Diabetes Alert Day

Type 2 Diabetes Blog

Diabetes Alert Day

March 21, 2011

Help stop diabetes!

Tomorrow is Diabetes Alert day.  An opportunity to get the word out about diabetes and share your story.

In my diabetes journey my numbers have been really, really good the last week.  I survived week 1 of my weight loss program which is hard.  It is 6 "meal replacements".  I am still adapting and of course this is not something I can sustain for an extended period.  It is just a dramatic step for the time being.  A jumpstart.  However, it is nice to see the numbers.  I was 84 one day and wasn't shaky and confused and such as other times when I had a "low".  I felt great.  I hope this continues after I transition back to real food and better habits. This is just a start.

In my weight loss program my doctor recommend agave nectar.  Anybody have experience with this?  I have heard both good and bad things about it.  I discovered that sugar-free stuff does not agree with me due to the use of sugar alcohols.  I think the agave nectar has a similar affect on me.  It is supposed to have a low glycemic index but I think the 'side effects' for me are just not worth the effort.  I am going back to my truvia.  I actually baked with it this weekend and my items were great hits.  Weight watchers cream cheese and truvia made for a better choice for a diabetic.  I didn't even over endulge.  I am proud of me.  Woohoo!  Hopefully I will continue my success on my weight loss journey and getting my diabetes managed.  Continuing towards progress.  That makes me happy.