Diabetes and foodAt the moment we have a number of photographers who are all adding daily photographs to the Diabetes365 project.
And if you read the commentary with each photo you'll notice some common themes. One is how frequently people without diabetes keep correcting us about what we can and cannot eat.
For some time now, people with diabetes have been free to eat pretty much any type of food that they want. Better equipment and ways to treat diabetes have freed us from rigid regimes.
So for breakfast this morning I had an English muffin (UK readers, I don't know where the name comes from) with some spicy jam on it. And yes the jam contains sugar, as well as a lot of jalapeno peppers. As long as I take enough insulin to cover the carbs in both the muffin and the jam, then my blood sugar should stay in a good range.
And that's what's most important. Keeping our blood sugars as close to normal as possible.
So if you don't have diabetes then:
- Consider yourself lucky, and
- Don't give food advice to those of us with diabetes
There is no cure for diabetes.