Hi! I’ve started this blog to help people who are going through and struggling with being a caregiver to a parent, like me. And to put it out there no I’m not a professional in diabetes or doctor. My mother is a type 1 diabetic, and my father is a type 2. The doctors use to always tell me its not a matter of if it’s a matter of when I would develop diabetes, but about a year ago my mother was put in the hospital. We found out she had become unresistant to almost all her medicine. They told her she had to go to this weight loss program with this one doctor or she would die. So obviously she decided to do the program, because of my mom being legally blind they allowed me to do the program with her. The doctor put her on the Keto diet hoping it would pretty much restart her body into becoming resistant to her insulin and medicines again.
I decide to go full in with the diet with my mom to help her and be supportive. It’s been a life saver, my mom is doing amazing. She’s off of her u500 insulin and is now on Lantus (long acting insulin) and humalog (fast acting insulin) which is way better. She’s able to walk, and her asthma is better, well other then when its humid, and she actually has energy instead of always wanting to sleep and feeling sick all the time. Which feels like a miracle since for the past 5 years we never knew is something bad would happen and she spend most days back and forth in the hospital.
Another miracle was that we both lost a lot of weight. I’ve always struggled with weight loss, and so did she. people would always think because I was big it must be because I eat to much or to much junk and sweets. Which in reality was I ate healthy and working out on and off through out the years. We barely ever had sweets in the house since both parents where diabetics. The problem was we ate carbs. My mom always made pasta, rice, and bread. Which comes from her culture being from Chile. They always ate pasta and bread, which was ok for them. In Chile they walk a lot so eating pasta and bread didn’t affect them for the most part.
I’m happy that I started this program with my mother, because it’s saved not only my mothers life but mine. It’s helped me a lot with my health and how I feel. So I hope maybe my blog will help others. I’m going to mostly be blogging about Diabetes, and Keto recipes.