People ask what diabetes has added to my life. So far it has been all subtraction.
I have had to give up real food for fat free tasteless products
I have had to give up time to dr. visits and blood tests, etc.
I have been soaked to the skin in torrential rain whilst searching for the place to have a special eye test (actually all that rain is really an addition!)
I have had to give up cooking, I love cooking, but it has to be real food I am cooking: food with sauces, cream stirred in, curry with rice, bolognese sauce with pasta, sausages and onions with mash potato.
I have given up a lot to go low carb, including my friends who say I won't eat anything anymore and don't ask me out with them.
Funny sort of friends.
I have given up about 8 kg - this is definitely a plus though.
And I have actually found that I have given up depression, just the effort to keep alive and keep exercising has achieved this.
Another plus, at 71 yrs, is using my brain to find a way to circumvent all that fat free food with tasty lower fat options that still keep me interested in eating. Has been a real brainstormer at times.
This is my blog for diabetes blog week.