its been playing on my mind so thought I would post it
I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes this year and have been undiagnosed for at least two years,it was a major shock I can tell you, biggest shock was discovering that it will never go away, I will forever have to closely monitor and control my food and drink, test my blood sugar levels weekly and have six monthly MOT's.Also its bouncing off my M.E so at times I feel much worse than I would do. Its very much a catch-22 situation.
I was told that the change in diet was to the kind of diet that everyone should be on, but are not due to the profusion of fast food/highly processed pre-packages food etc available. Luckily for me that was not an big part of my diet in the first place...I love organic, fresh veggies and vegetarian food and not a huge chocolate fan. My maximum chocolate in-take as a treat is one or two squares of Green and Blacks organic a week so I'm okay there.Kettle chips are a whole other ball game...
Its not so much the 'diet' in general that is difficult; its all the hidden stuff...mass produced bread is a no-no...so Swampy makes nice organic loaves, butter is out and organic soya spread is in (I gave up spreads because of all the chemicals in them...now Im back on them...I cant win!!!) Biscuits out-oatcakes in. Not too many potatoes,cheese is not good...the list sometimes seem to go on. But it hasn't really been to hard. As I said the most difficult bit is knowing its for life. but I have also lost an awful lot of weight and feel like I am taking up much less space on this planet! Maybe its making me tread more lightly on our world!
I am waiting now for my first six month MOT where more blood will be taken and I will find out whether I can continue to try to control it through diet alone. I shall have to wait and see.
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