Hi, I'm Cindy. I am not new to diabetes, as my father had it most of my life and I had gestational diabetes during my pregnancy, eight years ago. Though usually my dad's family doesn't get it until they hit 50 and well...I'm 40. So it was a bit of a shock for me that it hit now, but knew it was coming eventually.
My sugar levels have been up and down the past year, ever since I started this one medication that I need and is known to cause sugar spikes. Diet and exercise were used good for a while, though had some family health issues that kind of threw that out the window for a while and now am back on track with how I need to eat.
I am waiting for a consult with a nutritionist, though have been following kind of a cross between The Insulin Resistance Diet, South Beach and Weight Watchers. I pair protein and carbs together to balance them and eat three smaller meals a day, along with two to three tiny snacks a day to keep my sugar levels steady. I am trying to work back into exercise, via walking and riding a bike, though right now still getting over bronchitis, so focusing more on strength training right now.
I am a bit upset that I got diagnosed so early. But, I also am looking at it as a challenge to figure out new ways of cooking. My hubby has been super supportive, as his sugars have been up some too, and has stated for me to cook the way I need to and he will try and follow suite, including the sugar free treats. So we look at this as an opportunity to get healthier. Though I must admit it is still hard to not see the glass half empty, instead of half full. But, trying to focus on the positive rather than negative side of things.
Member of Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet Team
Member of Lowering Salt Intake Team
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| Pounds lost: 17.0