 1:03 PM ET
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I have just been recently diagnosed with high blood sugar-------Hyperglycemia (diabetes) and it is completely overwhelming me..  Do this, do that, don't eat this or that , etc....

Does anyone have any books or cookbooks about this-----I have 2 credits so deals would be great if you have more than 1 ---

I will take suggestions too.  PM me with any advise, PLEASE

Thanks, Cindy



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Date Posted: 9/7/2008 2:01 PM ET
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Cindy, my husband has diabetes and the book The Glucose Revolution, a book explaining about  the glycemic index helped him understand what he could and could not eat.  Now following the book is another matter for him. Anyway,  these books are at the library if not available here.

Bren

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 7:29 PM ET
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Thank you Brenda, I will look for it....

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 10:20 PM ET
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I've got Diabetes A to Z -- What You Need to Know about Diabetes - Simply Put. It's put out by the American Diabetes Assoc. Third Edition.

Check my shelf. And good luck with finding the information you need to deal with your diabetes. God bless you. PM me and I'll be glad to send you the book for no credits if you want it.

Shirley  



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Date Posted: 9/7/2008 10:31 PM ET
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Have you looked at the website of the diabetes association? My  husband was diagnosed on Friday so I'm trying to learn. For me, the most important thing is to become organized about keeping track of what he's eating every day and what the values are of the foods we are eating now, so that I can gradually make the adjustments. The more I know about food values the easier it seems to me. Making good choices  depends  on understanding how many calories/carbs are in what serving size. I think serving size is one of the trickiest parts of this. Who eats five pretzels out of a bag? Not my hubby.

Pat

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 11:08 PM ET
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thanks Shirley, I Pm'd you with an order.

And thanks to you too Pat.  I jsut got diagnosed Friday as well and it sounds like we are doing the same thing.  I was put on a pill 2 times a day and told to exercise, take meds, lose weight, and don't eat anything sweet or fried.   I am still trying to learn about carbs b/c I know they turn to sugar and food values, etc.    Good Luck to you and your husband...

Cindy

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 11:11 PM ET
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Thank you Tonya, I ordered the book you suggested...

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 11:33 PM ET
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My son was diagnosed with Type I diabetes (used to be called Juvenile diabetes) when he was 12 years old (six years ago).  Learning to count carbs is the most important thing you have to do, especially if you are taking insulin injections. 

Doing this at home was easy.  Read your labels - they always have number of carb grams.  Get good measuring utensils so you can figure out carbs on things that aren't packaged.  The American Diabetes Association website is a valuable resource.  While you are on their website, consider subscribing to the Diabetes Forecast magazine also - that is a fantastic informative magazine published by the ADA for diabetics.

Eating in restaurants is trickier because they don't give you the nutritional info on all menu items (calories, carbs, etc.), but I have found many chain restaurants do have this on their websites.

It takes a lot of patience and it's a tricky thing, but believe me, it will become second nature to you.  There is so much information out there, start with the ADA website.  My son is 18 now, and he's been on an insulin pump for 5 years and he is an absolute pro at counting his carbs and adjusting his insulin doses. 

Good luck and God Bless.

 

Date Posted: 9/8/2008 4:10 PM ET
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Thanks Terri, I will check that out too..........