Get motivated with your meter
Your meter can be particularly motivating when it shows real change. And change is easier than you may think. Today, try testing your blood sugar before and after exercise. You don’t have to run a marathon; just a brisk walk will do the trick. See how that number falls post-exercise. And the next time your blood sugar is high, remember what a powerful tool a few quick laps around the block can be in bringing it down.
Almond Biscotti Broccoli With Cheese Sauce Venison Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom Sauce Cheesy Caviar Dip Spanish Shepherd's Pie Vegetable Ratatouille Pickled Salmon Southwestern Omelet Hearts of Romaine Salad Cottage Cheese Parfaits
As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the benefits that made it cost-effective for me to go with the real healthcare (HSA) plan rather than the phony (HRA) plan is that my company is now covering "preventative" medicines at $0 copay. The formulary for these, as stated by CVS/Caremark (my pharmacy benefits provider), covers all test strips, lancets, and control solutions. I dutifully get my doctor to write up prescriptions for all of my testing needs, submit...