Saturday, April 19, 2008

I'm here

Whenever I say the phrase I'm here I always add in my head I'm queer, get used to it. I think that is one of the smartest catch phrases ever.

I'm not dead. Thank you for your concern Anne. I've been pretty much obsessed with diabetes. I've joined a few message boards, researching any website I can, trying to finding replacements for items I currently use that could be an issue. Blah blah blah.

One thing I found out is that a lot of people find the diet that is usually reccomended for diabetics to be completely confounding. A sample breakfast for a diabetic is a bowl of bran flakes, skim milk, and half a banana. What?!? I would be easily in the three hundreds if I ate that, not to mention, starving an hour later! I've always had an issue with that. You know how they say when you eat chinese you're hungry an hour later, that how any type of pasta, flour, cereal, bread, grain was for me. After some research I realize that a lot of diabetics depend on a very low carb diet. Not as strict as Akins mind you, but a lot of them eat bacon and eggs for breakfast every morning.

So, after about a week of trying to stay the course, my numbers albeit still high, are coming down, I can't deny that. I've been taking walks, and running up and down my stairs at times. The hardest thing is the family. They love things like oatmeal, spaghetti, and things like that. One of my favorite morning meals is a bowl of old fashioned oats. I can't eat that, but guess what my darling son has wanted all this week? Last night Tony craved pizza, and one night Aislinn wanted spaghetti. It's hard. Last nigth I had pizza and today I'm back to my starving high blood sugar self. It's truly depressing. :(

1 comment:

water said...

Have you visited this forum?

And this website?

best wishes