Friday, January 30, 2009

More helpful foods for diabetics

In addition to dill, and cinnamon, coriander has been found to be helpful in controlling sugar levels.

Now, what does all this tell us?

Nature holds the key to solving the diabetes issue. By eating better, and using some of these additions, it is possible to gain control without meds.

By the way, these are based upon anecdotal evidence. No way should it replace a doctor's advice, nor should anyone stop taking medications without the approval of a doctor. However, some diabetics (especially type 2) have found that incorporating these foods and spices in their diet have proven beneficial. And it has made their food taste better without fat or sugar.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Oatmeal--It's what's for breakfast

I just did a post on my toast site about oatmeal

As most diabetics know, this is a great way to start the day. But one of the secrets of nature is that many different herbs and spices are beneficial to diabetics.

Doc Nicole has examined the research and she agrees that cinnamon has proven to help lower blood sugar in us. And it doesn't take a lot. About 1/8 teaspoon sprinkiled on your oatmeal in the morning has shown to be the amount that helps. But please be careful with spices. While they are helpful, it is possible to do damage with too much. Keep in mind, in nature, spices are usually accompanied by other things so they are difficult to take too much, but when we use the spice jar, they are concentrated.

Another spice that has proven useful to diabetics is dill. So, when you have that potato, spice it up a little and you are going to make it taste better and be better for you.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Doctor's appointment

I had one yesterday, and I got a good yelling at. Apparently, it did some good, because today my blood sugar was 106 in the mornng. That's the best it has been in a few weeks.
Yesterday, I did very well food wise, and I have been for the last few days. I plan to continue to do that.
The doctor did say one thing to me that really hit home. It is probably the entire reason my health is so bad.
He said I am stubborn.
Yeah, me, stubborn.

And I gave that a lot of thought since.

Despite all the evidence to the contrary, I do whatever the heck I want to do.
That's stubborn.

I shouldn't have cookies, candy and other sugary stuff. Really, no one should as any more than a very rare treat. I certainly limit my intake, but still have way more than I should. About the only thing I do right is not seek out the crappy alternatives like all those sugar free chemical laden foods.

I eat too much, even though I have been on so many diets.
That's stubborn.
Is food stronger than me? I say to myself that I'm weak, when the truth of the matter is that I am strong, to the point of being, uhhmm, stubborn.
Damn, could the doctor have been right?

For today, I'm working on that. My blogging buddy, Doc Nicole of Kitchen Table Medicine, has a bunch of information on diabetes. I know all about the disease. It's time to deal with it.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


My sugar was good this morning. It's at 119, which is ok. I am working on keeping my diet clean, and trying to limit my carbs a bit.

I expect tomorrow to be better.

I've started a little exercise program, but have to do more

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


My food has been good. I've been eating a really healthy breakfast, then some fruit for lunch and a healthy dinner (Usually)

I have been taking an organic onion, and saute it. Add a cooked potato, then two eggs. I scramble it, and it tastes really good.

It's not a perfect meal for diabetics, but it's not bad. I'm going to take my sugar tomorrow and see what has been happening. It has been a bit high lately (130 or so.)

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Quick update

Been struggling with all the Holiday hoopla. But it's over, and I'm back on track.