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In this issue:
1. Diabetic Rebellion
2. Pardon my French
3. In denial...
Subject: Diabetic Rebellion
I was diagnosed with Diabetes about 2 years ago and have only had my glucose levels at a “good” status for a few weeks out of the past 2 years. When I found out I was diabetic I was angry, and somewhat in denial that this could be happening to me. Didn’t I already have enough health issues? Anyway; I suppose I am still in denial to some degree. If I don’t check my glucose level then it somewhat doesn’t exist and I eat as I please. But in reality I know I need to exercise, lose weight and eat healthier. So why then do I keep rebelling against getting better? Does anyone else deal with their diabetes this way?
Subject: Pardon my French
There are some days that this whole thing makes me not want to get up and start my day for fear of making bad choices. In reality, I've lost my mother to diabetes, and if I don't stop misbehaving, so to speak, I'm sure diabetes will get me too. When I smoked, I justified every cigarette even though there was no research saying it was ever okay to smoke. I finally quit four years ago and now I'm the worst ex-smoker on the planet. I'm judgemental toward folks that still smoke, including my own children - wouldn't you think that having seen the effects of diabetes that I would just make a meal plan, stick to it and behave?
Pardon my French, but I need a good ass-kicking and often. I love this list!
Subject: RE: GlucoMenu Support-Group
re: In denial...
I think any kind of dieting is particularly difficult this time of year. I
remember reading that research verified my suspicion that we try to "fatten
up" to withstand the cold of winter.
My husband was in denial for years, because he felt pretty good, in spite of
the fact that he often seemed cranky. He had a stroke a year ago last
January and will never be able to go for a walk or play tennis again. The
neurologist attributed his stroke to uncontrolled diabetes. There were
little signs ahead of them--loss of equilibrium mainly, but the episodes
passed, and we thought he had had an inner ear infection or something that
healed by itself--then came the whammy of the stroke! Now he is perfectly
willing to eat what I serve him, and his disposition has been like a lamb
ever since we have been watching his diet and he has been taking the medication
the doctor ordered.
You might not be perfect at watching your diet, etc., but any effort you are
able to muster will help down the road. We all have times when we "mess
up", but it is really worth it to give it your best effort!
Jean in AZ
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Apple: How many sugars are in an apple?
Caffeine: Does caffeine have any effect on blood sugar either good or bad?
Carbohydrate: Carbohydrate or calories?
Carbohydrate Choices: What are Carbohydrate Choices?
Chromium: Should I be taking Chromium?
Diabetes: Can you reverse diabetes?
Diabetes: Can you reverse pre-diabetes?
Diabetes: How do I change my diabetes profile on the website?
Diabetes: Newly diagnosed... Where do I start?
Dining Out: We eat out a lot. Could you give us some suggestions for Japanese and Chinese?
Dreamfields Pasta: How does Dreamfields pasta count carbohydrates?
Exercise: When should I exercise?
Fiber: Which items are the best for fiber?
Flax: Should I add ground flax seed to my meal plan?
Food Exchanges: Can you explain food exchanges?
Frozen Shoulder: Do my symptoms sound like frozen shoulder?
Fruit: What is the difference between canned and fresh fruits?
Fruit Juice: What can I drink instead of water?
Fruit Sugar: Which fruits would be a better choice for me to eat?
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GlucoMenu: Does GlucoMenu work for couples?
GlucoMenu: What is GlucoMenu?
GlucoMenu: I'm trying to lose weight... What is the lowest calorie level?
GlucoMenu: Menus for every season?
Glucose Test: My glucose tolerance test was at 105 - how high/low is that compared to acceptable levels?
Gluten: Should I be eating gluten free products?
HFCS: What's all the hype with High Fructose Corn Syrup?
High Blood Pressure: What should I order when eating out to limit sodium?
High Blood Sugar: My blood sugar levels have been running between 475 to 575.
High Blood Sugar: Tired after lunch. Any suggestions?
High Cholesterol: In addition to having diabetes I have high cholesterol. What can I order?
Hunger: What do you advise when I find myself, always, hungry and most of the time ravenous?
Iron: My iron is low. What foods do you suggest?
Margarine or Butter: Why unhealthy margarine instead of butter?
Medications: Can you give me some basic information on the medication Metformin?
Menus: I need 8 weeks of diabetic menus. Can you help me with this?
Nutrition Facts: What is "other carbohydrate" and why aren't they included in the total carbohydrate count?
Nuts: What kind of nuts should I buy?
Olean: Where I can buy Olean and what brands of food have it?
Pre-Diabetes: I'm concerned & depressed about Pre-Diabetes... Any advice?
Pre-Diabetes: What are Pre-Diabetes lifestyle changes?
Pre-Diabetes: Newly diagnosed w/ Pre-Diabetes... Where do I start?
Pre-Diabetes: Do people with Pre-Diabetes have the same symptoms as those with Type 1 and Type 2?
Pre-Diabetes: Trying to lose weight, but now gaining... Suggestions?
Snack Bars: What snack bars do you suggest I use?
Snacking: How do I avoid overeating when I'm bored?
Sodium: Does low sodium mean high in potassium?
Stevia: Are Stevia sweeteners safe for someone who has diabetes?
Sugar Alcohol: What is the difference between sugar and sugar alcohols?
Tomatoes: Will tomatoes cause an increase in blood sugar levels?
Type 2: What should I do if I've just been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes?
Vinegar: Do you have any info on taking vinegar tablets or liquid to reduce blood sugar?
Weight Loss: Do you think I'm losing weight too fast?
Weight Loss: How do I lose weight?
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