I absolutely hate diabetes. I know, hate is a strong word, but what other word would you use to describe something that takes the pleasure of eating and makes it deadly – oops …. another strong word. Uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to a significant reduction in the quality of life (blindness) and a premature death (stroke). Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the US (and may be under reported). So words like “hate” and “deadly” are indeed fitting. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with diabetes are twice as likely to have heart disease or a stroke as people without diabetes – and at an earlier age; diabetes is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease, lower limb amputation, and adult onset blindness. Thirty million people in the United States have diabetes, and 1 in 4 of them don’t know they have it. Eighty-four million US adults are prediabetic. Enough of the scary stuff, you can control diabetes with diet and exercise and live a fuller life.
The purpose of this page is to provide you with the tools to manage diabetes through diet and exercise. However, its not just about explaining what you should and should not eat, its about finding a diet and exercise plan that is right for you. Although I personally stress many dietary points that have worked for me like avoiding rice, that doesn’t mean that rice cannot be a part of your diet. Likewise, I enjoy weight lifting, yet you may not like resistance training or feel comfortable in a gym. So let us find a new life style that you can commit to.