I try to do as much as I can but I work, go to school and take care of my family and home. If I need a short cut and can afford it...where is the problem?! At least it is not a bag of burgers on gooey white buns, taco's without real meat, hamburger helper with 40% of your daily sodium intake and no fiber or heaven forbid boxed mac and cheese.
We had spinach salad last night with grilled chicken breast. I cleaned the spinach, toasted the organic walnuts, made my own croutons with whole wheat bread, boned, skinned and cooked the chicken and chopped the dates, onions and avocado. If that wasn't enough I made my own olive oil and white balsamic vinegar dressing. The whole process took about an hour.
Hmm, I could have cut 20 minutes off the prep time had I bought a bag of cleaned spinach. Would that have meant I cared for my family less or it had less nutrition? NO. But unfortunately I haven't figured out how to grow the spinach without stems and in a bag.
I hear you on the exercise and higher numbers. I walk for exercise and immediately afterward, my numbers will be sometimes as high as 175 but if I don't exercise, my numbers will be higher all day long. Maybe if you did more repetitions at a lower weight?
There is a test which can be done to determine your pancreas function. I am sorry but I do not know the name but you may want to ask your doc about it. It is possible you need different meds than you are currently on.
Keep an eye on this thread, things get pretty slow on the weekends, it is possible that others will chime in with other good ideas.
When was the last time you worked with a diabetes educator or dietician? It may be time to look at your diet to see if there are areas you could make improvements. Small tweeks may make a big difference.
You may want to start a food diary along with your readings to see if particular meals affect you more or less than others. Be honest about your portion size, measure if necessary. This may help you figure where the problem is. There are times I will slip back into old food habits and from time to time really have to take a strong look at what I am putting in my mouth.View Thread
I am not much of a tv person and while I do have a TV and too many channels now, I have spent much of my adult life without a TV.
I have enjoyed America's Got Talent in past years but cannot support the show with Howard Stern on it. He has shown more disrespect to women and many other groups than any other "personality" I can think of.
I have enrolled in school again and will be a part time student along with a full time job as of June 12.
It does look like there will be some good movies out this summer so I will catch them in the fall when they are available in DVD.View Thread
I know you believe you were misdiagnosed but you may want to begin to eat like you are diabetic which may be sufficient to keep you off of medication or possibly reduce the amount of medication you need if you were not misdiagnose.
The simplest of first steps would be to give up any soda, cookies, chips, candy, pastries and other simple carbs such as white rice, pasta and bread.
Between now and your second opinion, you may also want to keep a food diary showing portion size of what you have eaten and when along with any exercise. Do you have a meter? If so, a fasting blood glucose and testing 2 hours after your major meals may help your medical team give you guidance.
I strongly suggest you read Dr Dansingers blog about reversing diabetes. If you currently watch what you eat, you may only need to make some simple changes to your diet.
I am pleased to say I had an appointment with my ophthalmologist today. He is a big user of technology but also uses traditional methods in his practice. I have been very happy with his services as he has seems to marry technology with the art of a traditional exam.He says my eye health is excellent and I have no signs of retinopothy or any other eye disease.
I have worn mono vision contacts for about 5 years and he did try a new type of lens which is a hybrid of a hard and soft lens for astigmatism. Unfortunately my prescription is out of the range which these hybrid lenses can correct. Back to the trusty toric lenses and maybe next year technology will have caught up with my eyes.View Thread