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Getting Even More Serious on Diabetic Care

Friday, March 22, 2013

After spending two days in a row with MIL, I've sat down with my husband to talk about diabetes care. I've gone no grains in a bid to get things under control. I hate that one slip back to having grains or even too starchy vegetables and my numbers show it. I'm working really hard though to try and control things through diet and exercise alone. Plus some supplements like cinnamon.

My husband, on the other hand has pretty bad control despite being on hypoglycemics and insulin. He has a stressful job and doesn't eat when or what he is supposed to eat. I cook a no grain healthy breakfast for him and have no grains options at dinner. He often reaches for the grains I have out for the kids. And I know he has a stash of cookies and candy down in his office. But . . . he's an adult. I did tell him though that I would hate for him to have the consequences his mom has from her poor choices. Ironically, both my husband and his mom are/were nurses.

But we can only work on ourselves, right? Today I did make bad choices at lunch. I was in the middle of helping my ILs move to their new smaller house and we stopped at McDonalds. I chose one of those snack wraps and stole a few of my kid's fries. For a snack later, I chose uber healthy snacks - some sesame flavored seaweed wafers (really, really yummy, actually!), some raw pumpkin seeds and soy nuts. Dinner was a turkey bean chili with some sharp cheddar cheese melted on top. I'm going to Zumba in about fifteen minutes.

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  • FRAN0426
    As adults we are responsible for making our choices---good or bad wether we have a magor medical problem. Now add major medical problems and we need to be even more accoutalbe to try and keep ourselves in the best shape physically, nutricionally and mentally as close to normal as we can. I know your battling with the bloods sugare, believe me I know how hard it is to be diabetic and working to go it with exercise and diet, I have been doing that now for several years. As a type two diabetic I had to take insulin ( medication was causing problems with blood work) , yes it wasn't a lot of insulin but still needed to be injected. I started doing exercise and watching what I was eating. So where around eight months in my doctor insisted I stop taking my insuli( I had resisted befor then to quit). It has been several years and doing ok. However they are times like having surgery that the system gets tossy turvy and in the hospital insulin shots are needed--or taking any form of steroids will do the same for me.
    I hope you DH will take to heart starting to really watch and be careful, I'm sure he sees his mom struggling---that in itself should make him want to watch. Good luck to all of you Jennine. Keep me posted, I know it helps to have someone there for you.
    1919 days ago
  • JEM2929
    It's true, we really can only work on ourselves, but at least we can keep the encouragement up and hope someday it's realized. Good for you to take care of yourself still and make the better choices even when your hubby doesn't. That's definitely not an easy thing to do (for me anyways) and maybe when he sees your health improving he will hopefully jump on the bandwagon.

    And at least at McDonalds you went for the snack wrap and not the big mac :) emoticon
    1919 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Some days are better than others.
    1919 days ago
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