I have two coworkers who are both diabetic.
One is a hair over 5' tall, weighs 250 pounds and is a insulin-dependent Type 2 diabetic. Plus she has RA. Her idea of a well-balanced breakfast is donuts AND bagels ("...but the fat free cream cheese gives me some protein!") I think every bite she puts in her mouth is grain carbs. Every day she eats out for lunch at Olive Garden, Applebees, Chili's, etc. She's 45 years old and has a 15 year old daughter who's on a collision course for the same problems her mom has.
The other coworker is about 5'2" tall, weighs about 210 and takes pills for her Type 2 diabetes. She has neuropathy, arthritis and degenerative disk disease. She has McDonald's McMuffins and a regular Coke for breakfast, and crappy cafeteria burger and fries and a second regular Coke for lunch. She's 60 years old and estimates she'll be in a wheelchair in 3-4 years.
They both have said that they know they need to "clean up" their diets. They moan and complain about how bad they feel all the time. They've both asked me for nutrition advice because I'm known around the office as the healthy eater. When I suggest they cut back on fast food/eating at restaurants and eat real food they make themselves, they say they don't have time to make a good breakfast or pack a lunch. But they also talk about the 3 or 4 mindless drivel TV shows they watch every night.
I truly believe that eating crap screws up people's reasoning abilities.
You make your choices, and you live with them. In the end, you are those choices.
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