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diabetes dx at 75, what dietary changes should be made?

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My mother –in-law is 75. She has been battling infrequent fatigue for over one year. She was diagnosed with diabetes just two weeks ago and was prescribed medications to manage it. She is experiencing frequent fatigue and drops off to sleep when at her workstation trying to get some writing done. I want her to overcome diabetes and live a healthy life. I know that it is not the end as diabetes runs in her family. She is worried about feeling deprived. Can she still indulge in some great tasting treats? What dietary changes should she make?

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replied April 21st, 2015
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Thank you for asking

I read your question and I understand your concern. fatigue is age related as well as diabetes related. Diet and lifestyle modifications and compliance to the medications is very necessary. She will need some antidepressant as well as such diseases lead to an endless depression and fatigue is the commonest presentation.

ADA diet is the recommended one. She can eat every thing but only condition is avoiding sweets. Talk to a nutritionist and let them devise a plan for you.

I hope it helps. Consult your doctor as our advice is just for education purposes only.

Take care

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