So Tuesday I find out I have type 2 Diabetes. It really didn't come as much of a surprise since it runs in my family and I don't take care of myself. Now that I am over the shock, I am trying to figure out what to do now.
My insurance sucks, so I can't get a referal to a nutritionist so I am doing all of this on my own. In doing research, I am finding ALOT of cook books and recipes for sit down meals, but these are of little help to me right now. I need to find out how to eat during the week when I work and I am getting no help on what to eat for breakfast and lunch. I can deal with changing my diet, but having to wake up an hour early so I can make a sit down breakfast is going to be a major hassle for me.
As of right now, breakfast is a whole weat bagel with about an ounce of low fat cream cheese and couple of slices of smoked turkey. Lunch will be primarily Healthy Choice frozen meals until I can figure out what else to do. They look like they fall in all of the parameters for what I need to eat, but unless I can find them on sale, they can be expensive for someone that is used to packing a lunch.
Dinners will be a salad with low fat dressing that I am stretching with tofu, a small peice of grilled chicken or fish and ALOT of vegetables. I am going to try to keep carbs down.
I know other people are living with diabetes, so it can be done. I just don't know what to eat right now. What does a diabetic eat for breakfast and lunch? What kinds of snacks are apropriate for me? Can anybody help me with this?