Facing Diabetes Setbacks

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2012-10-24 00:11:41 -0500
Started 2012-10-22 10:22:20 -0500

Good diabetes management doesn't call for perfection, and some days you'll eat badly and ignore exercise. Forgive yourself, then get back on track.

By Everyday Health

By Regina Boyle Wheeler
Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH

It takes a lot of work to control your blood sugar when you have type 2 diabetes. And sometimes it can get the best of you. On occasion, you may be tempted to rip up your diabetes treatment plan and eat what you want when you want, and not move off the couch all day.

If you do get a bit off track, don’t beat yourself up. “If you mess up one day, just make up for it the next,” advises Roger Phelps, OD, an optometrist with expertise in diabetic eye care and a certified diabetes educator in Ojai, Calif.

Good diabetes management includes following a healthy diet, checking your blood sugar, taking medication, and finding time for exercise. But inevitably, some days will be better than others — “good” care doesn’t mean “perfect” care.

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Anonymous 2012-10-24 00:11:41 -0500 Report

thats a 1000000000 times easier said then done i tried everything nothing has worked so i gave up i eat how i want when i want on a good note i have stopped eating junk food for the most part and i drink diet soda but when i eat a good meal i eat a lot of it i caint just have 1 slice of pizza or a lil bit of fish i need a few