I recently wrote about a celebrity who lost his life to diabetes. I’m saddened to say that a young woman at the age of 27 also lost her life to type 1 diabetes. For privacy, I’ll call her KC. KC was not famous, not financially sound, had a difficult life growing up, but had a loving and supportive grandmother who did her best to help KC improve her health.
We don’t talk enough about our feet. For a diabetic, this is especially needed. My uncle lost his leg to diabetes as well as many others I know. I also know many with diabetic neuropathy, which can be improved or eliminated with proper lifestyle changes.
My good friend, Dr. Wilma Hunt-Watts is a podiatric physician. She is all too familiar with foot care and diabetes. You may have heard Dr. Hunt-Watts on Sirius XM radio, spreading the word on foot care. Dr. Hunt-Watts is a surgeon, has cared for our veterans and works in telemedicine.
Do you ever feel so frustrated with type 2 diabetes that you are willing to impair your health for food you love?
I hear diabetics react with the following comments:
“I’m not giving up potatoes and bread. I’m taking my meds”
“I want to enjoy my life, not eat rabbit food”
“I’m not going to let food rule my life”
It’s important to understand why diabetics have these feelings about food. Fear. Yes, fear.
Here's an easy grab 'n go snack.
I have been on my soapbox for years warning that sugar-free beverages are not good for our health; even if our glucose levels are not immediately impacted. Warnings have been ignored by too many for too long.
The latest article posted by ShareCare indicates a correlation between diet sodas with ischemic stroke and dementia. Unfortunately, the FDA, World Health Organization, and European Food Safety Authority indicate sugar-free, chemical-type sweeteners are safe for consumption.