January – Establish 5 Essential Habits

Happy New Year 2022! 1: January 5 is National Keto Day, established in 2019 by The Vitamin Shoppe "to educate and bring awareness to the ketogenic diet and further highlight the many health benefits a keto lifestyle offers." If you already "eat keto," this article will affirm and support you. If you do not, this … Continue reading January – Establish 5 Essential Habits

Establish Essential Habits: Master Use of Your Glucometer

Once you have started to Learn About Diabetes, you should establish Five Essential Habits that will provide the foundation for your success. Regardless of your dietary lifestyle (vegan, vegetarian, or Adventist non-vegetarian) or diabetes dietary protocol (ADA, LCHF, WFPB, etc.), it is vital that you establish these daily habits: Master Use of Your Glucometer Drink Sufficient Water Eliminate … Continue reading Establish Essential Habits: Master Use of Your Glucometer

Eat to Your Meter

The phrase, "eat to your meter," means using your glucose meter to help you determine what foods/beverages you can consume that will not harm your diabetic body. Goal: To eliminate (abstain from) foods that cause blood glucose spikes. Here’s how to test for a specific food, recipe, or meal: Baseline: Test pre-meal to get a fasting … Continue reading Eat to Your Meter

First Month, Third Week – Green Vegetables

Goal: To establish regular consumption of non-starchy green vegetables to replace highly refined processed foods and trans fats. Continue to monitor your blood glucose daily, drink your optimum amount of water every day, and ADD 3-5 servings of non-starchy vegetables every day. If you wonder how you're going to get in that many vegetables every … Continue reading First Month, Third Week – Green Vegetables

First Month, Second Week – Water

This week, keep using your glucose meter every day and focus on drinking more water. If you are still drinking sodas, regular or diet, or just have to have your morning orange juice (and I don't care if it's fresh-squeezed!), this is a good time to stop. Yeah, cold turkey. Make sure you have plenty … Continue reading First Month, Second Week – Water

First Month, First Week – Blood Glucose Meter

We are all here for one purpose: to manage our diabetes by managing our blood sugar. I posted the words of this image on my Timeline a few days ago, and someone was offended by it and unfriended me. So, for sure, I had to create this as a meme and share it widely! The … Continue reading First Month, First Week – Blood Glucose Meter