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Important for Type 2 Diabetes - Diabetes Diet

But how are you going to approach that? At Damndiabetes.ca, we offer some thoughts.

Introduction

Most who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes know that diet plays a big role in controlling and lowering blood sugar. Eat too much of the wrong food and glucose can spike. Do not eat correctly and possibly face a dangerous case of Hypoglycemia.


Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is a condition in which your blood sugar (glucose) level is lower than the standard range. Speaking to my doctor about this, he suggests, "hypoglycemia is very dangerous, quickly creating possible medical conditions in other parts of your body - kidneys, eyes, heart and more.


What to do?

Take a simple step to decide to manage your diet. Take the difficult decision of how you going to do that.


Follow What You Read on the Internet?

There are literally hundreds of websites that provide general information about diabetes diets that profess to be the best. The challenge is, getting personalized diabetes treatment.


Diabetes is a potentially debilitating disease, with significant risks if not managed appropriately - and the big part is the diabetes diet.


Your Options

If you have Type 2 diabetes, considering your diabetes diet, you have four options:

1. Do Nothing. Ignore you have diabetes and do nothing to modify your diabetes diet. Not facing reality and professional help puts your body and possibly your life at risk.


2. Visit a Nutritionist. This may be a good first step, but Nutritionists, I have found, speak in generalities. They do not have the time to work with you to optimize a firm diabetes diet.


3. Hook up with one of the 100's of diabetes websites. I just checked one that wants $350 per month. Fill in a form and they send back a proposed diet. Monthly, for a very high price, they ask you to send your average blood glucose level and they make suggestions on how to change your diet.


4. Let Damndiabetes.ca help you. At Damndiabetes, we live and breathe diabetes every day. I have Type 2 diabetes and quickly became frustrated at the lack of specific information about what to eat, what not to eat - and how much.


I received lots of general information but nothing of a plan for how to manage my blood sugar levels through an appropriate diabetes diet.


What Did I Do?

I took it upon myself to take control of my life by intensively researching the insides and outs of understanding the signs of diabetes and understanding the impacts of a diabetes diet.


We all appreciate that blood glucose will spike with too much of the wrong foods and can go dangerously low with all the wrong foods, no foods or too much of a good thing.

A case in point. Last night I had the insatiable craving to have cherry ice cream. I have found that I can eat a spoonful mixed with my homemade yogurt but threw caution to the wind and had about 10 spoonfuls. My blood sugar spiked going from 7.2 to 12.8. That was in a few minutes. The good news though, within 2 hours my blood sugar level went down to 8.4. Reasonable for me after discussing these sorts of things with my doctor, which at Damndiabetes we stress to all our clients.


Please do not make any changes to your health plan, whether working with Damndiabetes, or others, without first discussing any potential changes with your doctor and healthcare team.


What Does Damndiabetes Offer?

Damndiabetes offers passionate service, individualized for each client. We do not consider you just a customer; by joining us, you become part of our family. We become intensely engaged in your success in managing your Type 2 diabetes through appropriate diabetes diet and life decisions.


We also intimately understand and appreciate the challenges, not only for the person with diabetes but for the whole family. There are dietary challenges, challenges with energy, things that others may not understand and appreciate, and the highs and lows of daily living. These all can create frustrations and conflict. At Damndiabetes we understand and appreciate the personal conflicts and challenges people with diabetes face.


Bottom line; at Damndiabetes we do not just talk about diet, we approach each client's needs through a holistic approach including diet, emotions, and family dynamics. We are there every step of the way to help you to a better quality of life living with diabetes


What Do You Have to Give Up?

This is the interesting part. The response could be, at one extreme, a lot, at the other, not much. As I mentioned above I can even eat ice cream. There are only a few foods that I have had to give up. We have to go on living and for you, we want your life to be as normal as possible, including food that you like to eat.


At Damndiabetes we work very closely with our clients to arrive at a diabetes treatment plan including exercise, food, measurement and management of diabetes goals. Our personalized and quality services are one of the strengths of what we do at Damndiabetes.


Having a Healthy Diet is Important

Following a healthy diet is just one component of a diabetes treatment plan. A healthy diet that helps lower blood glucose levels is very important along with all the other things that need to be considered.


To help you on a path to a better quality of life living with diabetes, contact Wayne at Damndiabetes by calling 604 788 7261 or emailing wayne@damndiabetes.ca

Wayne Drury was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes over one year ago. He was frustrated with the lack of usable information on diabetes treatment and how to lower blood sugar. His passion is using all he has learned through his diabetes research to help others on a path to a better quality of life living with diabetes.


Contact Wayne today at 604 788 7261 or by email at wayne@damndiabetes.ca to receive help with your journey dealing with diabetes.


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Best wishes from all of us at Damndiabetes.ca




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