I would recommend that every diabetic read Dr. Bernstein's book. Then Even if you don't choose to follow his ideas, You'll be starting from an informed point of view. the other informative resources are mentioned often onthis forum. Jenny Ruhl, David Mendosa. D-solve etc.
My most important tip to a new type 2?
Wipe your memory of everything you have ever been told from any source about "healthy eating" and treat your journey of discovery of the right way of eating for you with a totally open mind. Then let your blood glucose meter write in the new information using Test, Review, Adjust
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.
i carry a banana with me everywhere, so that i always have a snack handy. almonds R also good. i also go nowhere w/out my tube of glucose tablets. and i carry a small bottle of water w/ me as well.
As for travel (like a w/end away from home):
1) one SMALL carry-all suitcase filled with:
all medications (i tk many for other problems)
2)about a months worth of pump supplies, including Xtra novolog and,in case my pump breaks, lantis and syringes. i do happen to have my old pump, so i bring that along too (what the heck)
3)a bottle of glucose tablets
4)i also bring an extra Belt clip and an extra meter
5)PUMP batteries, meter batteries
6)One months supply of test trips.
NOW: i have this bag pre-filled and keep it under my bed (or anywhere easy to get to)
so that i dont have to worry each time about preparing for any trips away from home.
this makes travel a NO-BRAINER.
i do a lot of walking, as i live in NYC; so i prepare my PUMP for excersize mode:
i temp basal to 70% for however long i expect to be out and about; this seems to help a lot and is easy to do.
HOPE THESE TID-BITS HELP U IN SOME WAY. GOOD LUCK. Remeber, U can ALWAYS ask questions. And, if U have a doctor U R uncomfortable witgh, switch immediately. D is a long-term disease and U will need someone with whom U can have a healthy, prodeuctive conversation with.