blood sugar

i really am and always have been a horrible gobbler of food and if the food is healthy i will even eat more of it.  you are supposed to eat handfuls of meat, carbs and twice more of vegetables, greens, leafy foods.

six weeks ago i had high blood sugar at 9.7 which is almost diabetic.  So I have been on a new lifestyle and eating from the Canada food guide, which is great but it is the PORTION of foods that is so important.  I have no problem exercising everyday but it is the small portions that I am finding difficult.

I have lost 11 pounds, and not because I am watching my weight, specifically, it is just that I am so busy testing my blood sugar 3 times a day.  The normal blood sugar when you get up in the morning (fasting blood sugar should be between the numbers 4 and 5).  I finally got it down to 5.7 yesterday morning and thought yahoo!

I saw a nutrtionist and registered dietician about 3 weeks ago and it was very helpful and took away some fears of diabetes.  Because I have Type 2 diabetes right now and I will always have it.  But this kind of diabetes can be controlled.



these are my tools and I really love the recipes in this Better Homes and Gardens magazine my friend gave me

I am keeping this lifestyle for LIFE, oh I may have a set back or two but that is the way lifestyle and living is supposed to be.  Embracing and learning!



2 comments:

Tommy Wommy Salami said...

Wow, you look great, and even younger to be totally honest

Catherine said...

I am so glad you are taking care of yourself Donna. Making it about health really does seem to help with loosing weight don't you think? 11 pounds ~ good for you girl!!! I hope your new outfit that your mom bought you still fits!

I went to a nutritionalist too a couple of years ago when I first started to think about getting healthy. It really did help.

Keep up the good work on your blood sugars my friend!

xo Catherine

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