My diagnosis of Diabetes Type 2 was not a surprise but still unwelcome – like an unpopular family member moving in to stay. I had all the risk factors: fifty, family and fat. The immediate effects were emotional – anger and resentment and psychological – grief and depression.
The greatest impact was on my relationship with food. There is nothing about food I don’t like and I have a sweet tooth. Now, it seemed food had become my enemy. Too much of certain kinds of food mean higher blood glucose levels which can lead to long term poor health.
I was strongly encouraged to shed kilos. The food buzz words became low fat, low sugar, low salt and small portions.
Consequently, my relationship with food has been evolving over the past eight years and is still a work in progress. My diet has been changing and I have been trying…
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