Diabetes Newly Diagnosed
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Christine is a Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
E-mail your questions to Christine at: nutrition@GlucoMenu.com
Q. What should I do if I've just been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes?
I was just diagnosed and feel really devastated.
My sugar check before my noon meal was 156.
This morning 2 hours after breakfast it was 202.
I need help with what foods I really need to eat.
I am glad to have found your web site.
It is very informative and I really need some help.
A. It can certainly be overwhelming when you are first diagnosed.
Keep in mind there is a lot you can do for yourself.
Below are five things you should learn more about when first diagnosed:
The good news is that you can take control of your diabetes by eating right, exercising on a regular basis, and testing.
Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
- Diet - Blood sugar and diet are directly related. What you eat, how much you eat, and when you eat affect blood sugar.
- Exercise - Those with diabetes often see improved glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity from exercise.
- Medication - Your doctor may prescribe medication to help with controlling diabetes.
- Testing - Testing blood sugar provides immediate feedback regarding how you are managing diabetes.
- Class - Attend a diabetes education class (usually offered at the local hospital) to help you get started with the basics.
GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director
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