“I see this comment SO many times. “I have to take insulin anyways, so my diet is not THAT important. I can eat what I want and cover it with insulin.”
When I hear it in people with Type 2, I shake my head. We should know better! Poor lifestyle choices are what got most of us in this place to begin with. Giving insulin to a population that still usually makes plenty of insulin just to cover poor lifestyle choices is beyond disturbing. Insulin in this population should be for those that have made every effort at living a healthy lifestyle and still need a little help achieving NORMAL blood sugar.”
Source: I HAVE to Take Insulin Anyways – My Diet is Not THAT Important – Low Carb RN (CDE)
One response to “From Kelley Pounds: “I HAVE to Take Insulin Anyways – My Diet is Not THAT Important” ”
I hear people tell me they are not diabetic yet they tell me their sugar reading is 99. I fear for what comes next, but the denial is scary that my friend(s) will get sick. One woman was at least 200 lbs and thirsty all the time. She told me she knew a diet that would allow her to lose 10 lbs a week. I try to share what I do but they run from doing anything differently.
One friend when I shared about older people falling, she responded that it was all the obese people. I wrote back that I have had 2 surgeries from falling in the last 5 years and I am BMI or 23-24. What gives. These are educated people.
Getting old and ill is not something that happens to us. I think this attitude prevents us from caring for each other too.