Category Archives: healthy diet

What Are the Best and Worst Foods for Bipolar?


What Are the Best and Worst Foods for Bipolar?

Although I have done some research on bipolar and diet and even wrote an article for another site, I have not found the changes to be significant. Another case of everyone is different.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

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Blood Sugars Still Dropping Despite Eating Carbs and Dropping Insulin


I had carbs last night, no shots, but the 34 units of slow acting Tresiba and my sugar was still low fasting. I wonder what part God plays in this. I would love to stop using insulin and be healed of Diabetes which is supposed to be not possible. This sudden drop in my numbers and the lack of need for the insulin is a miracle in itself. Last night I had regular cookies with sugar in them and low carb peanut butter cups plus a bowl of blueberries (fruit so sugar of course) and whipped cream that also contained sugar. And the black tea. Several cups a day.

Does the black tea play a part in this? Is it the daily faith healings? Is is something inside of me?

My sugars this morning were 65 which is low. This is all mighty strange, but so far so good. I would love to stop the needles and even stop pills. I know they say you can heal Diabetes, but you have to admit this is strange and I have added sugar back into my diet, not a lot, not to access, but sugar none-the-less.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

Diabetes Chronicles 8 – article against Keto (extremely low carb diets)


First off I want to say, I don’t mind doing this research as it helps me and perhaps you if you have type 2 Diabetes. Just remember I am not a doctor and I cannot vouch for this information. It is just stuff I have learned either over the years or is even new to me.

This article is against Keto (Ketogenic) low carb diets.

I was pushing this diet, but it wasn’t working for me. This article explains why it isn’t a good diet to follow. My son, studied nutrition, also is against the Keto diet, although he says he will support me in what I decide. I recently made the decision to stop it. I am watching my carbs and going low carb, but not following a strict Keto diet and after reading this new article I am rethinking just how bad it might be for me and why it isn’t working for me and like the author says who wants to eat Keto the rest of your life. There has to be a better way just need help with what I should be eating.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for http://www.tessacandoit.com for the new posts).

Diabetes Chronicles 7 – Plus a helpful article about diabetes and not affording meds


First off I want to say, I don’t mind doing this research as it helps me and perhaps you if you have type 2 Diabetes. Just remember I am not a doctor and I cannot vouch for this information. It is just stuff I have learned either over the years or is even new to me.

People with Diabetes Are Skipping Their Medications to Save Money

Not just seniors have problems affording their diabetes medications. I am 61 and on disability with Medicare and I can’t afford my meds if I lose my extra help through the state. Right now they are paying 100% of my meds. My one insulin is over $3000 for 3 months and over $500 for one month of my long acting insulin. I lose my extra help and I will not be taking any meds and most likely will die earlier. That doesn’t include my other meds.

How is the typical senior or disabled younger person able to afford these meds unless they are on a low income with extra help. So many fall in between the cracks and they have to let the meds go so they can live.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for http://www.tessacandoit.com for the new posts).

Diabetes Chronicles 6 – Plus a helpful article about low carb medications


First off I want to say, I don’t mind doing this research as it helps me and perhaps you if you have type 2 Diabetes. Just remember I am not a doctor and I cannot vouch for this information. It is just stuff I have learned either over the years or is even new to me.

Diabetes Drug Can Now Be Used to Treat Obesity

This article is about the newer drug Victoza. It is a daily injectable and has weight reducing properties. Now I tried it, but the appetite suppressor suppressed my already suppressed appetite and kept me on a constant low and I felt awful. It made just thinking about food wanting me to puke. It does work for many people though and I would suggest trying it if possible. It is not an insulin although it is injected.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for http://www.tessacandoit.com for the new posts).

Diabetes Chronicles 5 – Plus a helpful article about low carb diets and diabetes


First off I want to say, I don’t mind doing this research as it helps me and perhaps you if you have type 2 Diabetes. Just remember I am not a doctor and I cannot vouch for this information. It is just stuff I have learned either over the years or is even new to me.

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/omega-6-fats-may-reduce-diabetes-risk#1

 

I am having more low Blood Sugars than normal. I am over-correcting my insulin. I have to work on that. 70 is considered low by most people and I have been dropping down to 50 to 60.

The best way to correct a low is to take your blood sugar. Take 1 tablet of glucose (sold over the counter) and wait 15 minutes. Check it again and if still way too low take one more tablet. It is rare to need more than 2 to fix a low.

Do not use candy, juice or soda or other high carb foods as it takes too long and over-corrects. The safest way is to use the glucose tablets.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for http://www.tessacandoit.com for the new posts).

Diabetes Chronicles 4 – Plus a helpful article about low carb diets


https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/low-carb-diet-for-diabetes

The last few days except yesterday I kept my sugar/carb count very low. Yesterday I lost control and had more sugar than I should have. I had to adjust my insulin injections to bring my numbers down to the near normal numbers I want. The dr wants them higher because I did suffer a low in there. I know how to fix a low so he needn’t carry on so. It is important to keep the numbers down near the numbers normal people get because they are starting to find out that spiking at 120 or higher is dangerous and speeds up the diabetes damage.

I see an endocrinologist who is supposed to be a specialist in diabetes, but even he believes we should keep our carbs higher and our numbers higher. I hate fighting with my dr all the time, but I do believe that low carb is the way to go and that it is possible to bring our numbers nearer to normal. No, it won’t ever cure the diabetes, but we can reap the benefits of the normal numbers just like a normal person.

I wish I could just dial a number in my insulin pen that is in the normal range and it will dispense the required units of insulin. I have to work on my correcting dosages to add to the sliding scale the doctor has given me. I admit I do mess up a bit now and then and he would rather I be too high than have a low. If I couldn’t fix my lows with glucose tablets than maybe he would be right, but I can fix the lows with a minimum of fuss. If I am asleep it does wake me up feeling weird like that. To a seasoned sufferer of Diabetes it is hard to miss. They should concentrate on their new patients.

The above article touches on a lot of things about low carb diets.