Sunday, March 31, 2013
I was over on the message board and saw a panic about Type 2 diabetes. I typed up a response and decided to post it here too:
Oh, do I know what you mean. I was diagnosed in Feb 2013 with Type 2 diabetes and have attended a six hour diabetes education class at my local hospital. I'm still mourning the loss of overeating and in particular, overeating sugar. My A1C is 10.1 so I have some serious work to do. I need a renewing of my mind because sweets were a part of my daily life. I baked each family member's favorite cake and dinners for birthdays. I made a new and special cake for holidays. Today I skipped making my traditional coconut Easter bunny cake. Am I sad. Yeah, I am actually. But I refuse to give up... my life for sugar. I'm willing to fight this battle. I agree with others that have posted. I love the whole idea of no fake food substitutes. I too want to stick with the real thing. I will make a confession too. I could sit down and eat a whole pie by myself. And many times when my husband went to bed, I did just that! I'm not just mourning the lost of sugar. No, I'm mourning the AMOUNT of sugar I can NO LONGER EAT! As a diabetic, we can still have a limited amount of carbs. Of course, the key is moderation. Oh, how I used to hate that word.
To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation - St. Augustine