Those of you who know me well, know that I have Diabetes Type 2, Insulin Dependent. I have had the Diabetes for about 20 years and didn’t care. I was in denial and ate what I wanted and now I find myself on insulin.
I started the insulin in June of 2017. I never thought I could inject myself as I am deathly afraid of needles, but I learned injecting myself was a lot less painful than sticking my finger for the blood checks. I do blood checks around 4 times a day or more if I have a low reading and I give myself injections 4 times a day. With each meal and one long lasting one at bedtime.
The biggest thing with this disease is following a low carb diet. Considerably lower than the American Diabetes Association recommends. They have not updated their medicine and diet guidelines despite all the new research out there that the lower the carbs per day the better off we will be and some of us eventually get off meds, lose lots of weight and get more normal readings and A1c readings.
I belong to a FaceBook group and they are adamant in this way of eating (WOE) and it really does work. It is a shame though that so many people are avidly following the ADA and dying young or losing limbs, or eyesight or having damage to their other organs.
I am following a diet of less than 50 carbs per day (LCHF), not meal as the ADA recommends. They recommend 45 carbs per meal and 15 grams per 2 snacks per day. Though 50 is the highest they recommend per day in this group most eat less than 20 grams per day. The Keto diet. If nothing else I follow the Low Carb High Fat diet and no I don’t want to discuss how the fat is or isn’t bad or any other parts of this way of eating. Read up on Keto diets and low carb high fat if you are interested. If you want to join the group, I will be happy to give you the name and you can join the group and get all this information much better than I can explain it.
I just had to go back to the basics. I wasn’t getting the results that others were and I was still struggling with the sweets.
Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh
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