Mother diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
My mother has been diagnosed with diabetes and I would like some recommendations on reading material to help her manage her diet and exercise. She is not aware of the basics of nutrition and she needs help on what is ok to eat and the foods to avoid. Also, she needs to learn how to portion control.
When she was diagnosed her doctor (an Aetna doctor) did not send her to a licensed dietician. I need help so that I can help her and ensure she is properly taking take of herself. Can you recommend a few licensed dieticians with emphasis on individuals with diabetes? She lives in the Historic 6th Ward district in Houston, TX, so a dietician located in the inner 610 loop would be best.
My mother is Hispanic and going to be 61 in November. Since she is Hispanic she likes her refried beans, tortillas, etc. I want her to still enjoy those items but live a comfortable life. I live 2,000 miles away from her so this makes it more difficult for me to help her.
Thanks for all your advice.