I am getting off the crazy making merry go round. I see these articles about people running themselves ragged trying to beat the disease with exercise. I see recipes. I see diets, carb counting, calorie counting, you name it.
I think my GP back in Indiana was right. No one knows what really causes this disease. Hence, no one really knows how to treat it. Which is why I never see "Here is what to eat, how much, etc."
No specifics. Just people trying things out, hoping their labs show a marked improvement.
Long ago, they thought people who had ulcers were high strung. They were urged to take control of their lives. Now, we know ulcers are caused by bacteria and are treated with antibiotics.
I don’t think diabetics are causing or curing this disease with what they eat or exercise.
Remember the old Woody Allen movie, “Sleeper”…when he said that in the future we found out that whipped cream and steaks were actually good for the body.
I am just tired of the racket. I am tired of exercising and not losing weight. I get told I have to eat balanced, but what IS balanced? I have not once got a specific on that. I don’t eat much in the way of carbs at all. Just vegetables.I am so tired of the same foods, I could scream.
Gee, what will it be today…Eggbeaters? Tuna or canned salmon? Another salad? Green beans? More green beans??? More fish and green beans for dinner.
Gee, I ate breakfast and now it is 2 hours past and I am starving. 2 more hours to lunch.
You get the drift. I bet if I were living off donuts, nothing would be different. And if I stopped the Metformin, I could live without fear of soiling myself in public.
Exercise has not had an effect on me in over 5 years. Nor has dieting. I just keep getting bigger, and nope, it isn’t my thyroid. My doctor says its the diabetes.
So if I am condemned to becoming a balloon and never being able to be sexy again, why should I starve myself and eat like this? Healthy lifestyle??? How am I healthier for it?
I have one life to live, and I am not living it if I am sick constantly, chained to the house at night by this drug, which I cannot take when I am on call at night.
If one size fits all, then why hasn’t anyone published a diet listing the calories and exactly what to eat? The ADA’s diet has more sugar and starches in it than I ever ate. I was like, “but aren’t donuts wrong for diabetics?” and they told me that is a myth. Okay, then we eat like everyone else???
See, it is all crazy making, and if I have to have this disease, and it can’t be cured, then I am going to get off the crazy merry go round and stop all that. I am tired and why should I be pushing myself to exercise. I am hungry, and why should I have to go without food?
It is all guinea pigging, in my opinion.