Hi Type II and Jeannie 143. I'm new to this forum
and to the diabetes world.(diagnosed Oct.'05) The
one thing I can tell you for sure is that every day
is a challenge. It's the 'NOT giving up or giving in'.
(to the disease or the temptations of foods that will
drive your blood sugar up.) The goal is to have your
bs levels stay as even as possible, i.e. no high highs
and no low lows. The only way to narrow these
parameters is to test,test,test and to jot down what
shoots your #'s up and cut that down or out of your
food plan. Keeping good notes and an acurate log
book also helps avoid any low lows. A preventative
high fiber,low-carb,high protein snack keeps my levels
between meals from dropping to the floor. It's a lot of
trial and error and frustration...every day. But it's a
worthwhile struggle if you want to be happy and on
this earth for a while, and only you can control it.
Also, stress is a big factor in the high bs
readings. I do an a.m. yoga video every morning to
put me in a calm frame of mind for the day. I'm
just starting a treadmill routine,too. I hope forums
like this help me and others to be strong in our battle
with this disease. Also think about a question I've
heard since I started dealing with diabetes... Am I a
diabetic or am I a person with diabetes? Being a
diabetic kind of defines you as 'that disease'.
There are very different and interesting
ways to think about it. I'm going with 'I'm a person
with diabetes.' I'm also a person with glasses, a
person with a great sense of humor, a person who
loves life, loves cats and dogs, loves her family,
loves yoga, loves good healthy food and loves a
good challenge. Fight on everyone...don't let it win!!