Someone suggested replacing regular soda with diet soda, however, it is still packed with sugar, so if you can, avoid all soda alltogether. The less carbs and sugar you eat the better. Check the content info on all foods you eat, you'd be surprised how many unsuspecting foods are packed with sugar. For instance one table spoon of ketchup has about a half table spoon of sugar in it. White rice, potatoes, pasta are all starchy, carbohydrate foods. If you need some carbs, go with whole-grain or whole-wheat pasta/bread. Diabetes generally lasts a lifetime unless you get it under control in the beginning, then you can get rid of it. With that being said, I think you should consider this a second chance and maintain the willpower to exercise, eat as little sugar and carbs as possible, drink water, etc. It may feel like boot camp for a few months, but isn't it worth going through with it and getting rid of diabetes? I knew one woman who was also at an early stage of diabetes and she was told that if she restricted sweets and carbs from her diet and lost some weight it would go away - she didn't have the willpower to do that, so now she is stuck with diabetes for the rest of her life. If you're carrying arorund extra weight, start a regular exercise program, because losing weight also helps with treating diabetes. Good luck to you in finding the willpower to beat this!
· 1 decade ago