Hello, I know there is a topic similar to this one that’s pretty recent, but I had some other questions to ask that weren’t covered in that topic and would greatly appreciate anyone who could give some input.
I was diagnosed with T2D about a week ago and put on 500mg of metformin and lisinopril for my high blood pressure, I’ve been eating a VERY strict diet and keeping glucose tablets in my pocket at all times. I’m wearing a Freestyle Libre 14 day, but the first sensor seemed to be giving inaccurate readings so I was recommended to remove it and put on a new one that I just activated today after wearing for over 24 hours (still waiting for the 60 min countdown).
My diet is thus:
plain instant oatmeal 1/2 cup, fat-free milk 1/2 cup, mandarin orange, handful of unsalted almonds
Snack (2 hours later):
Handful of almonds, mandarin orange
1 slice turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread with lots of lettuce, 1 slice of cheese, 1 slice of tomato
1 slice of whole wheat bread with Adam’s Organic Peanut butter (no added sugar)
30 minutes of cardio every day and a full upper and lower body workout every other day
1/2 cup of wild quinoa, half plate of non-starchy veggies (broccoli, cauliflour, carrots, bell peppers), 1 avocado, 4oz patty of cod fish
My concern is that I’m being undertreated, and that I shouldn’t be eating the mandarins or the wheat bread and peanut butter at all. My appointment to the nutrition and education center for diabetes is tomorrow at 7:45am, but I’m pretty frightened every day and would greatly appreciate any input that can be provided on everything on I’m doing.
I am fully committed to getting my a1c down to normal levels (5.4 and below) and I will do anything necessary to achieve that result. If I have to eat the same food every single day at the exact same time, insulin therapy, workout 2 hours a day, then that is what I shall do.
My mental state is pretty bad after this diagnoses, I am constantly afraid I’m going to have some sort of heart attack at any moment or at any moment I’m going to become hypoglycemic and fall into a coma, I have trouble sleeping, I am in a constant state of fear. I’ve been doing almost nothing but reading and studying about this condition and statistics and how badly out of control mine is for a week now, I am very afraid all the time.
If anyone can please help, tell me what else I can do to get this under control so I can have peace of mind, please. Thank you so much for reading.