Are You? Am I?
I was feeling really weird. I had a drink just a little earlier but only one. My head was swimming and I just didn't feel right.
My wife, who is diabetic, decided to check my blood sugar.
My God! The reading was 321. My sugar was very high. She asked me what I had eaten that day. It was the normal, fast food. My daily intake of a dollar menu burger or a hot dog from the gas station. Oh yea, I almost forgot, the energy drink I swallowed at lunch.
Can you say calories, cholesterol, and high blood sugar.
Every day many people eat just the way I do.
We are Diabetic America!
What To Do?
Well, I don't know about you, but I don't want to have to give myself a shot of insulin daily.
It is time for a healthy start. Time to eat healthier and take vitamins and minerals.
As I said earlier, my wife is diabetic. She has been for a long time. She is 48 and is almost blind because of diabetes. Diabetes has gave her kidney disease and she has dialysis 3 days a week, 4 hours a day.
Diabetes is a mean disease! It can attack so many other vital functions of your body.
How about the next time that the thought is to have a McDonald's cheeseburger, try a salad. Instead of soda, I will have juice. Let's take a look at the sugar/calorie content of everything we ingest.
Here is a second video by the same guys.
It's All About The Diet
Ask any Doctor; if you eat properly, your odds of getting diabetes are very, very low.
The following statistics are taken from the American Diabetes Association:
Data from the 2007 National Diabetes Fact Sheet (the most recent year for which data is available)
Total: 23.6 million children and adults in the United States—7.8% of the population—have diabetes.
Diagnosed: 17.9 million people
Undiagnosed: 5.7 million people
Pre-diabetes: 57 million people
New Cases: 1.6 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older each year.
Total prevalence of diabetes
Under 20 years of age
- 186,300, or 0.22% of all people in this age group have diabetes
- About 1 in every 400 to 600 children and adolescents has type 1 diabetes
- About 2 million adolescents aged 12-19 have pre-diabetes
Age 20 years or older
- 23.5 million, or 10.7% of all people in this age group have diabetes
Age 60 years or older
- 12.0 million, or 11.2% of all men aged 20 years or older have diabetes
- 11.5 million, or 10.2% of all women aged 20 years or older have diabetes
These figures are astonishing! I blame the major part of it on us becoming a "fast food nation".
Do yourself a favor, eat healthy. Take it from a man who married a healthy woman and has watched the disease of diabetes take over control of her life.
The following links can help you gain a healthy diet and be diabetes free!
© G.L. Boudonck
- Diabetic Diet Sample Plan, Meal, Menus and Recipes
Diabetic diet plan and food guides including type 1 diabetes, type 2 and gestational diabetic diet sample menus.
- Diabetic Meal Planning : Diabetic Gourmet Magazine - Dedicated to Diabetic Dining and Healthy Living
Information and articles relating to meal planning for people living with diabetes, including selecting recipes, counting carbohydrates and exchanges to menu planning.
- Diabetic Recipes - proving eating healthy with diabetes can be enjoyable
Over 800 diabetic recipes with diabetic menus from award-winning cookbook authors. Everyone with diabetes, their family, and friends will love these fabulous meals.
© 2010 Greg Boudonck