I’m not healed in one day, obviously – but I am feeling significantly better. My fasting blood sugar dropped from 145 to 111 (close to my target of under 100) in one day. I just want to get to feeling really good – and I know I’ll get there. I simply have to stick with it. I know the steps. I’ve been here before. I’m a little mad at myself that I waited until I felt so terrible to make the effort to get back on track – but I give myself some grace for being a human doing the best I can under stressful situations in the middle of a once in a century pandemic. Onward!
I woke up this morning seriously craving a peanut butter and Bonne Maman raspberry preserves sandwich on multi-grain bread with granola sprinkled in, served with a big glass of cold 2% milk. I did not have that. Interestingly, I drank my Calm magnesium and the craving went away. I haven’t had that experience before (or haven’t noticed it, anyway). I do believe that the Calm magnesium helps me to keep my blood sugar balanced – and I need to be highly committed to drinking it every day! I can tell the difference in how I feel when I don’t. It’s also helped me to avoid leg cramps. Whenever I go too long without it, my body will remind me with an excruciating charley horse. Talk about motivation!
While I find Calm magnesium to be an important part of health and wellness care for me, I feel like I should offer the caution that if you plan to try the Calm magnesium, start slowly with just a little bit! It can help to keep the bowels regular – and you’ll want to test the impact it has on you. I don’t ever drink it right before going out anywhere. (Sorry if that’s TMI, but it’s important to know!)
So, my plan here on this blog is to share some things that help me to keep my blood sugar under control – and just be open about my journey. Some of it is easy and some of it is more challenging.
I will reiterate every time (usually a blurb at the end) that I’m NOT a medical professional nor a dietician. I am NOT offering medical nor nutritional advice. I am a person who has been fortunate enough to be able to stay off medication in spite of a diabetes diagnosis – and to have gotten my A1C back to a normal level (which, yes, I lost when I wasn’t sticking with my program – getting it back under control now). I’m sharing the strategies I’ve used – and am using – to control my blood sugar, and the story of my journey to health, in case it may be helpful to someone else and offer hope. I was very scared when I was first diagnosed. My doctor didn’t have much to offer me beyond the diagnosis. I read a lot and figured out what I need to do. I’m no longer scared because I know what works for me. You’ll have to figure out what works for you – read, research, and seek professional help as needed.
By the way, I am not sponsored (at least, not yet – I’ll let you know if that changes) by anyone. Nobody is paying me to recommend their products. I’m just sharing what I like and what’s helped me. I hope this information may be helpful to you!