I have tried for years now, but I just can't stand Fruits or Veggies. I am a very serious meat eater, I like it rare and lots of it. But I know changes have to be made, but I will skip a meal if it's mostly Veggies, and all fruit makes my sugars go sky hi. Is there a solution, or should I just be happy and eat what I want to have a better quality of life?
YES it matters to me what you think! You have been a diabetic longer than I and have done much more research. I googled it and right away it said at the top of the list of people who should NOT be on the diet was those with a history of pancreatic attacks and I have had many! If fact, I wonder if that had anything to do with me getting diabetes but it does not matter, I have it none the less. ;) I don't want to "test the waters" with off the wall diets to find in the end, I wasted precious time and could possibly lead to more problems, I know from working in various fields in medicine, the last being ophthalmology and worked at times with the retina specialist, diabetic retinopathy is irreversible, can be treated but not reversed. Have worked with general/family practice as medical assistant, have changed the bandages of patients with diabetic ulcers...BAD ones. The complications of this disease are very serious so having just been diagnosed, I wish to avoid them or stave them off for quite a number of years!
Well if you refuse, your only other option is to go on an all liquid diet with no food at all. If you refuse to do that then there is no solution for you. You will die a young and miserable death, probably missing your feet or hands, possible both and/or blind with kidney failure. You can't say you have diabetes, refuse to eat properly and expect any other outcome. Sorry if this sounds harsh to you or not very supportive. But it is the stark reality of your future. I am here to support and encourage those who are struggling to survive.
Here's some information on complications that occur when you don't control your blood sugars. I hope this helps you with your decision
Christopher Watson , If you truly see this as quality of life, then I say reach for your hearts desire but be mindful of the consequences of your choices, Think about it, in the long run, some of your present choices will adversely effect your over all quality of life. Choose wisely my friend, for some choices will definitely decrease your quantity of life
I do not want to be rude, I really do not not.
I think about stuff like all the medicine I have to take and how much I hate it. But it doesn't kill me to take it; it would if I didn't.
Some people just want to be stubborn. And miserable. And sick. It suits the life they want to lead. You can't change a mindset stuck in childhood. He will have to do that himself.