WHAT CAN WE DO TO LIVE A BETTER LIFE?

lifedriver
By lifedriver Latest Reply 2011-11-26 08:18:30 -0600
Started 2011-11-17 09:32:04 -0600

I have been reading comments from I feel are very informed people with Diabetes. Yet, theIr awareness and knowlege has made them do things that are against the grain, like walking barefoot outdoors or NOT TESTING. All I can say is what can we do. First, you must want a better LIFE for yourself and with purpose. Second, strive to achive it. Be part of the community and thru your experiences help others. I am sure I have stepped on some toes. Nevertheless, I have said it and I pray that this comment will wake someone up because we all need help with this condition called Diabetes. I want your feedback positive or whatever. LIVE…Please


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Mickey/CCHT
Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-18 08:22:04 -0600 Report

I agree. Unfortunatly i fall under the catagory of not testing all the time. Not because i don't want to have control over this, but when i'm at work it it next to impossible to do so when i need to. My job is very demanding and crazy, but it is what it is. When i'm not at work i'm all over it. I do the best i can!

RosalieM
RosalieM 2011-11-22 15:40:58 -0600 Report

Here is a tip for you if you cannot test at work, eat the same amount of
carbohydrate each day at work for which you have tested and know works for you. You can test possible meals on the weakend if need be then take them to work. Example, I eat 1/2 cup nuts and dried fruit and 1/8 cup toasted rye flakes
for breakfast every day. I don't need to test. I eat one apple or pear and a string cheese stick for a mid morning snack. If I am going tio eat something new, then I test.

Mickey/CCHT
Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-22 15:45:09 -0600 Report

That is really a good idea!! I never thought about that! THANKS!! :) And it would really make it easier to get my stuff together for work!! I'm totally going to do this! Wish I would have thought of this sooner! Sometimes all it takes is someone to point out the obvious to have an AAHH moment!!! Thanks again! God Bless, Mickey

RosalieM
RosalieM 2011-11-23 13:07:15 -0600 Report

I teach classes, one of my classes is called Tips, Tricks and Tecniques, I have many tips that i am happy to share.

RosalieM
RosalieM 2011-11-26 08:18:30 -0600 Report

Another tip. Do not use instant anything, not oatmeal or barley etc. What makes it instant is the processing of pre cooking and then dehydrating. That process causes it to digest very quickly and will raise blood glucose like sugar or white flour. The tighter the grain is bound the slower it digests the slower it digests the slower will be the glucose rise, allowing you to use the glucose before it spikes. The best oatmeal is steel cut (Irish) oatmeal. it is the tighter bound and taste the best. It should be soaked over night to reduce cooking time. I cook enough for a week and keep it in the fridge. It is ready for the microwave faster than instant. Cooked steel cut oats freezes well like barley.
Old fashiond oats is second best for digestion time.

RosalieM
RosalieM 2011-11-26 07:58:03 -0600 Report

Ok, here is a tip. Whole barley coooked in a crock pot. I make a big pot full and freeze in serving size containers. I always have barley ready as a potato or rice substitute. Barley is high in two kinds of fiber, soluable and insoluable, which means it doesn't raise boold glucose nearly as much as potatoes or rice. it
is whole grain and works to lower cholesterol. It tastes really good with a little butter and salt and pepper or with gravy. Do not use instant as it is predigested
and will raise blood glucose more.

lifedriver
lifedriver 2011-11-18 10:31:31 -0600 Report

I understand and something needs to be done about it. Perhaps we can help employers realize the needs of Diabetics. Thanks for the come back

realsis77
realsis77 2011-11-17 11:01:41 -0600 Report

Hi, its very important that we DO test as part of our regular care because testing is our way of knowing if we are low, high or in between. when we are high we can do different things to make it better. as for me I use insulin to keep my numbers in check. Ive seen personally too many great friends of mine loose limbs, and actually die from this disease so its important to remind those friends that dont test to start testing because the results can be deadly if we dont take care of our self. all we can do is try to help our friends but if they dont listen well, at least we have tried. I agree with you, we must do it for ourselfs no one else can do it for us and we should NEVER take this disease lightly because ive seen first hand what it can do if we let it go. last year i lost a good friend to diabetes. This is serious and the thing is it can be a SILENT killer. this is why its so very important to care for ourself! We must stay one step ahead of it. Good post! i think its a wake up call. we should stay proactive in our treatment and not get lax and let things go because we will be sorry for it later on in life when it catches up to us. Diabetes is a serious condition and should be treated that way.

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