Today's topic is: How I take care of my health.
I'm a diabetic. I see my doctor two or three times a year and I monitor my blood sugar in the morning and before I go to bed. I take a handful of pills morning and evening. I also take insulin. I'm started on a non-insulin shot that lasts a week, but three weeks before my last visit the prescription expired and had to go back to insulin. I've gained back ten pounds waiting for my other medication to be approved and its coming in the mail. I'm hoping to lose more weight. This new medication helps me do that. I'll have a full year on this 'scipt so it shouldn't run out. It's expensive for three months at a time, but without Medicare and a supplemental plan I couldn't afford it, period. One month non-plan is over $3,000 a month. WE NEED MEDICARE FOR ALL!
Before the pandemic I was going to a gym and doing water aerobics and exercising on a sit down elliptical, an arm exerciser and treadmill. I'm just now getting back to the gym three days a week and getting muscle tone back.
I am an addict. Not booze or drugs, I'm hooked on carbohydrates. They're killing me. The diabetic nerve damage in my feet and hands remind me of it constantly.
It's not just sugar, it's bagels and bread and pasta and crackers and mashed potatoes, French fries. No matter how hard I try I can't live on meat, vegetables and water. Did you know a can of green beans contains sugar? It can't be avoided no matter how hard I try.