I go on and on about diabetes…

I guess I am using myself as a case study…

imagesI am trying to stop what so many with diabetes have happen to them. The fact is; people seem to think they will live forever and nothing becomes of their inaction’s, ignorance and or looking the other way! Diabetes is an aspiring wicked disease and it while does not kill quickly, it is a slow, plodding and meticulous murderer of your body. From eyesight to amputated limbs…

I take one pill a day for sugar levels and that is about becoming to many. This is from a high level of pills of three types of medication in the morning and the same three again at night. There was a time that these pills had no effect literally on my sugar levels. My body ignored the medicine and I stayed with high (long term per blood test) sugar levels about 10 mmol/l or for international numbered non compliant people in the world, 180 mg/dl…

I do not want to lose a foot, or have kidney failure and or lose my eyesight and or a whole bunch of other issues that result from high blood sugar levels…

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/diabetic-dad-who-ignored-doctors-8735880

While this man has Type 1 diabetes and I have Type 2; the results on the body are the same and the end result is exactly the same. I have reached a point in my life many years ago, that I had to use insulin injections. All because of ignorance on my part. Now I am at the tipping point that I may be able to stop medications all together for diabetes. That does not mean I can stop doing what I am doing to keep it under control, it means that I will still monitor my diabetes and do what is necessary to keep it under control, preferably with exercise and diet…

Pretty simple; I will live longer, more productive and a happier life. If I keep my sugar levels correct…

I woke this morning at 5.5 mmol/l. Three mornings in a row at that level. I stopped almost a week ago taking the night pills and I check my blood sugar levels ten times a day. I am hoping to get the checking by blood from my finger, down to four or five times a day. What a relief that will be. I actually have ares on my fingers that the lancet does not penetrate at full level. I have calloused up that bad on my fingers, as I have said before; it is expensive to test the blood. The cost of test strips here in Russia and most of the world is prohibitively expensive! The metformin medicine is cheap, very cheap and that is good for the masses. But it is definable a two way street. You must test to understand what the medicine is doing to your body. Is it working or not?

What have I done to bring the sugar levels down?

First off; remove all foods that destroy your sugar levels. Everyone is different and testing is the only way to see if, for example, potatoes spike your blood sugar and keep it up for many hours and or bread does the same and or eating eggs does not do a damn thing to bring blood sugar levels up…

You may have exactly the opposite results and you must test. I know that I can not eat bread, potatoes, pasta and rice. 🙁 Why? Because they are extremely long term detrimental to me and it only takes a small portion to do the damage. I can eat cheese, meats, most vegetables, non yeast breads and candy is used to bring up a serious drop in sugar levels. Candy will spike it and then as fast as it spiked, it will drop. Thus, while it helps, regulation is the only proper way to do it. So instead of four eggs, how about two eggs? Instead of five pancakes, how about two pancakes? “Et cetera…”

Oh! A small piece of candy (for that sugar craving tooth we all seem to have,) is a far cry better than an ice cream cone or that huge piece of cheese cake staring at you in the restaurant pie case. Oh my it looks so good! But eat a small Carmel and wait 10 minutes and it become much easier to walk away from that diabetes inducing dessert…

Yes I keep on about diabetes…

I look around me and see a world of people slowly committing suicide. I was one of them! It is a disease that works under the surface for many years and when it shows its head, as in feet issues and other problems, such as numbness of legs and such; It has already does its work and destroyed much more of your body than you realize. The issue is that we do no0t heal from this kind of destruction. We can stop the destruction of diabetes, but never really heal the body from such damage…

I have nerve damage to my legs and will never get that feeling back in them. My shins are numb! You can poke me with needles in them and I will feel nothing. I sometimes find blood soaking my pants at my shins and when I investigate; I have injured myself and never knew it… 🙁

That my friend is a wake up call…

WtR


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