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    Rhonda O
    Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:15 pm
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    I am looking for some recipes for my Husband.
    He likes Meat and Potatoes!!!
    Not into veggies!!!
    He is on Meds! But is having serious TROUBLE with his FEET!!!
    Diebetic Ulcers! His Doc took care of one! But my Insurance does not cover it!!! Almost $ 70!!! He now has one on both Feet!!
    I do not know what to do anymore!!!
    I work alot!!! And doing OT now!!! I can not make ends meet with all the Doc bills and such.

    Sincerely
    Rhonda O
    Andi of Longmeadow Farm
    Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:25 pm
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    Rhonda O wrote:
    I am looking for some recipes for my Husband.
    He likes Meat and Potatoes!!!
    Not into veggies!!!
    He is on Meds! But is having serious TROUBLE with his FEET!!!
    Diebetic Ulcers! His Doc took care of one! But my Insurance does not cover it!!! Almost $ 70!!! He now has one on both Feet!!
    I do not know what to do anymore!!!
    I work alot!!! And doing OT now!!! I can not make ends meet with all the Doc bills and such.

    Sincerely
    Rhonda O


    Hi Rhonda! IT's great meeting a new friend! I am so sorry to hear about your husband, though.

    It sounds as though you are really have a tough go of it. I am so sorry you have to go through all of that.

    As far as your dear husband, has the doctor given him a sound, nutritional menu to follow? As you might realize, when you are getting diabetic ulcers on your feet, he has to make sure his diabetic meds are correct, as well as his food intake.

    As far as meat and potatoes, lean protein along with some low-glycemic carbohydrates, and some veggies that he might like.

    Can you tell me what you all eat now, what meds he is on, and what he likes to eat. As you might know, white potatoes and white rice, and white breads are one of the worst things diabetics can eat. Whole grains, sweet potatoes, and fresh greens are so much better.

    Please let us know so we can help you.
    Rhonda O
    Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:42 pm
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    Thank You so much for your reply!
    My Husband takes Metformin one tablet 2 times a day.
    I have been Doctoring his feet myself.
    They are looking a little better!
    But he may have to go back to the Doctor!!!
    We have a menu plan. But the Doctor does not talk about it much!!!
    I had to ask for a Menu plan!!!
    He likes everything that is bad for him!
    COKES!!! Candy, Ice cream, etc!!!
    I am low weight and can eat anything!
    But we need food in the house that we can both eat.
    I am willing to eat healthy also and I need too!!!
    Eating fresh can be expensive!!!
    I was just told today that we are on 10 hrs a day Mom. thru Fri. and 5 on Sat at work!!!
    I need the money!!!
    But My husband does not get aroung too good. He sleeps in dribs and drabs!!! he does the best he can!!!
    We need to know what to buy that is fast and easy and budget friendly!!!

    Thank You so much for your concern!!!

    PS
    He also has High Blood Pressure, Irregular Heart Beat, and is on a blood thinner!!! So we have to watch leafy greens!!!

    So he can not have anything. That's how he see's it!!!

    Sincerely
    Rhonda O
    Andi of Longmeadow Farm
    Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:52 pm
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    Rhonda, I have my cohosts on this too. We can help with some really interesting and good menu plans and recipes.

    Please, please, make sure you dear husband gets lots of support and help.

    And you too, Rhonda. It sounds like you are a candle working on both ends.

    Hugs this eve, Andi
    PaulaG
    Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:22 am
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    Rhonda,

    I hear your frustration and concern. Sometime meeting the demands of every day living can be difficult. If there is a support group close to you I would highly recommend it. Not only does it give you a place to share it also gives you a place to learn.

    DH is the diabetic in the family. He was in denial for some time. The best thing we did was to use the American Diabetes Association Diet. DH was very faithful for a long time. He lost about 40 pounds and was able to reduce his meds. He cheats now and then but really tries to keep a grip on things.

    We are on a fixed income now. I buy many things at Costco. Fresh produce is determined by what is on sale. I seldom buy canned foods or prepackaged foods. When working and cooking for the 2 of us, leftovers were either lunch the next day or dinner later in the week.

    Lifestyle changes can be difficult but the results or so worth the effort. Please hang in there.

    Paula
    Mia in Germany
    Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:37 am
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    Hi Rhonda,

    I can just whole heartedly agree with Paula: go find a support group close to your place where your husband can go. He has to talk to people who are in the same boat so he will see that changing his eating habits will not nearly be as hard for him as he thinks.
    Cooking on a low budget and tight time schedule requires planning ahead. A diabetic does not need any special expensive "diabetes" food. On the contrary, eating healthily is less expensive because you don't buy expensive processed foods. You just have to plan thoroughly.

    Maybe this will be helpful:
    http://www.livestrong.com/article/411043-low-income-diabetic-diet/

    You could also do Once A Month Cooking and freeze meals that just have to be heated, served with some quickly prepared salad.

    But please, really get a support group for your DH, it will be so much easier!
    Rhonda O
    Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:00 pm
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    Thank You fot the reply!
    Yes I am burning at both ends!!!
    I will check out the other replys.
    Thank You so Much!!!
    Rhonda O
    Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:06 pm
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    Thank You All for your Help!!!
    PaulaG
    Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:00 pm
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    Look on the ADA site. It really helped us.

    http://www.diabetes.org/

    Of course come back and join us in March while we do some cookbook cleaning. You might get some ideas for meals.

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