My diabetes is worse. It is the steroids with chemo, asthma medication, and body change. The doctor recently put me on additional insulin shots. When I left the doctor office, the thought of five shots a day, plus six-plus tests a day was not something I was looking forward to. Gloria (sister) had been reading on Chia seeds. We went to the health food store and bought a package to experiment with. I am going to do some research on it and post it, but in the mean time suffice it to say the seeds help with glucose levels! Also, I have been on Prevacid for a long time due to stomach issues. Since beginning Chia seed I haven't had to use Prevacid! Normally, two days max and I am hurting. It has been since 04/18, no Prevacid, no pain. I have not yet begun the extra three insulin shots prescribed on 04/18. The R (regular) insulin was to be taken before each meal to deter the spikes and valleys. Blood pressure doing well... Chia is supposed to enhance blood pressure medication. Keeping a close eye on all conditions, in case too much of a good thing isn't really that good. Taking one teaspoon of "dry" Chia seed before each meal, with a glass of water has done wonders with my glucose and stomach. I still take 50 units of N (longer acting) insulin in the a.m. and p.m. There is a lot of helpful information on the internet about Chia seeds. Another thing I am researching is Ionized (alkaline) water. I have recently read that it is important to keep your body more alkaline than acid. I think everybody knew this but me. Anyway, I am reading on this too. There are so many health issues that can be traced to acidosis. Alkalizing my body with the correct water, and taking Chia seeds is not costly, nor radical actions, compared to the outcome. I will let you know how it goes.
This is going to be a week to push myself. After the trip out of town to the doctor later this week, we are going to have a yard sale. The economy being down, so are yard sale prices. Hope that I make enough to make it worth the time. It will help me scale down my "stuff" and that is good too.
|Have a great Mother's Day!|