Yes, sweetie, I understand what your sister is going through. In fact, my Dad too was just diagnosed with type 2 as well as my own sister's husband. In the later, he seems disinterested in taking the necessary changes that will control the progression of the disease.
But it really is manageable with proper nutrition. I read a book a couple years ago by Dr. Cousins who has been working with Diabetes patients for something like 40 years and he has reversed and even healed the condition with diet. (And it didn't take weeks to see the results.) In mere days most of his patients who underwent the dietary changes and increased their movement and exercise were able to drastically lower their diabetes medication and eventually needed none at all. I must say it is quite the change, though.... fresh organic vegetables, fruit, nuts seeds and lots of sprouts and for a year or two none of the dangerous foods, the grains, and heavy starches. The point is these raw foods seem to give the body the tools needed to heal the damage and in many cases the pancreas begins to produce the proper amount of insulin again. Well, something like that. Been awhile since I read the book which is quite "doctorie" and slightly over my head.
Oh well, I think it will help when we really begin to see sugar as the addictive substance it is.
(spoken by a sugar addict
Would you mind if I had your sister's first name? It will help me in the prayers.
Oh and I almost forgot, I wanted to give you a couple URLs on the board that have healthy recipes. Amigo, a wonderful cook, started it and he too understands what you are going through as his wife had diabetes. He wanted to share some healthy recipes there so you might find something good for your own family on those pages.
UB COOKING INDEX
And (I just keep going on don't I? LOL) another old time member on the board who was studying to be a doctor and almost there, recommended these books when he discovered George had diabetes... They are written by a husband and wife team who both are doctors. and they have written other books on this subject too.
"The Low-Carb Comfort Food Cookbook by Michael R. Eades, M.D. and Mary Dan Eades, M.D.
...and this was helpful too
"500 More Low-Carb Recipes" by Dana Carpender
It is hit and miss with recipes you like or dislike but I found some real winners in these books. I must say though that I just can't make a decent loaf of low carb bread. So we have opted to buy low GI High fiber bread or rolls when we want something like that.
Anyway, I hope this helps a little. Hang in there Carolyn, and let's keep prayin, eh?