|My Diabetic Plate|
With all the news lately about Paula Deen announcing she has Type II Diabetes and what she is doing to get on track and help others. I decided to take a good look at how I have managed to stay on track for about 21 years now. I remember when I was first diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in 1991; I did not know what it really meant or how it would affect me for the rest of my life. I received a called from my doctor after taking some standard routine test; that I needed to come and see her right away. She told me I had Type II Diabetes and must start medication. She wrote my prescriptions and gave me some pamphlets on diabetes and sent me on my way with a lot of unanswered questions.
Over the years through trial and error and good diabetes education, made available to me when I lived in California, I have learned how to manage. I must say it has not been easy and every day brings a new set of challenges. But I will say taking small and smart steps towards my management has helped me a lot. I have not always been a "Good Diabetic". I have made a lot of mistakes and also took chances. But when I fell off the wagon, I did not beat myself up, but I got back to make a go of it again.
So to all my fellow diabetics and for those who have been diagnose as "pre-diabetic", there is hope. My blog series "My Diabetic Plate" will give you some information on how I have manage over the years.
Now this information I am providing is base on my experience only, not as a medical manual. It is not intended as a substitute for any treatment or diabetic education you have received or prescribed by your doctor. I do realize that our nutritional needs vary from person to person, depending upon our age, sex, health status, and diet requirements. Recipes and other information given is to help if I can make informed decisions about your health and diet. In other words, I am keeping it real and down to earth and would love to hear your response on any topic discuss here.
Let's get down to "My diabetic Plate". I have divided my plate into four sections.
- Portion Control
- Meal Planning
2. Minding Your Meds
- Taking your meds as prescribed
- Know your Pharmacist Better
3. Getting the Facts
· Diabetic Education - keep inform about your condition
4. Keep It Moving
· Simple Exercise
These are four things that work for me. So over the next couple of months, I will share recipes and give my tips on the topics above.
"Welcome to My Diabetic Plate".