Remember: Courage and never giving up win you style points and nobody is alone (for long) when they have style. Also, do you have any idea how many women your age wish they could have your "winter weight" than theirs? Good luck and hang in!View Thread
I was watching the Tiger Woods press conference earlier this week and he explained how he was able to cut his rehab time (from back surgery) in half by working closely with his team of therapist and doctors, performing hundreds of hours of tedious strengthening and flexibility exercises and, finally, focusing on diet...eating plenty of foods high in nutrition but low ininflammation.
I was listening to a back surgeon who was asked to comment on TW's rapid return to the course after his nerve impingement procedure. He said, "He was spot on! After listening very carefully to his press conference, I just wished every patient of mine would rehab like Tiger Woods...but, I suppose that's why there's only one Tiger Woods."
The proper treatment of diabetes, imo, is to "rehab" the body exactly as Tiger Wood's has rehabbed his back. Diabetes is more "injury" than it is disease. View Thread
"...I'm going to use a monitor at home to see where I'm at..." Smart! Also, request your doctor add a Hemoglobin A1C test in two months, too. If approximates average blood glucose for the last 3 mos. Fight or Flight: In the wild, animals need this mechanism to evade predators (and their wives) in split seconds. We have this ability, too (only we prefer "Fight" a helluva lot more). A key part of the Fight or Flight mechanism is rapid dumping of glucose into the blood stream by the liver.View Thread
It may take weeks (longer in some cases) to dial in proper dosing of insulin. Insulin in the hands of the misinformed injures or kills, everyday. What do you think happens to physicians who over prescribe insulin to their newly diagnosed patients...after they pass out while driving their kids to school? Doctors who prefer to stay in practice tend to exercise great care and err on the side of safety when introducing insulin to newly diagnosed diabetics.
I understand your frustration. Diabetes is all about frustration and relearning how to live. But consider this. An A1C of 11 represents an "average" BS of 269. And, you haven't seen a doctor in 5 years. That could mean you've been living, at moments throughout the day, with alarmingly high levels (300 ) of sugar in your blood for a while, now...3 months? 6 months? A year? 5 years?How would you know?
Your doctor's been treating you, what...30 days? You been eating "3 carbs each meal" for how long? 25? I often remind my wife, "Honey, do you know the quickest way to ruin a marriage?" By adding two words to the end of every need..."right" & "now"
(Well, every "need" except one, of course!)
SS, I realize you're scared. But, from my perspective, being "scared" is not always a bad thing. Especially, when it's critical that action be taken. And, that's exactly what you are doing! Kudos. One last thing, you did not mention what Type of diabetes you have (1 or 2). Do you know that Type 1s must use insulin?View Thread
Here's something I've learned from experience. Exercise is a habit. (see Seinfield episode: "The Contest") If you do something, everyday, out of "habit" at some point in time it becomes immensely pleasurable... Second, depending on your age, you have to set aside enough time for not only the "exercise", itself, but the "recovery time", afterwards.
For example, when I was 18, my combined exercise & recovery time was approximately 45 mins. Now, that I'm older:3 hrs and 30 mins. View Thread
Many impoverished Asian cultures, yes, consume boo-koo carbs. But, their carbs come out of the ground, not a machine. They eat roots. They're whole grain eaters. They're vegetable and fruit eaters. Plus, they like working in the fields. They're forced to grow crops because their per capital income levels have yet to reach Costco, Amazon and Walmart thresholds. Plus, their genetic makeup is different from ours. People in these parts of the world are teased, mercilessly, for having a bodyfat percentage of 20%.
They are not sugar eaters.
They are not refined starch eaters.
They are not red meat eaters.
They are not drug takers.
They are not soda and beer drinkers.
They are few "desk" jobs (in fact, they are few desks)
In other words, they are not having any "fun" nor are they as educated as us... View Thread