Okay…I’ll admit it. I’ve been really lousy at managing both my weight and my Type 2 diabetes. I’ve been following the General Chaos Meal Plan for the last couple of years (basically, no meal plan…I eat what’s here, and sometimes what shouldn’t be here but I buy just so I can eat it). I currently have no exercise regimen. I’d really like to start to eat like I’m supposed to, but every time I read about exchanges and whatnot I get confused and it gets really old when you have to re-read the information every single day to figure out what you’re allowed to eat.
Does anyone know a good comprehensive online source for figuring out what I need to do? I know my very best option is to see a dietician to help me figure it out, but I really can’t afford the $25 copay for however many visits the dietician’s going to want. I went through that four years ago when I was first diagnosed and it obviously didn’t stick.
I want to do things right, but I just don’t understand HOW to do things right in this context. I can’t really explain why I’m having problems “getting” the whole concept, but it just feels like I’m grasping for the specifics when I read about this stuff and keep sliding off instead of grabbing it.
I really need to get a handle on this. I’ve been letting it slide for too long already and I guess the possible consequences of ignoring it finally hit me. I’m not asking for medical advice here, just nutritional advice, and possibly a pointer to a good website to guide me through the whole thing. The medical advice will be given by my actual doctor on Monday at my next regular appointment.