Nourishing Zen

Nourishing YOU. Adventures to Healthy, Happy, and a Fulfilling Life! Food is our medicine.


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New Favorite Protein Shake


A protein shake that ACTUALLY tastes good??  Yes please. 

I drink a shake every morning and afternoon and I’m really starting to like this new routine. Try it out!  You can get them on Amazon and also at the Vitamin Shoppe. They also have a larger sized shake that has 40g protein!  I will be getting those too 🙂

   

 


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Diabetes Lab Results Update


True statement.

True statement.

So I am getting more and more blood test results back. I worry because of the fact that I was doing so well previously, and now, am slightly more at risk. Isn’t it crazy how fast these things can change? It still surprises me every morning. I think about this every day now. It is on my mind, and I am worried. As of now, it seems as if all other tests are coming back normal. Some of these tests include:

Serum Potassium
Serum Sodium
Hemoglobin A1C
HDL
LDL
Microalbumin, Urine
HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin)
Prolactin

These are routine and should be done once every 6 months. Though I am worried, I am appreciative of the fact that I can have these tests done.

From my doctor:

“After reviewing our past visits, I see that one of the main reasons you did not need insulin with meals was that you were working out so much. At the time I saw you, I noted you were exercising (average) 2-3 hours daily.
Diabetes is a very individualized condition and requires individualized treatment plans. In your case, your body was making a normal amount of insulin last time we checked, (August 2013), and the problem was insulin resistance, meaning the insulin was not working well.
Exercise is the best medicine for this condition, and exercise coupled with metformin usually works very well to decrease insulin resistance.”

I am determined to not have to take more medicine if I can help it. There is no other option. I need to stay motivated.


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Determined


I recently had blood tests done and found that my diabetes has gotten slightly worse due to not being able to exercise as much. I worked as a tennis pro full time until December when I accepted work in the Billing & Accounts department. I am now more in operations and teaching less which means less time to exercise. These are all great moves for my career. But this means a difference in my daily activity level. So now, it has proven that I need to make more time to be active. Three days a week running with the wolfpack and one to two days doing spin, three to four days doing weights at home – this is what I am committed to. My doctor writes, every person and each treatment is specialized based on the individual. For me, and many others, exercise is key to insulin absorption, and burning off the carbohydrates/sugars that I consume. If I do not exercise more, my medications will need to be adjusted accordingly. So, I am determined to make my health right and consistently above par.

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