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Change is Coming

April 11th, 2011 at 09:16 pm

My daughter's blood test results came back today and she doesn't have diabetes...yet. Her fasting insulin levels were far higher than they like to see though, she's definitely pre-diabetic and insulin resistant. We meet with a nutritionist/dietician on May 3. I think in a lot of ways this is a good thing. I've been trying to keep the sweets out of the house for a long time, but my husband is of the mindset that there should always be dessert every single day and so of course the kids have picked up on that. Whereas I think once a week or on special occasions is fine.

Now that DD is in serious jeopardy I'll be able to force the issue. I don't buy sweets often, but my mother does so they are always in the house. It's an uphill battle. Plus a box of cookies is like $4 or $5. Just ridiculous to the budget.

I think I will go to the library tomorrow or the next day and get some books out on diabetes or prediabetes and read up on it some before the meeting. I think it's going to be more an issue of adjusting portions and limiting carbohydrates to the healthier veggies, grains and fruits. We barely ever eat processed foods so it won't change too much there. Probably will have to cut back on some of the cheaper veggies like potatoes, though. I'm sure glad gardening season is coming up.

2 Responses to “Change is Coming”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Diabetes is nothing to mess with. Preparing before the meeting is a good idea..and hopefully you wont have to fight the issue with the adults...this is your daughters life afterall. Good luck!

  2. patientsaver Says:

    I've also become more concerned about diabetes, something i never thought i'd need to worry about. My recent physical showed everything is fine, but still, having suddenly gained 15 pounds, I became alarmed, especially as I haven't been able to shed the weight. And if i catch myself in the mirror, ugh. I look overweight.

    For me, weight control comes down to 3 things: 1. Portion control is a big issue...i eat healthy, but too much. 2. Pasta is my weakness. 3. Every winter, i get very sedentary with very little exercise.

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