Newbie here. Got diagnosed with Type2 last year

Bobh

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Some food recommendations would be useful?
Fish,vegetables,anything guaranteed to be bland..lol
Would appreciate any advice.
Prefer to avoid cooking, ideally.
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Welcome to the forum @Bobh

Sorry to hear aboout your diagnosis. How has your first year been going? Do you take any medication to help with your diabetes management?

There’s a very long running thread in the food section where people jot down their daily menus which might give you some interesting ideas.


Many T2s on the forum find that moderating or lowering their carbohydrate intake by varying degrees is a helpful part of their BG management. So while there are obvious things like cakes, biscuits, sweets and sugary drinks that you will have wanted to cut out straight away, you might be surprised how much *all* carbohydrate affects your BG levels, including rice, pasta, potatoes, bread, pastry, grains, cereals and most fruits.

That’s not to say that you have to avoid all of those things entirely, but reducing portion sizes and choosing the types that suit your body best is really helpful.

If you offer a few ideas of the sorts of things you like to eat, our friendly members may be able to make some suggestions for adaptations, swaps or tweaks to make those meals more BG friendly?

Lots of members here have recommended Gretchen Becker’s book T2 Diabetes, the first year, if you’d like a clearly written overview of the ins and outs of T2
 

Vonny

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Hi @Bobh and welcome from me too :) Like many on here I follow a very low calorie diet.

I tend to eat whatever the rest of the family wants to eat (roasts, chillis, curries, casseroles, fish etc) but I just cut out the spuds, rice or pasta. While that sounds quite dismal, it's actually fine once you get used to it and I don't even miss the carbs now.

If you're not big into cooking and prefer ready meals, check the carb content on the pack. That's the total carb content, you can ignore the sugar bit.

Bacon and eggs is a good breakfast, well a full english without the hash browns and toast of course! I tend to eat omelettes for breks most days but allow myself a slice of wholemeal toast soldiers with my Saturday boiled eggs.

As @everydayupsanddowns says, the thread "what did you eat yesterday" is a mine of information and I've got several good meal ideas from there. Deffo worth a read :)
 

Bobh

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Welcome to the forum @Bobh

Sorry to hear aboout your diagnosis. How has your first year been going? Do you take any medication to help with your diabetes management?

There’s a very long running thread in the food section where people jot down their daily menus which might give you some interesting ideas.


Many T2s on the forum find that moderating or lowering their carbohydrate intake by varying degrees is a helpful part of their BG management. So while there are obvious things like cakes, biscuits, sweets and sugary drinks that you will have wanted to cut out straight away, you might be surprised how much *all* carbohydrate affects your BG levels, including rice, pasta, potatoes, bread, pastry, grains, cereals and most fruits.

That’s not to say that you have to avoid all of those things entirely, but reducing portion sizes and choosing the types that suit your body best is really helpful.

If you offer a few ideas of the sorts of things you like to eat, our friendly members may be able to make some suggestions for adaptations, swaps or tweaks to make those meals more BG friendly?

Lots of members here have recommended Gretchen Becker’s book T2 Diabetes, the first year, if you’d like a clearly written overview of the ins and outs of T2
It's OK to eat rice, pasta, potatoes, bread, pastry, grains, cereals and most fruits. then ??
Really just need to know what's best to eat.
I take atorvastatin. Are noodles OK ??
 

Kaylz

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It's OK to eat rice, pasta, potatoes, bread, pastry, grains, cereals and most fruits. then ??
Really just need to know what's best to eat.
I take atorvastatin. Are noodles OK ??
Nobody can tell you if its ok for you as the individual you are, most Type 2's tend to cut down on these things as they are high carbohydrate and spike blood glucose but the only way you'll know is to test before eating and then again 2 hours after looking for no more than a 2-3mmol rise

Unfortunately nobody can tell you what's "best" to eat as we are all individuals and tolerate different things and also different amounts of carbohydrates

There aren't many low carbohydrate ready meals either if that's the route you were hoping to take so you may have to venture in to doing some cooking
xx
 

zuludog

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I was prescribed Atorvastatin for several years but eventually developed aching, so I stopped taking them
Now I control my cholesterol to an acceptable level with diet and exercise

Search t'Net for statin Ache and Statin Side Effects

I've reduced my intake of carbohydrates very much
Read the past Threads in Newcomers and Food & Carbs
Once you've started to make the changes it gets easier
 

Ditto

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Hello and welcome to the forum @Bobh :)
 

adrian1der

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Hi @Bobh and welcome from me as well. I'm like @Vonny - eating the same as always minus the carbs
 

everydayupsanddowns

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It's OK to eat rice, pasta, potatoes, bread, pastry, grains, cereals and most fruits. then ??
Really just need to know what's best to eat.
I take atorvastatin. Are noodles OK ??

Those items are likely to raise your BG levels. So it’s probably wise to have reduced portions of those things.

But frustratingly everyone has different tolerances so it isn’t possible to predict whether pasta, or rice, or bread (or noodles!) will be easier or trickier for your metabolism.

Some people just reduce all sources of carbs as a precaution, while others prefer to check different foods/meals individually with a BG meter to establish their own individual tolerances, and to lean towards the sources of carbs that are kinder to their BG levels.
 

Kaylz

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Kaylz

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Type 1

everydayupsanddowns

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What is BG & BP ??

Sorry!! Forum dwellers have a terrible habit of using abbreviations to make up for terrible typing skills.

There are some common one’s here which may come in handy to decode posts - but do always ask too!

 

Drummer

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When taking Atorvastatin and Metformin I had some devastating consequences - in about five weeks it had affected my memory, and I was so wracked I was considering suicide.
Just before Christmas 2016 I was wandering around Tesco's car park (I have remembered where it was after 4 years) looking for the car, with a heaped up trolley and when I found it and opened the back, I found that I had done the same shop two days earlier.
I went home and threw the tablets in the bin. The recovery was a long one. My last leg pain faded away after about 18 months but I had to read my songs from the book which, fortunately my daughter had asked me to make to preserve my repertoire. I have relearned the songs, but not yet taken up my guitar again.
 
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