Diet woes with Type 2 Diabetes. Too many conflicting diets.

Posted by denny2019 @denny2019, Oct 30, 2019

Do i follow keto? There is just too many fad type of diets. I would like advice on what to eat. I have type 2 with a 6.7 a1c. About 165 lbs. Exercise 15 minutes walking/jogging 5 times a week. Trying to get it to 30 minutes. BTW i take 1000mg metformin 2x day and a shot of Trulicity once a week. Thanks in advance.
Dennis

I have been taking turmeric for some time and don't know if it has made a difference or I am getting better with the pain from my last surgery. My shoulders don't hurt much during the day and I am no longer running to get the IceyHot for relief. So it is an easy home remedy for pain in my view. I have been reading about the CBD stuff out which claims to have no marijuana in it, but I am not accepting that idea because I know, from growing all kind of plants on the farm, that the amount of nutrients or chemicals in a plant vary depending on the weather and growth of the plant. I wouldn't trust the potency of any plant grown item, even sage, or parsley, or other commonly used herbs in the kitchen. With oregano, I just dump a lot in because I like the flavor. I never measure.
Perhaps if I grew the marijuana myself and observed the growth and then tested it, I might change my mind. But I am not going to do that, of course.
I take meds prescribed by my doctor which have side effects and I argue with him about that. We need to be careful if we want to be sure we are avoiding problems for the future. I am not that miserable, yet. Dorisena

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@retiredteacher

I have a friend who is using turmeric/curcumin and says it has helped her. I have read about it and see no ill effects, so I may try that. Her sister uses it also and both have had good results. It's not 100% but relief to be able to get around. Have you ever used that? It sounds harmless enough since it's used in curry, and it has good reviews.
Carol

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@retiredteacher I have not used turmeric, does your friend drink it or put it on food? I have made golden milk that uses turmeric.

I did find some relief for sore shins from a CBD cream that I bought at Whole Foods. I had walked for too long on the treadmill. Per my transplant team, I should not ingest CBD but it is OK to use it topically.
JK

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@contentandwell

@retiredteacher I have not used turmeric, does your friend drink it or put it on food? I have made golden milk that uses turmeric.

I did find some relief for sore shins from a CBD cream that I bought at Whole Foods. I had walked for too long on the treadmill. Per my transplant team, I should not ingest CBD but it is OK to use it topically.
JK

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@contentandwell JK, it's a capsule taken twice a day. There are many brands. She told me what to look for so I would get what her dr. recommended when she started taking it. She says it does help her and her sister. As soon as I get to the pharmacy, I'm going to give it a try.
Carol

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@contentandwell

@retiredteacher I have not used turmeric, does your friend drink it or put it on food? I have made golden milk that uses turmeric.

I did find some relief for sore shins from a CBD cream that I bought at Whole Foods. I had walked for too long on the treadmill. Per my transplant team, I should not ingest CBD but it is OK to use it topically.
JK

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Thanks, I am glad to know more about CBD. My friend insists it is safe and she has no knowledge but word of mouth to go by. I am not going to trust her opinion when she has not used it herself and is not in a position to know the facts. Dorisena

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When it comes to neurological deficits, I have studied much for many years since my mother had her debilitating stroke and my husband went downhill with obvious dementia which was never diagnosed or treated. I would rather do exercise for my brain than worry about losing it. So I keep at the Soduku puzzles every day and if I can get through them, it is a good day whether or not my bank book gets balanced. I don't get out enough to overdraw my accounts. And I gave up wine because of the diabetes. It is good that I like math because I think exercise is good for the brain. Dorisena

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@retiredteacher

@contentandwell JK, it's a capsule taken twice a day. There are many brands. She told me what to look for so I would get what her dr. recommended when she started taking it. She says it does help her and her sister. As soon as I get to the pharmacy, I'm going to give it a try.
Carol

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@retiredteacher I will look into that. I think a little in milk is fine for me but when you get to a larger amount as in capsules I definitely feel the need to check with transplant.
JK

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