What is the hardest time of the day for you? For me, it’s just before dinner. I don’t know what it is, but I am at my hungriest. You know what I am talking about. It’s that time when you want to have anything and everything that will satisfy your hunger…and drive up your glucose. I want a lot and I want it now! Right now! Not 10 minutes from now…NOW.
Does that sound vaguely familiar? It’s what I call The Hard Time. So, you have two choices. Dig in or Give up. Dig in and fight to control your Diabetes knowing that it doesn’t take that much food to satisfy your hunger if you are just a bit patient. Or, give in and have a lot to eat and hope that the meds will take care of the glucose problem you will be creating.
There is no doubt that you will feel good for that meal…no doubt. I won’t even try and tell you anything else. But for me, my glucose number is more important than the temporary feeling of being full when I finish eating…and then there is that bloated feeling to deal with…hmmmm.
“But, it’s just one meal.” And, being human, one meal leads to two…leads to three. You see where I am going with this, right? It’s not just one meal; it’s an attitude. Does Diabetes, or Prediabetes control me? Or, do I control Diabetes? Do I dig in and fight?
Dig in and fight. Or give in and surrender? It’s your choice. But for me, even though I am hungry…so hungry I swear my blood sugar must be incredibly low (88 tonight when I checked it before dinner…not so low)…so hungry I want a lot on my plate. Only to find out that after I have a drink of water, my normal sized portion I am just fine.
Don’t give up and don’t give in. It’s the only way I know to Fight and win Your War On Diabetes.
As always, thank you for reading.