One of the hardest things for a diabetic to do is to change their eating habits. If you were used to eating a high salt and sugar diet, and then all of the sudden you can’t eat that way anymore, it creates a challenge.
I’ve experienced so many heath issues due to diabetes, I had no choice but to change my ways. I look at certain foods as a recovering drug addict looks at a certain drug. You can compare these two scenarios equally.
I used to work with a recovering drug addict and he once told me he would always be an addict, except now after treatment, he has controlled his urges. The same can be said for a diabetic. If you stop eating poor diet, and focus on helping yourself, you can control your diabetes.
I don’t have to look any further than all my health issues that a poor diet caused me. I’ve had several toe amputations, blurred vision, and kidney issues caused by diabetes. You just have to tell yourself that you want to live a healthier lifestyle and limit your trips to the doctors.
The next trip you make to the supermarket, plan out a good meal plan for the week , and only buy those particular items. Eat foods with low fat, sodium and sugars and watch your portions.
I was fortunate to have doctors who have warned me if I went back to my old habits, I’d be dead within months. I remember these words when picking out my food for the week. Hey, nobody’s perfect. The holidays, summer cookouts, and family gatherings can be a challenge. You can let yourself go once in a while, but remember to get back on that diet after a day of holiday cookies, cakes, and rich foods. You may treat yourself on a weekend day, as do I without goin overboard.
Surround yourself with positive friends and family who will support your efforts. Think of your poor diet a a toxic relationship. Try everything possible to get out of it. If you’re in a good relationship with someone, it gives you confidence to achieve your goals. Gravitate towards people who respect you for who you are, and not what you can do for them. All these things will help you fight your diabetes and stay alive.
Stay positive and healthy!