That’s exactly what this is!
Am I the only person who has friends (no one here, thank you) who seem to think they know your body and your diabetes and what you need better than you? To the point no matter where you turn, they are advising that everything you’re doing is wrong and you need to do it THEIR way?
IF so, keep reading and commiserate with me!
I am diabetic. That’s no secret, I don’t deny it. My biggest problem with my diabetes is I like to eat like I did as a teenager AND I don’t like to take meds. Really. That’s it. I like to eat and I don’t like meds!
Oh and I love Coca Colas!
Every now and again, I’ve fallen off the wagon so far that… well…
A little over a year ago, I unfriended and blocked someone I had known for a while on FB because he was determined that I was going to stop eating and buy his Beach Baby Body diet shakes. He was obnoxious about it – Sure I can afford to go out and buy food and candy (I don’t buy candy) but I couldn’t afford his milk shake diet! I wanted to ask him, your shake diet is so wonderful, why is your girlfriend twice my size? In the end, I got tired of him cursing me and threatening me that I just unfriended and blocked him.
Folks, I don’t unfriend and block anyone. But I digress.
Over the past 2 years, on occasion, I’ll have friends tell me to do this or that. It works for them, I can tell you it will not work for me. I have a doctor I trust, and am currently working with a nutritionist. I have a friend who thinks I should cut out all sodas cold turkey. No regular, no diet, just stop. He did. He does just fine.
I love my coca cola. I’m allowed 2 a week. I’m swapping over to Coke Zero. I’m not fond of it, but I like it better than Diet Coke or Diet Dr. Pepper. The fakeness of those two kill me. I dont chug Coke Zero like I will chug Coca Cola. But I’m allowed those 2 cokes and I savor those 2 like fine wine.
6 months ago, a friend of mine went Keto happy. He’s crammed it down my throat for a few months – you know your doctors are wrong. The American Diabetes Foundation is wrong. Weight Watchers is wrong. They just want you dependent on meds… I’ve tried a few recipes, but it’s a damned expensive diet to follow. And I didn’t feel so hot.
Apparently, he has a NEW diet fad – some fasting diet – and he was all over me to try it. 20 hours no eat and then one meal. Yup. One meal a day. I’m thinking – no. I love food. I love cooking with my son, I love the whole meal experience. So no. Not to mention not eating like that will eff up your insulin.
He comes back – well, I guess if you LIKE being diabetic.
I haven’t slapped back, that hard in a long time. A LOOOOOOOOOONG time. I’m taking my meds, my blood sugar is DOWN – still in the 140’s… I feel good, I’m not getting up 3 times a night to pee.
It just pisses me off someone who has never MET me thinks they know my body better than I do.