- Diet & Weight Loss
I've been diabetic for about ten years. It has gotten progressively worse since I was first diagnosed. I started out on just glucophage and watching what I ate. Then, I was put on Amaryl for awhile. I graduated to Glyburide with Glucophage and finally I was put on insulin as well as the meds.
Being diabetic really sucks. All the food you used to enjoy, you have to avoid now. From ice cream to chocolate, forget it. Unless you go sugar free, or no sugar added, you're done. Sugar free and no sugar added foods just aren't the same. They don't taste the same.
Diabetes is a good example of living in a Catch 22. When your sugar is high, your cells aren't getting the resources for energy so they send a signal to the brain. The brain then tells you that you are hungry and need sugar. The last thing you should do is give in to that craving. On top of that, high blood sugar makes you tired and fatigued due to the fact that your cells are starving. When you should be out exercising to get your blood level down, you feel like taking a long nap.
The best thing you can do for yourself if you are diabetic is read every stitch of anything on it. There are herbs that help you, a good low carb diet helps and of course, lots of exercise. If you have any questions about diabetes, ask your doctor.
I am by no means an expert but I can recommend a couple of links for you.