I have always known I had problems with sugar. Too much sugar, and I’m out cold, unless there’s caffeine with it. Sugar makes me feel tired; too much sugar makes me feel drunk, especially if I haven’t eaten in awhile, or at least not had protein for breakfast.
Lately, it’s gotten worse, but I think it’s because I’m drinking mocha frappuccinos like a fiend, and drinking lots of sports drinks for the electrolytes – it’s summertime, and I’m dehydrated.
Last night, I had popcorn at the movies. Sugar? Maybe…probably in the “butter” they put on it…but was it salt? That would be a first for me to have consumed too much sodium making me feel like I just ate a bag of sugar. But isn’t too much salt a problem for diabetics?
I raised this to my husband. I had sugary cereal before we went out, so that might’ve been it as well. At the movies, I drank water and ate popcorn. After the movie, I didn’t feel right in the head, like I had been drinking. This happens sometimes if I haven’t eaten in awhile or I’ve only eaten sweet stuff instead of healthier foods, particularly protein. The skin around my eyes were numb, a sensation I used to get when I was a heavy drinker, and a symptom of a panic attack as well.
So, I should really go and see a doctor, and stop putting it off. That’s what I told my husband, and I believe that. I posed the question – Do I have diabetes? Diabetes and hypoglycemia both run in my family, and both are blood sugar related, so it’s likely. I’m calling first thing Tuesday after dropping DS1 off at school.
Interestingly enough, I checked my inbox today and found this from Dr. Mercola. I clicked the link and watched the video. Could I have Type 2 Diabetes?
Can Type 2 Diabetes actually be cured using these methods as he suggests? I don’t know. What I do know is that when I eat healthier, I feel healthier. I don’t feel tired and run down, but with my busy lifestyle, I become complacent, I don’t pay as much attention to what I’m eating, and I slowly slip down that slope of convenience food, giving into sugar cravings, and morning coffee mixed with an obscene amount of chocolate and sugar.
…and yes, the high fructose corn syrup in the Gatorade and Powerade drinks…along with the long list of other ingredients I don’t recognize.
What’s really sad is that I was off of all this garbage for a long time, and I felt great. I fell back into the bad habits during a move, and I haven’t gone back. Shame on me. Am I slowly killing myself?
Either way, I feel like crap. I’m tired all the time. I dose off just stopping and sitting on the couch with my kids, like I didn’t sleep well the night before.
What are your thoughts on this? – aside from the fact that I’m a chronic bad habit repeater.
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