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People don't die from Diabetes, They die from COMPLICATIONS of Diabetes

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

People don't die from Diabetes, They die from COMPLICATIONS of Diabetes

* I am newly diagnoised with "Diabetes"
* My health history: morbidly obese and HBP

This 1st week I have been doing the following:
* Breakfast = high protein shake that I make with just water 6oz
* Lunch = A protein Lunch OR a high protein shake made with 6 oz of water
* Snack time = a small package of real bacon bits 2.5 oz
* Dinner time = 6oz or 12oz of package salad+ 2 or 3 cans of tuna fish with real mayo
* I also take a multivitamin a couple of times per week.

Why try the lower carb way of eating?
* To help control my diabetes

* I am attending a 7 wk course of Diabetes Management and the Registered Nurse instructor explained:
* People don't die from diabetes,
* People die from the "COMPLICATIONS" that Diabetes can cause.
* Diabetes can cause:
* nerve damage,
* loss of extremities,
* blindness,
* etc.....

BENEFITS of Exercise:
* Exercise helps move insullin from the cells into the muscles of the body to use as energy.

Dr. instructions:
* Metformin 2x per day 2000 mg total and I did the low carb way of eating on my own and my blood sugar are running Normal now.

Here at my results with taking my HBP + Diabetes meds and eating low carb:

Week one:
4/20/13 = 343
4/21/13 = 347.2 = swollen feet/ankles, forgot to take my HBP pills = water retention
4/22/13 = 342 = feet and ankles Less swollen
4/23/13 = 341 = feet and ankles almost normal in size
4/24/13 = 341 = same
4/25/13 = 338.2

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    Love this blog. I am not a diabetic but I have HBP and High Cholesterol. The way you described your co-worker sounds like myself. Thank you for this blog. It has me thinking and that's always a good thing. My best to you. emoticon
    1762 days ago
    It's an amazing thing to start changing your life in the most basic ways. Congratulations! I'm REALLY looking forward to hearing how you're doing.
    You can look forward to getting off those meds as you lose weight and become healthier, but in the meantime, you could add them to your Spark goals, if you think that might help you to remember them.
    Walking will help you more than you can imagine. A 15 minute walk is a terrific start.
    Can you get in another one today or tomorrow? Can you come up with a backup plan, for days when you might not get in a walk on your lunch break? Maybe a short walk at home. Maybe a few minutes of walking in place along with a video. Anything to help you get moving and to start using those muscles a little bit.
    You've made a great start, and you should be really proud of yourself!

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    1762 days ago
    Nature did not design us to eat the huge quantity of sugar and starch that we now have available to us. You've already experienced the first

    emoticon moment!

    Fat and protein fuel you and keep you from being hungry ALL THE TIME!!! Carbs just set you up for a roller coaster ride of energy highs and lows, frequent hunger, and miserable cravings.

    You can expect to ditch your meds somewhere in the next 60 or 70 pounds. Maybe you can be the inspiration that finally motivates your coworker to get on board, and you will have saved TWO lives, not just one!


    This is my favorite low carb motivation thread:


    Read the oldest posts first!
    1763 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/25/2013 11:50:41 AM
    journey to change yourself is long and hard . it is a good fight . It will make you completely over and change your health for the better .keep up the journey & good luck .
    1763 days ago

    Keep up the good work! Being consistent and taking small steps every day will lead you to success. 15 minutes each day of exercise is a great are on your way to better health. Good luck in your journey.

    1763 days ago
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