Tuesday, May 26, 2015

THE DIABETES DANCE


Last Fall, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It has been a lot more difficult to manage than I had anticipated. 

Whether you have type 1 or type 2, are on insulin injections, oral medicines or are trying to control your diabetes through diet and exercise - it can be daunting.

Staying determined and focused to stay on top of this disease really means not compromising. I have learned that if you cheat, you are only cheating yourself. 

Mastering the Diabetes dance is not easy and I am more than a little flat footed. 

Handling food temptations, navigating the ups and downs of blood pressure, doing the math on carbs and sugars, managing an exercise routine and those disappointing glucose numbers makes maintaining a positive attitude a challenge.

I have been subscribing to a number of blogs and magazines in the hopes of learning better habits, understanding the do's and don'ts of nutrition and exercise and the impacts on my body. 


Here is a list of some of the better sites:

TuDiabetes is a place for diabetes education, advocacy, and empowerment. This one of my favorites because it offers a social network where you can find people  who share your needs and can help you understand more about your diabetes.

Diabetes Daily provides  an array of diabetes information and resources . It has forums, blogs, guides on diabetes topics, detailed diet information, recipes, and even financial advice.
Canadian Diabetes Association offers information about diet, nutrition, exercise and more! 

Diabetes Self-Management  offers excellent practical information on exercise, nutrition, diabetes medications, self-help, and other diabetes health topics. 

 DiabetesMine provides diabetes-related news, reviews, interviews, guest posts, cartoons, and Q&A sessions.





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