There’s NO getting around it, there are feelings of loss to breaking up with someone or something — in my case, that THING is SUGAR. I work so hard at detaching myself from it, whatever form it takes.
BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO — accept it. Listen to the words. Do they ring a bell, in terms of your carbs? I know, it sounds crazy. I’m serious, though, if you’ve had a long-term relationship with certain foods, it absolutely is difficult to BREAK UP!
This T2D has been doing a lot of research about sugar lately, because that’s my downfall/addiction. Truth is, I can read about it ’til the cows come home but that won’t change anything.
Excuse me — I’m going to tune in to Neil Sedaka again, and think about it. I’ll be back.
No matter what I do with my Type 2 Diabetes, all roads point back to the BASICS! I know what to do, we all do, correct?
Monitor my blood sugar
It’s just NOT all that difficult, folks, so why my frustration? Sometimes, I just don’t know which direction to go…
Maybe it’s the repetitiveness of it — day in, day out… But, c’mon. People have WAY worse diseases/conditions than diabetes. So much of it is simply an inconvenience, the real issue for me is the cravings. Yes — it’s ALL a pain in the butt, but not an earth-shattering nightmare. Is it diabetes burnout? Is there even such a thing? Yes! (See link)
Look at that! — not really a surprise, but I haven’t read about it (burnout) in a l o n g time.
It’s the answers that count. Here are a few, if you’re “feeling the pain” — (not literally pain, but feeling the burnout of T2D:
*Accept the damn diagnosis! Again. I do think it has to be accepted every day, otherwise, the denial builds up. (Faster than a speeding bullet!)
*DO monitor blood sugar regularly and, yes, a chart helps to keep track. [Putting my big girl pants on and just charting it AGAIN.]
Monitor glucose regularly
*Put on the damn sneakers and move your butt. (That’s called EXERCISE, which in my world is walking, and walking, and walking.) If your exercise of choice is the gym — go for it!
NO!!!!! NOT LIKE THIS! 🙂
[A little levity never hurt.] 🙂
*Eating properly — yeah, yeah, yeah. I think the answer to that might just be changing it up a bit. “It” being the menu. I KNOW I need to work on that, because I’ve been bored to tears with what I’ve been eating lately — and, a lot of the time I’ve been eating on the run. “On the run” has never worked for me, so I’ll be doing some extra planning.
Many posts back, I ended by listing my blood sugar level and my weight. Somewhere along the line, I stopped doing it. What was I thinking? It’s certainly a good practice to keep me on track and accountable. So, I’ll be doing it again — starting right now:
Blood Sugar: 109 Weight: 149 lbs.
There — I did it!
I have a doctor’s appointment on the 24th, so I’ll see what she has to say about my A1C.
Good luck, folks! From your very DEDICATED and DETERMINED DIABETIC.
Accepting responsibility is the name of the game, Correct? It’s MY Type 2 Diabetes, MY food, MY exercise, MY sleep habits, MY everything! So, how can I possibly BLAME anyone or anything else for my lack of discipline in these areas? I can’t
Once I accepted that I actually had diabetes, I set out to become the poster-person for what I termed, “this miserable disease.”
Not happily, I went on medication. “Not for long,” I told my doctor. Believing that I could do this with diet and exercise, I set about on my journey to lower my blood sugar. Come hell or high water!
No more cakes, cookies, candy, OH, MY! This wasn’t going to be easy, but I was determined. Apples became my salvation — sliced VERY thin (kind of like potato chips, but not). I brought them to work, and devoured them at home. No, it wasn’t the same, but my blood sugar was coming down.
Next on my agenda was exercise. HAHAHAHA! No, really. That’s what they told me to do. This girl was not about to darken the doorway of any self-respecting gym; it just wasn’t going to happen.
I was told that walking, plain old walking, would bring down my blood sugar. I can walk. And walk I did! Evidently, this basic form of exercise has a great effect on belly-fat. Seriously, it was falling off me — probably left in the street somewhere 🙂
You might not have said I was Overweight, but I did need to lose some pounds, and walking did it.
It wasn’t long before I could see the results. I did notice something else though, my blood sugar was going down and so was I. I began to feel light-headed and sometimes actually passing out. After conferring with my doctor, we decided that I would stop the medication. I did it! I succeeded in lowering my blood sugar through diet and exercise. I thought I was “cured!” Maybe not…