Saturday, April 15, 2017

Saturday! Saturday! Everything is alright! One of my all-time favorite musicians…

What a morning this has been. Robert’s blood sugar number was high this morning — not outrageously, but enough that we had to think back to yesterday to go over what he’d eaten that may have caused the number to be high this morning. We decided that it was the late night snack of cheese, ham and crackers. This is actually a fairly healthy snack, BUT it was eaten late at night and that’s what drove his numbers up this morning. No more snacking late at night. And if I do give him a snack, it’ll have to be sugar free Jell-O or something like that.

Robert says it’s HIS fault, and I came back with the statement that it was my responsibility to make sure he had healthy food in the house — notwithstanding, I offered him the snack, giving him a choice between the sugar free Jell-O that I had fixed earlier, and the usual cheese and crackers.

When I saw what his numbers were this morning, I went to the computer to look for healthy snacks for people with Type 2 Diabetes. They were all the things that I typically gave him to eat. So the only thing we could come up with as an explanation was that he ate too late in the day. Duly noted…

Living with Type 2 Diabetes has got to be a life-long learning process. Choices in everything you eat, and WHEN you eat, are ultimately the controlling factor. Because it’s what’s called a ‘silent’ disease, we wonder (worry!) that the disease continues to progress, although we’re doing everything we can to keep it under control. My grandfather died from diabetes and heart failure–died in his sleep. I had two aunts and an uncle (my mother’s siblings) who were diabetic. I think it’s really strange that my mother was the eldest of seven children and of those children, three had diabetes. I realize that it’s genetics that dictate who develops a disease inherited from a parent, but why does one child develop the disease and not the other? How many generations will the gene for diabetes carry through?

Robert read an article in the paper the other day that stated Diabetes was the leading cause of death–more than heart disease and lung disease combined. I don’t know where that statistic came from, but seeing the rise in diabetes numbers these days, I don’t doubt the validity of the statement.

There are worse diseases to have to live with on a day to day basis. I’m grateful that we only have diabetes as our burden in life. We are blessed.

Be safe, be well, and please be happy. Know that you are loved, and you can get through anything life brings your way. Be sure to remind those you love that you love them. Life can be incredibly short at times.

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About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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2 Responses to Saturday, April 15, 2017

  1. mageb says:

    Could it have been the crackers. As my doc says, “Carbohydrates are not your friends.”

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  2. tehachap says:

    We figured it was the fact that he ate them so late at night. I’ve been extremely careful with his diet for the past 2 days — yesterday morning it was 115; day before 135; today it was 93 in the morning and 93 at noon. Lean chicken and salads with sugar-free Jell-o with fruit is all he’s been getting. Oatmeal in the a.m. with 2 slices 100% whole wheat bread/toast.

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