I was diagnosed in 2009 as type two diabetic. It was triggered when my dad passed away and I went through a period of depression and anxiety. The result was a lack of eating properly, eating too many carbs and a general lack of exercise. I gained a lot of weight that year and it triggered my blood sugar issues. Both of my parents were diabetic so my doctor had told me for years it was a matter of time. Well 2009 became the time and I have battled with it ever since.
Some years I keep it under control while others I struggle with it. I have went through all the fad diet plans, walking 3-4 days a week losing and gaining weight. I have been on medicine and shots and nothing at all in the process. Along the way I have found that it may not be reversible, but can be managed with proper daily procedures. Following a strict regiment has always been my most successful means of fighting and winning that battle. I recently had an episode of very high sugar triggered by poor eating habits and stress.
I thought I was having a heart attack and ended up in the hospital which resulted in a nice $23,000 bill (thank goodness) insurance paid the bulk of it. I came home and have been struggling to get back to health. I am having up and down elevations fo sugar even when eating very good. My vision is being impacted and I am at a point where I have to do the right thing or I am in big trouble. My dad went blind to diabetes and I do not want to repeat what happened to him. I had a mild stroke in my eye as the result of sugar back in 2016 also.
So I have been seeing my diabetes care person on a regular basis and trying to make better health decisions when eating out, eating late or not eating at all. So far I am back to about 80% health after the hospital stay and have a long recovery to go. As I write the screen is a bit blurry as I just had breakfast and my body is trying to deal with the food I just ate. One piece of whole wheat toast with a bit of butter and one boiled egg with some pepper and tad bit of sea salt. Below are the ways I am attacking sugar diabetes in 2023 to win this battle.
- Replace tasty carbohydrate foods with a healthier option.
- Never eat after 9:00pm
- Eat lots of green veggies and salad.
- Walk 3-4 days a week for minimum of 20 minutes.
- Go to the doctor every 3 months to be monitored.
- Get a new prescription for glasses and where them daily.
- Cut out all fast food.
- Cut out any sugary snacks (I generally do not eat stuff like that)
- Stop relying on meds to bring down numbers. Often taking meds can be a crutch for doing the wrong things.
- Lose 20-50 pounds, I think that will do the biggest thing and is not so hard to do.