As you might know, I’m still getting my head around this thing called Type11 diabetes. Diabetes control without medications, is a complex thing I discover. My pride at keeping off the diabetic “register” by sometimes being diabetic and sometimes not, has been evaporated since moving into our new flat.
I’m stuck on the tracks. I sometimes I think my blood glucose meter has broken! My blood-sugar reading goes neither up nor down whatever I do.
I’m very disciplined but I’ve figured out, or rather found out, that you can read high on your meter if you are not eating enough, if you are eating too much protein and also if you are eating protein without carbohydrate – the two go together like a horse and cart.
So I’m trying small meals (of the right proportion) every few hours and strangely, my meter has begun to move! Down. My blood sugar DROPS after a meal.
Something very weird has happened in this house. Mr Furlong has really cracked it by stopping eating fruit and eating less. His sugars are so good he has cut down on insulin.
I, on the other hand, am going backwards. I’m overdosing on protein to avoid the carbs. Well, I’m not sure what is wrong actually, I’m still trying to figure it out.
So, I ate my tiny meal, whilst watching the news. Some idiot is suggesting we eat 10 – TEN -I repeat ten pieces of fruit and veg a day. Ten pieces every day.
As it is, the government recommendation of five a day has been pulled out of some “expert’s” bottom. It’s just an arbitrary number. And if you are in any way leaning towards diabetes. it’s the way you can make sure you get it, with government approval. Just follow the instruction on the “Healthy Plate”.
One needs to weep!