Day Lillies

Day Lillies
This site does not give medical advise. Consult your physican if you have a medical problem. This is a conversation among people who are finding a new direction in eating and living.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Dieting and Dieting and Don't Lose Weight

Jo called yesterday, haven't talked to her much lately.  She thinks I "fuss" toooo much about what she eats.
Last month I bought her another copy of the American Diabetes Associations  Food Exchange Lists for diabetics.  Very small, will fit in your purse so you can take it with you if you are new at having diabetes and trying to diet. 

Don't really think she pays much attention to the exchange book, the diet the doctor gave her or anything else related to her diabetes treatment other than getting those pills and Insulin shots.  Know for a fact that she doesn't take any of them on a schedule, just when she feels she needs them.

The problem is with diabetes, other than obvious things like always being thirsty and running to the bathroom all the time, maybe having a sore or fungus infection that you can't get rid of, or being overwhelmed with the urge to sleep if you over eat, there aren't many other Visible signs of diabetes until later......when it is almost to late.

I don't know what her criterior for Needing her medication is.  Don't know what yardstick she uses to  measure her  Need for Insulin or Metformin or glucophage.

Said she has started to lose weight, now down under 170 pounds.  Asked if she had been dieting and just got silence.....This time last year she weighed less than she does now, so the long term picture doesn't show improvement.

Guess just wait and see.  If you don't diet, you can't lose weight and if you continually eat the wrong diet you gain.  Simple.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


The Secret to Losing Belly Fat

Staying on a diet is hard work.  It takes a lot of planning, preparation and ENTHUSIASM!  Trying to Lose belly fat which seems to come with diabetes  is always  hindered by the mistakes made in how we try to lose the fat.

There is a lot of slipping and sliding involved in maintaining healthy eating habits that will promote good blood sugar control.   The same habits of eating that we have developed over the years, get us to where we are now, and because they are hard to break, they keep us there.

Good Eating habits along with Blood glucose readings that should be taken as often as our health care giver  prescribes are part of the plan for diet control of diabetes. .   If you are taking Insulin this can be very important.   I was listening to a TV programs yesterday and  one of the points made was that there is a huge gap between what care givers prescribe and what insulin users end up doing.  It seems that users don't always follow instructions, resulting in poor blood glucose control.  I wouldn't be surprised if there is the same neglect when it comes to following caregiver directions for nutrition and meal planning.

Look around and find a program you can really live with. 
Enroll friends!..Joella found a new book on diabetic nutrition and has several friends sitting around the club house pool reading it with her.  
If  only she can convert this new knowledge into action!!!  Dinty Moore beef stew (even with added water) isn't on any diabetic diet I've ever seen even though it was on one of Jo's lists of what she had for lunch!

Good nutrition is actually just applying common sense to what you need to eat to be healthy or become healthy.  The information is there.  Use it. 

Here is a link to a common sense program that has some of the best information I have ever seen to help you lose weight and integrate enough exercise into your routine to help you not only Feel Better but Look Better at the same time.  Skinny Belly!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Diabetes Cure 2011

Make your own photo slideshow at Animoto.
British Physicians Release documented study, declare Reversal of type 2 diabetes in 8 weeks.

Go here to access the PDF copy of the study.