Happy Mother’s Day!

On this day I can’t help but think about my late mother.  For one thing, she had diabetes and didn’t watch her diet. She baked a lot and then would eat her baked goodies, even after being diagnosed.  She has never counted carbs and would usually eat a piece of her cake, then another one while saying, “It’s okay if I eat a little bit.”  Her understanding of “a little bit” was incomprehensible.

I wonder if diabetes management was different back in the 1990’s.  My mom clearly had no idea of what she could and couldn’t eat.  I don’t think she even had an idea of what diabetes was.  She was stubborn and opinionated.  I know it’s not a nice thing to say about a mother especially on this day, but let me just say she had problems.  And leave it at that.

Fast forward to today.  I decided not to be like her for a number of reasons, with diabetes control being one of them.  I am watching my carbs, I’m exercising when my back is not killing me, I am independent despite rheumatoid arthritis that had put my hands out of shape.  The right one is worse, and with my luck I am right-handed. On my good days, I can write if I take my time.  Typing away on the keyboard however, is no problem.  Regardless, I can do everything independently and am proud of myself.

Thanks for reading my rant.

Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Happy Mothers Day

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2 Responses to Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. Diabetes could be control in the 1990s. BeforecI was diagnosed with Celiac’s disease I used to crave sweet. Your Mother probably crave them.

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