Just had my quarterly check and after the holidays, doc had put up
my insulin again. Its becoming routine for him to increase the
insulin cause the blood sugar count has gone up again!!! Cant say
no to sweets, juices, chocolates, cakes. Just as bad as a smoker
who cant quit. No will power.
Thanks Jeannie your advice is really good, and as you said that you are fond of your toes, feet, etc. I am too, and I have to go back on tracks if I dont want to lose them. Thinking about it gives me goose bumps. Thanks....
I think men have a much harder time constricting their diets then women. First off most men love to eat and think about food often, I eat like a bird for a man but only because of the F"in diabetes. Otherwise I'd be going through a bottle of humalog once a week. I don't get much coverage in my ratio. Basically its about 1 unit covers about 6 grams if I am just sitting around and about 8 to 9 grams if I am moving around. I usually eat about 70 to 80 carb grams per meal though not all the time sometimes its more sometimes its less. Anyway about a decade ago I was using 1 unit to cover 10 grams which worked well. So you see it does indeed change. You don't loose your toes from diabetes unless you get a wound that gets infected or something. I am sure walking around with chronic high blood sugar can impair circulation but I don't think you can loose your toes just from that.
I totally disagree that men have a harder time managing diets than women.
As do I. Women have physiological obstacles to deal with like hormones and menopause, and psychological obstacles such as the messages we receive from the media about how we should look, which for many of us is an impossible (and unhealthy) standard.Also, women are (still) often the cooks for their families, meeting the needs of men and children which may exceed their own. Not saying that men don't struggle too, but I think on the whole women are much more driven to diet and it is much more difficult for women to do so.