For some reason, this past doctor’s visit was VERY different from others. For one thing, I saw the nurse practitioner – who was MUCH more knowledgable than my doctor about bioidenticals, anti-aging, vitamins, minerals and diet. I’ve never had my primary physician actually tell me the equation for getting the proper hydration. I learned that if you divide by 2 you get the amount ounces of water you should drink daily.
For example: a 120 lb. woman should drink 60 ounces of water per day. See….told you I learned something. This visit we talked a LOT about prevention and family history. For me it translated to making certain that I get a mammogram yearly (my mom died of breast cancer), and watch the sugar in my diet (my dad had diabetes). The first is easy, I made an appointment and will go get my mammo as well as a bone density scan done next week.
While she never said that I need to go on a diabetic diet, I still headed over to Diabetic Connect to see what the lifestyle is like. I just want to be pro-active and make certain that I didn’t end up like my dad (and my grandmother as well). I did take a look at the recipes on Diabetic Connect. They even have a section with under 10 gr. of carbs for those on low carb diets, so I’m guessing that it’s a healthy way to eat.
I know that I have to do something to change my lifestyle, as I’m getting older and with my family history it’s better to be safe than sorry.