Diabetes is a blessing-- big wake up call

By Lakeland Latest Reply 2010-04-25 13:38:36 -0500
Started 2010-04-24 18:26:05 -0500

I knew it ran in my family but I thought it didn't happen to me I'd be safe. At 43 I got it, I believe it was caused by lupron. I had 2 surgeries prior to lupron & my blood sugar numbers were normal. after lupron, my eyes went blurry & my numbers shot to 550. doctors won't believe me, but I took it seriously lost 30 lbs, and if my numbers are high I walk.

Breakfast is the easiest for me. eggs, sausage, limit the toast, but there are diet coffee drinks and things. diet jellies. even with the diet change my cholesterol numbers have dropped. I use olive oil and take fish oil.

With all that said, I needed surgery for pelvic pain, my body organs adhered to each other. and walking was my savior, but now I can't do that & my weight is coming back, my diabetes numbers are staying controled. sugars were good prior to surgery.

Lunch is tough because everything seems to be bread covered, or pasta, so I swiched to making quiche, and chicken wraps & thing.

Diabetes class was awsome because there is a difference between whole wheat & whole grain. Whole grains breakdown slower & whole wheat is still processed so it doesn't help my numbers.

when I recover I hope to get back on track.

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GabbyPA 2010-04-25 13:38:36 -0500 Report

I have to agree with you. Diabetes was my wakeup call as well. I am eating healthier, exercising more, being active and doing things with my life. Before I was glued to a computer and did nothing but work, eat and go to sleep. Now I have purpose and goals.

I will be praying for a quick recovery for you so you can get back in the groove fast.

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