When I’m out and about I never let myself get too hungry.
I don’t always know where I’m going to end up or what kind of food I’ll find there. Waiting too long to eat is dangerous. My blood sugar levels can go wacko. And once hunger sets in I’m likely to eat anything whether or not it’s good for me or even yummy.
No matter how well organized I try to be, life sometimes throws me a curve ball.
Whatever the cause I have to adjust my routine, often on the fly, sometimes in unfamiliar surroundings, generally by myself. And, oh yeah, I still have to keep tight control of my diabetes.
In short: How do I stay resourceful?
The best laid schemes of Mice and Men oft go awry,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain… —Robert Burns, To a Mouse
No matter how hard I try to be well organized, life sometimes throws me a curve ball.
I get a cold that makes me feel so miserable that all I want to eat is warm bowls of chicken pho soup brimming with rice noodles. Or a business trip puts me on a 5 a.m. flight, disrupting my normal routine.
After my diagnosis I was faced with a whole lot of new information. With understanding I could make better choices about my treatment and lifestyle changes. With knowledge I could make informed choices.
After my diagnosis I was faced with a whole lot of new information.
Well, it was new to me. Doctors, dietitians, websites, books, co-workers, friends, family… They all had something to say about diabetes, how it works (or doesn’t work, as the case may be), its complications, and what’s the best way to “treat” it.