It’s always surprising to see just how much sugar is in our food. My mom was diagnosed with diabetes at age 42. She’s 65 now. Since diagnosis she has had several heart attacks, bypass surgery, and now has diabetic neuropathy to both her feet. Her feet are numb and nearly paralyzed. Her condition is compounded by the fact she had polio as a child and cannot tolerate any statins to lower her cholesterol.
How much sugar is in your food?
I have been a critical care nurse for fourteen of my seventeen years as a RN. Stress is an assumed part of the job. Unfortunately, it has nearly taken my life by wiping out my immune system and exhausting all of my coping mechanisms. I am obese. Yuck! It’s the truth. My BMI is greater than 35 and my waist circumference too. Nurses tend to eat when we are stressed or tired. We cannot accept gifts, so people bring food, cookies, and candy. I saw this link on twitter and thought I’d share. <a href=”http://www.americannursetoday.com/Article.aspx?id=10744&fid=10686″>Eating Better to Manage Chronic Stress</a>
This is a link to the healthfinder.gov site. It has a lot of great tips. Eating Healthy