I am 52 years old, overweight/obese, and have foot sores along my shins. Doctors say this is diabetes slow progress/damage. I was told by my longtime cardiologist to loose the salt. I had a 3-way bypass due to diabetes. Does anyone have low salt soup recipes? Please send links.I get neuropathy from time to time. I know it's my sugars. Because of this site I take sugar readings 6 to 8 times a day. Otherwise Doctors just recommend 2-4 times/day.
I met a friend who can't afford to pay for his test strips...any recomendations? His Father-in-law just lost his other leg also due to Type 2 diabetes.
The input from this site and you has made a difference for me.
Good for you for testing frequently!
Is your doctor ok with you using salt substitutes? Soup without salt is terribly bland unless you use a lot of herbs, garlic & onions.
Have your friend contact his meter company, or a new meter manufacturer, for their patient assistance program. Some offer help for people who can't afford strips. There's info on their web sites. The cheapest strips are the Wal Mart ReliOn brand. 100 strips for $35 & the meter is around $9.