WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

SOME NUMBERS ON DIABETES

These are numbers from 2014:

29.1 Million Americans have Diabetes - are you one of them? If so are you taking your meds, exercising and eating a healthy diet?

86 Million Americans have Prediabetes - are you one of them? If so are you doing everything the doctor tells you to take care of your health?

$245 Million is the annual cost in America of diabetes caused lost wages and diabetes medications.

Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans over the age of 65 have diabetes?

If you fall into either of the above catagories or if you have a family history of diabetes I suggest you pay attention to your health by eating a healthy diet, exercising - something as simple as walking will do, and faithfully take any medications your doctor prescribes. Complications from diabetes are serious but with proper meds and taking care of yourself you can live a normal life.

If you don't know where to start in changing your diet there are many healthy tasty recipes on this site.