The accepted knowledge is that Diabetes destroys gradually over years. Ketosis Prone Type 2 diabetes is an acute form of type 2. This type 2 can reach fasting blood sugars of 300 or higher in months. This blog brings together all the documentation that I could find in the world and my speculation of what it means for KPD’s in specific and diabetics in general. I ask you to leave your stories about what happened to you so that we can all gain a better understanding of what we are dealing with.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Grocery Shopping or starvation amongst plenty

Before diabetes, I could hang out in a grocery store for hours because I love to eat. Now, I'm in and out in about thirty minutes and that's a weeks worth up shopping. I use to wander the aisles savoring the possibilities with all the possible combinations. There was just so so much and decisions that excluded one thing or another almost seemed punitive.
I've obviously had a change of heart. Now I roll in the store and for the most part all I see are piles of sugar. I grab my green veggies and never even look at the fruits - sugar. The bread section is next and I wouldn't even bother to go through here if the deli wasn't on the other side instead I cruise through healthy breads - sugar, multiwheat breads - sugar, organic, fresh baked bread - sugar, flatbread - sugar, unleavened bread - sugar, spelt wheat bread - sugar. It's packaged in different ways, with different claims on them with various shapes but all I'm seeing are piles of white sugar sitting there.
They didn't always look this way but I've got a meter now and it colors my world. Once the meter has marked a food "sugar", it turns white and granular and I back away from it like its a nasty beast temporarily slumbering. I slink passed the now deadly pasta, rice, and noodles and give a fond but fleeting glance at the couscous as it sits seductively in its box.
Okay, that's bad but at least, it's expected. What really kills me is that I can't even buy dressing without finding sugar in it. The truth is about the only thing they don't add sugar to, that I know for sure, is toilet paper. If you know different please keep it to yourself. Life is hard enough as it is


  1. Why not make your own dressing from good quality oil and vinegar? Then add extra flavourings on top for variety. I like minced garlic and ginger (both available ready minced in jars), or honey-mustard (I can handle small amounts of honey with no discernible effect on BG), or soy-ginger-wasabi-rice vinegar...

  2. This is precisely what has happened. I spend my time preparing almost everything now. It is the only way to assure the quality of the food.


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