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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. emoticon
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    1978 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    Thank you for sharing with us Judy and I'm sure your letter will spur your son on to get the equipment to measure his blood sugar.

    Congratulations on how well you've done and are doing. It is difficult to give up something we really like, bread in your case, but when you see the benefits, you know it is really worth it!

    Keep up the great work!
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