Top 7 Excuses
The Top 7 Excuses Dietitians Hear ...
(and 7 Great Solutions)
I have been a dietitian for over 13 years now and I think I've heard every possible excuse that prohibits healthy eating and diabetes care. I even had one patient tell me his dog ate his food-glucose records! Most people just say they forgot them at home, but I know they probably haven't been keeping them.
So, I'm not here to scold, but rather talk about what you can do so you can stop making excuses once and for all.
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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...