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My New Year Resolutions


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By: FatCatAnna

The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes! Whoo! Whoo!

I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed back in the early 60's as a child.  I am living in Montreal, Canada and enjoy scribbling about diabetes from time to time. I’ve had my ups / downs just like any person would experience with going through life - diabetic or not.  My motto in life?  Diabetes does not control me – I control it!! 

You can find more posts/discussions at my Facebook page called "The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes" and also on Twitter under my name of FatCatAnna.  Feel free to "friend" me at both places - since I love to meet up with new folks all around our big blue marble!


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Posted: Jan 4, 2012 11:49
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  • My New Year Resolutions
    I don't usually set NY goals - but this year - I've decided to give it a go - promising myself to eat breakfast in the AM - and hope that by doing this - it aids in losing that belly fat I have ( though it comes in handy for my infusion sets ).  I know - bad excuse to stay plump!!! 

    One thing I've discovered with some of my fav shows I caught over the holidays since I had time to actually watch what I miss as a working stiff - is that missing out on meals does not help in losing weight.  Your body goes into panic mode and decides to hang onto those fat reserves when you don't eat on a regular basis.  Something I secretly have known all these years, but I hid it in the far regions of my sponge brain. 

    I am like many of my friends, diabetic or not, that find consuming breakfast in the AM to be a chore at times.  It's been something that was always difficult for me and as a child I did eat breakfast, but leaving home, that all disappeared. 

    So, my goal this year, is to try my best to eat something in the AM, rather then just a cup of coffee until I "find" the time to eat later in the afternoon (bad, bad, bad).  Take for exampe yesterday, I didn't have much of an appetite, but I managed to get 1/2 cup of cottage cheese into me, besides my regular java.  Amazingly enough, with grazing every 2-3 hours - my blood glucose (BG) averaged 5.0 (90).  That was even with eating a blonde brownie in the afternoon at break time.  Of course, giving the correct amount of insulin to cover the carbs as well as my basal rate I have set up on my insulin pump helps out alot.

    I'm also trying out an "at home" A1C test and posting the results on my Facebook page called the Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes and also Twitter .  I lucked in on getting the 10th edition of the book entitled "Diabetes Mellitus - A Practical Handbook" by Sue K. Milchovich and Barbara Dunn-Long.  In the chapter on Labratory Tests - they tell you to do an at home eAG (or A1c).  Not that I'm not going to have a lab test done anymore, but the instructions which I'm following by testing my BG before and 2 hours after a meal using your glucose meter will give me a bit of a heads up I feel.  I always thought that by averaging out ALL your BG results from your glucose meter would reveal similar lab results - but apparently not according to the authors of this book.  The main thing is, I really recommend this book for any newly diagnosed diabetic - or old fart one like myself - since I always am learning new ways to improve the control of my diabetes.  Check out your library - you never know - they might have it - if not - ask them!

    Happy New Year!!!!

    My healthy breakfast
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  • By: GaelForceWinds: Jan, 11, 2012 18:21 PM
    Anna, I actually have the same issue as you with eating in the morning. I know skipping meals causes my body to store fat, but like you have been in denial about it. I ate breakfast at home growing up, but once I moved into my own place and got a full time job, I found trading breakfast for a cup of coffee to be easy when I was trying to get to work. Then it became a habit.

    I have also recently decided to take up eating 3 meals a day again, but I think this idea came about before any thoughts of resolutions for the new year. I've been having a bit of trouble with acid reflux, and decided trying to get myself used to breakfast again may help. At this point my body is used to not having breakfast and now that I've tried to start again, I find it difficult because I'm not always hungry in the morning! I also still find myself getting the reflux. I hope though that this will improve after some time, and plan to stick with breakfast! Happy New Year!


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