posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 01:05 PM
a reply to: seasonal
Pokes are needed to keep an eye on things, but fewer pokes than when originally diagnosed. My blood sugar when I found out was so high they could not
get a reading on the machine. I amazed my doctors though with my very quick turn around. They kept me in the hospital on a 24 hour monitor in the
cardiac wing, but I walked every day around the floor and burned calories every day. When I got out, I started my water aerobics and began the
process of regulating my diet.
At first, I avoided added sugar entirely, but I soon realized that it was not necessary to go sugar free, so nasty, instead I found a way to
incorporate natural sugar at a manageable pace. I did eliminate 90% of my soda intake, but allowed for one 4 oz portion at dinner, for a treat and
usually it was Sprite.
My Father was diagnosed at the age of 40 and I watched him abuse his diabetes for years, but he just took the insulin and paid the price. Too many
people think going sugar free is the answer and it is not. Exercise and metabolism along with proper portions and balanced intake are the keys.