Thursday, March 28, 2013
On January 3,2012, I was diagnosed with diabetes. I was stunned. As a healthy eater, I juiced up apples, oranges, carrots and grapes for my breakfast of oatmeal and berries. For lunch, I had melon and raisins on my salad. On hiking days, I ate dark chocolate for quick energy. Every evening, I drank a half glass of red wine for my blood pressure. As I sat there drinking tea with honey, I knew that all my eating habits must change. I have been so careful to eat small portions of cake, fudge and cookies over the holidays. My healthy eating habits have to be altered to eliminate the healthy sources of sugar.
I am trying to learn what sources of vitamin C are low in sugar. Is grapefruit low in sugar? Do you know of a website or book that can get me moving in the right direction?
My last full blood work-up had my glucose level at 149. The doctor had it checked on the 3rd, at it was at 189 (I was drinking the tea with honey). I donít see the doctor again until April, but I will see a dietitian later this month.
My New Yearís resolution is to get my glucose number below 100. Please help me with this goal!
This year has been stressful, and currently my glucose numbers run 107-120. With discipline, I can bring it down.
I have a 3 day weekend, and I plan on focusing on eating well, going for some good hikes and runs and visiting my mother in the nursing home.