My name is Rachael and i'm 20 (nearly 21) years old.
And I'm DESPERATE for help.
I went to the doctors recently, and having struggled with my diabetes for as long as i've had it, I had a bit of a wake up call.
Basically, my hbA1c's have shot up, AND my cholesterol is up to...
I've been a bit of a fussy eater ever since I was little, although I eat much more fruit and veggies now than I ever did before...I have huge problems with textures and smells too. How am I still alive you ask? Well I'm not so bad-I've found out what works for me, and eating quorn (fake meat) products with veggies i do like, and soups, I enjoy (as long as they're blended!)
But not eating meat, and having a limited diet, I guess I've fallen into bad way.
My doc said, that its common in diabetics who have had it since they were young, that they often "forget about it" kinda just wishing it wasn't there anymore.
But I don't want to die earlier than my time. And I don't want to live out my life half heartedly either!
My question? Please please, ay advice, on favourite meals, exercise regimes, healthy eating, anything regarding diabetes, vegetarianism, healthy lifestyle...
I feel like i have so little support from the hospital, my partner although he tries, doesn't understand and I live away from my parents...
Any help of suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Peace and Love,
ps I'm maybe about 1-2 stone above "my" ideal weight just now, but am trying to go to the gym 2-3 times a week on top of uni and working 3 days a week...