November 1st kicks off American Diabetes Awareness Month .Â I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2009.Â Diabetes can strike anyone for any number of reasons and, sadly, so many people are unaware they even have type 1 or 2 diabetes.Â The only way to know is have your doctor check your blood sugar which is a simple test.Â It’s always good to know the warning signs .Â Over the almost decade of having type 1, I haven’t always been the best at keeping up with mine.Â Â
I have done a big turnaround of late with this as I am working on being a much better diabetic.Â It’s a very challenging disease to say the least, but you can still live a long healthy life as it is a manageable disease, as well.Â Diabetes affects you in so many ways.Â Uncontrolled blood sugars can lead to brain damage, oral problems, heart and organ failures and problems with your feet and eyes.Â It is alsoÂ Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month .Â I just received a great report from my eye doctor this week!Â Â
Also, are you tired of pricking your fingers 6 – 10 times a day to get your sugar?Â Well check with your insurance and see if you can pick up theÂ Freestyle Libre!Â It’s exciting new technology that recently became FDA approved. This thing is amazing.Â It uses a patch you attach to your arm and you just scan the meter over it like a credit card reader and boom, her comes your blood sugar level.Â You can keep track of your sugar level, constantly throughout the day.Â It is a wonderful tool that really helps you be accountable to yourself, family and doctors.Â Â
I would also like to take the time this month to share diabetic recipes as well. You can post in the comments below or hit me up on Facebook.Â We can be diabetic buddies!Â Even if you are not diabetic, feel free to share as most of us know friends and family members who are!Â Â
Watch the carbs!