Let's face it – no one loves testing, but it is the one tool we have to really understand our diabetes control. Testing two hours after eating, when blood sugar usually peaks, can give you a lot of information about how a particular food or meal impacts your diabetes. Today, try testing two hours post-meal every time you eat, and see what you learn.
Beefy Vegetable and Barley Soup Roasted Chicken and Dumplings Cabbage and Sauerkraut Rolls Fresh Strawberry Pie Creamy Tomato Soup Hash Brown Loaf with Eggs Herbed Vegetables Parmesan Eggs Creamy Onion Dip with Blue Cheese Kidney Bean, Barley, and Sweet Potato Stew
Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us...