Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Diabetic to carb or not to carb

I am a diabetic and at first it was hard to admit that I had to give in and do what I could to make myself as healthy as possible. Denial is hard to get past! I finally watched my blood sugar go up and down into dangerous numbers before I finally succumbed to the reality that I was a diabetic.

Next, I jumped head first into what I was told the best thing would be for me to do and that is to eat this and not eat that and follow the ADA rules. Well, that didn't work for me at all. I finally found a doctor that said go low carb and you will be fine. Well, at first I fought that theory because if the bad press of eating all that bacon and meat and cheese but when I started to research the way of eating I found out that it's quite healthy.

Now I have my blood sugar under control, I'm finally losing weight that I gained from all the insulin spikes in my body and I'm on the way to a healthier me. Now I want to be able to share that with others and to walk this path with those who need a friend.

I am a mother of 3 and a wife of 20 years and for me to be healthy is very important to me. It's an uphill battle everyday and it's hard but I feel like if I attack it with knowledge and all the research I can have I have a better chance of succeeding.

This journey is new to me but I hope that I can share everything with those who are in the same boat. Looking for information, recipes and humor to carry us through to the next finger stick, the next meal the next day and always leading us to a better A1C result!