I knowa little about diabetes..but I really need to learn more since my step son has been diagnosed with it. He's 18, lives away at college and only a week after starting there, he went to the E.R. with problems and they found out he had diabetes.
ANYWAY..he's here for the weekend. He has to check his blood 3x a day and take 3 insulin shots a day.
I asked dh what does he need to eat. He just shrugged his shoulders and said he can eat whatever.
I've always been under the impression that when you have diabetes, your diet should change and you shouldnt rely just on the insulin shots to control the problem.
Is that the case or am I being too much of a worry wart stickler?lol
I think it would be best if he started learning how to eat a diabetic diet,eating healthy and taking care of his body.
How do YOU or someone you know handle living with diabetes?
Answer by michiganmom116 at 1:58 PM on Sep. 4, 2010
Answer by michiganmom116 at 2:01 PM on Sep. 4, 2010
Since he is away at college hopefully he has a meal ticket program at the cafeteria at school. Just advice to make his meal plate as colorful as possible. Have him talk to a school nurse if they have one for advice.
Answer by musicmom08 at 6:38 PM on Sep. 4, 2010