Hi all -
Thanks for all of your suggestions! I’ve started making some key daily changes in my diet - eating a handful of walnuts every day and eating oatmeal every morning. Last week was actually the first time that I had had oatmeal in a YEAR. I used to eat it pretty regularly, but with my diabetes diagnosis came an irrational fear of whole grains, I guess. It wasn’t as hard to bolus for as I had expected, and I am now happily back on the Quaker train. I’ve cut out carbs later in the day to compensate for the extra 20g hit in the morning. I’m going to work on incorporating some good seafood into my weekly eating, but I’m a “convenience is key” kinda gal, so that may take some adjustment.
I’ve also been flirting with the idea of vegetarianism. Why get my protein from an animal that got its protein from a plant when I can just eat the plant to begin with - you know? Problem is - the animal tastes pretty good, in my opinion.
Jenny - I don’t actually know what my triglicerides are, my doc and I only talked about HDL and LDL, but those were the only two that showed up as high on my lab sheet (the lab is nice and puts the high values in bold for you). The high HDL is good, the high LDL probably not so good. I’m starting on my new insulin pump on Wednesday, so with the better control, I’ll be working even harder toward a lower A1C, too. Also, how does lowering carbs lower your LDL? Cholesterol is from all the stuff that I’m eating instead of carbs, right? Lean turkey, chicken, fish, and occasionally beef. I’m on a pretty tightly carb restricted diet (probably less than 60grams a day, mainly from vegetables and that bowl of oatmeal), I’m not sure what more I can cut.