Worrying Wife of Diabetic Carnivore

Patient

Q: I am trying so hard to feed a diabetic husband who does not eat vegetables. He does eat thin salsa, tomato sauces, peeled and cut up apples, and bananas. We are off of all artificial sweeteners, processed foods (aside from the occasional sandwich meat), staying away from all HFCS and the only hydrogenated vegetable oils we use are whatever is in JIF and what is in the fast foods we eat very rarely. Still, I'm feel like I'm drowning. When we stuck to the diet of only organic corn and rice for carbs (no gluten), only apples and bananas and peanut butter for breakfast (to keep him from protein overdose), his numbers went down, but he was miserable. He recently went to his doctor's appt. against my pleading, right after a really bad holiday week completely off his diet, and now the doctor, (who is not an endocrinologist) is trying to put him on insulin. He will not eat a vegetable. He would rather kill himself, and there is no arguing with this man. I am feeling defeated. I have tried giving him one serving of a carb a day, which now sometimes includes his precious wheat bread (2 slices in one day). So . . . Is there a diabetic diet for a carnivore who craves carbs and eats only two fruits?

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