Hello and welcome!
I’m a Type 1.5 MODY 2 diabetic and this blog is my way of keeping track of my progress in handling my diabetes. Although I’ve known about being MODY 2 for some time now, I have not been able to handle it to my satisfaction. There seems to be no box I fit into. I don’t even react like most MODY 2s do.
At the beginning of 2010, I learnt about how a low carb diet and the right kind of sports can help treat diabetes and have decided to give this a go. In order to motivate me not to give up, I’ve started this blog. Hopefully, I’ll get to know other MODY 2s too with the same problems! As time goes by, you will find posts on recipes, my physical condition and my experiences with insulin.
Recipes – the first problem I had when I started the low carb diet was not being able to eat the carbs I had always enjoyed. Could I replace these somehow? I scoured the internet for recipes and stores to buy the ingredients to make these recipes. I then learnt that companies were also selling other low carb products, most of the time, for a bomb. Would you pay €14,95 for artificial flavouring, €26 for powdered Splenda or €6 for a bottle of jam that has no real fruits in it? I am living in the wrong country. Also, some of the recipes don’t work well if you don’t buy a particular brand of product. So, I thought, since I do like to cook, I would experiment and create my own substitutes just like some other low carb bloggers have been doing. Who knows – I may eventually discover some phenomenal recipes.
Physical condition – although I have been going to a fitness studio on a regular basis, I realise that I have not built any muscle after 6 years. So I am now following the recommendations made by Dr Bernstein in his book ‘Diabetes Solution’. Will I see a different me?
Insulin – if I can reduce the amount of insulin taken, I will be happy. But blood glucose is very difficult to control for me and I am trying to find the relationship between food, insulin, blood glucose and sports so that I can get the upper hand.
I blog infrequently. It takes time to do a post and I find I have a lot of other things to do.
However, that doesn’t stop you from looking around. I hope you enjoy reading what you find and that it will be of some help. To read my latest post, click on Latest Post in the toolbar above.