I am a Registered
Dietitian who developed diabetes due to a Pituitary
tumour. When I became diabetic (even though for years I told
patients I saw as a Dietitian that it was just healthy eating and
no big change) I went through all the stages of grief and found
out, because I am normal weight and just buying time until I need
insulin, that I had to be very careful with the food I ate.
Even one timbit
would make me go high and crash low. I now completely understand
how people find the change in lifestyle so difficult, but it can
be done; I make cookies that taste like regular cookies with Splenda,
and I have even started making chocolate for my friends business
that is sugar-free and really tasty.
I have adjusted
now to my diabetic life, and for any newly diagnosed diabetics out
there, it is a life sentence, it just takes time and creativity
to make it feel like you are able to enjoy food again! I have conquered
diabetes and am now working on the Osteoporosis
I have from the tumour. I hope soon to write to the Osteoporosis
society that I have accepted and adjusted to that!
Good luck out there,
stay optimistic, and healthy!