Diabetes, anyone?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Okay. Either I have to get healthy enough so I no longer have Type 2 diabetes, or I have to learn how to eat with it. Actually, it's probably learning to eat with it and then, hopefully, getting over it. I think I'll ask around and see how others manage their eating so energy stays relatively high and more importantly, that there are no crashes. I hate when I fall asleep right in the middle of stuff, like driving (that happened a number of years ago and I'm being VERY cautious with meds now).

We are not all the same, so throwing the same meds at everyone is just plain silly (isn't it lovely to know one's physician may be acting "just plain silly" with your health?). From what I've observed (and observing is what I'm good at doing), diabetics need a different sort of diet -- not just healthy food, but on a schedule that differs from the typical three meals and a snack diet that gets pushed at everyone. I am *really* better if eating about every 1-1/2 hours, but how do I do that without getting too many calories, and while getting good nutrition, too? Actually, how do I do that and spend a little time on something other than cooking and eating? And, as I lose fat and exercise more, will that eating schedule change?

I have read a great deal of diabetic literature and never seen any of these questions addressed. In fact, I've not seen how a body's negative reaction to the meds-of-choice (on Actos, I had wild weight gains and adult acne like I've never seen before, ever!) might be dealt with. Actually, I've not seen anything that suggests that everyone who takes these doesn't just manage their disease beautifully with the help of these drugs. Now I'm finding that isn't true at all.

What I am realizing is that the combination of processed, fattening, nutrient-free food and the poisonous meds that are supposed to help deal with them, are killing us all slowly. That, combined with concrete-like land, water shortage, crazy heat, etc., is a recipe for slow death. I *so* want outta here! LOL emoticon

January 16, 2010
Good grief, a whole year later and although I did get out of that bad place, I haven't attended to my health since I moved. Okay, that's not entirely accurate. I am eating much healthier. Unfortunately, the healthier food tastes much better and so, clearly, I have been eating more of it. I am now at my all-time-highest weight emoticon.

No more procrastinating. The weight-loss-better-health-fair
y has clearly lost my address, so it's entirely up to me. As I said elsewhere on my home page, let's see what I can do in 100 days.
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