Food Fridays #DBlogweekDay3

Food can be a friend and can be a foe.  Food does a lot of good for every living organism on earth.  It gives us the energy to get through the day.  As with everything we have to watch ourselves, and monitor every aspect of life.  No matter if we have diabetes or not, however when we have diabetes it totally changes everything.  Too much food, can cause a high blood sugar, which can cause us to turn into the Wicked Witch of the West, but then again low blood sugar can make us just as mean.  None of us is perfect but all we can do is our best.

Here are some things that I eat and things that I do that tends to keep me from riding the BG Roller Coaster.  Some of these things are what we all taught, but you have to find what works best for you.

The first thing is when eating lots of carbs or high fatty foods (aka pizza) keep an eye on my CGM and make sure I do either frequent blousing or the extended bolus.

Another thing is to make sure that we have protein with a meal.  My favorite is imageshaving “fruit on the bottom” yogurt but when this is not an option a protein bar with whatever I am eating.  These may not necessarily be the best option but, for me it keeps me from wanting to eat more later on and it also fills the need for my sweet tooth.

Orange_Julius_smoothies__2012      The other thing that solves a need for a sweet tooth is fruit smoothies.  Instead of going to a candybar or that a piece of cake.  We are all encouraged to eat healthy so why not have a smoothie of your favorite flavor(s).

In conclusion when it comes to food, the less and frequent is what I discovered works for me.

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About Cathie:)

I live in Buffalo, New York. We are located about 15 minutes away from the Peace Bridge. Some day I am hoping to become an advocate for the disabled but until that happens I am just doing little things. I graduated in 2010 from Erie Community College with my degree in Paralegal Studies, and in my spare time like to knit, take pictures, and minster the word of God through music at the church I go to, St. Joseph University Parish located in the University neighborhood of one of the college communities. I recently met some folks that has inspired me to become a blogger as a formation of my treatment for my depression and diabetes. I have had Type 1 diabetes since I was 12 and depression since I was 16. This blog was created to help you- my fellow cyber friend as a primary way to help you feel that you are not alone. Please remember that none of what I write is recommend for use in your own treatment as I am not a medical professional, nor do I ever want to be one. It is just what works for me and what my outlook on certain perspectives are. The professionals I work with tell me by blogging, I am putting another tool in the assistance toolbox for the coping skills of life. Thank you for coming and visiting my blog's. I can be reached by email (cathiekw88@gmail.com) if you have any thoughts or suggestions that you would like to share.
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