OK I guess...I had a bad numbers day with no apparent reason so I am trying to shake the icky feeling (mental and physical) that come with a high sugar day. Hope you are feeling better than me today :)
Since 1986....wow I can't believe I have been diabetic for over 20 years! Of course I was in denial for a long time and did not take care of myself. I am totally over that phase of my life and doing better every day!
It's not so complicated. Through poor eating habits (grabbing fast food, processed foods, convenience foods, etc) I have become what I consider morbidly obese. I have changed my eating habits drastically to if it didn't grow that way or have a mother, I don't eat it. Whole grains only for complex carbs for energy, but don't go overboard with these. Nothing packaged or processed other than fat free dairy products or real butter. By changing these things and becoming active daily with some sort of exercise, I have normalized my bs numbers and have already dropped 5 lbs in about 2 weeks. By the time I drop 40-50 lbs, so long as I don't go overboard and stay away from processed sugars, I should be able to do the occasional splurg and not have to worry about it. I consider a splurg like battered mushrooms for an appitizer, pizza, or even every great once in a while a burger, basically your convenience foods. So overall, I have a long way to go with the weight loss, but health wise I'm doing pretty good. BS now normal, and I've never had blood pressure or cholesterol issues.
It's the stage where your body acts like it's supposed to most of the time, but your bs has larger fluctuations, especially if you're not eating healthy or at regular intervals. ie: you eat something sugarie, your bs will spike, then crash down to too low. Or if you don't eat, like skipping breakfast, you can either hit a low where you're shaky, irritable, etc, or your liver can even dump hormones that releases glucose into your system, elevating you too high. It can all be easily controlled with just a proper diet.
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