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Winter Doctors' Visits

OK. How many of us oldsters, over the age of 50, haven't had doctors' visits in the winter months of December-January? In fact, it might be likened to the "sales" at new car businesses.

Well, I've certainly had my share. In addition to routine visits, I've had an MRI, a colonoscopy, and blood tests. As presents, I received peripheral neuropathy. And now? Well, the results of the blood test suggest (among other things), I have become diabetic. Yes, that cursed D-word, diabetes, h as reared its ugly head. Not officially. But my latest test gave me an AC1 higher than 6.5.

What will this mean for me? I love Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, my daily glass of wine, etc., etc.

Please, please, please! Not Tofu, veggie burgers, and whole grain products!

If you are diabetic, what are your restrictions? I ask, because although I have received the results of my blood tests, I have had no verdict from my doctor...

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MegL wrote on January 13, 2020, 5:17 PM

I am not diabetic, though my sister is and one grandmother was, so I am trying to ensure I do not get there. I tend to stick to a ketogenic diet, which does NOT include TOFU, veggie burgers or whole grain products. However, it also does not include Snickers, etc. My diet includes a 3 egg omelette with grated cheese for breakfast, hard boiled eggs or cold cooked lamb chops or cold roast meat as snacks during the day, a tin of tuna, with a spoonful of mayonnaise for lunch, (or sometimes breakfast), lots of salad vegetables or green vegetables, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, green beans, spinach, celery and roast or fried meat or fish with green veggies for tea / dinner. I also eat poached eggs on spinach, a piece of mature hard cheese or spoonfuls of full fat cream cheese as snacks. Another meal I like is green soup - this is chicken broth with green vegetables, like table celery, parsley, leeks, etc, fried in butter, then boiled in chicken broth. Tasty and good for you and filling. A ketogenic diet means you do not feel hungry and after a few days, you do not want to even look at candy, bread, pasta or potatoes. Treats include coffee with full fat double cream or a spoonful of coconut oil (or both), full double cream with a few berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc). NO SUGAR, no bread, pasta, rice or potatoes. No alcohol either but that doesn't bother me as I do not drink alcohol anyway. It may be harder for you. While it may not sound it, this diet means you do not feel hungry, which is always hard for me if I try a low calories diet, so I prefer this diet because I know I can keep it up for a long time and will lose weight on it.

PS, I haven't been to the doctor in over a year and before that it was 10 years, probably. I don't get shots and haven't had any routine visits.

VinceSummers wrote on January 13, 2020, 5:32 PM

Not bad! I saved this and called it Meg's Diet.

VinceSummers wrote on January 13, 2020, 7:13 PM

Good News! Just got a message from the doc. Not diabetes. Take Vitamin D, Vitamin B, and try to lead a healthy life-style. Cool!

MegL wrote on January 14, 2020, 2:44 AM

That's fantastic! So glad to hear it.

MegL wrote on January 14, 2020, 2:47 AM

LOL. You will get more information and more food choices if you look up "ketogenic diet". That diet also means you burn more fat (thermogenic?) so you are less likely to feel the cold in winter.