Carbs+ Me= Diabetes Type 2
Carb addict, addicted to carbs, carboholic, regardless of how you say it, I believe I am a self proclaimed one! The truth is that I have been having a long lasting love affair with carbs my entire life. Being born and bread (please excuse the pun) in the Caribbean may have played a big part in my addiction to carbohydrates. I love rice and any kind of meat, for the first 20 years of my life I was eating a daily diet that had included white rice. This is really shocking when I think about how I always had 2 or 3 helpings most days. If you consider that 1 serving is equal to 28 grams of carbohydrates and on a typical day I was having about 84 to 112 grams of carbs daily from rice alone. It is no wonder that my pancreas gave up!
I believe that my diagnosis of type 2 diabetes was a way of my body telling me to lower my carb intake because it was just too exhausted and could not continue to work as efficiently with the amount of carbohydrates I was consuming. Boy, being diagnosed with diabetes was a big wake up call for me. I was extremely frightened, I cried, blamed myself, cried some more, then I got angry and it is through my anger and fear of this disease that I went on a journey of self education. I have learned so much about the correlation between type 2 diabetes and diet since then. I was fascinated by the results of my research, so I decided to created this blog. My hope is to share my journey of managing this disease and to help those who are faced with this disease to find knowledge and hope through my findings.