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READY WITH YOUR NEW YEAR’s GOALS?

READY WITH YOUR NEW YEAR’s GOALS?
Posted by Beverleigh H Piepers RN, Dated 18-1-2016

 

You could have been super busy on New Year’s, returning from a vacation or from a short getaway or even a party or fun celebration – and didn’t really have time to create your goals yet for the new year. Don’t worry, there is still time. You don’t have to be official and start on January 1st. You can start on any day of the year.

Composite image of new years resolutions on january calendarHere are some of the common goals of diabetics for the new year…

1.  Learn about the Weston A Price Foundation diet and switch your eating plan.
2.  Learn about – and follow the Glycemic Index.
3.  Take herbs for lowering your blood sugar.
4.  Clear up all infections – gums, toenail, yeast, etc.
5.  Start taking supplements.
6.  Get your vitamin D levels checked.
7.  Change aluminum pots and pans to stainless steel.
8.  Start walking more.
9.  Get a dog that likes to go for walks.
10. Pet the dog for consolation (instead of eating).
11. Eliminate all wheat from the diet.
12. Eliminate all sugar from the diet.
13. Stop eating foods with MSG in it.
14. Start gardening.
15. Buy heirloom seeds.
16. Start bicycling.
17. Go interview farmers about their grass fed beef.
18. Use the services of a herbalist.
19. Use the services of a nutritionist.
20. Use the services of a chiropractor.
21. Use the services of a massage therapist.
22. Spend more quality time with family.
23. Give up alcohol.
24. Eat two solid meals a day.
25. Change the grocery stores you go to.

What are your goals for this year? Many people don’t only have one goal; they have multiple goals. And by looking at the list, you see it’s entirely possible to accomplish five goals in one month. The first month, you could accomplish #1, 11, 12, 20, and 24. The second month, you could accomplish #7, 8, 13, 22 and 23. The more goals you achieve, the better you’ll feel both psychologically as well as physically.

 

Beverleigh H Piepers RN
Type 2 Diabetes Health Coach

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Pre-Diabetes Question: How often do I have to go to the doctor? I plan on my next visit to see my heart doctor in two months.

Pre-Diabetes Question: How often do I have to go to the doctor? I plan on my next visit to see my heart doctor in two months.
Posted by Beverleigh Piepers RN, Dated 4-7-2013

When you have pre-diabetes, your most important health professionals are your primary care physician, your dietitian or nutritionist, and your doctor if you have a special problem (such as a cardiologist if you already have a heart issue).

After your diagnosis of pre-diabetes, your primary care physician will give you about 3 months to gain control of your blood sugar level. He wants to see you successful in this endeavor. He really doesn’t want to see another person get to the point where they have diabetes and need medication.

Your doctor knows that once you get a diagnosis of diabetes, it’s going to be downhill – that’s what happens to all his patients.

After your primary care physician appointment with the diagnosis of pre-diabetes, make the appointment for your nutritionist as soon as you can. The extra three weeks can really offer a lot of time for the dietary changes you’ll need to make. By waiting an extra month, you’re moving up rapidly towards the date of your primary care physician appointment at three months where he’ll recheck your blood sugar. If it’s still high, you’ll be given medication whether you like it or not.

The three months also gives you time to lose weight because if you can lose 10% of your body weight, you can bring your blood sugar and blood pressure down at least 10-20 points and into the normal zone, respectively.

Imagine how good it will be to return at three months to find out you’re not pre-diabetic AND you don’t need as much blood pressure medication anymore.