pandemo (pandemo) wrote,

Thing to Think About/Thursday Diet Update

Cousin Sharon died at 69. She's ??% Indian. I can't remember anyone saying her mother was diabetic, but Sharon did die after blacking out. I knew nothing of this information, and nobody in the family seemed to have any idea what killed her, even though an earlier attack resulted in an inconclusive hospitalization which found nothing suspicious/treatable.

Sister of Fortune by Lindsay McKenna, page 126-128, "...Diabetes is endemic to Native Americans, and it runs in my dad's family. The doctors warned him that if he had kids, the disease would skip a generation, but we'd have low blood sugar -- just the opposite of diabetes, which is high blood sugar. That's why I always carry protein bars with me. I can't afford to have my sugar drop in the middle of a flight."...

"... me fainting dead away..."

..."Low blood sugar means the body isn't able to pull stored sugar into the bloodstream."...

...Vickey held up her hand and ticked off each symptom by touching her splayed fingers. "Cranky and irritable. Then I get light-headed and dizzy. And if I'm stupid enough not to eat a protein bar at that point, yeah, I could faint. But I don't let it get that far.I control it, just as my dad controls his diabetes with his diet. After he was diagnosed with it, my mom put him on a strict regime and he's been fine ever since."...

..."Can you take anything for your low blood sugar?"

"I eat a lot of small meals daily, plenty of protein, and stay away from most carbs, especially pasta. My body, unfortunately, converts starchy carbohydrates to fat instead of energy I can use. Not a good thing."


"My father's people all have my built -- lean and tall."…

8:00 am 214.6, 215.22#
9:25 214.2, 215.2, 214.22#
Tags: conundrum

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