Diabetes Meme

This week a number of bloggers are posting diabetic memes. I decided to join them…

Writing this meme was an interesting experience. It made me stop and reflect on what having diabetes is like for me, not just sit in that cloud of generalizations about having this medical condition.

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This week a number of bloggers are posting diabetic memes. I decided to join them…

What type of diabetes do you have? Type 2

When were you diagnosed? February 2009

What’s your current blood sugar? 132

What kind of meter do you use?OneTouch Ultra 2

How many times a day do you test your blood sugar? Three times most days: before breakfast, dinner and bed. When I am really keeping a close eye on things I test seven-plus times: before and after every meal and before bed.

What’s a “high” number for you? I’m trying to stay under 150, but I have hit the low 200s recently. ūüôĀ

What’s do you consider “low?”¬†¬†Anything under 70 Continue reading “Diabetes Meme”

What’s Your Family Bonding Secret?

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Three¬†of the¬† five people responding said food to this man-on-the-street¬†interview question. One smiling round-faced woman said “baking.” I imagine her kitchen filled with the smell of freshly-baked cookies.

My reaction was mixed.

Continue reading “What’s Your Family Bonding Secret?”

What’s to eat?

What’s to eat? When you have diabetes that’s a loaded question.

 

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When you have diabetes that’s a loaded question.

What I eat, when I eat and how much I eat all affects my blood sugar. And controlling my blood sugar is my number one priority when it comes to managing diabetes.

How do¬†I figure out what’s “best” to eat?

Do¬†I pay attention to food groups? Count grams of carbohydrates? Count calories? Track glycemic indexes? Track vitamins¬†and minerals? Eat goodcarbs? Don’t eat badcarbs? It’s all so overwhelming and enough to make me want to run from the room screaming. Continue reading “What’s to eat?”