Welcome to the site! You’re in a good place.
If you were only just diagnosed, the first thing to do is take a big deep breath and try to relax! There’s a lot to take in and it can all feel a little overwhelming at first. You’ll find lots of help and good information here. You might also want to take a look at this page: For the Newly Diagnosed. http://tinyurl.com/ypjy9p
Feeling very hungry can be a symptom of high or rapidly changing blood sugar. So if you’ve cut way down on carbs in response to your diagnosis, that could be why you’re hungry – your body isn’t getting the food it’s used to, and is telling you it wants more! The good news is that the hunger often calms down once you’ve got your blood sugar under control. That can take a little time so it’s good to know you’re not going to feel this way forever.
You said your first count was “HI” and now it’s 323 … but 323 is still pretty high. This is not to scare you but just to let you know that it’s not unusual to feel very hungry at 323. Don’t worry, you’ll get it down!
So what to do until that happens? You do have to eat. But many of us here have made enormous changes in WHAT we eat, and you may find that helps you as well. It sounds like you’re already on the right track with the fresh produce (blueberries are my favorite). You didn’t mention any animal protein but unless you’re a vegetarian this is another thing that shouldn’t raise your BG (blood glucose) too much – maybe try a lean chicken breast? I eat a lot of those.
If you don’t eat meat you’ll have to take some time to figure out what kinds of protein you can have that don’t raise your BG too much. Personally I can’t eat much tofu – it’s too carby for me. But everyone is different. For me, protein is the best thing to eat when I’m feeling ravenous. Just a couple of ounces really takes the edge off.
Again, welcome to Tudiabetes.