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.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

DIABETICS AND DEPRESSION

Did you know that diabetics may be more prone to develop depression? If you are a diabetic (info below applies to anyone) and have 3 or more of the following symptoms, talk about it with your doctor. If you only have one or two of these symptoms but they have lasted longer than two weeks, you should also talk to your doctor. 
1. You know longer find pleasure in the things you used to enjoy.
2. Changes in your sleep pattern ie trouble sleeping or wanting to sleep more than usual.
3. You wake earlier and can't get back to sleep.
4. Change in appetite - not hungry or want to eat often.
5. Trouble with concentration; you can't concentrate on what you are reading or watching.
6. You feel tired all the time.
7. You wake up feeling tired and sad.
8. Nervousness to the point you can't sit still.
9. Guilt; you feel you can never do anything right or that you are a burden to others.
10. You feel you would be better off dead and have the desire to hurt yourself.

Note: This is a file photo!