It's official. I have diabetes. Type 2 to be exact. I was diagnosed two days ago and ever since my life has been turned upside down. I've gone through so many emotions in the past 48 hours from sadness, anger and denial. Denial, however, is probably the reason I'm in this position. I always knew it was a possibility. My dad had diabetes and was heavy. I've always thrown caution to the wind when it came to my own health..thinking, it will never happen to me. Now, I'm not stupid by any means, just in denial. I always figured there was alot of time to get my act together. I always thought I'd have plenty of time to start watching my weight, begin exercise and stop smoking. what a friggin' wake up call.
I have spent most of the last 48 hours checking my blood sugar and learning everything I can about this disease. I see a nutritionist in two weeks, but got rid of everything in my cabinets today. You see, I'm a carb addiot. I never realized it until now. When I was cleaning out my kitchen cabinets I couldn't believe how many things were full of carbs.
My blood sugar has been going fromn 200-363. Unacceptable. I am going to use this blog as a way to keep track of this journey which is now my new reality. I will blog what I eat, what my numbers are, what I learn and recipes that I might find interesting. Hopefully through this process I will be able to communicate with other people that are in similar situations. Here's looking at me...
My A1C was over 10 on Friday and my glucose was 219
Today it has hovered around 202..I had a spike last night at 363..(ate white rice..never again). Scared the shit out of me..called my doctor and he re-assured me that I wouldn't die in the middle of the night. I told you that I have alot to learn.
Breakfast...2 pieces of whole wheat toast with 2 eggs over easy
snack: lite string cheese
Lunch..lean turkey with provolone, lettuce, tomato, cucumber on whole wheat bread and a salad with cottage cheese
Snack..sugar free chocolate pudding cup
Dinner.. 1 cup of lightly BBQ'd keilbasa with salad and a smidge of ranch dressing'
I have had only black coffee and water to drink..
Well, this is my life..I better get used to it