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Mar 21, 2016 · My 72 year old husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Thanks! Have already done so. Have an appt. with an endocrinologist in 3 weeks.

Mar 20, 2016 · My 72 year old husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Once again, thanks! Will certainly ask doctor, nutritionist, etc., but it takes time to get an appointment and we can’t make a call until tomorrow (and, of course, the doctor probably won’t have an opening immediately. This leaves us in the lurch in the meantime so will look at info you sent. Kind of know WHAT he can have, just not HOW MUCH.

Mar 20, 2016 · My 72 year old husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Important question. As I mentioned, my husband is newly diagnosed and this is his 3rd day on meds. Because we haven’t been able to see a certified diabetes educator yet and have no guidance from his doctor, we’re flying blind as to his diet. Until we can get professional help, can anyone tell us what is a good rule of thumb for grams of carbs he should have at each meal and snack and maybe total daily calories? He is 5’9″ and weighs 191 so, while he could lose a few pounds, weight is not a big issue. I’ve done lots of reading and somewhere saw 30 grams at each meal and 15 at each of two snacks. More reading seems to indicate that may be too low. Don’t want to starve him! Basically, he’s counting carbs (good carbs) and not worrying overly much about calories or fats at this point. Any input would be appreciated. Hope to see a professional this week!

Mar 20, 2016 · My 72 year old husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I hate to reveal my ignorance, but I’m unfamiliar with the term “functional medicine”. Could you please explain?

Mar 19, 2016 · My 72 year old husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Thank you, Alyse, for responding to my post. I read the info at the link you provided and also forwarded it to my husband. If @aster is willing to be in touch with me, I would welcome it. We’re very new to diabetes so am reading everything I can find – which is considerable.

I believe we will contact an endocrinologist I’ve identified and will make an appointment on Monday. Fortunately, we live in a geographic area where there is an abundance of medical providers. The hard part will be finding one who is not only knowledgeable, but caring and willing to listen to concerns and answer questions. The doctor my husband saw initially was abrupt, impatient, and unfriendly. Now we’re not so naive to expect the doctor to be a “best bud”. However, we were sent home to pick up 2 prescriptions with an appointment 4 weeks away, but received NO guidelines (written or otherwise) about what John should do in the meantime as to diet, exercise, etc., no suggestion or scrip for a glucose monitor, etc. I find that unacceptable. Rant over. We’re moving on to get this thing under control.

Thanks again!

Mar 19, 2016 · My 72 year old husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Hello, I’m new to the Diabetes group. My 72 year old husband was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes this week. I’m interested in this group so I can educate myself and help him become healthier. We’ve received close to zero help from the diagnosing doctor so are looking for a new one already. Do you recommend we seek another internal medicine physician or an endocrinologist?