Chapter 3 - A new begining
I got back home from the hospital on Friday July 13, 2012. My blood was still around 14 mmol/L (252 mg/dL) still above normal, but I was ready to move on and change the ways of how I ate.
The first week wasn't hard I did after all know what I had to do to get my sugar down if it got too high, I started exercising again but not as much as I used to. I would run for 30 minutes now instead of two hours and I would check and see if my glucose was high or too low. My diet changed, before I never really worried about having breakfast and would eat whatever I wanted later on through out the day. Now I had to worry about having my 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and supposedly I had to eat my 4 - 6 carbohydrates in each meal but along with that came more and more insulin I had to inject.
What are Carbohydrate Foods?
*from DHR David Thompson Healthy Region
Carbohydrate rich foods is what turns into glucose (sugar) after you eat them, Carbs are important part of healthy eating habits.
$ Spending Carbs $
Men 4-6 carb choices per meal Women 3-4 carb choices per meal
1-2 carb choises per snack (if eaten) 1-2 carb choices per snack
1 carbohydrate choice = 15 grams of a carbohydrate
This meant that for every meal I needed to inject 4-6 units of humalog insulin every time I ate not counting if my glucose was higher than 10 mmol / L (180 mg/dL) I would have to inject a bit extra, and of course my 28 units of lantus before bed time.
What's working for me
Well, after I was out of the hospital I did try the chart above and wondered if I could still eat and be satisfied with not so many carbs. I was injecting a lot of insulin and I wasn't happy.
My parents and I wanted to have a second opinion from someone else. I still felt annoyed by having to inject my self 4 times a day (3 every meal and 1 before bed time) I was going thorugh a lot of insulin it seemed. My dad called our family doctor in Colombia (a natural path) so he advised me not to take that much insulin for more than 100 days and that if I could go that would be great so he could put me in treatment. "In the mean time while he gets here, he should try to drink 'bird seed milk' that will help him lower his glucose" - he said to my dad.
WHAT THE HECK IS BIRD SEED MILK? AND HOW TO MAKE IT
Bird seed milk is a milk that is made out of cannery seed called Alpiste.
* As defined by http://silverq.hubpages.com/hub/Benefits-of-Canary-Grass-Seed
What is it?
Although many are familiar with canary grass seed as food for their bird pets, few know it to also be of great benefit for human consumption. Canary grass seed is one of the most powerful and nutritious seeds on earth because of its high content of enzymes, vegetable protein, amino acids, and antioxidants. Its antioxidant properties are very close to those found in Vitamin C. As for its protein content, 5 tablespoons of canary grass seed contain about 9 grams of protein. It is also contains many enzymes, of which lipase is the most abundant.
What are the benefits?
Because of its high enzymatic content, canary grass seed helps to reduce the inflammation of internal organs such as the liver, kidney and pancreas, which has proved to be of great help for people with diabetes and cirrhosis. In some cases, diabetes can be completely eliminated with the constant consumption of canary grass seed.
Canary grass seed is also helpful in weight reduction. Because lipase (essential enzyme in the digestion of fats) is the most abundant enzyme in this wonderful seed, it helps to clean veins and arteries from harmful fats, as well as getting rid of fat deposits in the body, leading to a reduction of obesity and cellulite.
The properties found in this seed also kill bacteria in the urinary tracts, thus reducing UTI’s, as well as kidney and gall bladder infections.
The Way I make it.
Take 7 tablespoons of Alpiste and pour into a cup.
Pour water into the cup and leave over night (usually 8-12 hours)
In the morning get rid of the overnight water and put the seeds in the blender.
Add fresh water into the blender (I usually get 2 L).
Grind the seeds.
Percolate the mixture into a jug. And only consume the milk and not whats left of the seeds.
Serve a glass and have one for each meal.
Store milk in the fridge other wise it will go bad.
Try to drink all the milk the day of and always make a new batch every day.
Did it work?
So we followed the doctors advice on this and we searched for the canary seeds, we found them and started to make the milk daily. I drink 2 Liters of it every day and it seems to be working for me. My glucose seemed to be normal but I was still injecting the Humalog every time I ate.
***CHAPTER 4 - Next Destination Colombia OUT NEXT SUNDAY NOV. 11, 2012!!!***
CHAPTERS 1-3 WILL BE UPDATED UNTIL CHAPTER 4 IS OUT!
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