Sunday, October 21, 2012
I wrote a letter to one of my sons this evening telling him that I think he might benefit from getting the equipment to measure his blood sugar. He is overweight and has had problems with pulmonary embolisms in the past.
I explained that since I was diagnosed with Diabetes last June and have been testing regularly I have lost a great deal of weight and haven't really been trying. I have found the foods that elevate my blood sugar and for the most part I have eliminated them from my diet. I haven't missed anything but bread. Bread has always been my big weakness. Changing that more than anything else has contributed to my weight loss.
I weighed in at TOPS and for fourteen weeks straight I lost weight every week. I blew it when I ate bread products several times in one week. That was a good learning experience for me. Since then I have been eating more sensibly and I am fairly sure my weight will once again go down when I weigh in this week.
My point is keeping track of one's blood sugar can be a real help in a weight loss program. I am not glad I have diabetes, but finding out what foods are my triggers and cause the most trouble for me is really very helpful.