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Newly Diagnosed

Recently diagnosed for diabetes 2

  • By dgr1

    04 july 2017 informed .’went to doctors for a medical for a
    Psv linence ‘ tested postive my resding was quite high :last time had a medical done about a year a go was fine then .:checking lanels of food suff. Somthing didn?t do much of before was surprised how much suger is in food that i thought was healty
    Any comments in dealing with would be helpful

  • By Meryl Krochmal, RD, CSP, CDE, CNSC Moderator

    HI dgr1, I’m sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. Adjusting to type 2 diabetes can feel overwhelming at times. I hope that you find the community a place of support and helpful information. Meeting with a dietitian and diabetes educator after diagnosis can be especially helpful. Ask your doctor about getting a referral. You may find the following article helpful:, Wishing you all the best. Take care, Meryl Krochmal, RD CDE Community Moderator.

  • By Lucylou

    Hello, I was diagnosed about 3 weeks ago. I am having trouble trying to understand all the foods I can and cannot eat.

  • By Margot Keymaster

    Hi @lucylou,

    Thanks so much for reaching out – you’ve come to the right place! In addition to comments from the community and input from your doctor, healthcare team, or a registered dietitian or nutritionist, these pages may help with a starting point:

    Healthy eating and meal planning

    I’ve heard not to eat any foods like bread, potatoes, and pasta.

    It’s important to remember that as bodies differ, different eating, diet, and management plans may work differently for everyone – and tolerance for things such as carbs can differ by person too! Working with a dietitian or nutritionist or checking levels a few hours after eating certain amounts can help find the best way for you!

    Please reach out any time with questions, and welcome to our community!

    Margot, Team Member