Day: December 27, 2006

This is my nephew, Colson, and my Dad at the children’s Christmas party.

Colson is nine months old and just as sweet as can be.

My siblings make cute kids, don’t they?

Onslaught

There are eight billion different ways to eat when you have diabetes. I’m finding this out as I research how to keep my blood sugar levels in control. Since, I have been officially diabetic for less than a week my head is just swimming.

The vast majority of information I knew about how to eat with diabetes is way out of date. Which means I’m going from site to site trying to figure out what to do. And, I’m completely lost. I know I should have gotten some education from my doctor but my whole diabetes education consisted of “You’re diabetic, hmm, we’ll prescribe Glyburide since you’re already on Metformin for PCOS.”

In other words toss a drug at me, on top of the drug I was on* and that’s it. No meter suggestions (not that I can afford a meter or the strips, they’re outrageously expensive) no dietary suggestions, nothing.

I’m pretty much on my own in this is basically what this boils down to. Going through the nutrition stuff is making me realize how much I really have to change my diet. A lot less simple carbs, a lot more complex ones, better protein choices, the works.

It’s going to be a huge change. I know that but, it has to be done, the complications of diabetes are too great to not make sure I take care of myself.

Have a great day.

*I’ve been on Metformin for awhile for PCOS. PCOS is a form of insulin resistance. The vast majority of women with PCOS do end up diabetic in the long run.