I currently have an Accu-Check Nano which I really like and got for free from my doctor. I also have a spare Wal-Mart brand meter which needs a battery. I would really like to be able to test more often but I'm only prescribed two strips a day and at this point I can't afford to buy extra. I guess it wouldn't hurt to call the company to see if I can get some freebies.
Thanks Bruno. I keep trying and imo that is the important thing. I'm not trying to be 'perfect' I'm trying to be healthier in what I eat and the things I do. BTW I still enjoy the occasional beer or dirty martini...lol.
I've been eating sugar snap peas almost every day for the past few months. They are 7 carbs per serving. They provide the crunch I like and much better than chips...lol.
As for fruit I usually have blackberries or blueberries. Since cherries are in season I've been having some of those too. I quit peanut butter a month or so ago because I felt I was eating too much of it at a time. I was under the impression that sweet potatoes were not so bad for us diabetics. Several years ago I was eating quite a few of them and they didn't affect my bs that much.
I hear you about the 'orgasmic flavor explosions'. Things I used to love don't have the same lure they once did because they don't taste the way they did in my memory. That's a good thing imo.
In the summer I do like the sugar free popsicles. Very refreshing. Artificial sweetners are not the best thing but.....
Keep bringing on the exellent information and perspective.
It does work but not for everything. I gave up full sugar soda April 12th. The deal was if I could go a month without any I could buy myself a new pair of smaller pants. So far I've got three new pairs. I do occasionally have a diet soda.
My next big prize is an Anuschka purse when I finally get to onderland (under 200 pounds). I have about 30 pounds to go. Maybe by Christmas but if not it's still my carrot.
Bruno just curious what do you use for sweetener? Knowing you it would have to be something natural and unprocessed.
As many of us know processed sugars cause inflammation in the body - all of those things you listed above and I'm sure many more arthritis being but one.
I realize that sugar/sweet cravings can be difficult to resist. I have my own although I can no longer blame them on my 'period'....lol. Lately I've been adding more magnesium and chromium supplements which seems to be helping a lot. Now if only I could get rid of my love of salty snacks. Btw my sodium levels are always within range when I have blood tests done and my blood pressure is good without meds.
Brinerlady I'm happy to know that those ice cream bars don't raise your bs but in the long run wouldn't a piece of fruit be just as satisfying and ultimately healthier? Imo natural and unprocessed is always better.
I often wonder why is it we feel that we have to have treats. I'm sure it goes back to our childhoods. If you're good you get a treat. If you feel bad or sad you're given a treat to feel better. So many of us as adults selfmedicate with food and/or sugar. I know I have and still do. Not as often as I once did but still too often to do me any good. The flesh is weak - and so is my mind. I'm getting much better but I still have a way to go even knowing what I know to be true and healthy.
Bruno I so enjoy your posts! You always make so much sense and show me how to think differently.
I'm not where you are with food and exercise but I'm getting better and continue to lose weight. I have noticed that when I go off plan I don't feel so good. When I eat something I used to love it doesn't taste that good either. I think I'm finally getting smarter. At least my tastebuds are.
It's great to see you posting! I'm glad you've found something that works for your leg pain.
I have mild neuropathy in my feet and when my sugar levels are in range I don't notice it. But, what I have too many carbs I really feel it and that reminds me to stop the food madness and take control of myself. I also take Alpha Lipoic Acid which also seems to help.