Living with Diabetes doesn’t
mean you have to give up all the food and activities you enjoy. You just have to
learn how to modify them to fit a healthy lifestyle that is good for your
diabetes and you.
We are not doctors. We can’t tell you what to
eat or to put down that snickers ice cream bar (though, you probably should). We
can, however, tell you a story about Rob. Yes, a story about one man’s struggle
with type 1 diabetes and how he managed to get his blood glucose
levels under control by making small changes to his life.
First off, we must say that every step Rob took
he did so while staying in constant communication with his doctor and
nutritionists. He kept detailed logs of sugar levels before and after eating, as
well as how much insulin he took each time. We strongly encourage you to do the
same, especially if you’re making drastic changes to your diet.
When I say detailed, I’m being completely
serious. He didn’t leave out anything, even if it meant he might get scolded by
his doctors. Junk food, high sugar levels, drinking; it was all in there. He
didn’t try to pretend to be a “perfect” diabetic. That person doesn’t actually
exist. Once he realized that, he felt a little better about himself.
You should feel good about yourself as well. You can’t be
perfect 100% of the time but you can try to be a better diabetic. Also,
falsifying any logs could mean taking longer to get the correct information,
like your appropriate carbohydrate to insulin ratio.
The main focus of this site is give people with
type 1 diabetes, especially those with sensitivity to sodium, the chance to eat
a whole plate of their favorite foods without the carb count going into the
hundreds. We also want to share with you the tricks and amazing things we’ve
discovered over the years to help Rob maintain his diabetes and live a “normal”
life without feeling like he’s limited.