Thursday, 31 May 2018

Adjusting To Life With A Diabetic The First Week

Your world changes and the world does change literally over night and you point at certain items and shout you evil evil evil piece of bread or hide from the sight of potatoes.Being a diabetic is not only a change for them it is also a change for family and friends and oh how we smile when we are continually offered sugar.

You go from eating cake and whatever you like to to be careful of carbs , going to the shops you play carb bingo.The winner being who ever finds the lowest carb food item , I’m winning on this I think.

Type 1 is not caused by imsering yourself in a bath full of cake nor is it caused by consuming curries in your younger years.

Type1 Diabetes is a complex condition and my husband is only week one into this and it is a rollercoaster of emotions and discoveries but life doesn't stop , life it is NOT and I tell you Goggle is a blessing and both a curse.

Life expectancy is normal with proper care of yourself through exercise and a sensible diet all in line with the various medical professionals such the doctor ,dietician diabetic nurse etc.

I have to stress that there are different types of Diabeties and when I will take about it here I will be talking about it I will be referring to Type 1, now my husband is very practical and is dealign with this with a sense of get on with it.

1. The immediate things we have done are download an app which was recommended on a Diabetes forum it helps with planning out the carbs

2. Meal planning is key ,we pretty much plan we we are going to eat anyway but it just takes a little more tweaking of late and the fridge and freezer has had an overall. And certainly next year I will get back into growing our own vegetables within reason.

3. Register if you want with an online phymarchy service to get your essential medication delivered it will make life a bit easier especially if you work.

4. Look into bags that will keep your insulin cool whilst you are travelling and out and about we have a Frio wallet and it is very good and remember medical items for conditions such a Diabetes type 1 are Vat exempt you just have to fill out a declaration at checkout or if you're buying through Amazon just send back a declaration via Freepost.

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