Article by Nancy Walker, RDN, LD, CDE
Has your doctor said to you –“ You really need to get better control of your diabetes…See you in three months”? I hope not! But most of us at one time or another have probably heard something like this from our doctor without a lot of direction as to why and how.
First, let’s get one thing straight… diabetes control is the answer to diabetes care.
Diabetes affects about 9% of Americans and their families and it is a disease that affects every part of your life. You have to control diabetes before it controls you. Food Fitness First is here to help by understanding the challenges you face in managing diabetes. We provide the support you need to manage of your diabetes, like: recipes, menus and expert advise. Let our Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator walk you through the steps you need to prevent complications by providing you with the tools you need to succeed.
I have been a Registered Dietitian for over 30 years. From the beginning, I have been intrigued with diabetes. As a child, I saw several of my relatives suffer with the disease. My Aunt Lizzie, 100 lbs soaking wet, had diabetes and took insulin. My Uncle Syl had part of his foot amputated and had a bad limp. My grandmother and Aunt Kate both developed diabetes in their late 70’s. About 20 years ago, my brother was diagnosed with diabetes. He was in California, driving a 14 –wheeler. His doctor put him on insulin and his career as a truck-driver was essentially over. His struggles with diet, medication and trying to work have been enormous to cope with. This past year, my mom was diagnosed with diabetes because of steroid use and I was diagnosed with...
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