December 23rd, 2008 by Marci Sloane
My last patient of the week is one of my favorites. Even with her “diabetes-denial issues”, she keeps her weekly appointments. After reviewing her blood work, I tried to convince her that she had diabetes, but she was unable to be persuaded! That was until I pointed out – a few times – that she was taking medication for diabetes and if she didn’t have the disease she’d pass out from low blood sugar! At her third visit, she finally accepted the fact that she has diabetes and losing weight will help her control her glucose levels – tremendously. Whew……..we got past that and have been working on a gradual change in her eating habits since. I’m so proud of her!
Although she has only lost a few pounds in the past month or two, more importantly, she has changed her eating patterns, and is thinking about her food choices differently. She started out eating many sweets whether it be at home or when she dined out. She had “stopped eating bread” but – of course, as she later would find out, that’s not as evil a food as we are made to believe. Her first step was controlling the “sweet-eating” – a huge accomplishment and her biggest challenge. It has simmered down and she now has sweet cravings less frequently. At our most current visit, she admitted that she is more accepting of her diabetes and is ready to take the next step – not rewarding herself with food!
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August 25th, 2008 by Chris S
So tonight is final positioning night for the bowling league. We are in 4th place going into tonight and only 3 points behind first place. We will be bowling the 3rd place team, so it will be difficult to win first because we will have to rely on the 1st and 2nd place teams on splitting the games, plus we have to win all 3 games tonight. Also, today starts the new diet, and it started out on the right foot, I was up at 6:45 today and at the gym by 7. New apartment, new diet, new me!
I weighed myself last night, after a week of eating nothing but fast food because I was moving all week and was just grabbing stuff on the go, I weighed 250 pounds!!!! 5 years ago I weight 200 pounds, just a year ago I was 205, I have gained 45 pounds in one year, not too good. However, the good news is that it is excessive fat that I will probably be able to shed about 10 pounds in almost a week.
Well the insurance is almost up, September 1 is approaching fast. I have to get my blood work done before that because I have the whole 9 yards being done this time, more then just A1C. I am expecting a better A1C then last time, but I still don’t think it is going to be under 7. With the new diet though, I feel confident that by November, it will be under 7.0 and hopefully under 6.5!
Have an amazing week everybody! I promise, I will post more than I did last week.
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